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    Nursing, MSN Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program

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    The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program will prepare you as an advanced practice nurse and confident leader in the nursing field. In this master's in nursing program, you'll seek to transform the health of your community through reflection and healing interaction with individuals and organizations.

    Ursuline College’s top-ranked Master of Science in Nursing program now online.

    Earn Your MSN Your Way. Advance your nursing career with our flexible, work-friendly classes. Now available online and in-person.

    Maximum flexibility on your path to an MSN degree.

    Our new course delivery formats place an Ursuline graduate nursing degree within your grasp while meeting your career goals.

    Whether online, in-person, or a blend of both, you can choose the format that fits your learning style and your work schedule, with all the benefits of attending the nationally ranked Ursuline College Breen School of Nursing and Health Professions.

    Graduate nursing courses are presented in Ursuline's highly respected, value-based framework and emphasize the clinical components of advanced practice nursing. All students enrolled in the MSN degree program take the master's core courses to enhance clinical reasoning and utilize evidence-based practice. Students develop the knowledge and skills to become advanced practice nurses. Learn much more about our program in the MSN Handbook.

    Ursuline College MSN program graduates:

    • Are leaders in nursing and function in both independent and interdependent roles as colleagues of other health care professionals in a variety of settings
    • Value healing interaction as central to practice by integrating the human experience of health, illness and recovery
    • Make decisions and take action based on the integration of a strong knowledge base; personal and professional values; and diverse cultural, religious, spiritual and ethical perspectives
    • Are advocates for a just society including the promotion of high quality, cost-effective health care for all

    Please note: Due to APRN distance education requirements, we are not able to offer our MSN program to students in California, Idaho, Louisiana, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, or Washington. Requirements may change so please check the NCSBN website for updates.

    MSN Degree Program Tracks

    As an MSN degree program student, you can choose from the following areas of study according to your goals and interests:

    Subspecialties: Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program

    MSN degree program subspecialties are offered in:

    Have your MSN and are looking to develop expertise in a particular specialty?

    Explore our Post-Graduate Certificates.

    Accreditation: Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program

    The master's of science in nursing and the post-graduate certificate programs at Ursuline College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) through 2025.

    The National League for Nursing has designated the Breen School of Nursing a national Center of Excellence and U.S. News & World Report ranks Ursuline's MSN program #41 among the nation's top graduate nursing programs and #3 in Ohio.

    Careers: Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program

    Advanced practice nurses with MSNs are playing a critical role in health care reform. MSN degree graduates can expect a successful career based on the following data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics:

    • CNBC ranks the nurse practitioner as the #1 fastest-growing career for college
    • Job growth of 45% is expected for nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses from 2019 to 2029.

    U.S. News & World Report has ranked the nurse practitioner role first on its 2024 Best Health Care Jobs list and second on its 2024 100 Best Jobs list. The annual rankings take into account the most important aspects of a job, including opportunities for growth, work-life balance and salary.

    Nurse practitioner made the top ten list of highest paying medical jobs in 2022.

    Admission Requirements: Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program

    Students applying for admission in the master's in nursing program must meet both the general requirements for admission to all graduate programs and the specific requirements of the particular program of study. For the MSN program, admission requirements are as follows:

    MSN Degree General Admission Requirements

    • Application for Graduate Studies, including an essay of 500–1,000 words. Application may be submitted at
    • Non-refundable $25 application fee.
    • All official transcript(s) for baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and any additional undergraduate or graduate academic coursework whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript, including one that verifies completion of an accredited baccalaureate program in nursing. Transcript(s) must be forwarded to the Office of Graduate Admission directly by the issuing institution.
    • Evidence of ability to do graduate work as indicated by a recommended 3.0 GPA shown on the applicant’s transcript(s).
    • Three recommendations utilizing the required recommendation form. Recommendations should be written by appropriate professionals attesting to the suitability of the applicant for graduate work in the particular field. Preferred references include: one from a previous instructor, one from an advanced practice nurse and one from a work supervisor.

    MSN Program-Specific Admission Requirements

    • Current, unencumbered Ohio Registered Nurse license.
    • A current resume reflecting a minimum of one-year work experience as a registered nurse. Nursing experience must be within the past two years.

    MSN Degree Program Application Deadline

    Applicants are urged to initiate formal application as far as possible in advance of the semester or term in which they plan to enroll. Graduate nursing courses begin in the fall and spring semesters. MSN applicants are encouraged to apply for fall semester by July 1 and for spring semester by December 1.

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