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Master of Science in Nursing

Take Your Nursing Career to a Leadership Level with this Master’s in Nursing Program.

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Nursing, MSN

Early in your career, you made a commitment to provide high-quality nursing care to those who need it. From injuries and illness to chronic health issues, you do your best to comfort, communicate and heal. It all started with an education, likely a Bachelor of Science (BSN) to fulfill your collegiate nursing education requirements and, perhaps, led to a Registered Nurse (RN) designation. Now, you’re ready for more, an advanced degree to help you take your nursing career to the next level.

Keiser University is here to help. Our Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program offers advanced skills and knowledge in a nurse generalist program to help you keep your career options open, from nurse leadership position within your healthcare system to the role of nurse educator with an accredited nursing program.

At a Glance

Credit Hours

33 Credit Hours


11 Courses


12 - 22 Months*

Week Terms

8 Week Terms

Credit Info

Up to 12 credits of transfer credit

Quick Info

Opportunities for nurse leader or nurse educator roles throughout the healthcare



Financial Aid

Financial aid for those who qualify**

** Speak with a dedicated financial aid counselor to explore all your financial aid and funding options.

* Time to degree completion is an estimate, not intended as a guarantee, and can vary based on many case-by-case factors.

MSN Program Overview

Keiser’s Master of Science in Nursing helps nursing professionals develop the professional skills and knowledge needed to pursue leadership roles throughout the healthcare system. They will refine their abilities for delivering caring, holistic, and effective patient-centered care. Coursework covers health promotion, health systems management, global health, social issues, evidence-based nursing practice, nursing leadership principles, research theory, and more. Graduates of this master’s degree program will be well positioned for nurse leadership opportunities now or move toward a family nurse practitioner designation by transitioning into our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.


The Master’s degree programs in nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-877-6791.

Student First Philosophy

Featuring a “Student First” mentality, Florida-based Keiser University is committed to providing the education students need to excel in their careers and their lives—whether that is in this MSN program or one of our many other Master of Science degree programs. Our commitment to putting students first leads us to offer several learning options, including both on-campus and online delivery formats.

Through this focused master’s in nursing program, we help graduates prepare to become leaders who advance healthcare quality and professionalism, grounded in caring holistically for self, others, and the profession of nursing practice as a whole.

Know Your “WHY”
Commit to Graduation

Wherever you are on your nursing career path, you can take it to a leadership level with the skills you gain from our MSN program. Keiser’s master’s degree is designed to help you qualify for management or teaching positions, pursue better job opportunities and the potential for higher salaries, and prepare for further education at a doctoral or DNP level.

What Can You Expect to Learn

Keiser University’s Master of Science in Nursing offers the education, skills, and credential students need to contribute to the nursing field even as it prepares you to pursue any number of nursing roles in leadership or education. Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Use nursing processes and current research to improve healthcare outcomes
  • Lead interdisciplinary healthcare teams with sensitivity to culture and social issues
  • Advance professional excellence and achievement through lifelong learning
  • Actively influence policy decisions to improve health care that is effective, timely, efficient, and equitable for all members of society
  • Collaborate for best practices in health promotion, disease prevention, quality, safety, and equality

Program Prerequisites

  • A Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited institution.

Program Outline

To receive this master’s in nursing, students must earn 33 graduate semester credit hours. Curriculum includes:

  • Master of Science in Nursing Major Courses
    Leadership and Professional Development in Nursing 3.0 credit hours
    Nursing Theory for Research and Practice 3.0 credit hours
    Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 3.0 credit hours
    Health Systems, Policy and Resource Management 3.0 credit hours
    Research for Evidence-Based Practice and Outcome Management 3.0 credit hours
    Advanced Pathophysiology for Practice 3.0 credit hours
    Principles of Pharmacology for Advanced Practice II 3.0 credit hours
    Behavioral Health Across the Lifespan 3.0 credit hours
    Advanced Health Assessment for Best Practice 3.0 credit hours
    Human Diversity, Global Health and Social Issues 3.0 credit hours
    Translating Research into Practice: Outcomes Management (Capstone) 3.0 credit hours

Career Pathways in Nursing

Upon graduation from our on-campus or online master’s degree program, you will have earned a Master of Science in Nursing as well as gained the abilities you need to:

  • Lead change to improve quality patient outcomes
  • Advance a culture of excellence through lifelong learning
  • Build and lead collaborative interprofessional care teams
  • Navigate and integrate care services across the healthcare team
  • Design innovative nursing practices
  • Translate evidence into practice
  • And more!

Through Keiser’s advanced degree nursing program, you will develop a deeper understanding of what it takes to lead initiatives for improving patient-centered care within your healthcare system and for the field of nursing. You will also be prepared for higher-education opportunities, such as a DNP program, or to pursue nurse leader positions like:

  • Director of nursing
  • Head of department
  • Nurse manager
  • Nursing supervisor
  • Nurse administrator
  • Nursing instructor
  • Nurse research specialist
  • Nurse consultant
  • And more!

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Start Your MSN Program Now!

Have you been thinking about taking your nursing career to the next level, perhaps with an advanced degree program that has all the right accreditations? Keiser University’s Master of Science in Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and offers the guidance, the skill set, and the credential you need to advance your career into leadership or educator roles. Learn more about our master’s in nursing today by Requesting More Info now!

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We understand that today’s students have many responsibilities and obligations in their lives. At Keiser, we deliver the same quality education through different scheduling options to accommodate busy schedules. Whether you choose day, evening, or online classes, chances are, you will find a schedule that fits yours and allows you to fulfill one of the most important commitments you can make – a commitment to your education.

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When you enroll in Keiser University’s programs, you can pursue your educational goals anytime and anywhere you have internet access.
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One Class at a Time

You have the option of taking just one or two classes at a time, allowing you to concentrate on learning while balancing your education with work, family and other responsibilities. With our “students first” focus and small classes, you’ll receive personal attention from your instructors.
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Experienced Faculty

Keiser University’s dedicated, accomplished faculty members are committed to your success. All faculty are prepared and are actively engaged in the fields they teach. You’ll benefit from their wealth of knowledge and real-world experience.
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Dedicated Financial Aid Support

We are here to help guide YOU through the financial aid process to determine what type of aid you may qualify to receive to support your educational endeavors.


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