M.Sc. Blended


University of Saint Francis

24 months
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The Nursing program at the University of Saint Francis is perfect for nurses looking to provide advanced holistic care as a Family Nurse Practitioner. USF’s reputation for excellence, combined with the program’s high-quality curriculum and hybrid format, offers distinct advantages.


This master comes in two options: 

  • The traditional MSN program for nurses with a bachelor’s degree
  • Our RN-to-MSN Transition Sequence for RNs with associate-level nursing degrees
  • We take your professional and family obligations into account!

    • Classes on alternate Tuesdays (on campus)
    • All other coursework is completed online
    • Full and part-time options

    The Master of Science in Nursing curriculum blends coursework, clinical experience, and University of Saint Francis’s Franciscan values, preparing you to provide holistic, client-centered care. University of Saint Francis nurses are known for their competence and compassion.

    Career options:

    • Teaching
    • Research
    • Patient care
    • Legal nursing
    • Nursing Consultant
    • Nurse Administrator
    • Nurse Educator


    The Master of Science in Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

    Programme Structure

    The curriculum focuses on baccalaureate-level nursing concepts and is taught in an intensive block format. Classes meet on alternate Tuesdays (in Fort Wayne) and online for your convenience. 

    Upon completion of the Transition Sequence, students begin MSN coursework. In order to take NURS 570/572 in the MSN program, students must have completed 1,000 hours paid RN clinical practice.

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 24 months

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    General requirements

  • Submit a resume
  • Submit 3 letters of recommendation
  • Discuss your contribution to the nursing profession and explain your preparations to be successful in the MSN program at USF in an essay.
  • Have an ASN, BSN or MSN degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States
  • Candidates with an associate’s degree must apply for the RN-MSN track
  • Candidates with a bachelor’s degree can apply for the MSN degree program
  • Hold a current license as a registered nurse
  • Have an undergraduate GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale
  • Applicants with a GPA of less than a 3.0, must have GRE scores of at least 150 on the verbal and quantitative sections and 4.0 on the analytic writing section.
  • A statistics course is highly recommended
  • Tuition Fee

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    • International

      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 700 USD per credit during 24 months.
    • National

      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 700 USD per credit during 24 months.

    Living costs for Fort Wayne

    830 - 1270 USD /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


    Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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