ANSWER YOUR CALLING AND ADVANCE YOUR NURSING CAREER
EARN YOUR MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING COMPLETELY ONLINE
An in-person, on-campus program is also available. Please click here for more information.
ADVANCE YOUR CAREER AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS WITH AN ONLINE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING. THE 34-CREDIT HOUR PROGRAM OFFERS SPECIALIZATIONS IN PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING, NURSE EDUCATION, OR NURSE MANAGEMENT.
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Learning Online at Hartford
The online Master of Science in Nursing consists of 34 credits and can be completed in 24 months. Semesters are divided into two seven-week sessions and students take one class at a time. The program allows practicing nurses to continue working full-time while completing their MSN degrees on a part-time basis. The program is also offered in an on-campus format. Courses meet on campus one evening per week. Click here for more information.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Apply theoretical framework and principles to support proposals and ideas
- Conduct evidence-based projects within an ethical, legal, and organizational framework
- Influence and advocate for healthcare policies and practices that best serve the health-promotion and disease-prevention needs of individuals, groups, and populations
The Nursing Education specialization prepares you for advanced roles in academic and service settings. Our program focuses on curriculum development and foundational knowledge in theories of teaching and learning, and provides flexible and practical experiences in academic and healthcare settings.
The Nursing Management specialization focuses on principles of leadership and administration. We provide a theoretical and practical approach to prepare you for advanced positions as nurse leaders/managers in acute care, long-term care, and community settings.
Healthcare reform places a demand for nurse leaders in the area of population health in community and global settings. The Public Health specialization includes the science of public health, foundations of public health theory, and healthcare policy and politics. Students are prepared to synthesize nursing practice and public health theory to promote and preserve the health of families, aggregates, communities, and populations.
As part of the University of Hartford’s College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, the Master of Science in Nursing has programmatic accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and regional accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
Questions or Concerns
Please direct questions to your dedicated Online Admissions Counselor
Financial aid is available to those who qualify. If you would like to get started with the financial aid process, please fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov using the University of Hartford school code: 001422.
TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR ADMISSION, YOU MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
- Current RN licensure or eligibility for licensure as a registered nurse (RN) in the state of Connecticut. (RNs who hold licensure in states other than Connecticut do not need to apply for CT licensure to be admitted.)
- Possess a bachelor’s degree in nursing from a NLNAC or CCNE accredited institution*
- 3.0 undergraduate GPA or completion of 6 credits at the graduate level with a minimum 3.3 GPA
- Minimum one year of clinical experience
*Nurses who hold a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree in fields other than nursing are welcomed to apply.