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

Master of Science in Nursing

Admission Requirements Program Format Specializations

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

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.

You may also be interested in exploring our master degree in Public Health, Healthcare Administration, or Healthcare Informatics.

Program Format


Please click on a specialization below to review additional information about each program.

  • Nursing Administration

    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.

    You will be equipped with an understanding in:

    • Organizational design and structure.
    • Contemporary issues in human resource management.
    • Financial and resource management for nurse leaders.

    Potential Career Options:
    • Director of Nursing (Hospital /Office/Clinic Setting)
    • Administration in Nursing Service
    • Administration in Healthcare Systems
    • Nurse Leader
    • Nurse Manager

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  • Nurse Educator

    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.

    You also will develop skills relevant in:

    • Evaluation strategies.
    • Population health management.
    • Health policy and ethics.

    Potential Career Options:
    • Undergraduate University Nurse Professor
    • Staff/Patient Educator
    • Professional Workforce Development
    • Curriculum Coordinator
    • Nurse Leader
    • Administration

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  • Nursing Informatics

    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.

    Courses will provide you with a foundation in:

    • Epidemiology.
    • Health Informatics.
    • Health information systems and integrated technologies.

    Potential Career Options:
    • Project Manager
    • Nurse Programmer
    • Nurse Representative

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Additional Information

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:

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