Master of Science in Nursing

Nebraska Wesleyan is recognized as one of the leaders in nursing education in the state of Nebraska.

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree prepares students to be leaders in the field of nursing as nurse educators, administrators, leaders and managers. The curriculum offers students a choice between two tracks: one focusing on the nurse as educator and one on the nurse as leader and manager. Our highly qualified faculty makes personal attention to students an integral part of the MSN program.

The MSN program is open to two career paths: those who have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN to MSN) and those who are Registered Nurses (RN to MSN).

NWU also offers two MBA program options for nurses:

  • MSN/MBA – The region’s only joint degree program pairs nursing and business education.
  • MSN to MBA Bridge – Nurses with an MSN in management or leadership can earn an MBA faster with this program.


The mission of the graduate Master of Science in Nursing program is to provide students with the advanced knowledge and practical techniques they will need to serve in their chosen fields of interest: one focusing on the nurse as educator and one on the nurse as leader and manager. The MSN also 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 in a practice setting.

Career Opportunities

With an MSN degree, you can work in research, public health, and advanced levels of nursing administration, as well as a nurse educator. As a teacher you may work at community colleges and universities. Nurse educators combine clinical skills and knowledge together with their passion for teaching future nurses.

Degree Requirements

The BSN to MSN is a part-time, two-year program (24 months). In addition to required courses, MSN students choose a specialty area.

In the RN to MSN program, students will earn a BSN degree when degree requirements have been met. The RN to MSN program is designed for students who possess a record of academic excellence and wish to accelerate their progress toward earning a master’s degree. In addition to required courses, MSN students choose a specialty area.

Class Schedule

NWU offers an accelerated education program designed for working adults. Eight-week sessions, conducted one day a week in Lincoln and Omaha, are geared to your busy schedule.

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Application Process

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Contact Us

For questions or to find out more about our program, contact us.


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5000 Saint Paul Avenue
Lincoln, NE 68504

14010 FNB Parkway, Suite 700
Omaha, NE 68154

Council Bluffs
2700 College Road
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

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Nursing Program Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036
 202-463-6930 FAX 202-785-8320