Ready to take your career to the next level? An online nursing master’s degree can open up new avenues to serving others in meaningful ways. Our program prepares confident and caring servant leaders in the healthcare field. Our hybrid online program equips nurse practitioners to care for rural and needy populations. After receiving your MSN degree, you may serve in the mission field or as a healthcare leader working in family medicine or specialties ranging from cardiology to radiology.

A Rigorous MSN Program

Our hybrid program combines online instructions with onsite clinical practicums in locations near you that reflect your choice of concentration: family nurse practitioner (FNP) or leadership/educator. Many students undertake a nursing-specific mission trip before completing the program. The ultimate goal of our MSN degree program is to provide a diverse education that prepares you for a lifetime of service to others. Our graduates are prepared to practice, teach, and influence the healthcare needs of their communities. As nursing leaders, they are capable and transformative leaders who understand the power of collaborating with all healthcare practitioners and political leaders from the grassroots level upward in order to deliver care to those in need.

If you are ready to advance your nursing career in order to better serve others, our CCNE-accredited master’s degree in nursing program and post-graduate APRN certificate program may be the right choice for you. Take the first step today and apply to the School of Nursing.

Available Concentrations


Family Nurse Practitioner

MSN students who select the FNP concentration are eligible to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center or American Association of Nurse Practitioners national exam after successfully completing this program.

Leadership/Education

The leadership/education concentration prepares students for a future in nursing case management. Successful graduates are prepared to take the certification exam for nurse educator (CNE) administered by the NLN, the certified nurse manager and leader exam (CNML) from AONE, or the ANCC nurse executive advanced certification exam.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

If you are ready to advance your nursing career in order to better serve others, our CCNE-accredited master’s degree in nursing program and post-graduate APRN certificate program may be the right choice for you. Take the first step today and apply to the School of Nursing.

The Academic Catalog is the student guide to all policies and procedures for Bluefield College.

The MSN Student Handbook is the student guide to assist you in achieving the successful completion of your program of study.

Online: January 2021

Online Per Credit: $480

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Courses & Requirements:

General Education & Degree Requirements

Master's Degree (MS)
Core Requirements (26 Credits)

  • Foundations for Advanced Practice
  • Advanced Nursing Research Strategies I
  • Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan
  • Advanced Pharmacology Across the Lifespan
  • Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan Didactic
  • Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan Practicum
  • Health Care Informatics
  • Advanced Nursing Research Strategies II
  • Health Promotion & Disease Prevention in Diverse Populations Across the Lifespan
  • Advanced Nursing Research Analysis
  • Research Sustaining
  • Financial, Ethics, Organizational Behavior & Health Policy Management
  • Capstone
Specializations (14-26 Credits)

Choose a Specialization (3 Available)


  • Family Nurse Practitioner (26 Credits)
    • Primary Care of Infants, Children & Adolescents Didactic
    • Primary Care of Infants, Children & Adolescents Practicum
    • Primary Care of Adults in Families Didactic
    • Primary Care of Adults in Families Practicum
    • Primary Care Across the Lifespan Practicum
    • Transition into Leadership for the Nurse Practitioner
  • Leadership/Education (14 Credits)
    • Management Theory & Leadership
    • Strategies for Curriculum & Instruction
    • Seminar in Leadership
    • Strategies for Effective Instruction
    • Practicum in Teaching
    • Practicum in Leadership
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (25 Credits)
    • Foundations of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health: Theory, Non-
      Pharmacological Management of Psychiatric Disorders
    • Theory and Practice in Addictions Care
    • Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Seminar I
    • Adv. Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Practicum I
    • Adv. Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Seminar II
    • Transition into Leadership for the Nurse Practitioner
    • Adv. Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Practicum II
Total Credits: 40-52

Take a look at some of the career opportunities available to graduates of this program:

Nurse Administrator
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Research Nurse
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Nursing Consultant
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