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Master of Science in Nursing - Columbus State University

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Master of Science in Nursing

About the Program

A nurse in scrubs at the counter on a computer

Improve your life as you improve the lives of others by earning a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Columbus State University. Designed for working adults, the flexible 36-hour program will prepare you for a specialized, high-growth career in nursing.

Our interdisciplinary curriculum prioritizes creative inquiry, evidence-based practice, and patient-centered care in a global society. But what makes our program special doesn’t end there. Columbus State’s MS in nursing degree offers:

Convenience: Ideal for traveling nurses, the MSN degree is offered entirely online with no campus visit requirement. That means less time away from work and family.

Personal Attention: From admission to graduation, you’ll work one-on-one with a graduate student specialist who will guide you through every phase of the MSN program.

Hands-On Learning: In the final year of study, you’ll partner with a professional who’s active in your area of concentration. This practicum requirement is often coordinated with a student’s current employer or nearby facility.

Experienced Faculty: Our faculty members are nursing professionals ― proven educators and practitioners with years of experience. Each offers one-on-one mentorship, real-world insight, and immediate feedback to help you succeed.

National Recognition: Nursing School Hub includes CSU’s Master of Science in Nursing/Nurse Informaticist track in its Top 25 Best Online Nursing Informatics Programs of 2019. Top RN to BSN also includes CSU’s nurse informaticist program in its 30 Best Online Master’s In Nursing Informatics Programs of 2019. And Nurse Journal ranked CSU’s MSN program #5 in the Top 5 Georgia RN to MSN Programs.

The master's degree program in nursing at Columbus State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Top 25 Best Online Nursing Informatics
30 Best Online Master's in Nursing Informatics

Career Opportunities

When you earn your Master of Science in Nursing degree, you’ll be prepared for a broad range of careers including:

  • Nurse practitioner
  • Director of nursing
  • Informatics nurse
  • Nurse research scientist
  • Nursing instructor

De'Ana Singletary

I am grateful for the graduate nursing program at CSU because it truly helped prepare me for the next steps in my career. The ability to access such a valuable resource right here at home was important to me, and the relationships I built with faculty and alumni at CSU continue to this day.

Degree Requirements

Please see our academic catalog for additional information about this degree's requirements.

Nurse Educator Concentration

Teach the art and science of nursing by developing curricula, applying new technologies, and working with students.

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Nurse Leader Concentration

Shape the future of health care by designing and managing nursing services, operations, and care delivery.

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Nurse Informaticist Concentration

Improve patient outcomes through technology. As a nurse informaticist, you'll develop processes to efficiently analyze, manage, and share crucial data.

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Admissions Requirements

Please see our admissions page for any general admission requirements or the academic catalog for any degree-specific admission requirements.

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Tuition and Fees

Value matters at CSU. We strive to make all programs attainable and affordable for every student.

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Financial Aid

From state scholarships to federal student aid, we’re here to help you take advantage of every educational resource.

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