The Advanced Practice Nursing MS degree includes tracts with specialization in Family Nursing Practice, Adult Nursing Practice, or Nurse Anesthesia. The program offers a rigorous curriculum for the experienced Registered Nurse holding a bachelor’s or higher degree in nursing. Graduates are eligible to take the relevant certification exams in their area of specialization (Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, or Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist). Graduates achieving certification may then apply to state licensing boards for an expanded scope of practice in the specialty area. As of Winter Quarter 2013, current students in these tracts are advanced students previously admitted. New admissions into these MS tracts have ceased.