Master of Science in Nursing Program

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NWU's online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree is designed for working adults. It prepares students to be leaders in the field of nursing as nurse educators, administrators, leaders and entrepreneurs. Our highly qualified faculty makes personal attention to students an integral part of this MSN program.

MSN Degree

Our Master of Science in Nursing (BSN to MSN) is a 40-credit-hour online degree program that offers you two course tracks. 

Choose the track that will help you reach your career goals.

Nurse Educator – In the nurse educator track, you will learn different educational theories and strategies for teaching, how to develop curriculum and community education programs and the fundamentals of evaluation and assessment.

Nurse Leader – As a student in the leadership track, you will learn how to function effectively in complex health care systems to communicate effectively and to formulate strategic plans that can adapt and transform the health care industry.

See MSN admission requirements and courses for more details.

MSN/MBA Joint Degree

Want to add an MBA to your credentials? Today’s nurses must respond to increasing responsibilities for business operations in the health care industry. Save time and money as you earn your MSN and your Master of Business Administration through this joint online 55-credit-hour program. 

See MSN/MBA requirements and courses for more details.

Our unique curriculum

The MSN prepares students for the challenges of modern nursing through its overall emphasis on trans-cultural nursing, ethics, research and the application of knowledge and skills. All classes are taught online. However, at the beginning of each fall and spring semester, students will attend a day-and-a-half residency on our Lincoln campus to meet nursing faculty and staff, bond with colleagues and begin a course in professional communication that will be finished online.

Our accreditation

Nebraska Wesleyan University's bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education


Nursing Student Handbook

Have your MSN and want an MBA?

See our MSN to MBA Bridge 24-credit-hour program.


Our Online MSN Advantage

Nursing department chair Charlotte Liggett describes the flexibility of NWU's online MSN program.

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