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Program Overview

Oral Roberts University’s Master of Science in Nursing is a virtual program that can equip you to advance your nursing career and share your passion by teaching others at the postsecondary level. You will graduate with advanced nursing competencies and gain dynamic new skills that make you even more marketable for this in-demand profession.   

More than this, our commitment to educating your whole person—mind, body, and spirit—can truly set you apart by enhancing your abilities—to lead, serve, and care for others. This innovative and accelerated MSN empowers you to expand your career through elevated skills and the insights needed to impact lives in a tangible way.

How will a MSN advance my career?

Our unique mission to develop Spirit-empowered leaders will enable you to accelerate your professional skills and help meet today’s rising demand for MSNs. While serving in your preferred environment, the MSN will allow you to create a unique and flexible career for yourself. Potential occupations for the MSN holder include:

  • Nurse Education (teaching faculty, postsecondary)
  • Research Nurse
  • Nurse Administrator
  • Academic Simulation Lab Specialist
  • Nurse Educator for Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical and Health Services Managers

What distinct courses will I take?

To earn an MSN, you will take various courses such as:

  • Scholarship and Research
  • Immersive Technology and Informatics
  • Leadership and Systems Management
  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Curriculum Design and Implementation
  • Curriculum Evaluation

How long will it take me to graduate?

This program is 34.5-credit hours. You could complete this degree in as little as 24 months when you enroll full-time. We consider full-time enrollment for this program as taking one 3-credit hour course over a 7-week term with 6 terms per year. You take each course with those you enter the program with and meet up with your instructor in a webinar 4 times in each course.

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How much does this program cost?

Our affordable tuition means your finances go further. In addition, many students benefit from federal aid and our interest-free payment plan. To view your cost, click here.

Reasons to complete my ORU degree Virtually

  • Attend classes from anywhere...in the world
  • Live. interactive lectures in real-time through high-definition video conferencing
  • Taught by ORU on-campus faculty
  • Interact and engage with fellow students and professors in and out of the virtual classroom
  • Access to ORU Virtual resources 24/7
  • Fully accredited and Spirit-empowered degree program

CCNE Accredited

The master’s degree program in nursing at Oral Roberts University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
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