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Online Master of Science in Nursing

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Online Master of Science in Nursing

The online Master of Science in Nursing at Emporia State University is a unique graduate nursing program focused on elevating nursing careers toward education and management positions. This 32-hour program offers two MSN tracks: Management and Education.

This degree is intended to help nurses take their degree to the next level, equipping them for nursing management or nursing education positions.

Additional information


Effective January 11, 2021, the master's nursing program at Emporia State University at the Emporia State University Campus located in Emporia, Kansas is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on January 11, 2023.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this candidate program at

Note: Upon granting of initial accreditation by the ACEN Board of Commissioners, the effective date of initial accreditation is the date on which the nursing program was approved by the ACEN as a candidate program that concluded in the Board of Commissioners granting initial accreditation.

Admission + Degree Requirements

Students seeking the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree must have:

1) A bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree from a regionally accredited institution and from a national nursing accrediting organization (e.g., ACEN, CCNE, or CNEA).

2) A current unencumbered registered nurse (RN) license.

3) Adequate preparation in the proposed area of specialization (to be determined by the nursing department).

4) A grade point average of not less than 2.5 in the last 60 hours of study or an overall grade point average of no less than 3.0 for a completed master’s degree. If a completed master’s degree transcript is submitted for admission, the student MUST also submit an official copy of their bachelor’s degree transcript.

5)Admission Requirements

6) Student handbook

Degree Requirements

View additional requirements for admission and degree requirements by downloading the document nursing requirements.pdf.


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