Master of Science in Nursing

Find your rightful place as a leader in health care. Your potential is calling.


Median Wage of Nurse Practitioners*


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Projected job growth for nurse practitioners*

*Wage and job growth based on Statistics from Bureau of Labor Statistics.

About Our MSN Program:

Our Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) curriculum will help you grow into a frontline leader who oversees educational and clinical possibilities for professional nurses. The program is designed to be stimulating and challenging. You will emerge as a practitioner of evidence-based practice and inspire and manage change for the betterment of your patients and community.

MSN courses are taught by faculty with real-world nursing experience. All faculty maintain certification in their areas of expertise and hold joint clinical appointments in various healthcare systems. As your professors and mentors, they will provide the support and encouragement you need to achieve your goals in advanced practice nursing.

Our clinical placement assistance program alleviates the stress of finding a clinical site so you can focus on your degree!

Your MSN Experience:

Getting Started

Your first semesters will be packed with training in leadership systems, advanced physiology, research, and ethical and legal practice.

Diving Deeper

Once you have chosen your professional track, you will dive into standard practices and applicable clinical practicums for the last few semesters to ensure you’re highly trained and knowledgeable in your field.

Learn From Home

All MSN tracks can be completed online—with some external clinical components—right from where you live.

Two Convenient Tracks:

One path isn’t for everyone. That’s why we offer two enrollment tracks to fit your interests:

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Interested in variety? Pursue a professionally stimulating path that will prepare you to provide primary health care to clients of all ages and experiences.

FNP Program

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

Intrigued by the mind? Bridge the gap between physical and mental health care with an advanced practice nursing degree.

PMHNP Program

"The online program was user friendly and I decided to further my education by pursuing my MSN-FNP degree. I recently passed boards on the first attempt and I am grateful for a program that prepared me for this path."

Hollie Holderfield, MSN ‘20

Admission Requirements

Students must meet these requirements to apply:

  1. Be a U.S. Citizen or hold a Permanent Residency Card
  2. Hold a current, unencumbered RN licensure
  3. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater for professional component courses (Bachelor of Science in Nursing level work)*

*GPA of 2.5-2.9 may be considered for provisional admission upon faculty discretion.

NOTE: Nurse practitioner education is regulated very tightly in some states.
Due to the restrictions on how clinical experiences are approved for students, we are unable to accept students at this time from the following states. This list will change as we apply for and gain approval so please keep checking back.

Students NOT accepted from these states at this time: AZ, CA, ID, IA, LA, MA, NY, TN, WI

Working on approval, please check back at a later date: CO, NV, WA

NP Practice Information

Consumer Disclosure Certified Statement by Institution Official

Graduates of the Cox College MSN Program will meet all requirements to sit for the ANCC and/or AANP exam, depending upon degree track. Students should be aware that the degree program may not transfer and may not be sufficient by itself to meet full practice and/or licensing requirements in all 50 states. Students should thoroughly research and understand any additional state requirements for practice before applying to the program. More information on state practice information and licensing can be found on the AANP website and on each state's board of nursing website.