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Master of Science In Nursing

The College of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh offers a 100% online MSN Program that blends the most current theoretical foundations of advanced nursing with evidence-based practice to prepare bachelor’s degree-holding nurses for advanced nursing roles.

Important Information

  • The College of Nursing Graduate Program will hold interviews for fall admissions once a month beginning in August.  Upon successful submission of all application materials, the College of Nursing Graduate Program Office will contact the applicant with further information regarding the exact interview date.  Applicants will be interviewed monthly until April.  The maximum number of applicants admitted into each emphasis (CNL and NE) may be reached prior to April.  If the maximum number of applicants are accepted prior to application closure on April 1st, applicants will be added to a wait list and offered enrollment if a spot becomes available in the emphasis.
  • All new admits must attend a mandatory College of Nursing Graduate Program orientation session on campus.  The orientation date will be announced January.
    • Program Goals & Objectives
    • Admission Requirements
    • Important Dates
    • Application Process
    • Clinical Nurse Leader Plan of Study
    • Nurse Educator Plan of Study
    • Student Financial Services

Clinical Nurse Leader Emphasis

  • The College of Nursing’s MSN Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) emphasis prepares nurses for leadership roles in healthcare.  CNLs oversee the care coordination of a distinct group of patients, actively provide direct patient care in complex situations, evaluate patient outcomes, and have decision-making authority to change care plans when necessary.   The 37-credit CNL emphasis is offered in a 2-year full-time or 3-year part-time plan of study.

For more information on the Clinical Nurse Leader emphasis contact lead CNL faculty member Diane Park at


Nurse Educator Emphasis

  • The MSN Nurse Educator (NE) emphasis prepares students for positions as nurse educators in healthcare systems or as entry-level instructors in academic settings.  Students acquire advanced knowledge of nursing educational systems, curriculum, instructional technology, learning environments, communication strategies, and teaching skills. The 37-credit NE emphasis is offered in a 2-year full-time or 3-year part-time plan of study.

For more information on the Nurse Educator emphasis contact lead NE faculty member Dr. Jason Mott at