Master of Science in Nursing

The online Master of Science in Nursing degree is offered through the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing. It provides a concentration for the Nurse Educator. Full-time students can complete the program in four semesters including one summer. Completion time for part-time students varies, but students must complete their degrees within six consecutive calendar years from the first semester of enrollment in the program. Each M.S.N. candidate must successfully complete a scholarly project to meet comprehensive written exam requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

The goal of the Master of Science in Nursing program is to prepare graduates with specialized preparation as educators, who contribute to the nursing profession by applying evidence-based teaching and learning practices in a variety of settings. Graduates of the M.S.N. program will be able to:

  • Promote evidence-based practice through problem identification and the critique of research findings
  • Collaborate in policy development, resource management, and cost-effective care delivery
  • Apply legal/ethical principles to promote a values-based professional practice
  • Affect health care outcomes through advanced roles of clinician, teacher, manager, researcher, and consultant
  • Utilize theories from nursing and other disciplines for decision making
  • Advocate for access to quality health care for diverse populations
  • Collaborate with other disciplines to design, deliver and evaluate health care services for diverse populations
  • Provide leadership in education in a variety of clinical and academic settings


Currently, graduate nursing students are charged $583.11 per credit hour in-state tuition, according to the Fee and General Information section of the Graduate Catalog of Courses. Also helpful is the Tuition Estimator from the Treasurer's Office.

Questions about the program? Please contact Associate Professor Jan Emory, Ph.D., M.S.N. coordinator.