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American Public University

2 months
370 USD/credit
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Prepare to be an agent of change in today’s dynamic healthcare industry through the Nursing MSc course at the American Public University.


Course Details

The Nursing MSc course at the American Public University is for registered nurses who have earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing and have a current, active, and unencumbered license. This program helps you cultivate and lead collaborative healthcare teams through coursework on population-based healthcare, research and evidence-based practice, health policy, and grant writing. You will choose from two concentrations: Nurse Educator or Nurse Leader.

The mission of the program is to provide quality, affordable, and accessible higher education to professional registered nurses by fostering lifelong learning through a spirit of inquiry in order to prepare students for service and leadership roles in a diverse and global society.

Your program concludes with a 16-week practicum in your community focusing on your professional interest area.

Students must choose a concentration for this degree program:

  • Nurse Educator Track 
  • Nurse Leader Track

What You Will Do

  • Apply ethical principles to advanced professional nursing practice
  • Demonstrate leadership skills that support safe nursing practices and patient-centered care
  • Advocate for healthcare policy improvement
  • Apply your knowledge and evidence-based practice to deliver high-quality, safe care to diverse populations in a variety of settings
  • Apply data management principles to provide cost-effective care and improve health outcomes


  • This program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Population-Based Healthcare
  • Informatics and Technology
  • Healthcare Systems and Health Policy
  • Leadership for the Master's Prepared Nurse
  • Healthcare Finance

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
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Courses Start Monthly


36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

All APU master's degree and graduate certificate programs require you to have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). In addition, the following documentation must be provided

  • Official transcripts showing a conferred Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from a program accredited by: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), or Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA)
  • Current and active unencumbered registered nurse (RN) in state where practicums will be conducted
  • Minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the baccalaureate nursing degree
  • Successful completion of an undergraduate level statistics course with a “C” or higher
  • Current resume/CV
  • Signed statement of understanding
  • 500-600 word statement of purpose and goals for graduate education

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    370 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 370 USD per credit during 2 months.
  • National

    370 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 370 USD per credit during 2 months.

$250 with military grant


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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