Online MSN

Prepare to Advance Your Nursing Career

Take the Next Step Toward Achieving Your Goals

The online Master of Science in Nursing program from the University of West Florida prepares registered nurses for career advancement and increased earning potential in educator, practitioner, management or leadership roles. The program features advanced coursework in core topics like health systems leadership, population health promotion and management, along with practicum coursework to provide hands-on field training. You can also choose from three specializations to tailor your education to your specific career goals and achieve them through individual guidance from our expert faculty.

At UWF, we strive to provide multiple pathways to transfer credit, so you can complete your degree faster. Military experience or credit you’ve earned toward health-related certifications or licensures may transfer as credit toward your degree. With multiple start dates a year, you can begin your MSN program online when it’s best for you.

100% Online Coursework*

Finish in 24-30 Months

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A Curriculum That Aligns With Multiple Career Paths

UWF’s online MSN program features the latest nursing approaches and a faculty of experts who can prepare you for lasting career success. The master’s in nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, providing the confidence that you’ll gain the knowledge and experience you need to achieve your professional goals. The program options include:

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Gain the skills needed to care for primary care patients of all ages through this full-time program.

Nursing Education

Discover instructional strategies and curriculum design to meet the needs of tomorrow’s nurses.

Nursing Leadership

Learn the skills necessary for leadership or administrative roles in case management, nursing informatics and more.

Discover the Convenience of UWF’s Online Programs

With our online programs, you can easily fit your studies into your busy schedule while building a solid foundation in the skills you need to succeed in your career. Our experienced faculty teach in a personalized environment, leveraging innovative learning strategies to help you grasp concepts. You will also have access to a wealth of resources that encourage your success from enrollment through graduation.

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Succeed in a Growing Career Field

The expected growth rate of nursing employment in Florida is staggering. From 2020 to 2030, nurse educator roles are expected to grow by 30% and nurse practitioner roles by 71%. Nationally, medical health and service manager roles are expected to grow by 28%. Complete an online graduate nursing degree program at UWF ready to thrive in your chosen career and capitalize on our career center resources to achieve your goals.

Careers for MSN Graduates

  1. Nurse Practitioner: $120,680 per year
  2. Medical and Health Services Manager: $101,340
  3. Nurse Administrator: $90,395 per year
  4. Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers: $82,040
  5. Clinical Educator: $78,843 per year

Employment projection from O*NET OnLine. Median and average salary figures (as of 2022) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Payscale.

About UWF Online

With a history of more than 50 years of leadership in education, UWF offers academic degrees with a mission to create the next generation of big thinkers. Based in Pensacola, our forward-thinking online degree and certificate programs prepare students for success through creative, collaborative learning experiences.

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* Practicum work is completed in hospital, clinical or education settings.