Master | MSN

The WSSU Master of Science in Nursing Program focuses on the preparation of Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP) and Advanced Nurse Educators (ANE). Dedicated to the advancement of health and knowledge, both programs are built on a strong foundation of science, health policy, health promotion, methodology and research. Graduates achieve a personal and intellectual transformation, a global perspective, and a creative approach to meeting the changing needs of the community and society. 


The master’s degree in nursing at Winston-Salem State University is accredited by:
Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036

Winston-Salem State University is accredited by:
Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS)
1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033


Catalog Descriptions

  • Program Description
  • Course Listing
  • Admission Requirements

Admissions Essay 

Please note only completed applications will be considered for admission.


Clinical Preceptorship

Winston-Salem State University educates students to become Family Nurse Practitioners who meet the primary care needs of individuals and families across the life span. Students will learn how to practice autonomously and in collaboration with health care professionals and other individuals to assess, diagnose, treat and manage the patient's health care/needs. Students will learn to serve as health care researchers, interdisciplinary consultants and patient advocates.

Frequently Asked Questions - Clinical Preceptorship

Clinical Compliance

WSSU requires current documentation/proof of the following for ALL Graduate School of Nursing programs. Students are required to bring these documents to orientation for review/verification. Documents that are renewed yearly must be uploaded into Typhon by the student.

Typhon is the computerized data management system utilized by the MSN program. Students pay a one-time fee of $80 for the Typhon system. Familiarize yourselves with Typhon Group Healthcare Solutions website.

Along with your professional personal resources for clinical sites, the Nursing Careers in Allied Health, North Carolina Board of Nursing, and North Carolina Medical Board are helpful additional resources to begin your search for clinical sites. A clinical agency may require additional approval processes that must be met.

Students will not be allowed to begin class or their clinical experiences until clinical compliance requirements are met and they are cleared by their WSSU assigned clinical faculty for the semester.

Clinical Documentation Compliance Checklist 

Required Upon Admission

  • Immunizations
  • Statement of physical fitness
  • Criminal background check
  • Drug screening
  • Signed copy of the Clinical Confidentiality Agreement (HIPPA) form
  • Nursing license
  • BLS certification
  • Liability insurance
  • Negative TB status
  • CPR certification
  • HIPPA/OSHA education
  • Flu Vaccine

Required for Annual Renewal

  • Nursing license
  • BLS certification
  • Liability insurance
  • Negative TB status
  • CPR certification
  • HIPPA/OSHA education
  • Flu Vaccine

Frequently Asked Questions


Go ahead... take the next step. Ignite your passion, discover your strength, and prepare to make a difference in the world. There is no ceiling to what you can do at WSSU. #BeTheNext

My experience in the WSSU Nursing Program has exemplified that learning is an ongoing process, but love serves as a constant factor that is fundamental for caring for patients as a nurse. Not only do I feel prepared and honored as a WSSU trained nurse, but I shall forever look back on my years in the WSSU Nursing Program with a smile.

Uzoji Nwanaji '17