Online Master of Science in Nursing

Prepare for career advancement with a master’s in nursing from Arizona State University. With curriculum focused on key competencies and transformational leadership, this Master of Science in Nursing degree will prepare you to advance in the field as a nurse leader who impacts patient quality and safety through evidence-based practice.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 08/20/2020


Total classes: 12

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 35

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The master’s degree in nursing is designed for nurses who are thinking about the future and ready to take the next step in their career. This Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education-accredited Master of Science in nursing program focuses on three key areas: evidence-based practice, patient safety and leadership. This program is ideal for nurses looking to gain advanced education and skills in the translation of concepts, practices and principles of leadership.

The master’s in nursing program offers flexible preceptorships and coursework to provide each student with a learning experience that meets their needs and future aspirations. Throughout the program, you’ll learn about leadership, innovative thinking and interprofessional team collaboration. You’ll also have the opportunity to complete clinical work in your current position.

The curriculum includes competencies outlined by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Essentials and the National League for Nursing. Additionally, we include transformational leadership content to help you prepare to transform systems and workplaces for efficiency and improved patient outcomes.

What is the value of a master’s degree in nursing?

 

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) encourages nurses to strive for higher levels of education to enhance quality of care and meet the needs of diverse patient populations. In 2019, AACN endorsed a new position that all nurses should take the next step in their education in an effort to create a highly educated nursing workforce.

Master’s classes in nursing

The courses in the master’s in nursing program focus on improvement science that leads to safe, effective, coordinated, patient-centered health services, improved health outcomes and reduction of health care costs. Explore some of the courses below to learn more.


Core

Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing 


Core

Evaluating Research for Practice 


Core

​​​​​​​Advanced Human Pathophysiology Across Lifespan 


Core

Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics Across Lifespan 


Core

​​​​​​​Individual and Innovation Leadership in Health Care 


Core

Advanced Health Assessment and Health Promotion I


Required

Clinical Prevention and Population Health Practicum


Required

Patient Safety and Health Care Quality Principles, Assessment and Methods


Related careers

With a master’s in nursing, you can prepare to work in an advanced position or a leadership role in the field. During the program, you’ll advance your skills in leadership, research, evidence-based practice, evaluation, critical thinking, health care quality and patient safety. Some possible job titles after earning this degree include but are not limited to:

Charge nurse

Chief nursing officer

Director of nursing

Lead nurse

Nurse manager

​​​​​​​Nurse supervisor

Earn your master’s degree with experienced leaders in health and patient care

Arizona State University’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is the home to world-renowned faculty members including:

  • Countless national faculty nursing awards.
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar.
  • Rosalynn Carter National Leadership Award in Caregiving.
  • Ruth B. Freeman Award from the American Public Health Association.

Earn your master’s degree with experienced leaders in health and patient care

Arizona State University’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is the home to world-renowned faculty members including:

  • Countless national faculty nursing awards.
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar.
  • Rosalynn Carter National Leadership Award in Caregiving.
  • Ruth B. Freeman Award from the American Public Health Association.

Apply to earn your master’s in nursing

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation. Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from a regionally accredited academic institution.

Get your nursing degree among the best

ASU’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation provides a first-class education to students across a wide range of health disciplines. The college distinguishes itself through high-quality instructors and challenging courses and programs.

10+


undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs online.

4,000+


students.

250+


faculty members.

$13.2 million


in research awards.

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