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Master of Science in Nursing
The nursing field is growing and rapidly evolving. Whether you’re seeking enhanced skills, specialization or career advancement, Norwich University’s online Master of Science in Nursing and Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing can provide you with multiple options to gain the depth of knowledge needed to pursue your future goals while preparing you for the challenges and opportunities facing the profession in the 21st century.
Convenient online coursework is designed to fit into your busy working schedule and help you reach your professional goals. The curriculum for each program aligns with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Master-Level education preparation standards — including the Master’s Essentials — in addition to the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) Nurse Practitioner Core Competencies.
We invite you to take a closer look at our different degree concentrations and certificate programs:
Master of Science in Nursing — Concentrations
MSN: Healthcare Systems LeadershipExplore this Concentration
MSN: Nursing EducationExplore this Concentration
Post-Master’s Certificate in NursingExplore the Post-Master's Certificate
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Accreditation & Recognition
Norwich University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).
The master's degree program in nursing at Norwich University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
Get to know the graduates of Norwich's online Master of Science in Nursing program.Resources
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The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) offers four distinct concentrations: Nursing Education, Nursing Informatics, Healthcare Systems Leadership or Nurse Practitioner.
Students interested in the MSN Nurse Practitioner (MSN NP) concentration can choose to specialize in one of three tracks: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP), or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP).
A Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing is available for students who currently hold an MSN and are looking to further their careers as a nurse practitioner.
Grants that help pay program tuition may be available to qualified students in the nursing education track of the MSN program through the Nurse Faculty Loan Forgiveness Program.
Our nursing alumni have found employment with a variety of organizations including: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, DC Department of Health, Madigan Army Medical Center, GlaxoSmithKline, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Mary Immaculate Hospital, and Sun Healthcare Group.
Nursing program instructors hold terminal degrees from established universities. They must demonstrate a wide range of university/college-level teaching experience and solid, practical experience in nursing leadership and education.
Eligibility requirements vary depending on the degree: MSN, MSN NP, or Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing. Click to the corresponding degree page for specific details.
Length of time depends on the program and specialization. Click the corresponding degree page for details.
Yes. In addition to the University’s regional accreditation, the Master of Science in Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
When applying for admission to the Master of Science in Nursing, you can submit transcripts and course outlines from previously-attended institutions of higher education for transfer credit consideration. Transfer credits are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Norwich accepts up to 12 credits and complies with the VA regulations and guidelines pertaining to transfer credits.