M.S. in Nursing

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Online Master of Science Degree in Nursing

A Master’s in Nursing can empower you to advance your career while shaping healthcare at a higher, more strategic level. Earn your seat among healthcare executives and decision makers, and lend your voice as an essential member of practice management and evidence-based care delivery. Further tailor your career with curriculum tracks in either Leadership and Administration in Nursing or Military and Veteran Healthcare. 

Please note: MSN program applicants must possess a bachelor's degree, registered nurse (RN) license, and three years of nursing experience.

Learning Outcomes

The online Master of Science in Nursing will provide the knowledge required to thrive in roles that include nurse manager, chief nursing officer, care quality director, and more. The curriculum will address the latest in pharmacology, health assessments, and quality assurance, as well as rapidly evolving technologies around healthcare technology and nursing informatics. 

You’ll learn how to improve outcomes in areas of quality processes, budget management, and care delivery across the healthcare continuum. The program includes asynchronous online learning paired with on-site practicum experiences.

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  • Our rates haven’t risen once since 2011.
  • We charge the same for in-state and out-of-state students.
  • Tuition rates won’t change as long as you’re a student.
  • No student fees, no hidden fees.

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At CSU Global, we know it’s pretty hard to climb up the career ladder when you’re weighed down with student debt. That’s why we haven’t raised our rates since 2011. We’re committed to staying affordable and putting education before tuition.
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  • Complete your degree on your own schedule.
  • Work from anywhere.
  • Access student support and any resource online.

How Online Education Works for You

The life of a modern learner is a juggling act. When you’re juggling a full-time job and a family, we know it can be easy to drop the ball on your education. But with our flexible, 100% online system, we’ve set you up for success. Complete your schoolwork on your work breaks, after the kids go to bed, whenever -- earn your degree from anywhere, on your own schedule.
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  • We’re regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
  • Our business programs are ACBSP-accredited.
  • 84% of our faculty hold a terminal or doctoral degree.
  • 95% of our alumni would refer a friend or family member

Accreditation Information

CSU Global is not just any online university. We’re regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and our business programs are ACBSP-accredited. With a world-class faculty and programs designed to bring students career success, it’s no wonder that 95% of our alumni would refer a friend or family member to us.


When you earn your master's degree through CSU Global, you will customize it with a track that matches your professional goals or personal interests.


This track is designed to advance your knowledge and skills to become an effective nursing leader. You’ll learn how to critically analyze, evaluate, and develop solutions in response to emerging trends and issues in nursing practice and healthcare. You’ll explore cultural competence, nursing informatics, finance, human resources, and evidence-based practices.

Leadership Courses

NUR510 - Leadership and Human Capital Management

NUR511 - Financial Management for Nurse Leaders

NUR512 - Nursing Leadership and Change Management

NUR513 - Principles of Nursing Research

NUR514 - Nursing Administration Role Practicum


This track will prepare you to serve the unique needs of military-affiliated patients and their family members. You’ll examine the context and structures of the healthcare systems serving military and veteran communities, assess the impact of service-connected injury and disability on quality patient care, and explore the unique cultural attributes associated with the healthcare of military affiliated patients.

Military Courses

NUR520 - Military and Veteran Healthcare Systems

NUR521 - Veteran Healthcare

NUR522 - Military and Veteran Mental Wellness

NUR524 - Military and Veteran Nursing Practicum

Master of Science in Nursing Courses

CSU Global’s accredited online Master’s Degree in Nursing is designed to provide you with a practical knowledge of the field. The program consists of 21 credit core courses and 15 for track specification as part of a full 36-credit master’s degree.

NUR500 Evidenced-Based Research and Quality Assurance in Nursing

NUR501 Advanced Pathophysiology

NUR502 Advanced Health Assessment

NUR503 Advanced Pharmacology

NUR504 Health Policy in Nursing

NUR505 Program Planning for Health Promotion

NUR506 Nursing Technology and Health Informatics

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"The pride I have in achieving a Masters Degree from CSU Global provided me with the confidence to attain the career plan I had envisioned."
- Scott Ryder