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Spalding University Masters of Nursing - MSN
Spalding University

Masters of Nursing - MSN

Online USA

2 Years


Full time, Part time

Request application deadline

Aug 2024

USD 800 / per credit



Open new possibilities in your nursing career. Earn your MSN in a way that works for you.

Life is full of responsibilities and demands. Earn your Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from a program that is designed with the working nurse in mind. At Spalding, we are invested in your success. Our MSN program is rich in history and convenient and flexible enough to meet your needs. So, you can be confident in the quality of training you’ ll receive and continue to work while you learn.

About Our School of Nursing

Our School of Nursing has promoted human dignity, freedom, and human flourishing in healthcare through nursing education since 1933, when we started our baccalaureate nursing program.

Our BSN program is the oldest in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and our MSN program is the oldest in Louisville and second oldest in the state.

Our bachelor's and master’s level programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Program Details

  • 4 Semesters (Two academic years. Optional Summer Semester Internship)
  • 59 credit hours + 772.5 clinical hours, including a 120-hour clinical practicum
  • 40 students per cohort (cohorts start every August and January)


  • Enjoy student-centered attention in classes and clinical placements
  • Focus on 1 or 2 classes at a time
  • Benefit from a program with a graduation rate that exceeds the national average
  • Gain skills to lead in health care or excel in graduate study
  • Work with a dedicated nursing success coach through graduation
  • Prepare to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) exam


Our MSN program prepares nurses for advanced practice in a variety of roles and settings, with options for full- or part-time study.

Follow your passion; choose from one of four specialty tracks:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
  • Nurse Educator
  • Nursing & Healthcare Leadership

Apply by February each year to join our hybrid (face-to-face and online) MSN-FNP summer cohort.

Apply anytime to our online educator or leadership tracks with classes starting every 6-8 weeks.


Join a community that’s ready to help you achieve your goals and improve the health of patients and populations across diverse settings.

You’ll gain a robust understanding as our curriculum employs strategies based on knowledge from both the sciences and humanities, ethical decision making, interprofessional collaboration and critical analysis of nursing practice.

Your learning is enhanced by:

  • small class sizes
  • personalize academic and career counseling
  • a diverse faculty of working clinicians, scholars and healthcare advocates

Our School of Nursing programs are academically strong and rich in history. As a MSN graduate, you’ll be prepared to seamlessly transition into our online DNP program.


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