Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Degree

Get a Masters in Nursing with the MSN degree online

The online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program prepares registered nurses to become effective and ethical leaders, professionals, and health educators in an evolving health care industry.

Benedictine’s online MSN curriculum aligns with the graduate education standards specified by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing which emphasize organizational and systems leadership, informatics, health care technologies, advocacy, inter-professional collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and cultural awareness among other valued professional nursing qualities and skills.

CCNE Accredited

The online MSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Accreditation means that you, employers, recruiters and other higher education institutions can be assured that the quality of the university and the education you receive has been rigorously evaluated and will adequately prepare you for the requirements of professional employment or ongoing studies. 

Choose From Two MSN Concentrations: Nurse Educator or Nurse Executive Leader

The online MSN offers two concentrations that reflect the needs and trends of the nursing profession and also allows you to tailor your studies toward your own career goals:

  • Nurse Educator: Learn to serve in teaching roles for patients and nurses in both clinical and academic settings such as universities, community colleges, and teaching hospitals. As the demand for nurses explodes, the need for nurse educators is expected to grow by 35% through 2022, and many facilities are already struggling to fill these vital positions. In conjunction with advanced nursing topics including the 3 P’s of nursing, health assessment, pathophysiology, and pharmacology, you’ll study instructional strategies, curriculum development, and evaluation methods. The program also prepares students academically to sit for the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) exam. Nurses who enjoy sharing their skills and knowledge with others will enjoy a rewarding career as a nurse educator.
  • Nurse Executive Leader (Nurse Administrator): Designed for nurses interested in administrative and executive roles, coursework in this concentration focuses on the planning and management of high-quality care initiatives and processes. Courses cover collaboration, communication, leadership, financial management, and critical thinking. This course of study prepares students academically for the Nurse Executive (NE-BC) exam offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Nursing professionals who wish to help other nurses grow within their careers will find great satisfaction in a nurse administrator career.

Benedictine University is currently ranked the #7 Best Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program in the United States by

Dual MSN/MBA Option Available

The online Dual MSN/MBA program is designed for nurse professionals seeking a comprehensive understanding of advanced nursing practice and the critical thinking skills needed to solve problems, identify opportunities and make dependable decisions in health care settings based on an understanding of finance, economics, operations, marketing and management.

Magnet Status is Highly Desired by Hospitals

In order to achieve Magnet status an increasing number of hospitals are seeking nurses who possess advanced skills and credentials. For medical facilities Magnet recognition is the ultimate badge of nursing excellence. Earning your advanced nursing degree will put you in high demand for hospitals that seek to promote the nursing profession, evidence-based nursing practice and a positive work environment for their staff.

Why Choose Benedictine’s Online Graduate Nursing Program?

Obtaining your master’s degree in nursing is a great way to improve your patient care skills, increase your salary, and open the door to new nursing career options. If you are looking to position yourself for career advancement, then consider Benedictine’s online graduate nursing program.

Affordable, flexible, and designed to meet the challenges facing the nursing profession, our online MSN Nursing Executive Leader (Nurse Administrator) or MSN Nurse Educator program can help you transform your nursing career and rise to the demands of health care in the 21st century.

Learn more about our online Master of Science in Nursing program by calling (866) 295-3104, or request more information here.