Graduate Program in Nursing
Whether you’re looking to earn a DNP in nursing practice or an MSN in nurse education, Messiah College offers graduate programs that will prepare you to serve in your chosen field. With coursework that is predominately online, all Messiah’s advanced nursing degrees and certificates are made to fit the lifestyle of busy professionals.
Doctor of Nursing Practice family nurse practitioner track (BSN-DNP-FNP)
Take your passion for patient care and your nursing career to a whole new level. Advance your career with Messiah’s Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. This degree will prepare those who have a BSN to provide leadership and service by promoting quality, holistic nursing care in an advanced role as a family nurse practitioner. The Doctor of Nursing Practice family nurse practitioner track (BSN-DNP-FNP) provides extensive clinical practice and role preparation in caring for patients across the lifespan from a Christian faith perspective.
Master of Science in Nursing nurse educator track (R.N.-MSN, BSN-MSN)
Advance your career—and the next generation of nursing professionals. In the rapidly changing world of healthcare, there is increasing demand for highly skilled nurses—and even greater demand for the nurse educators who will mentor and prepare them. Messiah College’s Master of Science in Nursing will prepare you to be a nurse educator who is uniquely equipped to lead and teach in a variety of educational and clinical settings. Learn more about nurse educator career paths.
MSN nurse educator track
Messiah’s MSN program is designed for nursing graduates who hold a BSN and are seeking to earn an MSN degree that will help to prepare them for a career as a nurse educator. Our MSN program will help prepare you to take the National League for Nursing (NLN) Certified Nurse Educator examination after meeting the practice requirement for eligibility. It additionally provides a strong foundation should you choose to pursue doctoral study.
R.N.-MSN nurse educator track
This customized degree program is designed for registered nurses who have earned an associate degree or nursing diploma and wish to streamline their education to earn an MSN that will advance their career in nursing education.
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in nursing education
If you are a registered nurse who already holds an advanced degree in nursing (MSN, DNP or Ph.D.) without a focus in nurse education but would like to advance your career as a nurse educator, Messiah offers a CAGS in nursing education. Graduates of the certificate program will be prepared to take the National League for Nursing (NLN) Certified Nurse Educator examination after meeting the appropriate practice requirement for eligibility.
Messiah’s graduate program in nursing offers:
- Central Pennsylvania’s only online MSN nurse educator degree program—The majority of coursework is conducted online with some on-campus sessions throughout the year, designed to fit the schedules of busy working professionals.
- Pennsylvania’s only predominately online BSN-DNP-FNP program and the state’s only DNP-FNP program taught from a Christian faith perspective.
- A DNP-FNP pathway for those holding a BSN, most programs are post‐master’s DNP.
- The academic distinction of a nationally ranked, accredited Christian college.
- The proven success and reputation of our nursing program—Messiah’s nursing graduates are well respected and in demand by regional employers.
- Nursing faculty who are experienced Christian educators, nursing professionals and accomplished scholars who will take time to mentor you in your education, faith and career.
- A 39-credit master’s program that can be completed in two to six years, depending on whether you study full or part time.
- An 86-credit doctoral program that can be completed in x to x years, depending on whether you study full or part time.
- Deferred payment options are available if your employer is reimbursing your tuition.
- A cohort-learning model that helps you to develop meaningful relationships with other students as you progress through the program together.