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Online MS in Nursing Programs

Step Into Leadership — Today

Step into your capacity for leadership and transform yourself into a trusted resource among your patients, your peers and your supervisors. The online Master of Science in Nursing programs from Saint Xavier University advances your management, business and clinical skills for an immediate impact in your workplace.

The online MSN offers three tracks for taking charge of the design and delivery of superior patient care:

  • Clinical Leadership: Learn to become a clinical leader at the point of care with a focus on care coordination, risk assessment, quality improvement, outcome evaluation, communication and leadership, and the implementation of evidence-based practice.
    Coursework prepares you for the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) exam. (SXU also offers this track as a stand-alone certificate for nurses who already have an MSN.)
  • Executive Leadership (Nursing Administration): Develop the strategic perspective and critical thinking skills to lead the continuous improvement of processes and patient care in a nursing unit or department. Coursework prepares you for the Nurse Executive, Board Certification (NE-BC) and Nurse Executive, Advanced Certification exams (NEA-BC).
  • Nurse Educator: Develop teaching techniques and learn how to adapt them to different settings—such as public health classes, hospitals, and schools of nursing. Coursework prepares you for the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) exam. (SXU also offers this track as a stand-alone certificate for nurses who already have an MSN.)

These nationally recognized, CCNE-accredited online MSN programs help you take charge of integrating the most up-to-date evidence-based practices with new technologies and effective communication strategies into patient care. You will emerge as a leader in your department or unit who is empowered to positively impact patient care and processes.

The learning outcomes of each track are applicable to a variety of clinical settings, making St. Xavier’s online Master of Science in Nursing programs a flexible education experience you can call on throughout your career.

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Choose a highest-quality nursing education that is affordable, accessible and immediately applicable. Saint Xavier University as well as the School of Nursing and Health Sciences Division and its programs are consistently recognized for their educational quality.

  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the program No. 1 Best Online Master’s in Nursing (2019). This is the third year in a row to be awarded this distinction.
  • In 2018, the National League for Nursing (NLN) designated the School of Nursing and Health Sciences Division as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education for the fourth time. The School is one of only 40 schools in the U.S. to receive this distinction.
  • The master’s degree in nursing program at Saint Xavier University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (
  • Prepare for certification exams as you study.

Be a Recognized Leader Today

Learn more about your path to nursing leadership with the online MSN degree programs at SXU. Call us at (866) 319-8966 to speak with a Program Manager, or fill out our Information Request Form today.