Master of Science in Nursing

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Our Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs prepare nurses for advanced practice roles in a variety of health care settings. Advanced practice nurses manage health care for patients with a greater level of authority than RNs.


Required Experience

Nurses with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

  • Nurses with a BSN and experience working as an RN can apply for the MSN program.

College Graduates with a Non-Nursing Bachelor's

  • Earn a BSN in an abbreviated timeframe and move into a master's program through our Accelerated Pathways program.


Application Deadline

Fall 2018

Applications for Fall 2018 will open Nov. 1, 2017.

Apply by March 1, 2018:

  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care — onsite
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care — onsite
  • Family Nurse Practitioner — onsite
  • Neonatal — hybrid

Apply by May 1, 2018:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner — online
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care — online
  • Occupational Health — hybrid
  • Nurse Midwifery — online
  • Women's Health — online

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Additional Nurse Educator Certification

Is teaching nurses is part of your career plan? Learn about program development, assessment, evaluation, and other aspects of the educational process by adding a Nurse Educator Certificate to your degree program.

Complete four online courses (12 credit hours) in conjunction with your doctorate curriculum to earn the certificate and gain skills that will prepare you as a future educational leader in academic and practice settings.