What makes Messiah's graduate programs 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 family nurse practitioner (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 online MSN nurse educator degree and post-graduate certificate programs and a unique online post-BSN to DNP-FNP degree programs. Coursework for all programs is conducted asynchronously online, with several synchronous online sessions and optional 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 offer small class sizes that help you develop meaningful relationships with other students and faculty. Throughout the program, including during clinical courses, you’ll connect and communicate 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.

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Messiah College is now accepting applications for our post-BSN Doctor of Nursing Practice: family nurse practitioner program.
Portrait of Kate Bilger

Kate Bilger

MSN, '16
"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."