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School of Graduate and Professional Studies

Master of Science in Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing

Launched in the Fall of 2023, the Master of Science in Nursing program endeavors to inspire future leaders in the advancement of the profession and to promote the art and science of nursing in an inclusive, culturally sensitive, and evolving healthcare environment. The program provides advanced education and specialization for current licensed registered nurses.

The MSN program offers four graduate nursing tracks, as well as two post-graduate APRN certificates. Please click below for more information on each track. 


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North Central College offers several scholarships and awards, including:

  • Alliance Partnership
  • Opportunity Award 
  • North Central College Alumni 
    • Offer can be extended to family of alumni

Accreditation Statement

North Central College MSN program is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommisssion.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S Department of Education.

The master's degree in nursing and post-graduate APRN certificate program at North Central College is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.ccneaccreditation.org). Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.


Master of Science in Nursing Core Values

Caring: We believe caring is essential to the practice of nursing and seek to treat those we serve with sensitivity, respect, and empathy. We embrace holistic care through therapeutic relationships directed toward health, comfort and well-being.

Communication and Collaboration: We believe that open communication and collaboration require accountability, honesty, integrity, and respect for all participants. We seek to practice shared decision-making with our fellow nurses as well as inter-professionally.

Cultural Inclusivity: We believe in the practice of cultural inclusivity, recognizing the rich diversity of humanity. We endeavor to honor that diversity by continually broadening our scope of care to include all members of our community and by modeling respect and equality for all.

Critical Thinking: We believe critical thinking is essential to nursing as a self-reflective and purposeful approach to thinking. We value the ability to make connections between patient data and acquired knowledge, leading to appropriate clinical interventions for our patients.

Evidence Based Practice: We believe in the use of evidence based practice to guide our nursing practice. We foster the integration of current research, clinical expertise, and the rigorous evaluation of the effectiveness of nursing interventions to make sound decisions in the care of our patients. We identify safety as having the utmost importance to the practice of nursing and strive to prevent harm to our patients and ourselves while delivery quality care.

Social Justice: We believe social justice in nursing embodies the principles of fairness, equality, dignity and equal opportunity for health for all. We embrace a moral mandate to improve access to quality health care for the marginalized and under-serviced.