Online Master of Science

Nursing

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Step up to a new level of nursing practice and leadership
with your MSN

Earn your Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) online with Harrisburg University and prepare for new opportunities in your career. In as little as one year of flexible online study, you can gain advanced skills and knowledge for evidence-based care, nursing management, quality improvement and informatics. You can also choose a concentration area and prepare to become a nursing educator or clinical nurse leader.

Program Features and Benefits

100% online curriculum with practicum experiences you can complete where you work.

Accelerated 12-month completion time.

Two concentration options to fit your career goals.

An emphasis on patient advocacy as well as applied science concepts in epidemiology, genetics and more.

Access to an engaged, diverse peer network of nursing professionals.

What You’ll Learn

After completing our core MSN curriculum, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate collaborative practice expected of all healthcare professionals
  • Produce a life-long learning plan specific to career advancement and maintaining credentials
  • Utilize evidence-based research to guide healthcare clinical and operation decisions
  • Design and evaluate frameworks required to implement healthcare initiatives
  • Adhere to regulatory practices associated with the healthcare industry

Clinical Nursing Leader concentration graduates will be also able to:

  • Act as frontline leaders and change agents utilizing best practices in nursing and science
  • Demonstrate understanding and application of best practices for developing, implementing, and evaluating quality and process improvement to support improved patient outcomes

Nursing Education concentration graduates will also be able to:

  • Apply innovative teaching methods, curriculum development, and evaluation techniques to train and assess student nurses
  • Use evidence-based practices paired with population health practices for clinically sound instruction

Career Opportunities

MSN graduates can help meet demand for nurses with advanced skillsets in a variety of settings.

  • Clinical Nurse Leader graduates can direct patient care and quality improvement programs within hospitals, care homes, or healthcare systems.
  • Nursing Education graduates can help fill the need for instructors to teach entry-level nurses in academic settings or provide professional development for practicing RNs.

Core Courses for the Online Master of Science in Nursing

Nursing Core

HCIN 500

Healthcare Informatics

NURS 510

Foundational Concepts for Master-Prepared Nurses

NURS 515

Quality and Safety

NURS 520

Healthcare Policy

NURS 540

Advanced Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practices

NURS 550

Advanced Pathophysiology/Pharmacology

NURS 695

Nursing Practicum I

NURS 699

Nursing Practicum II

Clinical Nurse Leader Concentration

NURS 605

Foundations for the Clinical Nurse Leader I

NURS 610

Foundations for Clinical Nurse Leader II

NURS 630

Epidemiology in Action: Tracking Health and Disease

NURS 635

Clinical Nurse Leader Evaluation of Health Outcomes

Nursing Educator Concentration

NURS 620

Theoretical Foundation in Nursing Education

NURS 625

Curriculum Development

NURS 640

Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Teaching Models

NURS 645

Assessment and Evaluation in Education

How to Apply

To apply to

the online MSN program, you must be an actively practicing RN with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and no restrictions on your license.

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details, including where to fill out our free application form, on our admissions page.

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