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Nursing (MSN)

Our Master of Science in Nursing is recognized as a leading accredited program known for academic excellence and facilitating the adult learner to achieve their professional goals.

Degrees & Offerings
  • MSN
Format Option(s)
  • Online
Program Contact
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Commonwealth University - ۺŮsburg's progressive, challenging curricula — along with distinguished experienced faculty — provide vital knowledge and skills to develop competence in the multifaceted roles of advanced nursing practice. Graduates are prepared to pursue a career as an Advanced Practice Nurse, to assume leadership roles, and the opportunity to specialize in areas like population health, administration, nursing informatics, or school health.

MSN Program Options

  • MSN Nurse Practitioner — Specializations include: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN Public Health — 100% online with specializations in Public Health Nursing or School Health Nursing (Certified School Nurse)
  • MSN Administration and MSN/MBA Dual Degree — 100% online, dual-degree option
  • MSN Informatics - Nurse Informatics is a sub-specialty of Nursing that combines nursing, information technology, and data analytics.
  • MSN for nurses currently practicing as CNM - This option offers credit for clinical accomplishment and enables these nurses to complete core competencies of an advanced nurse without needing to repeat clinical requirements.

The Husky Difference

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The master's degree program in nursing at ۺŮ is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K St. NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
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Our nursing program is ranked 8th of 76 schools in Pennsylvania according to RNCareers.org. In addition, we’re ranked 67th in the Mid-Atlantic region by NursingSchoolAlmanac.com.
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College of Distinction
ۺŮsburg's nursing program has earned national recognition as a College of Distinction, honored for its excellence, value, and high-impact practices.

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CCNE Accredited

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education - 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750 - Washington, DC 20001 - P: (202) 887-6791 - F: (202) 887-8476

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MSN Program Goals

Preview MSN graduate program outcomes and competencies.

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Recognized as a leading accredited undergraduate and graduate level nursing program, ۺŮ prepares future nurses for a wide range of careers in critical care, obstetrics, pediatrics, rehabilitation, trauma, home care, and other clinical specialties and case management.

Applying to Graduate Programs


  • Application Process

    Review the step-by-step application process for graduate school at Commonwealth University. (Note that Physician Assistant has a specific application through CASPA which can be located on the program webpage)

  • Begin your application online. ( Note: This link applies to most graduate programs, but if applying to Physician Assistant, please access the CASPA link on the program webpage).

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