Online MSN Programs

Educator — Administrator — Clinical Nurse Leader

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, or advanced clinical practice. At the start of this online MSN program, you’ll build a complex knowledge base of nursing research, informatics, theory, and health policy. You’ll then focus on coursework that specifically supports your career goals through your choice of one of three MSN specializations.

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

3 MSN Specializations 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 specializations 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 Specialization

As a CNL, you’ll improve patient outcomes and quality of care. Working within interdisciplinary teams and directly with patients, you’ll 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 specialization coursework includes management of the care environment and clinical outcomes, ethics in clinical leadership, risk analysis and pharmacotherapeutics.

You’ll 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.

2. Nurse Administrator MSN Specialization

As a nurse administrator, you’ll 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 specialization 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 specialization which complements your education. A post-graduate certificate is also available. Learn more here.

3. Nurse Educator MSN Specialization

As a nurse educator, you’ll 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 specialization 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 specialization which complements your education. A post-graduate 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
  • Clinical Experience is in a Location Near You
  • Open to associate degree nurses with a bachelor’s in another discipline

Also there’s:

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

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 specializations. 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.