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Program at a Glance

Program at a Glance

Online Master's
31-36 Credit Hours
$327.32 per credit hour
$1,151.72 per credit hour

Improve the patient experience and improve the healthcare system.

Due to an increasing emphasis on preventive care, an aging population and a focus on addressing chronic conditions, nursing is one of the fastest growing fields today. With the many challenges that healthcare practitioners face, nursing leaders must step forward to offer innovative solutions.

When you earn your MSN degree online, you’ll be prepared to develop leadership, management and teaching strategies to improve the quality of healthcare within your institution. You’ll become a greater advocate for patient safety as you increase your sensitivity to the many factors that influence nursing across the globe and within your community. Through research, evidence-based practices and critical thinking skills, you will influence health and public policy to impact even more lives.

The Master of Science in Nursing at UCF Online is designed for students with a bachelor’s in nursing who are ready to take on a new leadership role. Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, UCF Online offers three tracks to suit your career goals:

Nursing Leadership and Management

Emerging and experienced nurse leaders can set themselves apart by earning UCF’s accredited online MSN Leadership and Management program. Students will be prepared to step into advanced leadership roles and offer expertise in critical analysis and evidence-based evaluation of complex problems at the organization and system levels.

Nurse Educator

Nurses who are interested in teaching undergraduate nursing and/or health professions programs at colleges and universities will find UCF’s online Nurse Educator accredited MSN program helpful to understanding the facilitation of healthcare in the classroom. Student exit the program ready to educate future professionals at colleges and universities, healthcare agencies, and/or in the community.

Nursing and Healthcare Simulation

Designed for nurses seeking new career opportunities, students of UCF’s online  Healthcare Simulation MSN program learn best practices and master how to evaluate the effectiveness of simulation programs. Upon graduation, you will be well-prepared to develop and lead nursing and healthcare simulation programs.

To learn more about how you can have an enduring impact on the nursing industry, download our course catalog. Get started today.

Are you an RN with a Non-Nursing Bachelor’s Degree?
Licensed RNs who have completed an AS in Nursing or diploma nursing program and have earned a non-nursing bachelor’s degree may apply to a MSN program with prerequisite courses.

Note — UCF is currently accepting applications for this program from individuals who reside in Florida, as well as other member states of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) nurse-licensure compact. Visit the NCSBN website to view the full list of states included.

Related Online Programs

Healthcare Simulation
Nursing Education

Career Opportunities

  • chief nursing officer
  • director of nursing
  • health care administrator
  • nurse administrator
  • nurse educator
  • nurse simulation
  • nursing manager

I chose UCF because of their great reputation within the simulation community. I feel honored to have studied under some of my scholarly heroes.