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Master of Science in Nursing

Program Details

The online MSN degree prepares practicing nurses and professionals within the health care community for leadership nursing roles in education or administration. Curriculum focuses on core courses in informatics, leadership, ethics, theory, public policy, and research.

Specializations include:

  • Nursing administration
  • Nursing education
  • Family nurse practitioner


Degree completion requires from 42-46 credits, depending on specialization.

Application requirements: 3 references from peer, supervisor and prior faculty. BSN from an accredited institution. Cumulative GPA 3.0. All official transcripts. Career statement. Resume or CV. Active unrestricted, unencumbered RN license in the US. Must have statistics and health assessment as an undergrad with a B or better (If the applicant did not have statistics or health assessment as an undergrad, recommend that they take the courses at SJC and apply once the courses are complete).TOEFL if needed.

Accreditation & Licensing

New England Commission of Higher Education

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


Not authorized in:  Arizona, Delaware, Louisiana, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, and West Virginia. The FNP track is not approved in New York.