MSN in Education, Management, or Population Health

The McKendree University Division of Nursing is dedicated to providing a Master of Science in Nursing Program that will contribute to the knowledge base, professional skills, and career potential of the students.

Four courses of study are available: 

•   Nurse Educator

•   Nurse Manager

•   Population Health

The program is taught in a blended, 8 to 16 week format. The Nurse Manager Program requires 37 semester credit hours, the Nurse Educator Program requires 38, and the Nurse Population Health Program requires 37. All three courses of study can be completed in approximately 20 months. Classroom experiences, seminars, and practicum form the base of instruction with electronic resources being utilized to supplement classroom interaction.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for graduate study at McKendree University must possess a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from a regionally accredited institution. Students without the appropriate prerequisites may be required to take additional undergraduate courses before beginning the Master's Program. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is also required.

How to Apply

Each application package will be examined for evidence of a high probability of success in graduate study.

Applicants to the McKendree University MSN Program must submit the following items:

1. A completed graduate application (no fee).

2. Unencumbered valid Professional Registered Nurse license

3. Official transcripts from each university attended providing evidence of successful completion of a baccalaureate degree in nursing.

4. Minimum of 3.0 G.P.A. on a four-point scale. 

5. Updated resume or curriculum vitae.

6. Two-page paper describing perceived ability to complete graduate coursework, and future professional career goals.

7. Nursing faculty interview if applicable.

8. Documented proof of necessary health requirements.

9. Successful completion of a criminal background check in all states of residence for the past seven years.




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