Master of Science in NursingOnline MSN Programs

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Earn Your Bellarmine MSN Online

MSN Program Details

Bellarmine's online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) prepares nurses to address gaps in healthcare delivery and design through advanced nursing knowledge and higher-level leadership skills for improving health outcomes. Graduates of the program will be able to lead change, promote health and elevate nursing care. Forbes Magazine has recently ranked Bellarmine's practitioner programs #8 in the United States.

Choose from one of five tracks:

Bellarmine's MSN builds on the baccalaureate degree and the curriculum is designed to be customized to meet each individual student's needs. Each student identifies educational goals with a faculty adviser and maintains a close liaison with the adviser throughout the duration of the program. Most courses will also offer optional class meetings once per semester, which will be available by recorded video.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the MSN program will be able to:

  1. Integrate findings from the sciences and humanities to continually improve nursing practice across diverse settings.
  2. Collaborate within interprofessional teams using effective leadership skills, ethical awareness, and critical decision making to promote quality and safety outcomes within the healthcare system.
  3. Use appropriate quality improvement methods and healthcare technologies to integrate, coordinate, and improve care.
  4. Employ evidence-based practice methods to initiate changes in practice settings and to disseminate results.
  5. Examine strategies to advocate for policies that improve the health of the public and the profession of nursing.
  6. Incorporate organizational, client-centered, and culturally sensitive concepts in the implementation of evidence-based clinical prevention for individuals, families, and identified populations.
  7. Demonstrate advanced level expertise in performing direct or indirect nursing interventions that influence healthcare outcomes for individuals, populations, or systems.

Deferred Payment Plan

Bellarmine University offers a deferred payment plan (DEFR) for those students that receive tuition reimbursement from their employers and wish to defer the payment of their tuition until 30 days after grades are available each semester.


The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing, Master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Bellarmine University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (


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Contact Information

Chris Webb, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, Chair, Graduate Nursing Programs & Director, FNP Track
502.272.8394 or

Heather Owens, PhD, RN, Dean of Nursing & Clinical Sciences 
502.272.8101 or