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Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Practitioner

Become the Best Nurse You Can Be

With the recent shortage of primary care providers, nurse practitioners have become the preferred health care option for many patients*. In fact, nurses are increasingly tasked with responsibilities that were the exclusive domain of medical doctors. In certain situations, the depth of your education is the deciding factor in patient outcomes — which is why knowing what to do is as important as knowing how to do it.     

To complement our online Master of Science in Nursing, Norwich University offers three focused and dedicated nurse practitioner tracks to help you add expertise to your education to become the best nurse you can be. Specialize your career and enhance your practice in one of three focus areas: Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.


Nurse Practitioner Tracks

Family Nurse Practitioner

Manage the care of individuals and families across the lifespan.

Family Nurse Practitioner Track

Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Deliver competent health care to young adults, aging adults, and older adult populations.

Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP Track

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Provide primary mental health care for individuals, groups, and populations across the lifespan.

Psychiatric Mental Health NP Track


Professional Licensure Disclosure
The Master of Science in Nursing, with specializations in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, is designed to prepare students for advanced practice. The requirements for professional licensure or certification vary by state. Norwich University has determined that the Norwich nursing program meets or does not meet the educational requirements for state licensure. Please review our Professional Licensure Disclosure. 

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Accreditation & Recognition

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Norwich University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

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The master's degree program in nursing at Norwich University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

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Recognized for academic excellence, U.S. News & World Report ranks Norwich University in the top 100 for Regional Universities in the North. Rankings are based on undergraduate programs.


Scholarship Opportunities

Norwich University offers a range of opportunities to help you lower your overall tuition costs. Contact our admissions team today to learn more about the below options. Please note that scholarships are not additive. In addition to the below scholarships, students may also be eligible for discounts if their organization partners with Norwich University.

Achievement Scholarship

Recognizing your past academic and professional achievements, the Achievement Scholarship is for newly enrolled students. You could receive a $4,200 scholarship, which will be distributed equally over the courses of the program. To be considered for this scholarship opportunity, submit your application package (application form, resume, letter of intent, and essay (if applicable)) for your program of interest at least one week prior to the upcoming application deadline. The Scholarship Selection Committee will review all application materials and select the recipient. 

Norwich Alumni Scholarship

Norwich University alumni and their spouses, parents, and children are eligible to receive our Alumni Scholarship. The scholarship is award for each term of enrollment at $425 per term.

Active Duty Military Scholarship

Active duty, National Guard, and Reserve personnel are eligible to receive a $250 award for each term of enrollment in an online master’s degree program.


Help us learn more about your experience and see if you qualify for our Nurse Practitioner program.

Faculty & Staff

Norwich understands the difference between knowing and walking the path. To guide and nurture your professional growth, each faculty member supporting a Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Practitioner track holds a doctorate-level degree backed by years of extensive medical or research experience. Small class sizes of 15 students or fewer promote individualized attention which, in turn, supports knowledge acquisition and retention.

Our instructional staff adheres to a focused and dedicated curriculum carefully aligned with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) curriculum guidelines and AACN Essentials of Master's Education for nursing programs.

Make a Difference

The healthcare industry relies on nurses with leadership skills, compassion, and expertise. The Norwich University online Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Practitioner program was created to meet these critical demands. Following one of our three focused and dedicated program tracks, you can develop the essential skills to explore professional growth and pursue career advancement as a family nurse practitioner, adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner, or psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.

As a program graduate, you can gain a diversified skill set that provides the confidence to engage in frontline medicine through an enhanced lens and an advanced perspective. Your ability to make a bigger impact in your community is underscored by the principles of commitment and dedication that you’ll find at Norwich. This ideology can help you perform more effectively as a master’s-level practitioner, while exploring career advancement that aligns with your professional goals and interests.