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Master of Science in Nursing Programs


The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program prepares nurse experts in advanced practice and/or management for leadership in professional nursing practice and patient-centered healthcare delivery. The program broadens the perspective of students by requiring them to take innovative interdisciplinary approaches to resolve healthcare problems. MSN programs require 36 to 67 credits (includes joint degrees) during a minimum of 18-24 months of full-time study. The ratio of clinical hours to credit hours is 4 to 1 and theory hours to credit hours is 1 to 1. Graduates will have completed the educational requirements for appropriate certification. Both full-time and part-time study are available.

Program options

Accelerated BS-to-MSN with Paid Clinical Residency

January-entry option streamlines a course of study to prepare sought-after Clinical Nurse Specialists through an Accelerated BS program, a one-year paid residency as a full-time inpatient nurse at a Johns Hopkins-affiliated hospital, and a part-time master’s course of study. More


Flexible, individualized option, currently available in either the Summer- and Fall-Entry Accelerated program, that offers graduates the opportunity develop the breadth of knowledge, and the analytic and practical skills, needed by private and public sector employers. More

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