College of Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing (Online)

Advance your nursing career with Local Roots, Online Classes, and a Global Health Experience.

Northwest University's Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program enables you to advance your career in a number of different areas. The MSN program emphasizes leadership, policy development and regulatory practice, nursing research, and cross cultural practice. You will gain specialized experience and knowledge with the design and implementation of a scholarly project aligned with your nursing interests. Complete your program entirely online with practice experiences near your own home. Although an online student, you are welcome to interact with university nursing educators in person on the Kirkland, Washington campus. You even have the option of joining faculty for a unique global health experience.

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Buntain College of Nursing Mission Statement

The Buntain College of Nursing at Northwest University prepares graduates to answer their call to serve God throughout the world and lead others by using their professional expertise as nurses.

"Our commitment is to provide our MSN students with a practical and applicable education that impacts the profession of nursing locally and internationally. Graduates of our program are prepared to tackle the changing healthcare landscape as the next generation of change agents, innovators, and leaders."

Erin-Joy Bjorge DNP, RN, CNE, COI
Dean, Buntain College of Nursing

Program Length 

  • Complete the 30-credit program in 5 semesters or about 18 months
  • Enroll and complete a 3-credit statistics prior to scholarly project courses if not taken as part of BSN coursework 
  • Take one 3 credit course at a time 
  • Complete each course in 8 weeks

Career Paths for NU MSN Graduates

  • Nurse Administrator
  • Nurse Educator
  • Nurse Entrepreneur
  • Nurse Researcher

Cost of the Program ~ $3,600/semester

(Costs are estimates only and subject to change) 

  • $595/credit (30-33 credits)

One-time Fees (subject to change) 

  • $67 online portfolio access
  • $125 background check and immunization tracking
  • $110 graduation fee
  • Cost of books varies 

Optional – cost of travel for immersive policy and global health trips vary based on location

Master of Science in Nursing Application Deadlines

  • Fall – July 1st 
  • Spring – December 1st 
  • Summer – April 1st

Academic Catalog

View program details and course descriptions.

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Next Steps

Ready to get started? Begin the admission process now by completing our online application form. Or fill out the Request Info form, and a member of our Admissions team will contact you soon. Would you prefer to meet with one of our faculty face-to-face? Please schedule a campus visit at a time that convenient for you.

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