West Chester University of Pennsylvania

College of Health Sciences

Master of Science in Nursing


West Chester University, Main Hall

102 West Rosedale Avenue

West Chester, PA 19383

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Nursing

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The M.S. in Nursing (M.S.N.) will offer a choice of instructional focus after completing the eight core component courses in the graduate program: adult-gerontology clinical nurse specialist (CNS) or nursing education. Graduates of the adult-gerontology CNS track will be eligible to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification exam in adult gerontology. Graduates of the nursing-education track will be eligible to take the National League for Nursing (NLN) certified nurse educator exam. The program will be offered in a combination of face-to-face, hybrid, and distance-education formats.

At the end of the M.S.N. program, the graduate will be able to

  • synthesize philosophy, theory, content, and methods of nursing science as a basis for advanced nursing practice;
  • demonstrate advanced clinical skills in society including culturally diverse and/or medically underserved individuals and aggregates;
  • assume beginning roles in education or administration;
  • design health-care strategies in which nurses contribute to the health promotion and disease prevention of individuals and aggregates;
  • evaluate health-care issues, trends, and policies;
  • pursue and evaluate professional development as a continuing professional learner;
  • collaborate with interdisciplinary groups in the community for the purpose of health-care planning to achieve the objectives of Healthy People 2020;
  • acquire a foundation for doctoral study in nursing;
  • assume the role of advocate in health-care settings to promote accessibility of health-care services and to enhance quality of care;
  • demonstrate a philosophy of nursing that reflects commitment to social justice and the advancement of nursing science;
  • participate in scientific inquiry directed to the health-care needs of populations as well as individuals and families.


Middle States Commission on Higher Education Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 39

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 534.05 In State / 759.05 Out of State USD

In State Tuition (per year): 9831 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 13881 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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