Master of Science in Nursing


  • Center City Campus
  • Dixon Campus
  • College of Nursing

Degree Earned

  • Master of Science in Nursing

Program Type

  • Online

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) prepares graduates to be advanced practitioners at the forefront of healthcare, serving in a variety of roles.

The curriculum is predicated on the belief that professional nursing is an art and a science incorporating theory, research and clinical practice. All students enrolled in the MSN program share a core curriculum. Specialty areas, with the exception of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Nurse Anesthesia Program, require 36 credits. Two- and three-year study options are available.

If your ultimate goal is a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), learn about our DNP-Post Baccalaureate Entry program.

Our Advantages

Highlights of recent graduates:

  • Demonstrate pass rates higher than the national average on certification exams
  • Enjoy 98% job placement rate (those who pursue employment following graduation)
  • Earn starting salaries ranging from $55,000 to $115,000

Jefferson Nursing graduate students:

  • Take online or combination online/on-site courses
  • Access a large number of resources at Scott Memorial Library, including online journals, textbooks, multimedia and clinical databases
  • Learn from professionals who are active in clinical practice and research, are regularly published in prestigious journals and serve as leaders in state and national organizations

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