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Master's in Nursing


The innovative and student-centered MSN online program from the School of Health Science and Wellness at Northwest Missouri State University gives professional nurses the ability to lead, care, and collaborate across a modern healthcare system for delivery of optimal care.  Tracks within the degree are focused on the role of a nurse executive/administration and nurse educator. 

$10,500 Total Tuition
In as little as 12 months Program Duration
30 Credit Hours

Taught by experienced, supportive faculty, our advanced nursing courses provide the evidence-based approach you need to provide patients a higher level of expert care. You will learn how to implement evidence-based practice to assist in your role as a nurse administrator or nurse educator. The program will teach you to integrate nursing standards of care and ethics into your daily practice as a graduate nurse. And will build your knowledge of leadership skills, educational methods, and healthcare policy to advance your professional practice.

Program Documents

Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

  • Appreciate the impact of culture and diversity within nursing and global health initiatives.
  • Assess nursing theories and concepts toward the role of a professional nurse
  • Evaluate principles of prevention and health promotion when providing care to individuals, families, and communities
  • Influence effective professional communication and collaboration to provide quality client care Interpret research findings that influence evidence-based practice nursing
  • Foster a process of lifelong learning in the development of one's self, nursing practice, and the profession
  • Develop evidence-based quality improvement initiatives to enhance healthcare outcomes. 
  • Formulate leadership skills and knowledge of healthcare policy, fiduciary responsibility, and regulatory systems to advance high quality, safe, professional practice
  • Examine professional values, ethical, and legal aspects of nursing into one's professional practice
  • Integrate health information technology into nursing practice to deliver quality client care

The Northwest Missouri State University Master of Science in Nursing (delivered through distance education) holds pre-accreditation status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation, located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20037, 202-909-2526. Holding pre-accreditation status does not guarantee that initial accreditation by NLN CNEA will be received.

Northwest Missouri State University, Master of Science in Nursing program is pursuing accreditation from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA), located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20037; phone 202-909-2526. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments in writing directly to NLN CNEA, attention Lesleyan Jackson, NLN CNEA Manager, Accreditation Services, no later than April 7, 2021.


How to Apply

After clicking the "Begin Application" button, utilize these application instructions to help you in the process:

  1. Choose All Graduate Applicants
  2. Create a login ID and PIN number
  3. Choose your application type as: 01. Online Professional Grad
  4. Enter personal information
  5. When filling out your application under the planned course of study: Choose the track you want: MSN- Nurse Educator or MSN- Nurse Executive/Administration
  6. Complete application in full and submit!

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Our MSN online program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition, which is the same for in-state and out-of-state students.

$350 Per Credit Hour
$10,500 Program Tuition

Tuition Breakdown

Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Fee Per 3-Credit Hour Course Per Program
MSN $350 $30 $1,050 $10,500

Important Refund Information

1st day of class Last date for 100% refund for dropped course
2nd day of class Last date for 75% refund for dropped course
3rd day of class Last date for 50% refund for dropped course
4th day of class Last date for 25% refund for dropped course

Required Fees:

Application fee: $50
Required fee per course: $30
Graduation fee: $56



Term Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Due Last Class Day
Summer 1 05/11/21 04/27/21 05/03/21 05/04/21 05/06/21 06/25/21
Summer 2 06/28/21 06/14/21 06/18/21 06/21/21 06/23/21 08/13/21
Fall 1 08/18/21 08/04/21 08/10/21 08/11/21 08/13/21 10/08/21
Fall 2 10/18/21 10/04/21 10/08/21 10/11/21 10/13/21 12/10/21
Spring 1 01/12/22 01/04/22 01/04/22 01/05/22 01/07/22 03/04/22
Spring 2 03/14/22 02/28/22 03/03/22 03/08/22 03/09/22 04/29/22


Full Admission

  • An official undergraduate transcript from an accredited nursing program showing you have completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in BSN course work
  • Unencumbered United States issued Registered Nursing license

Conditional Admission

  •  An official undergraduate transcript from an accredited nursing program showing you have completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0-2.4 in BSN course work
  • Unencumbered United States issued Registered Nursing license
  • Requirements to receive full admission:
    • Must earn grade of B or higher in the first two MSN core courses or be subject to suspension for one calendar year. 
    • First two courses are taken singly and cannot be taken expedited (2 courses at a time)

MSN Student Handbook View PDF

**All students must maintain the required 3.0 GPA through graduate course work as specified in the following policy:

Grade Point Average: Minimum Required for Graduation

  • The overall grade point average must be 3.00 (“B”) or above in the major study area. All graduate coursework taken at Northwest must average 3.00 or above, with no more than six hours of “C,” and no hours of “D” or “F”. Transfer credit grades do not apply to calculating the 3.00 GPA in courses taken at Northwest.

You can send your official transcripts directly from the school through the mail or electronically through email if your school issues transcripts electronically. You will want to check with your individual school(s) to see if electronic is an option for you. For applicants who have received their bachelor’s degree from Northwest, your transcripts will be requested for you by the graduate office. 

If you are sending your transcript through the mail, you can have your transcripts sent to the following address: 

Northwest Missouri State University 
Graduate Office 
800 University Drive 
Maryville, MO 64468 

If you are sending your transcript through the email, you can have your transcripts sent to this email address: or



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