Online Master of Science in Nursing

Online Master Degrees and Post-Graduate Certificates

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Master of Science in Nursing

The world of nursing is constantly changing, and for 50 years, Graceland has been changing with it by dedicating ourselves to providing the most up-to-date online graduate nursing programs and content possible.

MSN-FNP – Family Nurse Practitioner

MSN-AGACNP – Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

MSN-PMHNP – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

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Post-Graduate Certificates

Graceland’s programs are accompanied by clinical or practical experience, which allows the master’s prepared RN to apply theory and current research to specialized professional practice in the nurse practitioner or nurse educator role

Students admitted to an online certificate program are not matriculated for an academic degree. A certificate is awarded upon completion of the education requirements.

“At Graceland, they did not waste my time with busy work. They made every effort to ensure each assignment was concise, to the point, worthwhile, and a good learning opportunity. This is truly the thing I most appreciated about my time at Graceland….who has time for fluff??? Not me!”

– Leah Torbett ’14

Our online graduate 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.

 

MSN Degree Course Delivery and Completion Time

Master of Science in Nursing courses are offered online via the Brightspace 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

    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.
    • MSN-PMHNP: 47 s.h. total, completed across eight trimesters.
  • Part-Time

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