Nursing Leadership and Education (MSN)

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"NNU's MSN program has allowed me to stay here in Ethiopia, doing the work I love: running clinics for expectant mothers and the babies in rural villages. I am so grateful for this opportunity to further equip myself for the work here, without leaving the country to do so." -Sophie Ness, Master of Science in Nursing

About the Master of Science in Nursing

The MSN - Nursing Leadership and Education Program at Northwest Nazarene University offers the working professional nurse an opportunity to complete a master's degree through a fully online program of study. This program is ideal for those with work and/or family responsibilities. Nurses with an associate degree may complete their master's in 3 years while nurses with a baccalaureate degree may complete their master's in 2 years. 

The Nursing Leadership and Education program utilizes an online cohort model and supports an interactive learning environment as well as collegiality throughout the student's progress. Full-time students take from 6 to 9 credit hours per semester, one course at a time. 

The focus of the degree is to prepare nurses for the role of a leader/educator in clinical facilities, educational institutions, and community agencies. Curriculum development, teaching-learning strategies, evaluation processes and the principles of leadership and administration are covered in the course of study. Internship experiences take place in a variety of educational and leadership settings.

View Required Courses in the Catalog