Online MSN Programs

Nurse Educator — Nurse Administrator — Clinical Nurse Leader — Nursing Informatics

The online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program from Queens prepares you to be a collaborative nursing leader to improve healthcare through education, administration, advanced clinical practice, or data implementation. At the start of this online MSN program, you will build a complex knowledge base of nursing research, informatics, theory, and health policy.

Queens also offers an RN to MSN pathway. If you are a registered nurse with an active RN license, you can earn your MSN with Queens in just over two years. Take two additional courses prior to the MSN core curriculum and you will be on your way to career advancement. If you already have BSN or bachelor’s degree in another field, you will then focus on coursework that specifically supports your career goals through your choice one of four MSN tracks.


There’s no GRE and no application fee required in this CCNE-accredited program.*


4 MSN Tracks to Support Your Career

The nursing field is expanding rapidly in the number of positions and titles available — with 1.8 million positions needing to be filled between 2014 and 2024.1 Nurses are taking on greater responsibilities in patient care, leading executive teams, and educating future generations. The MSN tracks in Queens’ online MSN program were designed to prepare nurses for this changing paradigm and ready you for career excellence.

1. Clinical Nurse Leader MSN Track

As a CNL, you will improve patient outcomes and quality of care. Working within interdisciplinary teams and directly with patients, you will act as the bridge between the two, synthesizing data and implementing evidence-based care. The presence of a CNL has proven to decrease infections, falls, pressure ulcers, and readmissions, and to improve medication adherence.

Your CNL MSN track coursework includes management of the care environment and clinical outcomes, ethics in clinical leadership, risk analysis and pharmacotherapeutics.

You will emerge as a strong leader with excellent decision-making skills — someone who can develop and implement processes and professional development plans to improve healthcare for patients and the organization. A post-master’s certificate is also available. Learn more here.

2. Nurse Administrator MSN Track

As a nurse administrator, you will work as part of an executive team to make critical business decisions that affect patient care and the wellness of the organization you represent. Your continuing challenge is to manage the balance of the access, cost, and quality of healthcare for your organization.

The coursework for this MSN track focuses on executive leadership and management skills, as well as financial management, so you can be most effective in working within interdisciplinary teams. Coursework is integrated with the Nurse Educator track which complements your education. A post-master's certificate is also available. Learn more here.

3. Nurse Educator MSN Track

As a nurse educator, you will work in academic or clinical settings to advance the knowledge and skills of current and future nurses. Combining your past experiences with new knowledge, and the skills to impart them, you’re able to inspire the next generation of nurses towards a passionate career dedicated to excellence in service.

This MSN track prepares you to become an excellent teacher. It focuses on curriculum development, teaching strategies, and methods for student and program evaluation. Coursework is integrated with the Nurse Administrator track which complements your education. A post-master's certificate is also available. Learn more here.

4 . Nursing Informatics MSN Track

The Nursing Informatics track will prepare you to participate in the analysis, design and implementation of information and communication systems. This track helps you develop expertise in nursing informatics and information technology as well as the effectiveness of informatics research.

You will graduate with the skills to enhance healthcare decision-making and the delivery of safe patient care. A post-master’s certificate is also available. Learn more here.

Online MSN Program Features

  • CCNE-Accredited*
  • Affordable Tuition — Just $550/Credit Hr.
  • Degree Completion in as Few as 2 Years
  • Multiple Pathways to Entry for RNs with an associate’s degree, a bachelor’s degree in another field, or a BSN
  • Clinical Experience is in a Location Near You

Also there is:

  • No GRE Required
  • No Application Fee
  • No Campus-Residency Requirement

Post-Master’s Certificates

Queens University also offers four post-master’s certificates for those who already have their MSN. Choose from a Clinical Nurse Leader Post-Master’s Certificate, Nurse Educator Post-Master’s Certificate, Nursing Informatics Post-Master’s Certificate, and a Nurse Administrator Post-Master’s Certificate. Each certificate includes coursework and residency where students can apply theory to practice. Our online format allows you to complete your certificate program in as few as 2-3 semesters.

Take charge of the health of your patients and the wellness of your organization with Queens’ online Master of Science in Nursing program. Learn more about our MSN tracks and Post-Master’s Certificates. Call us at 866-313-2356 to speak with an admissions representative, or request more information.

1 ANA Nurses by the Numbers, June 2016 Edition.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master’s degree in nursing at Queens University of Charlotte is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.