What makes Messiah's graduate program in nursing unique?

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

  • Messiah’s academic and faith-based distinctive: Messiah’s reputation as a nationally ranked Christian university that provides high-quality academics in a faith-based context, which 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 universities 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 scholars who encourage and mentor students. Small class sizes enable faculty to provide personalized attention and meaningful interaction.
  • The flexibility and convenience of online programming: Messiah University offers online MSN and DNP pathways. Most coursework is conducted asynchronously. Messiah’s unique mix of course delivery options accommodate a variety of work schedules and incorporate opportunities for face-to-face interaction with faculty 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. A variety of tools and interactive features within Messiah’s online learning community are used to enhance student engagement and collaboration.
  • The comprehensive focus of our curriculum: Messiah University’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.

Nursing News

Learn more about our nursing students and department faculty in the latest edition of the department newsletter, The Handoff Report.
The Handoff Report
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."