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Online Master's Degree In Nursing

Choose an online master’s degree in nursing that matches your goals.

Explore Our Nursing Master's Program

Stevenson University Online offers you a Master of Science in Nursing program that lets you expand your career horizons. Our online 36-credit hour nursing master’s program offers concentrations in nursing leadership and management, forensic nursing, education, and population-based care coordination. Courses are offered in convenient 8-week sessions, 6 times a year. Many of our students are working registered nurses, so you will be joining an online community of colleagues looking to make significant impacts in nursing and healthcare, and improve health outcomes across various populations.  

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


  • Careers

    Careers for Nursing Graduates

    • Clinical Development Specialist
    • Nurse Director
    • Director of Nursing Education
    • Assistant Professor of Nursing
    • Case Manager
    • Nurse Navigator
  • Program Concentrations

    Choose from four online Master of Science in Nursing concentrations based on your personal interests and career objectives:

    • Forensic Nursing

      Stevenson’s master’s in Forensic Nursing is a specialized program for today’s front line health care professionals. The concentration equips you with the ability to combine advanced nursing skills and knowledge with evidence-based scientific investigation and trauma treatment. This focus will allow you make more significant impacts on diverse populations. The 36-credit hour program is offered 100% online with courses offered in six separate 8-week sessions each year.  

      Concentration-Specific Course Requirements

      • NURS-615: Advanced Health Assessment 
      • FSCOR-601: Foundations of Justice 
      • ED-606: Socio-political and Cultural Influences on Families, Organizations, and Communities 
      • FSCI-762: Expert Witness Preparation and Practice 
      • NURS-620: Introduction to Forensic Nursing 
      • NURS-737: Graduate Nursing Capstone 
      • NURS-765: Forensic Nursing Practicum

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    • Nursing Education

      Stevenson’s master’s in Nursing Education is ideal for nurses who want to become Nurse Educators in academic or clinical settings.  The concentration gives you the know-how to implement and evaluate educational programs using various proven strategies. This 36-credit hour master’s program is offered 100% online with courses offered in six separate 8-week sessions each year. 

      Concentration-Specific Course Requirements

      • NURS-610: Advanced Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 
      • NURS-615: Advanced Health Assessment 
      • NURS-632: Curriculum Design: Innovation 
      • NURS-635: Teaching and Learning Strategies/Evaluation 
      • NURS-642: Instructional Media in Education 
      • NURS-736: Nursing Education Practicum 
      • NURS-737: Graduate Nursing Capstone 

      The Cohen Scholars Program 

      Stevenson University offers scholarship through the Cohen Scholars Programs for individuals interested in obtaining a Nursing Education master’s degree. The Maryland Nurse Support Program II provides funding for Cohen Scholars to complete the graduate degrees (MS, MSN, DNP, PhD, EdD) and core education coursework to become nurse educators, nurse faculty, clinical educators, professional development specialists, nurse residency specialists, or other nurse educators in hospital education roles. Cohen Scholars receive awards ranging up to the sum of all tuition and mandatory fees for courses in the approved nursing plan of study at participating Maryland public and independent colleges and universities. Candidates must apply for the scholarship through Stevenson University. 

    • Nursing Leadership/Management

      Stevenson’s master’s in Nursing Leadership/Management provides you with the skills necessary to become an adroit leader in nursing. Course work in the concentration also enables you to develop the knowledge to tactfully analyze and solve managerial difficulties in healthcare to achieve optimal outcomes in business management and patient care. This 36-credit hour master’s program is delivered 100% online with courses offered in six separate 8-week sessions.  

      Concentration-Specific Course Requirements

      • NURS-650: Organizational Behavior in Health Care 
      • NURS-652: Health Care Finance: Challenges of the Future 
      • NURS-660: Planning for Evidence-Based Practice 
      • NURS-662: Quality Management in Health Care 
      • Graduate Level Elective 
      • NURS 750 Nursing Leadership/Management Capstone 
    • Population-Based Care Coordination

      Stevenson’s master’s in Population-Based Care Coordination prepares you to meet the healthcare career demand associated with the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This concentration will include evaluating quality and safety outcomes within community healthcare systems. This 36-credit hour master’s program is delivered 100% online with courses offered in six separate 8-week sessions. 

      Concentration-Specific Course Requirements

      • NURS-600: Managerial Epidemiology and Statistics 
      • NURS-670: Communication and Conflict Resolution 
      • NURS-672: Population-Based Care – Vulnerable Populations 
      • NURS-674: Professional/Legal Issues in Population-Based Care 
      • Graduate Level Elective 
      • NURS-760: Population-Based Care Coordination Capstone 
  • Courses

    Core Courses that You Will Take

    • NURS 515 Concepts of Nursing Informatics
    • NURS 520 Quantitative Methods in Nursing Research
    • NURS 530 Qualitative Inquiry in Nursing
    • NURS 547 Global Health Care Perspectives
    • NURS 557 Project and Resource Management
  • 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 transcripts from all previous academic work. If the transcripts are from an institution located outside of the United States, students must submit an official course-by-course transcript evaluation from an organization that is a current member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A member list is available on the NACES website.
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in past academic work.
    • Personal statement.
    • One Professional Letter of Recommendation from a current or past supervisor: Recommendation Form
    • Resume of professional experience.
    Tuition Rate Standard
    Per Credit $625.00
    Per Course (3-Credits) $1,875.00
    • Stevenson University offers a partnership tuition rate through our relationships with local hospitals and organizations. A full list of our partners can be found here.
    • Stevenson University Online has simplified the cost of your online master's degree by eliminating all fees. 
    • Financial aid packages are offered to those who qualify.
  • Certificate Options

    Certificate Options

    Stevenson offers 15-credit, online nursing graduate certificates in:

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Student Spotlight

Theresa Johnson

Masters In Nursing
Registered Nurse, Theresa Johnson, returned to pursue her RN to BS degree with Stevenson University Online after 20 years in the field. She is currently working on her MS as well, in hopes of becoming a nurse educator.
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