Master of Science in Nursing

Quick Info

  • All classes taken online
  • Coursework completed in 18 months
  • Classes capped at 15 students
Next Session Start Date
December 1, 2014
Application Deadline
November 7, 2014

Thought Leaders with the Skills to Lead and Educate

As our health care system and the policies that govern it continue to evolve, the need for highly competent and forward-thinking leaders in nursing has never been greater. Norwich University’s Master of Science in Nursing program was created to meet that critical need.

Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), our online master's in nursing program equips working nurses with the relevant knowledge, skills, and experience needed to assume leadership positions in nursing administration or education. Through a series of core courses, students develop a broad-based knowledge of health systems as well as essential skills in critical thinking, problem solving, research, evidence-based practice, communications, and management. Students then pursue one of two tracks in nursing administration or nursing education depending on their career goals. Courses in both tracks require students to complete projects based on their current work environments, giving them the opportunity to apply their newly acquired skills in real time and drive positive change within their organizations well before they graduate.

Our expert faculty members, all of whom hold doctoral degrees, work closely with students throughout the program. Small classes of 15 or fewer students and an emphasis on discussion-based learning encourage frequent student-faculty interactions, while a team of dedicated program staff provides students with additional support and guidance as needed.

The Norwich Advantage

  • Developed based on guidelines by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, our master's in nursing online curriculum is highly relevant and applicable to a variety of health care settings.
  • Small classes and students from diverse professional and cultural backgrounds foster in-depth discussions and unique perspectives.
  • Work-based projects allow you to not only test out the knowledge and skills you’re learning in class but also drive improvements within your organization throughout the course of the program.
  • From program start to program finish, you’ll never be alone. Our dedicated nursing faculty and program staff are genuinely invested in your success and will go out of their way to provide the mentorship and support you need.
  • Through our flexible online platform, you can access program content and contribute to class discussions on your own schedule and at your own pace each week.
  • Four start dates per year (March, June, September, and December) allow you to begin the program when it’s most convenient for you.

Career Preparation

A graduate degree from Norwich’s online nursing master's program helps prepare you for a range of leadership roles in nursing education or administration. Potential positions include nurse manager or educator, manager of clinical operations, project director, administrative consultant, health-policy specialist, and staff development consultant. Our graduates work for an array of health care-focused organizations that include public and private hospitals, government health agencies, and pharmaceutical companies.

How to Get Started

With so much to learn and do, it’s easy to lose track of how to get started. Don’t worry: Norwich works hard to make it easy for you. We can guide you through the application process, give you tips on how to get the most out of your Norwich experience, and assist you in getting the required materials for the Master of Science in Nursing program.

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