Online Master of Science in Nursing - MSN Degree

Graduate Student Handbook

Graceland offers online Master of Science in Nursing programs  (MSN Degree) with specialty tracks in either family nurse practitioner or adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner. Our online graduate nursing programs are designed to provide working RNs the opportunity to pursue a master's degree in nursing 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 online Master of Science in Nursing program, students are required to attend a two-day focus session located at Graceland University's School of Nursing in Independence, Missouri. The Master of Science in Nursing focus session is scheduled in conjunction with the Advanced Practice Competencies Lab.

Graceland offers full-time and part-time options for completing your MSN degree:

MSN Degree Course Delivery and Completion Time

Master of Science in Nursing 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. Master of Science in Nursing requirements include both a full-time and part-time option.
 

Full-Time Option: Flexible part-time or full-time employment with minimal to moderate personal and family obligations.

6-8 s.h. or two courses/trimester

MSN-AGACNP: 47 s.h. total, completed across eight trimesters.

MSN-FNP: 47 s.h. total, completed across eight trimesters.

 

Part-Time Option: Demanding part-time or full-time employment with moderate to high personal and family obligations.

3-4 s.h. or one course/trimester

MSN-AGACNP: 47 s.h. total, completed across 12 trimesters.

MSN-FNP: 47 s.h. total, completed across 12 trimesters.

If you are looking for a distance master's degree in nursing, contact Graceland University today! Our campus for this program is located in Independence, Missouri, near Kansas City.


 

Give us a call today so we can help you plan a great future.
800.833.0524, ext. 4718

Loren D. Spicer, Admissions Representative
Graceland University, 1401 W. Truman Road
Independence, MO 64050
lspicer@graceland.edu

CCNE Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice at Graceland University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. 655 K Street, NW, Suite 7500, Washington, DC 20001, (202)887.6791.
The master’s and doctoral degrees in nursing have full approval status with the Iowa State Board of Nursing.
The baccalaureate degrees in nursing have full approval status with the Iowa and Missouri State Boards of Nursing.