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Excel in your nursing career with a predominantly online RN to MSN degree at Messiah University

RN to MSN

100% Online

Earn your RN to MSN degree online at Messiah University, an accredited, top-ranked Christian university. Choose from either the Nursing Administration or Nurse Educator track.

Messiah University’s Registered Nurse (RN) to Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is designed for RNs to have a clear path from their Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) to earn a Messiah University master’s degree in either the nursing administration or nurse educator track. Our professional nursing curriculum is grounded in the arts and applied sciences which nurtures and improves the student’s ability to practice nursing with compassionate Christian caring, academic and clinical excellence and service to others with cultural humility.

“I chose Messiah because I believe in integrating Christian faith into your academics.”

-Elizabeth Seigendall

Overview
Courses & Curriculum
Tuition & Aid
How to Apply
Why Messiah?

RN to MSN overview

Messiah University’s accredited online RN to MSN degree programs are designed for working professionals who are seeking to obtain their master’s degree in either the nursing administration or nurse educator track. Prepare yourself to successfully lead at the nurse manager and executive levels with our MSN nursing administration track, or prepare yourself to be a nurse educator uniquely equipped to lead and teach in a variety of both education and clinical settings with our MSN nurse educator track. 

An RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is also available.

Already have your BSN? Explore our online MSN – Nursing Administration and MSN – Nurse Educator programs.

RN to MSN courses & curriculum

MSN: Nursing Administration – Core Requirements (38 credits)
  • Health Informatics

  • Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice

  • Nursing Research Design and Methodology

  • Christian Philosophical & Ethical Foundations of Healthcare

  • Nursing Administration and Executive Leadership I (including 90 hours of clinical practicum)

  • Nursing Administration and Executive Leadership II (including 90 hours of clinical practicum) – Capstone

  • Collaboration in Inter-Professional Teams

  • Health Policy and Legal Aspects of Healthcare

  • Economics of Healthcare

  • Business Strategy and Execution

  • Strategic Thinking, Planning and Organizational Change

  • Organizational Effectiveness

MSN: Nurse Educator – Core Requirements (39 credits)
  • Health Informatics
  • Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice
  • Nursing Research Design and Methodology
  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Advanced Physical Assessment Across the Lifespan (includes 60 hours of clinical)
  • Christian Philosophical & Ethical Foundations of Healthcare
  • Foundations and Applications of the Nurse Educator Role (includes 60 hours of clinical)
  • Curriculum in Nursing Education
  • Principles of Measurement and Evaluation
  • Teaching Methods for Clinical Practice in Nursing Education (includes 180 hours of clinical)
  • Nurse Educator: Leadership Role Development – Capstone (includes 60 hours of clinical)
MSN Nursing Administration – Additional Undergraduate Required Courses (21 credits)
  • Chemistry for Nursing

  • Nutrition for Healthcare Providers

  • Professional Writing for Nurses

  • Health Assessment

  • Pharmacology for Nursing Practice

  • Population Health (includes 45 hours of clinical)

  • Nursing Leadership (includes 45 hours of clinical)

  • Nursing Research for Evidence-Based Practice

  • Professional Role Development (met in ADP Gen. Ed)

MSN Nurse Educator – Additional Undergraduate Required Courses (24 credits)
  • Chemistry for Nursing

  • Nutrition for Healthcare Providers

  • Professional Writing for Nurses

  • Health Assessment

  • Pharmacology for Nursing Practice

  • Population Health (includes 45 hours of clinical, met in ADP Gen. Ed.)

  • Nursing Leadership (includes 45 hours of clinical)

  • Healthcare Policy

  • Nursing Research for Evidence-Based Practice

  • Professional Role Development (met in ADP Gen. Ed.)

ADP General Education Courses (37 credits)

RN to MSN tuition cost

Master’s $725 per credit, no-fee tuition (undergraduate courses that need to be completed in the RN to MSN program are billed at the undergraduate rate of $410 per credit)

Know what you are paying for with Messiah’s no-fee tuition. With our online RN to MSN degree program, the cost per credit is what you pay – there are no hidden fees for labs, courses, services or technology. We put the true cost of your program upfront so that you can accurately compare and plan for your education. Please note: There are additional costs to the program not billed through Messiah University (background checks, clearances, course materials, clinical expenses, etc.).

Online students are eligible to apply for federal financial aid.

Next steps for admissions

Admissions requirements
  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions
  • Earned Associate Degree in Nursing from an accredited nursing program
  • Minimum GPA of a 3.0 or higher
  • Personal statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Proof of active, unencumbered RN license verifiable via Nursys or State Board of Nursing (BON)
  • For RN to MSN Nurse Educator: Minimum of one year of recent professional nursing practice prior to taking NURS 520
  • For RN to MSN Nursing Administration: Minimum of one year of recent professional nursing practice prior to taking NURS 560
  • Proficiency with basic computer operations (download, upload, email, website navigation), Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and PDF files.
Next course start dates

Spring 2022
Early spring: January 9
Late spring: March 13

How to apply

To get started with your free application to Messiah University, simply create an account on our website

Why choose Messiah University?

In addition to Messiah University’s commitment to academic excellence, what makes our online RN to MSN program unique?

  • The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, the master’s degree program in nursing, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Messiah University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • 100% online coursework
  • On-site clinical requirements that can be met at your place of employment
  • The academic distinction of a nationally ranked, accredited Christian university
  • Messiah University nursing graduates are well respected and in-demand by regional employers like UPMC Pinnacle, WellSpan Health, Penn State Health and Lehigh Valley Health Network.
  • Nursing faculty are experienced Christian educators, nursing professionals and accomplished scholars who will take time to mentor you in your education, faith and career.
  • Flexible program start dates

The baccalaureate program in nursing, the master’s degree program in nursing, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Messiah University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

*Applicants must have RN license.*


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Earn your RN to MSN degree online at Messiah University, an accredited, top-ranked Christian university. Choose from either the Nursing Administration or Nurse Educator track.

Messiah University’s Registered Nurse (RN) to Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is designed for RNs to have a clear path from their Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) to earn a Messiah University master’s degree in either the nursing administration or nurse educator track. Our professional nursing curriculum is grounded in the arts and applied sciences which nurtures and improves the student’s ability to practice nursing with compassionate Christian caring, academic and clinical excellence and service to others with cultural humility.

*Applicants must have RN license.*


Request Information

By completion and submission of this form, I consent to receive communication from a representative of this institution by phone, text or email regarding my educational program request.

Overview
Courses & Curriculum
Tuition & Aid
How to Apply
Why Messiah?

RN to MSN overview

Messiah University’s accredited online RN to MSN degree programs are designed for working professionals who are seeking to obtain their master’s degree in either the nursing administration or nurse educator track. Prepare yourself to successfully lead at the nurse manager and executive levels with our MSN nursing administration track, or prepare yourself to be a nurse educator uniquely equipped to lead and teach in a variety of both education and clinical settings with our MSN nurse educator track. 

An RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is also available.

Already have your BSN? Explore our online MSN – Nursing Administration and MSN – Nurse Educator programs.

RN to MSN courses & curriculum

MSN: Nursing Administration – Core Requirements (38 credits)
  • Health Informatics

  • Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice

  • Nursing Research Design and Methodology

  • Christian Philosophical & Ethical Foundations of Healthcare

  • Nursing Administration and Executive Leadership I (including 90 hours of clinical practicum)

  • Nursing Administration and Executive Leadership II (including 90 hours of clinical practicum) – Capstone

  • Collaboration in Inter-Professional Teams

  • Health Policy and Legal Aspects of Healthcare

  • Economics of Healthcare

  • Business Strategy and Execution

  • Strategic Thinking, Planning and Organizational Change

  • Organizational Effectiveness

MSN: Nurse Educator – Core Requirements (39 credits)
  • Health Informatics
  • Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice
  • Nursing Research Design and Methodology
  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Advanced Physical Assessment Across the Lifespan (includes 60 hours of clinical)
  • Christian Philosophical & Ethical Foundations of Healthcare
  • Foundations and Applications of the Nurse Educator Role (includes 60 hours of clinical)
  • Curriculum in Nursing Education
  • Principles of Measurement and Evaluation
  • Teaching Methods for Clinical Practice in Nursing Education (includes 180 hours of clinical)
  • Nurse Educator: Leadership Role Development – Capstone (includes 60 hours of clinical)
MSN Nursing Administration – Additional Undergraduate Required Courses (21 credits)
  • Chemistry for Nursing

  • Nutrition for Healthcare Providers

  • Professional Writing for Nurses

  • Health Assessment

  • Pharmacology for Nursing Practice

  • Population Health (includes 45 hours of clinical)

  • Nursing Leadership (includes 45 hours of clinical)

  • Nursing Research for Evidence-Based Practice

  • Professional Role Development (met in ADP Gen. Ed)

MSN Nurse Educator – Additional Undergraduate Required Courses (24 credits)
  • Chemistry for Nursing

  • Nutrition for Healthcare Providers

  • Professional Writing for Nurses

  • Health Assessment

  • Pharmacology for Nursing Practice

  • Population Health (includes 45 hours of clinical, met in ADP Gen. Ed.)

  • Nursing Leadership (includes 45 hours of clinical)

  • Healthcare Policy

  • Nursing Research for Evidence-Based Practice

  • Professional Role Development (met in ADP Gen. Ed.)

ADP General Education Courses (37 credits)

RN to MSN tuition cost

Master’s $725 per credit, no-fee tuition (undergraduate courses that need to be completed in the RN to MSN program are billed at the undergraduate rate of $410 per credit)

Know what you are paying for with Messiah’s no-fee tuition. With our online RN to MSN degree program, the cost per credit is what you pay – there are no hidden fees for labs, courses, services or technology. We put the true cost of your program upfront so that you can accurately compare and plan for your education. Please note: There are additional costs to the program not billed through Messiah University (background checks, clearances, course materials, clinical expenses, etc.).

Online students are eligible to apply for federal financial aid.

Next steps for admissions

Admissions requirements
  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions
  • Earned Associate Degree in Nursing from an accredited nursing program
  • Minimum GPA of a 3.0 or higher
  • Personal statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Proof of active, unencumbered RN license verifiable via Nursys or State Board of Nursing (BON)
  • For RN to MSN Nurse Educator: Minimum of one year of recent professional nursing practice prior to taking NURS 520
  • For RN to MSN Nursing Administration: Minimum of one year of recent professional nursing practice prior to taking NURS 560
  • Proficiency with basic computer operations (download, upload, email, website navigation), Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and PDF files.
Next course start dates

Spring 2022
Early spring: January 9
Late spring: March 13

How to apply

To get started with your free application to Messiah University, simply create an account on our website

Why choose Messiah University?

In addition to Messiah University’s commitment to academic excellence, what makes our online RN to MSN program unique?

  • The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, the master’s degree program in nursing, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Messiah University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • 100% online coursework
  • On-site clinical requirements that can be met at your place of employment
  • The academic distinction of a nationally ranked, accredited Christian university
  • Messiah University nursing graduates are well respected and in-demand by regional employers like UPMC Pinnacle, WellSpan Health, Penn State Health and Lehigh Valley Health Network.
  • Nursing faculty are experienced Christian educators, nursing professionals and accomplished scholars who will take time to mentor you in your education, faith and career.
  • Flexible program start dates

The baccalaureate program in nursing, the master’s degree program in nursing, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Messiah University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

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