Ep 9: Graduate Nursing Programs with Dr. Teresa Whited

In this episode, Scott explores graduate nursing degree programs with Teresa Whited, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC. Dr. Whited is Director of Master of Nursing Science Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as well as an Assistant Clinical Professor.

Learn how graduate nursing programs are designed, and what doors they can open for your career as a medical professional.

Listen in as Dr. Teresa Whited covers the courses graduate nursing students take, how a school like UAMS prepares graduate nurses for success after graduation, and more.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • Exactly how graduate nursing programs work from courses to clinicals.
  • What some of the most common “pain points” are in a graduate nursing education.
  • What skills and traits are most helpful to have for being successful in graduate nursing.
  • Where the field of nursing, and specifically graduate nursing education, is headed.
  • And much more!

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)


UAMS is an academic health center with a variety of medical and healthcare-related undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs, and is part of an Arkansas-wide network of postsecondary education institutions of the University of Arkansas System. Their goal is to improve healthcare in the Arkansas area through educating current and future health professionals. Students are able to participate in any of the 40+ academic, professional, institutional, and service organizations that UAMS offers.

  • Year Established: 1879
  • Student Population: ~2,900
  • Location: Little Rock, AR
  • Mascot: Reddie

Master of Nursing Science from University of Arkansas for Medical Science

The Master of Nursing Science degree program at UAMS is designed for RNs to continue their studies at the doctoral level, and to become advanced practice registered nurses in the area of their degree specialization. Students can specialize in Adult-Gero, Psychiatric, FNP, Pediatric, and Administration. This program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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