Master of Science in Nursing
Our online 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.
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.
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
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.
Dr. Nancy Overstreet
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Program Approval and Accreditation
The MSN program is approved by the Virginia State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on collegiate Nursing Education.