Online Masters in Nursing Directory

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Get the details on programs from across the country with this comprehensive list of not-for-profit schools offering online and hybrid graduate nursing degree programs.

Directory of Masters Degree Programs in Nursing
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University of Florida
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University of Florida

The University of Florida offers one of the largest ranges of specialties in the state in their BSN-to-Doctor of Nursing Practice program, along with a variety of other specialized graduate and post-graduate nursing programs. The dean of the university's college of nursing is a former president of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and the program is reliably ranked in the top ten percent of graduate nursing programs nationwide. The university is transitioning to a model where all students are encouraged to pursue a DNP, but they still provide the option to stop studying partway through the program, receiving an MSN and the option to return to complete the DNP at a later date. This program will continue through 2020.

Your options for a doctorate include nurse-midwifery and many other specialties, including acute care, adult care, family care and pediatrics, neonatal care, and psychiatric and mental health care. There are also many post-graduate specializations available as wholly online courses of study in the same subjects. You can also obtain a wholly online MSN as a clinical nurse leader in cooperation with hospitals in the Florida area.

Address & Contact Info
355 Tigert Hall
Gainesville, FL
(352) 392-3261
www.admissions.ufl.edu
Campus Info
School Type: Campus & Online
In-state Tuition: $9324
Out-of-state Tuition: $25890
Graduation Rate: 84%
Acceptance Rate: 43%
Student Population: 49827
Graduate Student Population: 17167
Student-Faculty Ratio: 21 to 1
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University of Arizona
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University of Arizona

The University of Arizona offers a number of online Doctor of Nurse Practice programs, though they require a visit to the Tucson campus for one week each year. If you pursue an online graduate degree in nursing from UA, you will begin with the August "RISE" event, a five-day intensive summer course. You will pursue your degree as a full-time or part-time student, and some of your courses may actually begin during the RISE event. Nurse practitioner training in pediatric care, adult acute care, family nursing and psychiatric and mental health treatment are all available. Programs for post-graduate certification or dual degrees are also available in these same fields, as well as a generalist option if you aren't interested in specializing.

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1401 E University
Tucson, AZ
(520) 621-2211
admissions.arizona.edu
Campus Info
School Type: Campus & Online
In-state Tuition: $8404
Out-of-state Tuition: $24266
Graduation Rate: 60%
Acceptance Rate: 75%
Student Population: 39086
Graduate Student Population: 8494
Student-Faculty Ratio: 21 to 1
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George Mason University
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George Mason University

George Mason University's College of Health and Human Services offers several master's degree programs in nursing. GMU has been rated one of the top forty graduate nursing programs nationwide by U.S. News and World Report, and the nursing department has received awards for excellence in distance education course design. Many courses are offered online, although the curriculum has not been designed for you to earn a graduate nursing degree entirely from online coursework.

GMU's master of nursing program has four concentrations: nursing administration, nurse educator, RN-to-MSN, and nurse practitioner. The nurse-practitioner program itself has two specialties, focusing on adult nursing and family nursing, both of which have been board certified in the state of Virginia. Shorter programs are also offered in nursing administration and nursing education, designed to build on skills you have already developed if you have earned an MSN in another specialty.

Address & Contact Info
4400 University Dr
Fairfax, VA
(703) 993-1000
admissions.gmu.edu/
Campus Info
School Type: Campus & Online
In-state Tuition: $8192
Out-of-state Tuition: $22952
Graduation Rate: 63%
Acceptance Rate: 52%
Student Population: 32562
Graduate Student Population: 12405
Student-Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
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Georgia State University
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Georgia State University

GSU's graduate programs in nursing are taught through the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions. GSU offers a variety of programs leading to credentials as a clinical nurse specialist or a nurse practitioner. All of the courses offered have online components, and many are offered primarily or wholly online, making it convenient if you reside in the area. Applications are accepted all year round, except for the perinatal clinical specialist and family psychiatric specializations, which only admit students in the fall semester. You can even apply for admission with an associate's or diploma level of RN training, though you will need to do additional coursework.

GSU offers clinical nurse specialist programs in adult health, child health, and perinatal care, as well as nurse practitioner programs for gerontology, pediatrics, women's health and family psychiatrics. You can also pursue a non-clinical degree in nursing leadership with a focus on nursing administration or nursing informatics, with the opportunity to sit for a credentialing exam in either. Finally, you can pursue a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, if you already hold a master's degree in nursing.

Address & Contact Info
33 gilmer st
Atlanta, GA
(404) 413-2000
www.gsu.edu/es/admissions.html
Campus Info
School Type: Campus & Online
In-state Tuition: $7200
Out-of-state Tuition: $28800
Graduation Rate: 48%
Acceptance Rate: 52%
Student Population: 31533
Graduate Student Population: 8050
Student-Faculty Ratio: 20 to 1
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Northern Arizona University
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Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University's school of nursing offers master's programs in family practice, specialist and general nursing, with a strong focus on working in rural communities. NAU's nursing school also works closely with the Native American nations in northern Arizona. You can apply to NAU's nursing program without taking the GRE, or if you have an associate's degree in nursing and a bachelor's degree in another field. However, preference is given if you have three or more years of nursing experience, particularly if it is relevant to your specific program. You will also need a valid nursing license in the state of Arizona.

NAU's program has a strong focus on training family nurse practitioners, particularly those who intend to practice in a rural area. However, a nurse-generalist master's program is also available to broaden nursing training while permitting you to choose an emphasis for your studies. NAU also offers a post-master's certificate program if you have already earned a BSN but wish to become a family nurse practitioner, as well as a doctor of nursing practice program.

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Knoles Drive- Babbitt Administrative Center
Flagstaff, AZ
(928) 523-9011
home.nau.edu/admissions/undergrad.asp
Campus Info
School Type: Campus & Online
In-state Tuition: $6726
Out-of-state Tuition: $17500
Graduation Rate: 49%
Acceptance Rate: 65%
Student Population: 25197
Graduate Student Population: 5008
Student-Faculty Ratio: 20 to 1
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Duke University
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Duke University

One of the top seven graduate nursing schools according to U.S. News and World Report, Duke University offers many MSN programs, including a number of specialties and six wholly online programs. Duke requires you to apply online for a particular track, and admission dates can vary. You can study full or part time, and most classes that are not available online are structured so you only need to attend class once per week. A year of clinical experience is recommended before you start your master's studies, although their Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program specifically requires two years of experience.

Duke offers numerous specialties for nurse practitioners, including acute and primary care for adults and pediatric patients, cardiology, and family and neonatal care. Non-clinical programs in nursing leadership, nursing education and health informatics are also available. If you want a wholly online program, Duke offers them in most of these specialties, though they expect occasional campus visits.

Address & Contact Info
103 Allen Bldg
Durham, NC
(919) 684-2813
www.admissions.duke.edu
Campus Info
School Type: Campus & Online
In-state Tuition: $39260
Out-of-state Tuition: $39260
Graduation Rate: 94%
Acceptance Rate: 19%
Student Population: 15016
Graduate Student Population: 8319
Student-Faculty Ratio: 8 to 1
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University of North Dakota
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University of North Dakota

UND's College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines offers a range of graduate programs in nursing, with an integrated, culturally inclusive curriculum tailored to meet the needs of North Dakota and nearby states. UND also offers the RAIN program, a special project focused on helping Native American students pursue careers in nursing. Given the distances between the states, UND has also led the way in developing distance-based nursing education programs designed to work with students and help make use of their work environments as well as excellent distance education methods.

You can pursue six different specialist nursing degrees at UND, including several as a nurse-practitioner: adult and gerontology practice, family medicine, psychiatric and mental health nursing, and advanced public health nursing. Programs are also offered for nurse-anesthetist and nurse educator positions. All of these are entirely distance-based, and can be completed online with practical exercises at your workplace except for the adult-gerontology specialty, which is on campus. A program for earning a doctorate in nursing practice will start in the fall of 2013, and a PhD program for nursing is also offered with an emphasis on researching rural health.

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University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND
(800) 225-5863
www.und.edu/admissions/
Campus Info
School Type: Campus & Online
In-state Tuition: $6080
Out-of-state Tuition: $16233
Graduation Rate: 51%
Acceptance Rate: 73%
Student Population: 14194
Graduate Student Population: 3055
Student-Faculty Ratio: 22 to 1
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Wilmington University
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Wilmington University

Wilmington University's College of Health Professions offers several master's programs in nursing, including both degree programs and an online post-baccalaureate certificate in legal nurse consulting. Wilmington offers its courses in a range of methods, including traditional classroom meetings at several locations in Delaware and New Jersey, as well as wholly online offerings.

Wilmington offers a traditional nurse practitioner program with focuses in family medicine and adult/gerontology nursing. Their nursing leadership program is offered completely online as well as in two different traditional locations, with focuses on three different specialties - executive nurse leadership, nursing education, and legal nurse consulting (LNC). Enrolling in the LNC program will require a six-credit field practicum, and the class work can only be pursued online. Wilmington also offers a dual-degree MSN program, letting you earn a degree in Health Care Administration or an MBA alongside your master's in nursing.

Address & Contact Info
320 Dupont Hwy
New Castle, DE
(877) 967-5464
www.wilmu.edu/admission/index.aspx
Campus Info
School Type: Campus & Online
In-state Tuition: $7110
Out-of-state Tuition: $7110
Graduation Rate: 43%
Student Population: 10101
Graduate Student Population: 3536
Student-Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
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Tennessee State University
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Tennessee State University

The Division of Nursing at Tennessee State University is the only state-supported nursing master's program in central Tennessee, and has earned a commendation from the National League for Nursing's Accreditation Commission for the quality of its training programs. TSU's courses are offered in a variety of ways, with conventional daytime courses and evening and online options, though some of the specialist concentrations require courses at particular times or in particular formats. Applications are accepted throughout the year, with a July 15th deadline for the fall semester, November 15th for spring, and March 15th for summer. The program is designed to let you work full-time during your first year of classes, with a graduate fellowship program available during your second-year practicum courses.

A general MSN program is available, but many students prefer a concentration. You can pursue nursing education, which includes direct experience with teaching undergraduates, although this program has no online component. A family nurse practitioner program with evening classes is also available, as is a specialization in holistic nursing offered entirely online and designed for the needs of distance-education students.

Address & Contact Info
3500 John Merritt Blvd
Nashville, TN
(615) 963-5111
www.tnstate.edu/oar
Campus Info
School Type: Campus & Online
In-state Tuition: $6480
Out-of-state Tuition: $17960
Graduation Rate: 34%
Student Population: 8930
Graduate Student Population: 2074
Student-Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
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Columbus State University
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Columbus State University

Columbus State University offers an entirely online master's degree in nursing, offered in cooperation with Georgia Southwestern University. Ranked among the top schools in the southern states by U.S. News and World Report, CSU's nursing program boasts a pass rate of over 90% on NCLEX, the national nursing licensure exam, and a faculty who are typically still working in nursing practice, allowing them to design curricula that teach you what you need to know to succeed as a nurse.

CSU's graduate program requires you to hold a BSN as well as a minimum grade point average, a satisfactory GRE score, and professional letters of recommendation in addition to a nursing license. The GRE requirement may be waived if you already hold an advanced degree. There are two concentrations offered: nursing education and nursing leadership.

Address & Contact Info
4225 University Ave
Columbus, GA
(706) 507-8800
www.colstate.edu/future/
Campus Info
School Type: Campus & Online
In-state Tuition: $5573
Out-of-state Tuition: $13968
Graduation Rate: 33%
Acceptance Rate: 56%
Student Population: 8298
Graduate Student Population: 1229
Student-Faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
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University of Central Florida
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University of Central Florida
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4000 Central Florida Blvd
Orlando, FL
(407) 823-2000
www.ucf.edu/admissions/
Campus Info
School Type: Campus & Online
In-state Tuition: $6157
Out-of-state Tuition: $24276
Graduation Rate: 64%
Acceptance Rate: 46%
Student Population: 56106
Graduate Student Population: 8427
Student-Faculty Ratio: 31 to 1
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University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
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University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
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100 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 625-5000
www1.umn.edu/twincities/admissions.php
Campus Info
School Type: Campus & Online
In-state Tuition: $12044
Out-of-state Tuition: $19142
Graduation Rate: 70%
Acceptance Rate: 48%
Student Population: 51721
Graduate Student Population: 18114
Student-Faculty Ratio: 21 to 1
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Michigan State University
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Michigan State University
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Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
(517) 355-1855
www.admissions.msu.edu/
Campus Info
School Type: Campus & Online
In-state Tuition: $12762
Out-of-state Tuition: $25068
Graduation Rate: 77%
Acceptance Rate: 70%
Student Population: 46985
Graduate Student Population: 11064
Student-Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
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University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
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University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
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2624 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH
(513) 556-6000
admissions.uc.edu/
Campus Info
School Type: Campus & Online
In-state Tuition: $11664
Out-of-state Tuition: $22413
Graduation Rate: 49%
Acceptance Rate: 66%
Student Population: 32283
Graduate Student Population: 9834
Student-Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
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Virginia Commonwealth University
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Virginia Commonwealth University
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910 W Franklin St
Richmond, VA
(804) 828-0100
www.vcu.edu/admissions/
Campus Info
School Type: Campus & Online
In-state Tuition: $8684
Out-of-state Tuition: $17951
Graduation Rate: 50%
Acceptance Rate: 71%
Student Population: 32027
Graduate Student Population: 8810
Student-Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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2200 E Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI
(414) 229-1122
www4.uwm.edu/des/admission/
Campus Info
School Type: Campus & Online
In-state Tuition: $9565
Out-of-state Tuition: $22852
Graduation Rate: 43%
Acceptance Rate: 92%
Student Population: 30470
Graduate Student Population: 5231
Student-Faculty Ratio: 21 to 1
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The University of Alabama
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The University of Alabama
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739 University Blvd
Tuscaloosa, AL
(205) 348-6010
gobama.ua.edu
Campus Info
School Type: Campus & Online
In-state Tuition: $7900
Out-of-state Tuition: $20500
Graduation Rate: 67%
Acceptance Rate: 54%
Student Population: 30127
Graduate Student Population: 5245
Student-Faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
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University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
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University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
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4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
(412) 624-4141
www.oafa.pitt.edu
Campus Info
School Type: Campus & Online
In-state Tuition: $17304
Out-of-state Tuition: $29554
Graduation Rate: 78%
Acceptance Rate: 59%
Student Population: 28823
Graduate Student Population: 10452
Student-Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
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Nova Southeastern University
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Nova Southeastern University
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3301 College Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL
(954) 262-7300
www.nova.edu/cwis/admissions.html
Campus Info
School Type: Campus & Online
In-state Tuition: $12892
Out-of-state Tuition: $12892
Graduation Rate: 41%
Acceptance Rate: 53%
Student Population: 28741
Graduate Student Population: 22567
Student-Faculty Ratio: 22 to 1
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Troy University
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Troy University
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University Avenue
Troy, AL
(334) 670-3100
www.troy.edu/admissions
Campus Info
School Type: Campus & Online
In-state Tuition: $4428
Out-of-state Tuition: $8856
Graduation Rate: 33%
Acceptance Rate: 70%
Student Population: 28322
Graduate Student Population: 6075
Student-Faculty Ratio: 20 to 1
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