Master of Science in Nursing
Norwich University

Program Details

The MS in Nursing degree program builds on the already laid foundations provided by previous schooling and improves on a student’s critical thinking skills in addition to the core nursing curriculum. The accredited Nursing program equips working nurses with the flexible means and opportunity to earn a valuable degree to advance in the field.

Specialized courses give students the relevant knowledge, skills, and experience needed to assume leadership positions in areas of nursing administration or nursing education. The broad core courses are supplemented with the focused courses associated with each specific concentration, to give the students the most adequate exposure to critical thinking, problem solving, research, evidence-based practice, communications, and management topics.

Choose from two tracks:

  • Nursing Administration
  • Nursing Education

Graduates of the MS degree are well prepared for a range of leadership roles including nurse manager or educator, manager of clinical operations, project director, administrative consultant, health-policy specialist or a staff development consultant. Graduates can also use the degree program as the foundation for careers in other facets of the healthcare industry in positions that public and private hospitals, government health agencies, and pharmaceutical companies.

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Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Norwich University is accredited by:

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Applicaton Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Occupational License, Additional Materials May Be Requested

Additional Info

  • The program ends in a residency at the Norwich University campus in Vermont.
  • An active license as a registered nurse in your state of practice that is unencumbered