• Program Overview

    Program Overview

    The U.S. population is aging, and the demand for quality healthcare is expected to grow for decades to come. This has led to a significant need for nurses prepared at the graduate level, both statewide and across the nation. Stevenson University Online offers graduate-level preparation with our online master’s nursing education, nursing leadership, and management, population-based care coordination programs. It’s specifically designed for registered nurses with a BSN who want to earn their master’s degree in care coordination, nursing education, or nursing leadership and management. With multiple start dates and accessible online courses, getting your online Master's Degree in Nursing is easy for working nurses ready to expand their career horizons.

    Registered nurses enrolled in Stevenson University’s BSN to Masters in Nursing online program must complete a series of core courses before beginning work in his or her area of concentration. A total of 36 graduate credits are required, along with a one-weekend, on-campus experience at the end of the final semester, during which students will demonstrate the skills they have learned. As registered nurses, those pursuing a master’s in nursing already have busy schedules. To accommodate these schedules, Stevenson University Online offers nursing BSN to master’s classes that can accommodate all schedules. All courses, except the capstone, are offered online in 8-week sessions.

    Students aspiring to earn a Master of Science Degree in Nursing online can choose from three concentrations based on their personal interests and career objectives:

    Online Master's in Nursing Education

    An online master's in nursing education prepares students to become nursing educators in an academic or clinical setting as they implement and evaluate courses using multiple strategies. Upon completion of the master's degree in nursing education online program, graduates will be able to develop curriculum designs appropriate to the educational setting and utilize concepts of health protection, promotion, and maintenance to address the needs of relevant cultures.

    Online Master's in Nursing Leadership and Management

    An online master’s degree in nursing leadership and management provides students with the skills to become leaders in nursing. This concentration includes analyzing managerial difficulties in healthcare and providing resource solutions — as well as promoting best business management practices that improve the health of our citizens. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to apply leadership theories and principles of human resource management to improve and promote nursing care.

    Population-Based Care Coordination

    Preparing students for roles that have increased in demand since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, this concentration includes evaluating quality and safety outcomes within community healthcare systems. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to design a plan of care for specific populations, incorporating knowledge of community resources, healthcare law, and regulations.

    Logo CCNE Accredited 

    The baccalaureate and master's degree programs in nursing at Stevenson University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

  • Admissions / Tuition

    Admissions / Tuition

    • Completed online application.
    • Completion of a bachelor's degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution.
    • Current registered nurse’s license in good standing.
    • Official college transcript from your degree-granting institution; additional transcripts may be required to demonstrate satisfaction of program-specific prerequisites or at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in past academic work.
    • Personal statement.
    • Two Professional Letters of Recommendation Recommendation Form
    • Resume of professional experience.
    Tuition Rate Partnership Standard
    Per Credit $500.00 $625.00
    Per Course (3-Credits) $1,500.00 $1,875.00
    • Stevenson University offers a partnership tuition rate through our relationships with local community colleges, hospitals, and organizations. A full list of our partners can be found here.
    • Stevenson University Online has simplified the cost of your education by eliminating all fees. 
    • Financial aid packages are offered to those who qualify.
    • Students are eligible to transfer up to 6-credit hours from a 4-year institution if applicable.