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What makes Messiah College’s graduate program in nursing unique?

From the flexibility of online coursework to the academic distinction of being a nationally ranked Christian college, there are many reasons to chose Messiah College to advance your education and career in nursing. 

  • Messiah’s academic and faith-based distinctive: Messiah’s reputation as a nationally ranked Christian college that provides quality academics in a faith-based context uniquely benefits you as a student in our nursing program. Our curriculum includes courses that focus on spiritual formation, ethical decision making and the application of Christian principles to nursing education. We are one of the few colleges in Pennsylvania to offer a DNP-FNP program taught from a Christian faith perspective. Messiah’s nursing faculty are experienced Christian educators, nursing professionals and accomplished teacher-scholars who encourage and mentor students. Small class sizes enable professors to provide you with personalized attention and meaningful interaction.
  • The flexibility and convenience of online programming: Messiah College offers Central Pennsylvania’s only online MSN nurse educator degree and certificate programs, and one of Pennsylvania’s only online BSN-DNP family nurse practitioner degree program. Coursework for all programs is conducted primarily online, with several on-campus sessions offered throughout the year. (Students living outside of the area are able to participate in on-campus sessions remotely via the College’s web conferencing software.) Messiah’s unique mix of course delivery allows you to work at your own pace online and still have the opportunity for face-to-face interaction with your professors and classmates.
  • Your connection with classmates: Our advanced nursing programs use a cohort-learning model that helps you develop meaningful relationships with other students as you progress through the program together. Throughout your program, including during clinical courses, you’ll connect and communicate with faculty and classmates in your cohort both synchronously (live) and asynchronously (on your own schedule) via webcams, discussion forums and other interactive features of Messiah’s online learning community.
  • The comprehensive focus of our curriculum: Messiah College’s nursing programs emphasize ethical and critical decision making; evidence-based nursing knowledge and practice; use of current technology to enhance communication and delivery of patient care; understanding of contemporary healthcare policy and advocacy strategies; interprofessional communication and collaboration; and application of culturally humble care concepts across diverse patient populations.

Kate Bilger

MSN student, maternal newborn nurse
“I would definitely recommend Messiah’s MSN program to anybody who doesn’t have a normal schedule week to week and needs to do the classwork on their own time. The program is online and that fits into my schedule because I rotate between day shift and night shift.”

Read more about Messiah’s graduate programs in nursing and students in the spring edition of Nursing News. Read the full newsletter here.