Our passion is helping you expand your skills to lead others to the best of your ability. Our program is the next step for BSNs, like you, to advance your career.
Our fully online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program allows you to customize your program of study to best fit your goals. Whether your interest is in teaching others best nursing practices or in leading medical facilities toward success, we have options for you.
Tracks are available in nursing education (39 credit hours) and nursing administration (33 credit hours).
Our program is designed with the working adult in mind. It is fully online, and applications are accepted year-round for summer and fall terms. As a non-cohort program, you can complete the curriculum at your own pace—full-time or part-time.
The curriculum is organized into core curriculum, functional area courses and capstone classes. Both the education and administration concentrations include a significant capstone project or thesis component, which provides invaluable hands-on experience.
The School of Nursing fosters in its graduates a sense of global responsibility and accountability for developing leadership skills in order to engage in higher-level practice.
The following are the MSN program goals.
- Provide programs grounded in the Christian faith, liberal arts and related sciences
- Integrate knowledge from nursing and related sciences into frameworks to develop leaders in nursing education and administration
- Facilitate advanced development of verbal and written communication skills
- Develop an understanding of information technology to design and use systems that improve care
- Develop competencies necessary for nurse educators and nurse administrators
- Promote the advanced understanding of global health, health policy and health care ethics
The master's degree program in nursing at Lenoir-Rhyne University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC, 20001, 202-887-6791.
The Master of Science in Nursing is designed to prepare professional nurses for advanced practice as nurse educators and nurse administrators. The master's degree program in nursing at Lenoir-Rhyne University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
The School of Nursing adheres to the policies of the Lenoir-Rhyne University Graduate School. In addition, the School of Nursing has additional polices. A detailed description of the School of Nursing policies can be found in the MSN Student Handbook.
The School of Nursing at Lenoir-Rhyne University offers two concentrations: nursing education and nursing administration. The curriculum of both concentrations is designed with the working adult student in mind and can be completed on either a part-time or full-time basis.
The total number of credit hours in the nursing education concentration is 39 while the total number of credit hours in the nursing administration concentration is 33.
Program Admission Requirements
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MSN Core (12 Credit Hours)
All MSN students are required to take the following core classes
Education Concentration (27 Credit Hours)
Direct Care Core (9 Credit Hours)Functional Core (12 Credit Hours)Practicum & Capstone Experience (6 Credit Hours)Total Number of Credit Hours Required for MSN in Nursing Education (39 Credit Hours)
Administrative Concentration (21 Credit Hours)
Functional Core (6 Credit Hours)Electives (9 Credit Hours)
(students must choose three from two different areas)
*Students must meet all prerequisites for BUS MPH coursesPracticum & Capstone Experience (6 Credit Hours)Total Number of Credit Hours Required for MSN in Administration (33 Credit Hours)
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