Change Your Life to Help Others

There are a variety of reasons nurses choose to pursue their MSN or DNP degree: More autonomy, credentials to run their own practice, opportunities to earn more income, preparation to train other nurses, or steadier hours, among others.

Whatever your reasons are, choosing the right graduate nursing program is an important decision. Walsh University's Byers School of Nursing offers flexible, online programs that are delivered by caring faculty with current nursing credentials and can be completed on your own schedule.

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Master of Science in Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP)

  • Become a nurse leader through a flexible, affordable program with dedicated support
  • Complete this 58-credit program while continuing to work
  • Strengthen your hands-on skills and connect with faculty and your program cohort during two dynamic on-campus intensive experiences
  • Work one-on-one with a preceptor of your choosing during 5 clinical experiences
  • 31% market growth projected by 2024

Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Educator (MSN-NE)

  • Tap into your passion for education and quality care by preparing to teach the next generation of nursing professionals
  • Complete this 42-credit program in as few as 5 semesters
  • Expand your understanding of procedures, skills and clinical reasoning to improve nursing practice
  • Learn to design and implement a curriculum including various teaching strategies

For information about our Acute Care and Psychiatric Mental Health MSN programs, click here.

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Doctor of Nursing Practice: Family Nurse Practitioner (BSN to DNP-FNP)

  • Achieve the highest level of nursing practice in just two more semesters after earning your MSN
  • Provide primary care across the lifespan with consideration to cultural and spiritual beliefs
  • Learn from didactic and clinical experiences  
  • Improve patient and population health outcomes in complex health systems
  • Become a leader on the interdisciplinary healthcare team

Doctor of Nursing: Nurse Educator (BSN to DNP-NE)

  • Earn the highest level of education for a Nurse Educator and prepare to inspire a new generations of nurses
  • Receive the terminal degree needed for teaching full-time at most universities through this flexible, affordable 62-credit program
  • Create teaching strategies in a dynamic learning environment
  • Analyze legal, ethical and regulatory issues 
Post-Master's DNP

Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (MSN to DNP)

  • Build on your Master of Science in Nursing degree from any track with a 34-credit DNP program
  • Prepare to lead as an advanced practice nurse with the highest level of education
  • Expand your scope of practice
  • Apply knowledge from the sciences within the fields of organizational management, ethics, health policy and information technology