Nursing Program Description

The graduate nursing program at Stevenson University is designed to help meet the significant national and state need for more nurses prepared at the graduate level, with a special focus on education, leadership/management or population-based care coordination. Graduates will earn a Master of Science degree with a major in nursing.

Designed as a part-time accelerated, online program, the program is offered to registered nurses who already have a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Graduates gain the theoretical and analytical knowledge required to contribute to the nursing profession as educators, leaders/managers or population-based care coordinators. All students participate in a practicum experience, partnered with experienced nurses in their chosen specialty, to have the opportunity to learn and demonstrate new knowledge and skills.


  • Multiple Starting Points - Students can choose to start their program in the fall, spring, or summer semesters. This gives students the opportunity to begin when they are ready.
  • One Course at a Time - Designed for working nurses, the program allows students to focus on one course at a time, building a foundation for future coursework as they progress.
  • Flexible Schedule - Students can choose the pace that works best for them, allowing a balance of work, school and life events.
  • Accelerated Format - Courses are offered in accelerated 8-week formats. The only exception is the capstone course, which is offered over a full 16-week semester.


Students will choose to focus on one of the following areas of concentration:

  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Leadership/Management
  • Population-based Care Coordination