Master of Nursing (MSN)
Graceland offers online Master's nursing programs with specialty tracks in either family nurse practitioner or nurse educator. Our Master of Science in Nursing online program is designed to provide working R.N.s the opportunity to pursue a graduate degree through the completion of a combination of online cohort courses, on-campus focus sessions and faculty and preceptor-guided practicum experiences in the student's local community.
Over the course of our Master of Nursing programs online, students are required to attend 1-2 focus sessions at Graceland University's School of Nursing located in Independence, Missouri. The focus session is scheduled in conjunction with the Advanced Health Assessment & Advanced Practice Procedure Laboratory courses. The School of Nursing offers full-time & part-time completion plan options:
Course Delivery and Completion Time
MSN courses are offered online via eCollege Learning Management System (LMS) within a 16 week trimester. The School of Nursing offers the following recommendations for completion plan schedule options. Completion times are approximate and may vary depending on each student’s individualized program of study schedule of course offerings.
Full-time Option: flexible part-time or full-time employment with minimal to moderate personal and family obligations
- 6-7 s.h. or 2 courses/trimester
- MSN-FNP: 47 s.h. total completed across 8 trimesters
- MSN-NE: 40 s.h. total completed across 6 trimesters
Part-time Option: demanding part-time or full-time employment with moderate to high personal and family obligations
- 3-4 s.h. or 1 course/trimester
- MSN-FNP 47 s.h. total completed across 12 trimesters
- MSN-NE 40 s.h. total completed across 12 trimesters