Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)

Master of Science in Nursing

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Liberty University’s, CCNE accredited, Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.), 100% online program, is designed to provide you with the critical nursing skills necessary for advanced clinical practice, teaching, research, and scholarship. You will be equipped with the leadership and management skills to effectively utilize your M.S.N. in any capacity.  This degree is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the Virginia State Council of Higher Education. Our nursing program also has program-specific accreditations.

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Practicum Sites

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 M.S.N. 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.

RN Licensure

The M.S.N. has a required practicum which must be completed in the United States. Students must hold a current and active RN license within the U.S.

Non-Discrimination Statement

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 M.S.N. program: 

  • NURS 225: Research in Nursing
  • NURS 440: Strategies for Community Health
  • NURS 489: Leadership/Management in Nursing
  • NURS 445: Population Health
  • NURS 491: Nursing Management

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:

R.S.V.P. to the School of Nursing Graduation Reception for Online Graduates