Master of Science in Nursing

Online Master of Science in Nursing at Norwich University

Quick Info

  • Coursework completed in 18 months
  • Personalized Support
  • Classes capped at 15 students

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Next Session Start Date
Monday, June 4, 2018
Application Deadline
Monday, May 14, 2018

What you'll need »

A completed application includes the following:

  • Application form
  • Resume
  • Official transcript of your undergraduate degree from a regionally or nationally accredited university
  • Letter of intent
  • Letter of recommendation from a professional or academic contact
  • Fulfillment of any additional program-specific requirements

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Thought Leaders with the Skills to Lead

As our complex 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 and has evolved to meet that critical need to improve outcomes in health promotion, health care policy and systems.

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 and leadership, education, and informatics. 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 three tracks in healthcare systems leadership, nursing education, or nursing informatics depending on their career goals. Courses in all 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.

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 healthcare 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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