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Liberty University’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree will provide you with the critical nursing skills necessary for advanced clinical practice, teaching, and research. As medical advancements occur every day, you need a degree that is innovative and up-to-date with the latest industry expectations. You will receive that specialized training with our MSN degree.
The MSN can be completed 100% online and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and is approved by the Virginia State Council of Higher Education. Our nursing program also has program-specific accreditations.
Our Master’s Degree in Nursing is an industry leader in online MSN programs, taught by nursing professionals with real-world experience and ranked by GuideToOnlineSchools.com in their 2018 list of Top Online Colleges for Value and Affordability.
Our MSN is offered completely online, allowing you to remain active in your job, with your family, and in your community without the worry of having to take courses on a campus. Each of our MSN degree cognates are designed to equip you with the tools and skills essential for the foundational learning in areas you are passionate about, all necessary to thrive nursing-related fields. You can choose from three different areas of study including Nursing Administration, Nursing Education or Nursing Informatics.
Explore our dual degrees at the master’s level in nursing:
A background check will be conducted every 6 months until the Online Masters in Nursing is completed.
Students pursuing a Master’s degree in Nursing are required to choose a cognate. Explore important information about each cognate below.
Liberty University’s Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration, 100% online program, is designed to prepare you for employment or advancement in nursing leadership/management by providing you with the tools and skills to effectively provide for and support your team. You will be equipped to demonstrate skills in consultation and collaboration with interdisciplinary teams and direct health care systems, courses integrate research and scholarship with advanced practices.
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Liberty University’s Master of Science in Nursing – Nurse Educator, 100% online program, will prepare you for a cutting-edge career that combines a passion for nursing and teaching. Through the program, you will be equipped with the critical thinking skills and knowledge needed to promote the profession of nursing through teaching, clinical practice, program development and implementation, and scholarship.
Liberty University’s Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Informatics, 100% online program, is designed to allow you to integrate nursing science with various information sciences to improve healthcare outcomes. When you specialize in nursing informatics, you will learn how to manage resources to achieve easier access to care and better care management.
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Prospective students should contact their state’s Department of Education or Board of Nursing to verify access to practicum sites while enrolled in an out-of-state online program (some states may reserve clinical sites for in-state residential students.) Most MSN courses are offered in an eight-week format year-round.
Liberty University Online State Approval Disclosure
Students residing in Maryland are currently unable to complete their practicum in the state of Maryland. However, it is possible for Maryland students to complete their practicum in neighboring states, such as Virginia or Delaware. Please contact the School of Nursing for more information.
The MSN has a required practicum that must be completed in the United States. Students must hold a current and active RN license within the U.S.
School of Nursing Non-Discrimination Statement
Bridge courses for non-BSN students
Currently, students who hold an RN license and a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than nursing must complete the following Bachelor of Science in nursing bridge courses during their first year in the MSN program:
An introductory statistics course (math preferred) and an undergraduate course in health assessment are also required. Refer to your individual program Degree Completion Plan (DCP). For Advising, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The master's degree program in nursing at Liberty University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees.
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Inquiries about the institution itself, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Liberty University.