Master of Science in Nursing

When choosing a university to advance your nursing career, reputation is everything. Malone is known for its approach to educating nurses who want to become family nurse practitioners or specialize in acute care.

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Program structure

At Malone, you can earn your MSN in 24 months as a full-time student or in 36 months as a part-time student. Your coursework includes classroom and online instruction in our hybrid model as well as in-depth clinical experiences. With a Christian worldview at the center of all instruction, you'll learn how caring for patients extends beyond diagnosis and treatment.

Special Features

The MSN is a lock-step, for convenient scheduling, cohort program with small classes and opportunities to pursue your professional goals whether through practice or research. Our program provides internship and practicum hours, which meet the requirements for certification. All graduate students in nursing complete research by selecting a thesis or project format. Therefore, those anticipating the pursuit of a doctoral degree will find a research-based curriculum to support their endeavors.

Faith-Based Environment

At Malone, you are immersed in an environment that unites Christian faith, values and ethics in teaching and learning of nursing. You learn to be a committed lifelong learner who delivers exceptional care with Christ-like compassion.

Nursing tracks

Malone University offers two tracks:

  1. Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
  2. Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)

Students may also elect to add our Graduate Certificate in Nurse Education to their MSN coursework.

Post-graduate certificate options

Malone offers two post-graduate certificates:

  1. Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
  2. Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)

Graduate outcomes

At completion of this degree, our graduates:

  1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills that build upon the undergraduate learning and equip the practitioner and clinician for all of the responsibility and accountability practices required in these advanced nurse practitioner roles.
  2. Exhibit competence in advanced practice with selected populations including an in-depth assimilation of a specialized role, content, and related skills.
  3. Integrate into one's personal and professional life the attributes needed for successful practice, including the legal and ethical components required for holistic nursing.
  4. Synthesize a body of knowledge whereby the inquiry skills are honed and used to conduct research, share research findings, and advance scholarly and professional goals.