Advanced nursing education is particularly important to prepare registered
nurses for advanced practice specialty roles such as nurse practitioners,
clinical nurse specialists, nurse midwives, nurse anesthetists, and
other advanced clinical roles.
Graduate education in nursing includes the master's degree, postmaster's
certificates and the newly developed doctorate in nursing practice
Master's prepared nurses are in high demand as expert clinicians,
administrators, clinical educators and policy consultants.
In Massachusetts there are a variety of MS Programs as well as Post
Master's Certificates available.