Master of Science in Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing Overview

The demand for highly educated nurses grows every day. How will you lead?

Aspen University offers a CCNE accredited online Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program for registered nurses who wish to pursue a master’s degree. We designed it for adult learners who want to complete their master’s degree without the on-campus class requirement.

Our theory-based MSN program prepares nurses to assume leadership roles in management, education, and clinical practice within a diverse society and across a spectrum of healthcare settings. Our programs in informatics, forensics and public health are geared to propel your career forward.

Our mission is to enhance the health and quality of life for individuals, families, and communities at local, state and national levels through excellence in teaching, scholarship and practice.

Practicum courses are performed in a clinical practice or academic setting allowing students to apply concepts under the direct supervision of a Preceptor.

Achieve Educational Goals and Career Mobility

  • All courses completed online
  • Full-time students can complete MSN program in 20 months
  • Network as you learn
  • Interact with respected nursing leaders and fellow professionals
  • One-on-one with instructors
  • Achieve economic on your educational investment (many Aspen students receive promotions or earn additional compensation)

Aspen understands trying to fit education into an already busy schedule. Aspen has created interactive, flexible, facilitated, online courses designed to fit around your lifestyle.

Flexible & Affordable

  • Self-paced environment
  • Easy transfer of credits
  • 0% interest monthly payment plans
  • Asynchronous courses (start dates every 2 weeks)
  • Log on day or night
  • Full-time or part-time
  • No prereqs (statistics, pharmacology, physiology, advanced literature)
  • No quizzes and no scantrons
  • Veteran discounts

Aspen University's MSN degree program offers five areas of specialization so that students have the power to personalize their degree by focusing on the areas that best match their individual education and career goals. Students must choose from the following areas of specialization:

MSN Program Goals

Establish Background for Practice from Sciences and Humanities – Integrate scientific findings from nursing, biopsychosocial fields, genetics, public health, quality improvement, and organizational sciences for the continual improvement of nursing care across diverse settings.

Demonstrate Organizational and Systems Leadership – Demonstrate leadership skills that emphasize ethical and critical decision making, effective working relationships, and a system-based perspective.

Articulate Quality Improvements and Safety – Articulate methods, tools, performance measures, and standards related to quality, and apply quality principles within an organization.

Translate and Integrate Scholarship into Practice – Apply research outcomes within the practice setting, resolves complex programs, works as a change agent, and disseminates results.

Use Informatics and Healthcare Technologies – Deliver and enhance care by integrating, coordinating, and using patient-care and communication technologies.

Influence Health Policy and Advocacy – Intervene at the system level through the policy development process and employ advocacy strategies to influence health and health care.

Collaborate to Improve Patient and Population Health Outcomes – Communicate, collaborate and consult with other health professionals to manage and coordinate care.

Apply Clinical Prevention and Population Health Concepts – Apply and integrate broad, organizational, client-centered, and culturally appropriate concepts in the planning, delivery, and management of evidence-based clinical prevention and population care and services to individuals, families, and communities.

Master’s-Level Nursing Practice – Integrate an advanced level of understanding and relevant sciences with nursing practice to create nursing practice interventions.

Download the 2017 MSN Handbook

Download the 2017 MSN Preceptor Handbook

Learn More

Speak to an Enrollment Advisor to learn more about Aspen University's Master of Science in Nursing online.
Phone: 1-800-373-7814

Tuition Rates

  • $975 per Course
  • 12 Courses

  • $11,700 Tuition + Fees

Pay $325 per Month

Each month you'll make just one payment of $325, which we'll apply towards your tuition and fees. Your first payment is due on the first day of class and you'll be charged on the same day each month after that.