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Master of Science in Nursing

Graduate applications will open in September 2020.

The Master's-prepared nurse assumes pivotal roles to improve the healthcare quality of vulnerable populations and reduce healthcare disparities.

The MSN Program has been revised!

The School of Nursing now offers a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program with an option in either family nurse practitioner (FNP), nurse educator (NE), or population health leadership. Please discuss new degree plans with the Graduate Program Director, Dr. Melissa R. Penkalski.

Degree options

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is designed for registered nurses with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) who wish to advance their career. 

The new MSN program has a core of 22-credit hours with each option having individualized plans of study to meet the degree requirements. 



Accreditation and approval

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice at Missouri State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. The four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has the full approval of the Missouri State Board of Nursing.