Department of Nursing

Nurses have the opportunity to touch lives every day. The Department of Nursing is committed to helping students develop strong technical skills, as well as the clinical judgment and critical thinking necessary to succeed in a rapidly changing healthcare system.

The program builds on the natural and behavioral sciences, integrating liberal arts and professional courses into a cohesive program. Students have clinical experiences working with clients in community and hospital settings. The Regional Research and Innovation in Simulation Education (RISE) Center is among a select few freestanding nursing programs in the world accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.

RMU SNHS Programs degree availability
Academic Program - Graduate
Doctor of Nursing Practice: Adult-Gerontology N.P. D.N.P. On Campus
Doctor of Nursing Practice: Family N.P. D.N.P. On Campus
Doctor of Nursing Practice: Master’s to D.N.P. D.N.P. Fully Online
Doctor of Nursing Practice: Psychiatric-Mental Health N.P. D.N.P. On Campus Fully Online
M.S.N. in Nursing Leadership M.S.N. Fully Online
M.S.N./M.B.A. Dual Degree M.B.A. or M.S.N. Fully Online
Nursing Education M.S.N. M.S.N. Fully Online
R.N. to M.S.N. M.S.N. Fully Online
Academic Program - Certificate
Global Healthcare Certificate Fully Online
Nursing Care Coordination Certificate Fully Online
Nursing Informatics Certificate Fully Online
Nursing Management Certificate Fully Online
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate On Campus Fully Online
Simulation Instruction and Management Certificate Fully Online
Academic Program - Undergraduate
Health Services Administration B.S. B.S. On Campus Fully Online
Nursing B.S.N. B.S.N. On Campus
R.N. to B.S.N. B.S.N. Fully Online

Department Head

McDermott, Donna
Donna McDermott, PhD, RN, CHSE

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Specialties: Nursing education, simulation, prebriefing