Master of Science in Nursing

Few fields evolve as fast as healthcare where new interventions, technology, research and legislation change patient care on a daily basis. In many cases, an associate's or bachelor's degree is no longer enough to qualify nurses for management or educator positions. Today, public health organizations, research institutes, hospitals, colleges, and universities are recruiting nurses with advanced education to fill these key roles.

A master's degree in Nursing from Webster will provide you with the latest nursing theory and research that will prepare you to teach and develop the next generation of nurses or lead nurses in providing best nursing practices.

Specially designed for working professionals, the part-time program has been developed for registered nurses with a BSN and requires the completion of 36 credit hours in three years. In addition to specific courses relevant to nursing leadership and education, you'll take core courses in nursing theory, nursing research, policy and politics, population health, organization and systems leadership, and quality and safety.

You'll learn how to integrate knowledge from science and humanities to improve your practice in diverse settings; apply quality and safety principles within an organization; implement technologies to coordinate care; and apply prevention health concepts to implement culturally relevant care. Graduates of the MSN program are prepared for positions in nursing education or leadership roles in a variety of settings.

The MSN program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and is available at the St. Louis and Kansas City campuses.

Points of Distinction

  • Learn from professionals in the healthcare field who ensure the knowledge you acquire in class can be applied the next day at work and throughout your career.
  • Establish credit for prior nursing education and/or nursing knowledge and skills.
  • Flexible evening format designed to meet the needs of working adults.
  • Individualize electives to meet specific needs.
  • Small faculty to student ratio to ensure close and individualized academic advising.
  • Opportunities for international study.
  • Accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Academic Program

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