Master of Science in Nursing
Notre Dame College

Program Details

The online MSN degree program from Notre Dame College is designed for practicing nurses who are looking to advance their careers as nurse educators. Coursework covers topics like advanced assessment, pharmacology, pathophysiology, nursing educational theory, instructional methods, and curriculum development. Graduates of the program are prepared to:

  • Embody the role of educator within the nursing profession, the community, and the health care system
  • ​Communicate effectively with the health care professionals to develop and nurture collaborative relationships
  • ​Demonstrate clinical reasoning in the application of nursing and multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks to foster optimal client health outcomes
  • Analyze personal and organizational decision making utilizing an understanding of how ethics and values influence health care delivery
  • ​Demonstrate cultural competence that reflects sensitivity to human diversity in a dynamic academic and health care environment
  • Demonstrate competence in leadership roles and a commitment to ongoing professional development for the provision of quality, cost-effective health care, and the advancement of nursing practice
  • ​Utilize nursing research for the promotion of high quality nursing education, health care, and evidence based practice


  • Complete baccalaureate degree with an upper division major in nursing from a program accredited by a nationally recognized nursing accrediting authority (CCNE or NLNAC).
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for the baccalaureate nursing degree.
  • Potential Candidates may be considered with a 2.75 for provisional acceptance for one term only with specific stipulations.
  • Have a current RN license in good standing to practice professional nursing in the United States.
  • One year of experience as a registered nurse.
  • A two page essay that describes the applicants reasons for pursuing graduate study.
  • Submission of a resume or curriculum vitae (CV).
  • All official transcripts.
  • Submit three professional letters of recommendation.

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission