Master's - MSN

Ready for the next level of nursing professionalism?

Our MSN specialty tracks will increase your expertise, expand your skills and equip you with new credentials to advance your career.  

A top-ranked graduate program at a top-tier nursing school

See Why UNMC for your MSN? Leadership preparation and multiple specialty options enable you to pursue an advanced career:

Specialty track choices

NP — Nurse Practitioner     CNS — Clinical Nurse Specialist  

All specialties above are also available as a Postmaster's Certificate (PMC)  

Dual training as a teacher

All specialty tracks above may be combined with our nurse educator training. If you've always wanted to teach — or perhaps just thought about teaching your profession — this is an ideal way to acquire credentials in a care specialty and as an educator.

It's also a smart move for your career. The nationwide nursing shortage is mirrored in a serious shortage of qualified faculty — and thus your teaching skills will be in heavy demand for years to come.  

Flexible distance/online education to fit your schedule

Curriculum comes to you in advanced web-based applications, including synchronous and asynchronous classes — so you can plan your studies around your work/family schedule. Supporting you: a digital buffet of learning resources, student-teacher interaction and technical support. See online ed flexibility

Satisfy clinical requirements locally — conduct research assignments locally

Clinical requirements may be satisfied in your community or one nearby, using local preceptors. Research projects, if applicable to your course of study, may also be conducted locally if/as the research subject allows. 

Full or part-time study options

Credit Hours

UNMC follows the federal credit hour definition. A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement. The determination/assignment of credit hours should reflect the educational content of the course and the time required for a typical student to achieve the College’s desired outcomes. See Credit Hour Definition policy.


If you have questions after reviewing our MSN pages, please contact a student services representative.  

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