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Propel your career forward with our online nursing master’s degree

Master of Science - Nursing (37 - 47 credits)

Build on the nursing knowledge and skill sets you already have with a master of science in nursing (MSN) from Davenport University. Offered through our Global Campus, this 100% online nursing master’s degree gives you the flexibility to continue working while you earn your nursing MSN. 

Davenport’s accredited master of science in nursing program will equip you with the high-level problem-solving and critical-thinking skills that today’s advanced nursing roles demand. Plus, earning your MSN degree will set you on a path to a higher nursing salary.

Davenport’s dedicated nursing faculty and staff are highly qualified clinicians and nursing educators. Their deep connections to a network of health care partners will lead you to the best clinical placements for your career goals. With exceptional instructors and clinical experiences, it’s no wonder students in Davenport’s nursing master’s programs pass their nursing certification exams at rates higher than the national average.

What is a master of science in nursing?

A master of science in nursing is a graduate-level academic degree that working nurses or students often pursue to gain professional skills and credentials that qualify them for new roles, along with the higher nursing salary an MSN unlocks.

Graduates of nursing master’s programs work as nurse educators, family nurse practitioners, research nurses, nurse administrators and much more.

Explore classes for Davenport’s nursing master’s programs

Through courses such as Transforming Nursing Practice Role Through Leadership, Policy and Advocacy, you’ll develop critical- and creative-thinking skills as well as leadership abilities you can bring to any nursing role. Prove your nursing skills and abilities with capstone and clinical experiences and then round out your master of science in nursing with a special project or MSN thesis.

Davenport’s nursing master’s programs are aligned with Quality Matters (QM) and are evaluated through Instructional Design to ensure you receive the highest quality online nursing master’s degree. This program also reflects the Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing developed 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).

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

See our Recommended Program Sequences:

Enter a field projecting 45% employment growth
Boost your nursing salary to $108,842 average with an MSN
Simplify your schedule with our 100% online nursing MSN program
Choose from three concentrations: generalist, nurse educator, FNP or PMHNP

Why pursue an online nursing master’s degree at Davenport?

Advance your career and earn a higher nursing salary by achieving your MSN through Davenport’s online nursing master’s degree program. Through the online nursing master’s, you’ll be well prepared for roles such as nursing manager, clinical leader and specialist. Your nursing MSN degree at Davenport will also prepare you to complete family nurse practitioner, psychiatric nurse practitioner and nurse educator concentrations, which can open even greater career pathways.

Davenport’s online nursing master’s degree program gives you vital hands-on experience, including direct clinical practice and virtual simulations in our Health Assessment Lab. Network and get to know your nursing MSN peers and faculty — even through an online nursing master’s degree — thanks to Davenport’s innovative Global Campus.

Use Davenport’s unique partnership with the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) to qualify for a 20% tuition discount on your nursing MSN. This advantage is available to any MHA member in the Davenport nursing MSN program.

Experience the Davenport difference:

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Convenient online nursing master’s

Choose a master of science in nursing that’s 100% online and designed for working nurses like you.


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Exceptional test preparation

Pass your certification exams and do so at a rate higher than the national average, just like the nursing MSN graduates before you.


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Led by nursing leaders

Learn from (and be mentored by) highly credentialed master of science in nursing faculty with real-world health care experience.


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Nursing career readiness

Earn a nursing MSN that gives you key clinical placements aligned with your career goals, thanks to our dedicated clinical care staff.


Get started on your online nursing master’s degree

Explore the admissions requirements and then take the next step toward earning your online nursing master’s degree at Davenport.

Talk to an admissions advisor

Davenport’s admissions team is here to answer your questions. Please call us at 800.686.1600 or email us at

Apply now or request more information

Start on the road to a larger nursing salary with our nursing MSN.  Request more information or begin your application now.

About Davenport University 

Davenport Campus

Davenport is a private, not-for-profit university with more than 150 years of experience preparing students for successful careers.

Offering over 80 degree and certificate programs, we align with top employers to design degree programs that help you gain the skills and real-world experience you need to rise above the rest. With small class sizes and campuses across Michigan or online, you’ll earn a quality education on your schedule at Davenport University.*

Additional resources

Some programs require a student to complete a portion of their degree plan off-campus. 
View a full list of those programs and courses


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