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Leadership and Education (Nursing)

Masters of Science in Nursing



NNU's Department of Nursing offers an online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with two areas of study: Leadership and Education or Family Nurse Practitioner. Our program provides an opportunity for both Baccalaureate and Associate degree nurses to earn the MSN degree.  Both areas of study utilize a cohort model where students progress through the program with a cohort of their peers..


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Lynette Kingsmore

(208) 467-8107

Nursing Leadership and Education (36 credits) - 100% online
Full-time students
take six to nine credit hours per semester, one course at a time.
A quality education
based on flexibility and relationship.

Leadership and Education (Nursing)

NNU’s Department of Nursing offers an online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with an emphasis in Leadership and Education. This program is designed to prepare the associate and baccalaureate registered nurse for the role of a nurse leader and educator. Utilizing an online cohort model and supporting an interactive learning environment, the MSN program can be completed in three years by nurses with an associate degree and two years by nurses with a baccalaureate degree. Full-time students take six to nine credit hours per semester, one course at a time.
If a quality education based on flexibility and relationship is important to you, then this program will be a great fit. The online cohort MSN program is designed for the working professional nurse. It is offered in a fully online learning environment, providing you with the flexibility to work and go to school full-time. You’ll learn from caring faculty with over 160 years of experience. As your professors pass on their years of knowledge to you, they will prepare you to do the same for others.

Program Mission

The Master of Science in Nursing program at Northwest Nazarene University provides a Christian setting that fosters intellectual, professional, and spiritual growth.The program focuses on current research, evidence based practice, technology, and practices delivered by experienced professionals who can translate theory into practice, technology, and clinical practice. NNU's Master of Science in Nursing program prepares graduates of distinction in nursing leadership, education and clinical practice. 

Program Goal

The Master of Science in Nursing program provides accessible graduate education in nursing that meets the demands of the profession while maintaining the highest degree of academic rigor and integrity. 

Program Outcomes

Master of Science in Nursing graduates will:
  • Role model Christ-like ethical behavior; be exemplars of integrity and honesty in the role of a nurse with an advanced degree.
  • Describe the foundations of care and the art and science of the nursing profession and practice as it relates to self, individuals, families and clinical populations across the lifespan.
  • Demonstrate scholarly activity in utilizing evidence based practice and transferring research finding to clinical practice in order to deliver quality care.
  • Role-model clinical, leadership, and educational expertise to improve health outcomes of communities served in diverse healthcare settings.
  • The graduate nurse advocates for diverse populations and demonstrates social justice in healthcare delivery which promotes and preserves healthy communities through collaboration with the interprofessional healthcare team.


The degree in nursing at Northwest Nazarene University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Degree Details

Master of Science in Nursing

Offered Online

$620 per credit - See All Tuition & Fee Info

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Career Avg. Salary
Medical and Health Services Managers $76,760
Social and Community Service Managers $44,180
Metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area occupational employment and wage estimates for the Boise area are sourced from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


I've been able to connect more with people. It's easier for me to be vulnerable now, since coming to NNU. I've been able to open up to people that I didn't think I ever would, sharing my story and learning that kindness is needed everywhere.

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NNU’s graduate programs are designed for you to achieve your educational goals while working around your career, your family and your other commitments.

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100% of the coursework can be completed online.


Complete the Leadership and Education (Nursing) program in as few as 5 semesters.


Nursing jobs are expected to grow by 15% in the next five years.


FNP grads have 100% pass rate for the National Certification Exam.