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Nursing, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, IN,
The Master of Science in Nursing program from University of Saint Francis is perfect for nurses looking to provide advanced holistic care as a Family Nurse Practitioner. The University’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.

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode

    English Language Requirements

    This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

    Academic Requirements

    You need the following GPA score:

    Required score: 3.2

    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

    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

    • National

      935 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 935 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    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.


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