• Nursing students stand with a nurse educator while they learn about the skeletal system.
      The MSN emphasis in Nursing Education prepares you to work as a nurse educator in universities, hospitals, long-term care, home/public health, or philanthropic organizations.
    • A nurse provides clinical care for a geriatric patient.
      The MSN emphasis in Clinical Care Management in Adult/Geriatric prepares nurses to work as a clinician, consultant and coordinator of health care for adult and geriatric populations.
  • 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 vision is to empower nurses to practice nursing as ministry. The CCU Nursing mission is to prepare competent, compassionate, moral leaders who excel as servants, shepherds, stewards and scholars to impact the profession and the world.

    Degree Quick Facts

    • 39 credit hours (24 in MSN Core, 15 in Emphasis)
    • Special emphasis tracks in Nursing Education and Clinical Care Management in Adult/Geriatric
    • Coursework can be completed in 21 months with full-time study
    • Students can transfer up to 9 graduate-level credit hours
    • Clinical practicum experiences provide integration of nursing theory, practice and research
    Class Format:
    Didactic courses are completed in five-week blocks.
    Clinical courses are completed in five or ten week blocks depending upon clinical hours.
    See Tuition and Fees for details.
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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. The emphasis has 245 hours of clinical practice experience.

    Clinical Care Management in Adult/Geriatric Emphasis

    The MSN emphasis in Clinical Care Management in Adult/Geriatrics 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. The emphasis has 500 hours of clinical practice experience, allowing students to meet requirements for certification.

    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 a variety of accreditation standards to help prepare graduates for national certification.
    • CCU coursework integrates faith, learning, and living with emphasis on biblical principles, moral leadership, and advanced nursing roles.
    • 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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