Online Master’s Degrees in Nursing
Upon completion of the program, students may either seek employment or further their education by pursuing a doctoral degree. Master’s-level graduates may obtain employment in government health programs, hospitals, medical clinics, outpatient therapy programs, and hospice facilities.
- Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
- Program Length: One to two years to complete
- Post-Grad Options: Employment or Doctoral Program
- Projected Employment Growth: 22% (2010-2020)*
The curriculum for master’s-level nursing degree programs may include core nursing classes as well as electives of the student’s chosen specialized path. These courses may teach students how to manage nursing staff and healthcare professionals, maintain and manage a budget, and set and carry out goals. Core online nursing courses may include the following:
- Advanced Nursing Roles
- Foundations of Advanced Nursing
- Advanced Statistics for Health Sciences
- Ethical and Legal Perspectives in Healthcare
- Leadership and Organizational Behavior
- Healthcare Finance
- Healthcare Technology
Master’s-level graduates may seek opportunities in hospitals, group medical practices, nursing homes, hospice facilities, and home health programs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical and health services management employment opportunities are projected to increase by 22% from 2010-2020.*
Possible careers include:
- Nurse Manager
- Director of Nursing
- Chief Nursing Officer
- Hospital Unit Manager
- Clinical Manager
Students who successfully complete a master’s degree program may have the opportunity to enhance their education by enrolling in a doctoral degree program. A doctoral degree in nursing may provide students with advanced skills in leadership, healthcare management, and patient advocacy. Employers may require a bachelor’s degree at minimum to qualify for a nurse management position; however, some employers may require a master’s degree.
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education. Eligible students can receive college credit for prior military experience and coursework—up to 75 percent of the credit needed for a Kaplan University undergraduate degree.*
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Wilkes University’s School of Nursing offers CCNE-accredited online degrees and certificate programs ideal for working health care professionals, instructed by experienced, respected faculty dedicated to mentoring and personalized support for every student. Our nursing degrees offer the cutting-edge professional knowledge and skills needed in today’s dynamic, evolving health care industry.
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