Master of Science in Nursing


Program Director

Janice F. Hansen, RN, MSN, MA

Welcome to Norwich University's Nursing Program

You are the future of nursing and your future has never looked brighter. Our goal at Norwich University's online Master of Science in Nursing program is to equip working nurses, like you, with the relevant knowledge, skills, and experience needed to assume leadership positions in nursing administration, education, and informatics.

As a practitioner myself who, while working full-time, returned to school to complete an MSN degree, I know how challenging it can be to schedule time for work, school, and home. That is why I am pleased to offer you an online CCNE-accredited program that works with your schedule without sacrificing the academic quality that our future nurse leaders and educators require. At Norwich, you will have access to all of the courses, faculty, tools and support you need to complete your degree and make a substantive impact on the nursing profession.

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Janice F. Hansen is the program director for the Master of Science in Nursing program. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York and her MA in Education with an emphasis on curriculum and instruction from Castleton State College in Castleton, Vermont. She continued her studies and earned a MSN with a specialty in medical and surgical nursing from Russell Sage College in Troy, New York. Hansen has an impressive background as an educator, practitioner, and administrator. For more than 13 years, she has held numerous positions at Norwich University both in the undergraduate nursing program and in the online Master of Science in Nursing program. In the education realm, she has held faculty positions in nursing programs throughout New England. As an administrator she has served as the director of education, as a nurse manager, and director of a clinical service in area medical centers. As a practitioner, she has served as the manager of community and occupational health services for the Rutland Area Visiting Nurse and Hospice.

Hansen also serves on the Advisory Board for Norwich's Master of Public Administration program.

Associate Program Director
Kris Cameron, MA

Kris Cameron understands the unique challenges of working full-time and attending graduate school online as she has a MA with a focus on building learning communities in higher education. Shehas nearly a decade of experience in supporting, advising, and advocating for online graduate students to increase student success in their programs. She has also worked as a project administrator for an engineering company, coordinating national projects, organizing and leading subcontractors, and writing and negotiating engineering proposals, contracts, and subcontracts. Kris looks forward to helping you achieve your goals in the nursing and engineering fields.

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Student Services Advisor
Melissa Neilson, MA

Melissa joined Norwich University in February 2018. She graduated with a Master of Arts in Literature and Bachelor’s degree from Union Institute. She has worked as an Program Advisor, Financial Aid Coordinator, and Student Resource Advisor for both undergraduate and graduate students at both Union and Vermont College and has over 15 years’ experience in higher education.

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Featured Faculty

Linda Susan McCord, PhD, MSN, MPA

Susie McCord is an adjunct faculty member in Norwich University’s Master of Science in Nursing program, for which she teaches the health systems analysis course.

She received her RN degree from Kentucky Baptist Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, and was commissioned a lieutenant, junior grade into the Navy Nurse Corps in 1989. Following graduation from Officer Indoctrination School in Newport, R.I., she was stationed at Naval Hospital Portsmouth, Virginia, serving as a staff nurse and nursing night supervisor. Her Navy assignments included duty stations in California, Cuba, Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida, and she was deployed to Saudi Arabia in 1990 and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 2002.  She received her doctorate in 2009, and in 2010, retired with the rank of commander after her 21-year career with the Navy.

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Richard Watters, PhD, MEd

Richard Watters is an adjunct faculty member in the Master of Science in Nursing program at Norwich University. He earned his PhD from the University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia. He has more than 30 years of experience in nursing education, research and practice. Richard is an experienced nurse educator in both undergraduate and graduate nursing education, and has held several program director positions. He has also served in a number of nurse leadership positions including chief nursing officer, and director of nursing research and education. His research interests include nursing leadership, evidence-based practice and nurse preceptorship.

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Jonathon Brown, BSN, MSN, DNP
Janet Davis, PhD, MSN, MBA
Janet Dupont, RNC-OB, MSN, MEd, PhD
Betty Fair, PhD, MSN
Jean Gordon, MSN, RN, CHPN
Jo Anne Grunow, PhD, FNP, MSN
Lisa Hawthorne, PhD, MSN
Nancy Kupka, MPH, MSN, DNSc
Mario Ortiz, PhD, MSN, FNP
Linda Tjiong, MSN, DBA
Hope Williamson, BSN, MSN, ACNP/CNS, NDP