Master of Science in Nursing - Online

General

Program Description

There is an urgent need for nurses in our nation's health care system and that need continues to grow. Graceland University School of Nursing offers the highest quality nursing education to prepare you to meet new and exciting roles in the health care field.

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Master of Science in Nursing

Graceland offers an online Master of Science in Nursing programs (MSN degree) with specialty tracks in Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

Our online graduate nursing programs are designed to provide working RNs the opportunity to pursue a master's degree in nursing through the completion of a combination of online cohort courses, 2 days on-campus focus session, and faculty- and preceptor-guided practicum experiences in the student's local community.

Over the course of our online Master of Science in Nursing program, students are required to attend a two-day focus session located at Graceland University's School of Nursing in Independence, Missouri. The Master of Science in Nursing focus session is scheduled in conjunction with the Advanced Practice Competencies Lab.

MSN Degree Course Delivery and Completion Time

Master of Science in Nursing courses are offered online via the Brightspace Learning Management System (LMS) within a 16-week trimester. The School of Nursing offers the following recommendations for completion plan schedule options. Completion times are approximate and may vary depending on each student’s individualized program of study schedule of course offerings. Master of Science in Nursing requirements include both a full-time and part-time option.

Flexible part-time or full-time employment with minimal to moderate personal and family obligations.

Full-Time Option

  • 6-8 s.h. or two courses/trimester
  • MSN-AGACNP: 47 s.h. total, completed across eight trimesters.
  • MSN-FNP: 47 s.h. total, completed across eight trimesters.
  • MSN-PMHNP 47 s.h. total, completed across eight trimesters.

Part-Time Option

Demanding part-time or full-time employment with moderate to high personal and family obligations.

  • 3-4 s.h. or one course/trimester
  • MSN-AGACNP: 47 s.h. total, completed across 12 trimesters.
  • MSN-FNP: 47 s.h. total, completed across 12 trimesters.
  • MSN-PMHNP. 47 s.h. total, completed across 12 trimesters.

If you are looking for a distance learning master's degree in nursing, contact Graceland University today! Our campus for this program is located in Independence, Missouri, near Kansas City.

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Last updated Apr 2020

About the School

Founded in 1895 and sponsored by Community of Christ, Graceland University is more than just a school. It is a community of passionate, caring and dedicated individuals who put their relationships wit ... Read More

Founded in 1895 and sponsored by Community of Christ, Graceland University is more than just a school. It is a community of passionate, caring and dedicated individuals who put their relationships with students first. The active Graceland alumni network reaches far beyond a student’s time on campus. Read less
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