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Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) Online Degree Program

Application Fee Waived for October Term*

The Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) online program prepares registered nurses to become effective and ethical leaders in an evolving health care industry, all in as little as two years.

Benedictine's M.S.N. online curriculum aligns with the education standards specified by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, which emphasize organizational and system-based leadership, healthcare technologies, advocacy, inter-professional collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement and cultural awareness.

CCNE Accredited

The M.S.N. online program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Accreditation means that both you and prospective employers can be assured that the rigorous, up-to-date quality of your education has prepared you to meet and surpass industry standards.

Choose From Two M.S.N. Concentrations: Nurse Educator or Nurse Executive Leader

The M.S.N. online program offers two concentrations that reflect the needs and trends of the nursing profession and allow you to tailor your studies toward your own career goals:

  • Nurse Educator: Designed for nurses interested in serving as educators in clinical settings. Coursework in this concentration focuses on advanced level sciences and specialty knowledge in instructional strategies, curriculum development, and evaluation methods.
  • Nurse Executive Leader: Designed for nurses interested in serving in leadership roles. Coursework in this concentration focuses on communication, nursing leadership, systems thinking, and financial management.

Whichever concentration you choose, your final two courses focus solely on practicum and allow you to put all you've learned into action and demonstrate your master's-level nursing competence. Practicum is conducted in a clinical setting with an M.S.N. prepared nurse preceptor. Nurse Educator students may not complete practicum in an academic setting.

You'll identify a nursing problem or need to be addressed through a capstone project, which is developed and implemented during your practicum.

Hospitals Demand Nurses With Advanced Credentials

In response to the nursing shortage crisis, initiatives like New York's "BSN in 10" law are requiring nurses to complete more education than ever before. As such, bachelor's degrees are becoming more the norm in nursing. To really stand out, you'll need your master's degree.

Many Magnet hospitals now require a percentage of nurses on staff to have earned master's degrees. In turn, even non-Magnet hospitals are adopting this requirement in the hopes of achieving Magnet status and improving patient care.

With your advanced nursing degree, you'll have a clear advantage in competing for a job and positioning yourself for advanced nursing careers.

Dual M.S.N./M.B.A. Option Available

The Dual M.S.N./M.B.A. online program is designed for nurse professionals seeking a comprehensive understanding of advanced nursing practice and the business skills needed to identify opportunities and make dependable decisions in healthcare settings based on an understanding of finance, operations, marketing and management.

Why Choose Benedictine's Graduate Nursing Online 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 M.S.N. Nursing Executive Leader or M.S.N. Nurse Educator program can help you transform your nursing career and rise to the demands of healthcare in the 21st century.

"The flexibility of online learning fit easily into my life. I have been surprised how fast the first year has gone by. This program is very easy to incorporate into your home and work life."

Delee House, Labor and Delivery Staff Nurse

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

*Benedictine University will waive the $40 application fee for qualified students who submit a completed application by 10/12/20 and start class on 10/26/20 to one of the following online programs: Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), M.S. in Management and Organizational Behavior (M.S.M.O.B.), Master of Public Health (M.P.H.), M.S. in Nursing (M.S.N.), Dual M.S.N./M.B.A., Dual M.B.A./M.P.H., Dual M.B.A./M.S.M.O.B., Dual M.P.H./M.S.M.O.B., B.A. in Management, Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology, Graduate Certificate in Health Management and Policy, Graduate Certificate in Health Education and Promotion. The fee waiver program is for United States citizens and permanent residents only and is subject to change without notice. Call (866) 295-3104 for more information.