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 Patient-Focused 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 a nursing leader, you would be a capable and transformative leader who understands 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


The Academic Catalog is the student’s 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.

The master’s degree in nursing program and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Bluefield College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Online: August 18, 2021

Online Per Credit: $480

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Courses & Requirements:

Master's Degree (MS)
Core Requirements (28 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
  • Advanced Nursing Research Analysis
  • Research Sustaining
  • Financial, Ethics, Org Behavior & Health Policy Mgt
  • Capstone

* Not required for PMHNP Program

Concentrations (16-27 Credits)

Choose a Concentration (3 Available)


  • Family Nurse Practitioner (18 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 (16 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 (27 Credits)
    • Foundations of Adv Practice Psychiatric Mental Health
    • Diagnostic & Psychopharmacological Strategies
    • Advanced Practice PMHN Seminar I
    • Advanced Practice PMHN Practicum I
    • Theory & Practice in Addictions Care
    • Advanced Practice PMHN Seminar II
    • Advanced Practice PMHN Practicum II
    • Transition into Leadership for the Nurse Practitioner
    • PMHN Across the Lifespan Practicum
Total Credits: 44-55

Career opportunities available to graduates of this program include:

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

Early College students,

Congratulations! You have elected to enroll in an online, college-level course. Each course is different in its requirements involving theory, application, depth of reflection, and research. Occasionally, the title of a course has been chosen to broadly describe the course content. As an Early College student, you may need to communicate with the instructor to discuss your ability to meet the course’s requirements within the first two days of the course, within the drop/add period. This allows you time to select another option if you believe the course requirements are beyond your current level of learning.

Your grades will be final and appear on your Bluefield College transcript, so it is important that you do your best.

If you have a learning disability, it is important that you communicate that with our Associate Director of Academic Support, Mr. Wayne Pelts, prior to your classes starting. Mr. Pelts will need documentation in order to offer any accommodations. You may reach Mr. Pelts at wpelts@bluefield.edu.

An advisor will contact you prior to each enrollment period to discuss course options and will assist you in enrolling in your online classes. Remember we are here to support you and help you be successful.