Prepare to lead in the nursing profession.
With an unprecedented demand for nurses of all career levels there comes a growing need for qualified nurse-leaders. A graduate nursing degree can also open doors to executive-level leadership roles and qualify you for teaching positions.
employment rate for MSN graduates within six months
growth rate predicted for nurse practitioners through 2029 (BLS.gov)
median annual salary for nurse practitioners in Indiana (BLS.gov, 2019)
The University of Saint Francis has a strong reputation for preparing competent, caring healthcare professionals. Our MSN program builds upon your existing nursing experience with:
Our program builds upon our long history of outstanding nursing education. The most respected healthcare organizations in the region trust graduates of University of Saint Francis to be well-prepared and ready to serve.
USF understands that many of our students are working nurses; that’s why we offer a flexible hybrid model. You’ll spend time on campus twice a semester for what we call “intensives.” During this in-person learning portion, you’ll participate in lectures, group work, and more. The rest of the semester involves flexible synchronous and asynchronous online learning.
MSN students looking to expand their nursing role can choose from these concentrations:
These concentrations allow students to take courses from USF’s acclaimed MBA, MHA, MOL and master’s of art in education programs.
Once you’ve earned your MSN you can work in a broad range of healthcare settings, including:
With additional training and experience, you could move into supervisory roles or even into administrator positions.
The University of Saint Francis gave me the tools I need to provide the kind of care I want for my patients. I have the foundation from my nursing background, but the building blocks for becoming a nurse practitioner are all right here. They definitely set you up for success.
Brett Burns ‘20
After completing their MSN programs, USF graduates find nursing positions at places such as:
This partial list of employers demonstrates the versatility of MSN programs and the many places a master’s degree in nursing can take you.
Some students use the master of science in nursing (MSN) as a stepping stone into a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) or Ph.D. program, with the goal of working in research, education or public health.
The Master of Science in Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Rooted in Franciscan Values, faculty engage a diverse community of learners to serve society holistically as compassionate, professional nurse leaders.
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