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Davenport University MSN

Master of Science in Nursing

Davenport University offers a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program designed for working nurses, available through its Global Campus, providing the flexibility to continue working while pursuing advanced nursing education. This 100% online program aims to enhance problem-solving and critical-thinking skills necessary for advanced nursing roles.

The accredited MSN program at Davenport is led by experienced nursing faculty and staff, ensuring high-quality education. The faculty’s extensive network of healthcare partners facilitates optimal clinical placements aligned with students’ career goals, contributing to the program’s graduates consistently achieving certification exam pass rates higher than the national average.

The MSN program comprises 37 to 47 credits, offering concentrations in generalist, nurse educator, or family nurse practitioner (FNP). Courses, such as “Transforming Nursing Practice Role Through Leadership, Policy and Advocacy,” develop critical and creative thinking, leadership abilities, and clinical skills. Additionally, the program emphasizes real-world experience through clinical practice, virtual simulations, and a special project or MSN thesis.

Davenport’s MSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and aligns with Quality Matters (QM), reflecting the Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the Outcomes and Competencies for Graduates of Master’s Programs in Nursing by the National League for Nursing (NLN).

Program Features and Benefits

  • Online Convenience: The 100% online format caters to the needs of working nurses, allowing flexibility in pursuing an advanced nursing degree.
  • Clinical Excellence: Davenport’s MSN program emphasizes hands-on experience, including clinical practice and virtual simulations in the Health Assessment Lab.
  • Networking Opportunities: Despite being an online program, Davenport’s innovative Global Campus facilitates networking among MSN peers and faculty.
  • Tuition Discount: Davenport University has a unique partnership with the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA), providing a 20% tuition discount for MHA members in the MSN program.

Admission Requirements

Prospective students must meet criteria such as holding a current RN license, having a BSN degree, providing professional recommendations, and maintaining a GPA of at least 3.0. International students must have unrestricted licensure and must understand the specific requirements for licensure in their state.

Program Costs

Graduate nursing program tuition at Davenport costs $1,006 per credit hour. So, the total cost of the program varies depending on the graduate nursing concentration.

ConcentrationCredit HoursCost
Generalist37 $         37,222
Family Nurse Practitioner45 $         45,270
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner47 $         47,282
Nurse Educator37 $         37,222

Program at a Glance

Program Information and DetailsAnswers
Cost$1,006 per credit hour. Detailed breakdown provided above.
AccreditationCCNE-accredited (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
Location6191 Kraft Avenue, Grand Rapids 49512
Other campuses also available.
Phone(800) 686-1600
Email[email protected]
Job PlacementNo