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Learn to Lead or Teach in the Nursing Field with an MSN Degree Designed for Your Career Goals

Nurses are the lifeblood of any health care facility, and they need quality training and effective supervision to keep pace amid today's increasing demands. Complete your Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree at Webster University and become an educator and leader in this dynamic field. Webster’s MSN degree prepares you for the career you seek with the flexible education your life requires.


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Complete an MSN Degree on Your Terms

As a student just completing your bachelor’s degree in Nursing or as a working nurse coming back to school after many years in the field, you can complete a master’s degree in Nursing specific to your career goals. We offer two tracks — Nurse Educator and Nurse Leader — with options that support your schedule.

Classes for the MSN degree are in the Live Virtual format, where students complete online modules prior to meeting via Zoom one night a week. The “Live” portion of the course is a two-hour session where students interact with peers and instructors in an engaging, interactive environment. Students study alongside coworkers, and network with nurses with varied experience. You’ll also engage with our expert faculty who remain active in the nursing community, in everything from humanitarian efforts to industry events. The results of your studies will be meaningful and applicable to your daily professional life.

Choose Webster for a Master's in Nursing Degree

Specialize Your MSN Degree

Get training specific to your goal of becoming a nurse educator or leader when you select from two Webster MSN degree tracks.

Learn From Faculty With Real-World Experience

Study under faculty who have on-the-job experience and understand the challenges — and rewards — of nursing careers.


Susan McFarlan
Meet Our Faculty Members

“We are proud of the 40-year history of the student-centric and personalized approach of the nursing faculty.”

Susan McFarlan
Susan McFarlan

Associate Professor and Chair of the Nursing Department

Network with Other Nurses

Engage with nurses within your cohort or across the local area in a master’s degree in nursing program that offers small, face-to-face classes.

Enjoy a Schedule — and Timeline — That Works for You

Balance life’s demands more easily when you take classes part-time and still complete your MSN degree in 2.5 years.

Have Confidence Receiving an Accredited Education

Get high-quality training built on national standards. Our Master of Science in Nursing degree is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

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Webster’s Master of Science in Nursing Program


What Can You Do with a Master of Science in Nursing?

Join other Webster University alumni nurses working in health care throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area and beyond. Whether you’re an experienced nurse desiring career advancement or higher pay, or pursuing nursing as a second career, your master’s degree in Nursing will qualify you for the job you want.

For example, when you complete our Nurse Educator track, you can teach nursing simulation within classrooms as a clinical nurse educator in health care settings, or as a college or university instructor. Follow our Nurse Leader track and pursue jobs for master’s in nursing, such as:

  • Nurse Manager
  • Unit Manager
  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • Risk Manager

Where Do Master’s Degree in Nursing Alumni Work?

For more than 30 years, Webster’s Nursing program has prepared graduates for work in public health organizations, hospitals, clinics, universities and other settings where nurse education or leadership skills are needed. We maintain partner sites with these nearby health care organizations to ensure quality training of our nurse leaders and subsequent care for our communities:

  • BJC HealthCare
  • SSM Health
  • Mercy and Mercy Hospital South
  • Veterans Health Care at St. Luke’s

Ask your employer about your options for completing a master’s degree in Nursing from Webster University.

Master’s in Nursing Salary

In addition to opening the door to career advancement opportunities, earning your master’s in Nursing can also boost your earning potential. The average salary of a registered nurse working in Missouri in 2021 was just under $68,000, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. With a career move to a nursing instructor, your salary could increase by almost $10,000 per year — and it could be much as $125,000 depending on your location and experience. Choose to become a nursing administrator, and you could earn more than $101,000 — the annual median salary for that role.

Get Started on Your Master’s Degree in Nursing

Take the next step toward earning your MSN degree. We are here to help you get started.


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Contact the Admissions Office to Find Out More

If you have more questions about the program, your application or other enrollment-related inquiries, contact our Admissions Office.

Call 314-246-7800 or 800-753-6765 or send an email to admit@webster.edu.