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Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

  • NO GRE Required

  • NO Application Fee

  • Application Deadline for Fall 2019 is July 15, 2019

This online program is designed to meet the current and future needs of nurses who are prepared to plan, initiate, effect, and evaluate change in the health care delivery system, ensure quality patient/consumer care, and enhance the profession of nursing. We offer three areas of specialization: Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) Nurse Practitioner, Forensic Nursing and Nursing Education and Faculty Role.

Photo of an MSN FNP student assessing a standardized patient Photo of a forensic nurse holding a child Photo of an MSN Nursing Education student running a simulation
Family (Individual Across the
Lifespan) Nurse Practitioner
Forensic Nursing

Nursing Education and
Faculty Role

NEW! MSN Concentrations

Nursing Education Concentration

MSN students complement their Forensic Nursing or FNP degree with the core competencies of the academic Nurse Educator role. Graduates confidently expand their practice to include teaching in their advanced practice role. The Nursing Education Concentration also meets the eligibility criteria to sit for the Certified Nurse Educator designation sponsored by the National League for Nursing.

The Concentration in Nursing Education requires 9 credits of theory courses:

  • GNED 507 Foundations in Education Theory for Professional Practice - 3 credits
  • GNED 522 Innovative Curriculum Design and Evaluation - 3 credits
  • GNED 532 Emerging Trends and Innovations in the Teaching of Nursing - 3 credits

Forensic Nursing Concentration

MSN students strengthen their Nursing Education or FNP degree with the core competencies of the Forensic Nurse role. Graduates meet the objectives to provide trauma based care in their practice, or design educational curricula to support this emerging specialty area.

The Forensic Nursing Concentration requires 9 credits of theory courses:

  • GNFO 518 Criminal Law and the Courts - 3 credits
  • GNFO 519 Advanced Forensic Nursing I - Theory and Practice - 3 credits
  • GNFO 520 Advanced Forensic Nursing II - Program Development, Leadership & Policy - 3 credits

Transcultural Nursing Concentration

MSN students in any of our three master's programs bring distinction to their degree with a Transcultural Nursing Concentration. Through the coursework, students enhance their practice to care for vulnerable populations, provide culturally congruent care, and minimize the effects of health disparities.

The Transcultural Nursing Concentration requires 9 credits of theory courses:

  • GPNG 917 Transcultural & Global Health Perspectives - 3 credits
  • GPNG 921 Foundations of Social & Distributive Justice in Health Policy- 3 credits
  • GPNG 928 Social Justice & Vulnerable Populations- 3 credits


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