A Master’s Degree for Working Nurses

The Master of Science in Nursing Degree

The Master of Science in Nursing degree is a part-time program for ambitious nurses who aspire to lead in education and leadership roles that contribute to the future of the healthcare landscape and their profession.

Our online MSN program was designed for busy working nurses. The innovative curriculum lets you focus on one course at a time—with flexible log-on times—to balance school, work and family while still graduating in as few as 18 months.*

Learning from doctoral-credentialed faculty, you will gain the skills necessary to become a leader in nursing who can help improve outcomes and influence public policy decisions shaping healthcare in our communities. Our innovative and progressive courses feature case studies, healthcare forums, virtual clinical excursions and in-person practicum experiences.

Our online MSN degree offers the choice of two in-demand specializations to set you apart in this changing industry: the Nursing Education Specialization and the Nursing Leadership and Administration Specialization.

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Credentials Offered Graduate In As Few As*
Master's Degree 18 Months

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Gain In-Demand Nursing Leadership Skills Employers Seek

Through career-focused curriculum and practical, immersive opportunities in your courses, you can prepare for a successful nursing leadership career across a diverse range of clinical and educational settings. In our program, you'll unleash your potential to:

  • Advance Nursing and Healthcare

    Influence both future and current front-line nurses with education and administrative skill sets.

  • Lead in Diverse Settings

    Serve changing public health needs in local and global communities.

  • Influence Healthcare Policy

    Analyze and shape nursing and healthcare policies at the institutional and governmental levels.

  • Improve Healthcare Delivery

    Integrate informatics and scientific principles to advance outcomes for patients and your organization.

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MSN Program Entry Requirements

To be eligible for enrollment, students must hold a conferred Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university with a 3.0 GPA; possess a current unencumbered RN license that is valid in the United States; and provide two letters of reference (one professional and one personal).

This program is not available to residents of all states. Please speak with a program manager to determine your eligibility for enrollment.

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In-Demand Career Options for Your Future

Earning your Master’s of Science in Nursing can help enhance your marketability in a fast-growing healthcare field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earning a degree, regardless of the field of study, can also improve income potential.* Here is the average salary by percentile and projected job growth for nurse leaders.

Job Title(s) 10th Percentile 25th Percentile 50th Percentile Job Growth (By Year 2024)
Nursing Instructors and Teachers$41,490$53,420$67,48019%
Registered Nurses$46,360$55,320$67,49016%

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed August 9, 2016] www.bls.gov/oes/. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed February 25, 2016] www.bls.gov/ooh/. BLS salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary.

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