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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, the master's degree program in nursing, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Colorado Christian University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Nursing Master's Degree, MSN

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is a nursing graduate degree with two options for the required specialty track: Nursing Education and Clinical Care Management in Adult and Geriatrics. This MSN program is designed utilizing national accreditation standards in preparation for national certification in each emphasis.

Designed for nurses with a bachelor’s degree in nursing who are ready to take on greater leadership roles in health care and education, the MSN at CCU is an online nursing degree program. Our vision is to empower nurses to practice nursing as ministry and prepare them to be competent, compassionate, moral leaders who excel as servants, shepherds, stewards, and scholars who impact the profession and the world.

Master of Science in Nursing Specialty Tracks

To help address the growing demand for expert nurses with a master's degree, CCU’s online master's degree in nursing offers nursing students two tracks for specialization. Both emphasize the core foundations of advanced nursing practice and Christian principles.

Clinical Care Management in Adult and Geriatrics — This track 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 (APRN) specialty role. Students build expertise in CNS competencies, regulatory requirements, and Christian principles as a moral leader and change agent for various adult populations. Clinical practicum experiences are distributed over five courses for a total of 500 clinical hours.

Nursing Education — This track prepares nurses to work as nurse educators in diverse settings such as colleges and universities, hospitals, long-term care, or home health and public health. The program emphasizes faith and learning while integrating holistic teaching methods, instructional design, Christian principles, teaching/learning principles, staff development strategies, student/nurse assessment, innovative teaching strategies, and program evaluation. The nursing graduate will be an innovative change agent while teaching within academic or health care settings with experience in using best practices in teaching. Clinical practicum experiences are distributed over four courses for a total of 245 clinical hours, 90 of which are direct patient care hours.

Benefits of the MSN Nursing program at CCU

  • Students have opportunities throughout the coursework to develop specialized nursing competency with a biblical worldview perspective.
  • This nationally accredited 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.

Professional Licensure Disclosure

Colorado Christian University offers several academic programs which lead to professional licensure in the state of Colorado and, in some programs, prepare students for a national exam. All students should be aware that states vary in their educational and professional requirements depending on the profession. Some states require specific educational requirements, clinical requirements, accreditation requirements, or exam requirements. See professional licensure disclosures for details.

State Exclusions for Online Students

The School of Nursing at Colorado Christian University offers courses to online students in all states with the exception of the following program-specific state exclusions:

  • CAGS does not offer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing — RN to BSN Track to online students who reside in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin, or Wyoming.
  • CAGS does not offer the Master of Science in Nursing — Clinical Care Management in Adult and Geriatrics Track to online students who reside in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin, or Wyoming.
  • CAGS does not offer the Master of Science in Nursing — Nursing Education Track to online students who reside in Alabama, Alaska, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin, or Wyoming.
  • CAGS does not offer Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) courses to online students who reside in Alabama, Alaska, District of Columbia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin, or Wyoming.

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