About this course
The master of science in nursing (MSN) is designed for registered nurses with a BSN who wish to pursue advanced knowledge necessary for the professional roles of nurse educator or nurse leader. In addition to specific courses relevant to nursing leadership or education, students take core courses in nursing theory, nursing research, policy and politics, population health, organization and systems leadership, and quality and safety. All students complete a synthesis project.
Graduates of the MSN program are prepared for positions in nursing education or leadership roles in a variety of settings. The program requires the completion of 36 credit hours for a Nurse Leader focus or 42 credit hours for a Nurse Educator focus. Courses are scheduled in an eight-week format. The MSN is designed to be a part-time program that students can complete in three years and is available at the St. Louis campus and select St. Louis-area corporate partner sites.