Complete your MSN in as little as 16 months

At Charleston Southern University, your purpose is our mission. With a Master in Nursing, you gain mobility in your career to achieve your goals. CSU offers two tracks: 1) nursing leadership and healthcare administration and 2) nursing education. Fully online and flexible to meet your needs! CSU also offers a cutting edge, highly selective undergraduate program. Learn more about the Bachelor of Science in nursing degree, in both traditional and accelerated formats, here

Nursing Leadership & Healthcare Administration

This online MSN program prepares graduates for leadership and educator positions, emphasizing the spiritual, ethical, and moral dimensions of the art of nursing. The program uses diverse leadership and organizational theories as a foundation, and is designed to provide the participant with advanced problem-solving skills to address issues in modern healthcare.

Nursing Education

The MSN in nursing education is an online faith-based graduate nursing program that prepares nurses to serve in the faculty/nurse educator roles within the health care setting. This program prepares nurses to teach at a faculty level as well as educator positions within hospital and clinic settings. Teaching projects and hands-on learning partnerships are provided for firsthand experience in the advanced-degree field.

CSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. All nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and are a member of the National League for Nursing and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

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Why the MSN at CSU?

Earn your Master of Science in nursing from Charleston Southern University, where your purpose is our mission. Grow your grit and gain experiential knowledge with a foundation in Christian values. The result? A well-rounded, caring MSN graduate.

In the MSN program, you’ll take courses like…

  • Nursing Informatics
  • Theoretical Frameworks in Nursing
  • Evidence-Based Research in Nursing
  • Nursing Curriculum Design
  • Management and Leadership for Nurse Administrators
  • Teaching Methodologies in Nursing
  • Healthcare Economics and Financial Management of Nursing Systems

Graduates are equipped for a variety of career paths.

  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Educator
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Healthcare Quality Improvement
  • Nurse Manager
The College of Nursing building at Charleston Southern University.

The College of Nursing

Charleston Southern University’s College of Nursing offers a unique perspective on nursing leadership and quality educational opportunities through: Christian worldview and faith integration; low student to faculty ratio; personal attention from faculty and staff; and professionalism throughout the program.

Nursing is a very spiritual field of work. I’m excited to see CSU offering so many health care courses that prepare their graduates for careers.

Karrie Powell ’01 / Nursing / Chief Nursing Officer, Summerville Medical Center

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