M.Sc. On Campus

Nursing (Accelerated)

Saint Louis University

24 months
1150 USD/credit 37375 USD/year
1150 USD/credit 37375 USD/year
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Nursing (Accelerated) from Saint Louis University will prepare you to become a clinical nurse leader (CNL).


About Nursing (Accelerated) from Saint Louis University

SLU’s direct-entry accelerated Master of Science in Nursing (AMSN) is the first and only of its kind in Missouri. This 21-month, five-semester program is designed for individuals who are not registered nurses but have already earned a baccalaureate degree in another field. By completing the program, you will graduate with a Master of Science in Nursing and be prepared to sit for both the nursing licensure exam and certification as a clinical nurse leader.


Graduates of our direct entry accelerated Master of Science in Nursing often initially work as staff nurses, with their CNL skill set later allowing them to pursue advanced roles in health care.

This is not an advanced practice role. Graduates of this accelerated master’s program will not be prepared for certification as a nurse practitioner but may pursue a post-master's certificate in that area.

A.M.S.N. graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN, an exam that measures the competencies needed to perform as an effective entry-level nurse. Upon RN licensure, graduates will be eligible to sit for the clinical nurse leader exam offered by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Commission on Nurse Certification.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Pharmacology in Nursing
  • Nursing Strategies in Physiological Health Alterations
  • Health Care Systems & Policy
  • Informatics and Quality Improvement
  • Foundations in Nursing Care

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Although the application deadline is July 1, students are strongly encouraged to apply and submit all supporting documents by Feb. 1, as space is limited.


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Demonstrate English Language Proficiency
  • Proof of financial support 
  • Application
  • Transcripts
  • Recommendation Forms
  • Resume
  • Professional Goal Statement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37375 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1150 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    37375 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1150 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Saint Louis

1015 - 1530 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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