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.
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.
“We are proud of the 40-year history of the student-centric and personalized approach of the nursing faculty.”
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).
Program Spotlight: Nursing (MSN)
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Text on screen: Stephanie Dribben, DNP, RN, AGACNP-BC, Assistant Professor, Nursing
Here at Webster, we offer the Master of Science in Nursing. Our programs are really focused on students who want to become nurse educators and nurse leaders. They can stay at the bedside as bedside nurses, or they can take positions in leadership for management, in quality and safety or as nurse educators.
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Our program is very student centered in that we know that most of our students are working professionals.
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I'm currently an educator at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, and I wanted to pursue my education more. I decided to come back and get my master's in nursing education.
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The program at Webster is offered in a live virtual modality, so that's a combination of online modules, live synchronous classes.
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It's almost like self-study, so we know what we're supposed to do beforehand. So we go online, we read the chapters, we complete the modules online before class, and that gives us a better knowledge and understanding of the topic that we're going to cover that week.
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We do a lot of discussion and reflection. We use a lot of breakout rooms so that small groups can talk and discuss and reflect and really learn from each other.
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Webster has taught me how I can provide education in a way that is understandable, easily relatable and also retainable so people can apply it in their own practice.
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I think that our program sets students up for success by just giving them the knowledge and the tools that they need to become excellent educators, excellent nurse leaders.
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Instructors want you to be successful. Every instructor that I've seen, every instructor that I've been with, they've been more than accommodating.
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I've had instructors that will say, “If you need me for anything down the road, if you have another class that you're struggling with, I want you to email me. I want you to call me because I'm here for you.” And that's really what I feel like has helped me be successful in this program.
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MSN in Nursing
Find out more about the overall curriculum, electives, learning outcomes and more.
Explore our catalog for more details about courses, modalities and admission requirements for the master’s in Nursing.
This program is offered in the Live Virtual Format to Nurses possessing an unencumbered license to work in Missouri, and the ability to attend practicum offerings at local affiliate organizations.
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
Master’s Degree in Nursing Alumni Work in Many Settings
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 the following 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.
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