Program Overview

Online: Consolidated RN - BSN - MSN. A compassionate human connection with each patient. You’ve excelled as a Registered Nurse, now there’s a program that will propel your career to the level employers are seeking. The Sacred Heart online combined Bachelor’s and Master’s of Nursing program was specifically designed to help working nurses earn their BSN and MSN in one continuous course of study.

Our nursing degrees are highly recognized and greatly respected by healthcare leaders seeking a Magnet Recognition Program® designation. Additionally, SHU is consistently ranked among the top master’s colleges in the U.S. in part because of our humanistic core principles. Small rigorous classes and interactive personal attention from our experienced award-winning faculty will prepare you to stand out in today’s complex healthcare industry. A professional who leads from the heart is easy to spot.

The Nursing Education specialization is designed to complement your clinical expertise with teaching and learning strategies to help train the next generation of nurses. You'll learn about curriculum design and evaluation theory, study current issues in nursing education, and practice the instructor role. Sacred Heart's nursing programs encourage personal attention from faculty members and student interaction to promote a meaningful educational experience.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: Yes

    Accreditation & Licensing

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


    • A current, unencumbered RN license
    • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing
    • A GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
    • Résumé
    • Statement of professional goals
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Proof of malpractice insurance

    School Overview

    At Sacred Heart, students are fully supported on their journey to gain greater skills and knowledge to become a change agent for good. SHU offers graduate degree and certificate programs in a convenient and flexible online format. 

    With these online programs, students can schedule and complete courses around their work and personal commitments. 

    Classes are taught by the same renowned faculty as on-campus courses and are available online, 24/7. 

    Once enrolled, students will also be assigned a Student Services Coordinator who will help them throughout the online program journey – from enrollment each term, through graduation.


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