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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)


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Mercy and Ethics-Focused

Multiple Start Dates Per Year

Supportive, Expert Faculty

Why Earn an Online MSN from Carlow University?

Earning a CCNE-accredited online MSN degree from Carlow will prepare you to be a changemaker in a variety of roles in education, leadership, women’s health, family care and business. The robust curriculum challenges you to contribute to the quality and safety of healthcare through the heritage and values of the Sisters of Mercy.

Our supportive faculty help students excel as compassionate, responsible leaders. Carlow nursing graduates are ready to embrace the opportunities and challenges of today’s healthcare field through education of future nurses, management of staff, direct patient care or intellectual endeavors.

Accreditation and Awards

Carlow University’s nursing and dual degree programs are accredited and recognized by leading organizations.

  • CCNE-Accredited
  • Yellow Ribbon School
  • Military Friendly®

A CCNE-accredited online MSN in Nursing Education and Leadership degree prepares you to be a change-maker in both nursing education and nursing leadership.

  • Duration: Complete your master’s degree in 15-20 months.
  • Total Credits: Earn your master’s degree in 33 credits.
  • Courses: Low residency, online classes start three times a year.

Deliver ethical and compassionate patient-centered care when you graduate from our CCNE-accredited program.

  • Duration: Complete your degree in an average of two and a half years.
  • Total Credits: Earn your MSN FNP in 49 credits.
  • Courses: 100 percent online classes with a brief residency start two times a year.

Become a clinical expert who serves as a leader in the field of women’s health in our CCNE-accredited program.

  • Duration: Complete your degree in an average of two and a half years.
  • Total Credits: Earn your MSN WHNP in 49 credits.
  • Courses: 100 percent online classes with a brief residency start once a year.

Become an ethical and impactful leader in nursing with an MSN – MBA dual degree. Graduate with two degrees within three years.

  • Duration: Complete two degrees in as few as 36 months.
  • Total Credits: Earn two degrees with 60 total credits.
  • Courses: Low residency, online classes start three times a year.

Help prevent illness and care for patients throughout their lives with this advanced nursing credential designed for those who already hold an MSN.

  • Duration: Complete your certificate in 1-2 years.
  • Total Credits: Earn your certificate in 17-35 credits.
  • Courses: 100 percent online classes with a brief residency start two times a year.

Specialize in the unique needs of women when you earn this advanced nursing credential. The program is designed for learners who already hold an MSN.

  • Duration: Complete your certificate in 2 semesters-2 years.
  • Total Credits: Earn your certificate in 18-35 credits.
  • Courses: 100 percent online classes with a brief residency start once a year.

Make a Difference in Healthcare

45%
Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of advanced practice nurses is expected to grow 45 percent between 2019 and 2029.

117,700
New Jobs

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the growth in the advanced practice nursing field will result in more than 117,000 jobs by 2029.

Succeed with a Unique Online Experience

Flexibility

Carlow’s online programs offer the ultimate flexibility through courses that fit into your schedule, coursework that aligns with your passions and concentrations tailored to your interests.

Expert Faculty

Each instructor brings diverse experiences to the classroom to provide a more well-rounded, multi-perspective, ethical view of the world.

Support

Our diverse community welcomes and empowers. We work to help you achieve success on your terms through a tight-knit community of accessible instructors and fellow students who support their peers.

Student Resources

Our helpful advisers work hard to help you navigate our transfer credit policies and financial aid. We also offer technology support and the Center for Academic Achievement, which offers academic coaches and other resources to enable your success.

About Carlow University

Carlow is a private, co-educational, Catholic university located in the heart of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1929, Carlow’s curricula and partnerships reflect its strong commitment to social justice, along with ethical, forward-thinking and responsible leadership and service to the community. Rooted in its Catholic identity and embodying the heritage and values of the Sisters of Mercy, Carlow offers educational opportunities for a diverse community of learners. Transformational coursework and experiences at Carlow empower learners to excel in their chosen work as compassionate, responsible leaders in the creation of a just and merciful world.