• Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
    CCU's MSN program offers specialty emphasis tracks in the high demand fields of Nursing Education and Clinical Care Management in Adult/Geriatric.

    Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

    The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program at Colorado Christian University is designed for nurses with a bachelor’s degree in nursing who are ready to take on greater leadership roles in health care and education. Recent healthcare reforms and the ongoing shortage of nurse educators have increased the demand for nurses with master’s degrees who can help fill the gap in meeting the needs of a growing patient population.

    CCU’s graduate nursing program offers a unique distinctive online program. Our mission is to help our students become exceptionally compassionate and competent nurse leaders who impact their world, and transform health care through the uniqueness of Christ-inspired nursing practice.

    Degree Quick Facts

    • 39 credit hours (21 in MSN Core, 18 in Emphasis)
    • Special emphasis tracks in Nursing Education and Clinical Care Management in Adult/Geriatric
    • Coursework can be completed in just over two years with full-time study
    • Students can transfer up to 9 graduate-level credit hours
    • Clinical practicum experiences of 500 hours provide integration of nursing theory, practice and research.
    Class Format:
    Courses are typically completed in five-week blocks.
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  • Master of Science in Nursing Specialty Emphasis Tracks

    To help address the growing demand for expert nurses with a master’s degree, CCU’s MSN program offers you two opportunities for specialization. Both emphasize the core foundations of advanced nursing practice and Christian principles.

    Nursing Education Emphasis

    The Master of Science in Nursing Education emphasis prepares you to work as a nurse educator in diverse settings such as colleges/universities, hospitals, long-term care, home health/public health, or philanthropic organizations. Courses integrate teaching/learning principles, curriculum design, student assessment, and program evaluation to prepare you to be an innovative change agent while teaching within the academic or health care settings.

    Clinical Care Management in Adult/Geriatric Emphasis

    The MSN emphasis in Clinical Care Management in Adult/Geriatric prepares nurses to work in diverse settings as a clinician, consultant and coordinator of health care for adult and geriatric populations emphasizing clinical prevention and improved health outcomes for patients with acute and chronic diseases. The program emphasizes the core foundations of the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in Adult and Geriatrics, which is an advanced practice nurse specialty role.

    Benefits of the MSN Nursing Program at CCU

    • Students have opportunities throughout the coursework to develop specialized nursing competency with a biblical worldview perspective.
    • The MSN program utilizes national accreditation standards to help prepare graduates for national certification.
    • Unlike some online MSN nursing programs, our coursework integrates faith, learning, and living with emphasis on Christian nursing theory, moral leadership, and spiritual care.
    • The online format enables nurses to earn their Master of Science in Nursing online, right in their home community, while collaborating with other nurses throughout the country.

    Learn more about the mission, goals, program philosophy and organizing framework of CCU's undergraduate and graduate programs in nursing in our Nursing Student Handbook (PDF).

    Interested in getting your MSN degree online? Contact CCU today at 303-963-3311.

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