Online Master of Science in Nursing

Lynchburg College's online Master of Science in Nursing Program is founded on evidence-based nursing practice and provides educational experiences that are grounded in current knowledge and research.

The program has two main paths. One is designed for students who have graduated from accredited baccalaureate nursing programs and hold current unrestricted nursing licenses, and the other is for registered nurses who do not have a bachelor's degree.

Program Options

RN to MSN Pathway

The RN to MSN pathway program allows registered nurses without a bachelor's degree (or with a non-nursing bachelor's degree) to complete the master's program.

Fall 2014 will be the last semester to enter the MSN-Nurse Educator Track. Fall 2014 will also be the last offering for RN to MSN bridge course work.

MSN Areas of Emphasis

MSN students choose from 2 emphases:

  • Clinical Nurse Leader
    Advanced nursing leadership education for nurses who provide expert bedside care in health facilities
  • Nursing Education
    Specialized preparation for the role of nurse educator in academia, clinical education, and staff development

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Online Program Format

We suggest students unfamiliar with online classes complete the Online Learning Readiness Questionnaire. This self-assessment provides immediate feedback on self-direction, learning preferences, study habits, technology skills and computer equipment capability.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Program Director

Dr. Nancy Overstreet
Assistant Professor of Nursing

Program Approval/Accreditation

The Lynchburg College nursing program is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing, 9960 Maryland Drive, Suite 300, Henrico, Va. 23233-1463; 804.367.4515

Nursing degrees (baccalaureate, and masters) are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036.