Program Overview

The online MSN degree program from the University of Kansas prepares nurses for leadership roles in various healthcare organizations and settings. Specializations are available in the following focus areas:

  • Nursing Informatics
  • Organizational Leadership
  • ​Public Health Nursing

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

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

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from a nationally accredited program (NLNAC or CCNE).
    • Current registered nurse license in at least one state in the United States.
    • Minimum of one year of clinical work experience as a registered nurse is recommended.
    • Minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
    • Potential for leadership and application of scholarship in nursing.
    • Potential to provide expert service and leadership in functional area.
    • Graduate level statistics course. This course may be completed prior to admission or during the first semester of MS program enrollment.

    School Overview

    University of Kansas is a four-year public research university located in Lawrence, Kansas, at Mount Oread, the highest point in the state. KU is the largest college in Kansas, and has other campuses located in Lawrence, Wichita, Overland Park, Salina, and Kansas City. The University was opened in 1866 after a charter was granted by the Kansas Legislature in 1864. The University of Kansas Cancer Center is the state's only designated National Cancer Institute.

    University of Kansas offers bachelor’s degrees, certificates, master’s degrees, and doctor’s degrees. KU has 13 schools with more than 345 degree programs in 200 fields. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening, weekend, and online.


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