Program Overview

Become a leader in the nursing profession with the online MSN degree program at Concordia University Texas. Our program was designed to meet the professional development needs of baccalaureate-degree nurses who wish to further their education. The degree is comprised of 30 to 34 credit hours (33 to 37 for Master of Science in Nursing Education) of graduate nursing courses. The nursing credits alone may be completed in as little as 4 semesters.

Three separate tracks are available for focus including: nursing informatics, nursing leadership and nursing education. The Concordia Distinctive includes programming intended to enhance each nurse’s leadership, knowledge and skill in a Christian environment. The online degree is designed as a transformational learning experience leading to personal and professional knowledge and skill development.

Additionally, our MSN degree is delivered entirely online and is possible to complete from anywhere in the world. Face-to-face options are built into the program for those students desiring more engagement, and to enhance peer collaboration. Aspects of the practicum work include but are not limited to participation in mission work, a community service assignment, and implementing a change project in the student’s work environment.

Benefits of the program include:

  • Focused curriculum: The in-depth courses of study includes core principles of pathophysiology, pharmacology, nursing research, and health informatics.
  • A trusted education: Since 1926, we have provided students with a valuable degree that is rooted in the liberal arts.
  • Convenience: Our online program allows you to balance your degree program with your work schedule and personal commitments. Fulfill your practicum hours at your own place of employment, and earn your degree at a pace that works for you.
  • Year-round support: Our online help desk is available 24/7/365.
  • Faith-based Nursing: Our mission is to develop Christian nursing leaders.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing and the master’s degree in nursing at Concordia University Texas are accredited by the  Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Career Outcomes

Professional nurses who graduate from online MSN programs can increase their earnings and build their careers in various areas of nursing and other related fields.

Possible career outcomes include:

  • Governing Board Members
  • Nurse Manager
  • Nurse Educator
  • Nurse Case Manager
  • Performance Improvement Manager
  • Nursing Director
  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • Nurse Administrator
  • Nurse Informaticist

Admission Requirements

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for all previous coursework leading to Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
  • A Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution of higher education that is accredited by a national nursing accrediting agency.
  • A current unencumbered license as a registered nurse from a state in which the student resides or a state that is part of the Nurse Licensure Compact. Applicants should not be on probation and must report any past or current disciplinary action taken by a licensing board.
  • Three letters of recommendation: one from the last immediate supervisor (nursing supervisor, if employed in nursing); one from previous nursing faculty member (if possible); and one from a professional colleague.
  • Interview may be required.
  • Applicants who fall below these standards may submit a petition and will be admitted only if they are determined eligible by the faculty.
  • All admission are conditional until all items on the nursing requirement checklist are completed. This checklist includes current CPR certification, proof of insurance, proof of immunizations and other items specific to nursing.

For more admissions information, please visit our admissions page or contact our admissions office today. Our supportive staff is here to help. Email us at or call 844-CTX-CTX1 (844-289-2891) to learn more about the MSN program, or, click here to begin your application.

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Course List

For Non Concordia University Texas BSN graduates, students can earn their MSN in 34-37 credits depending on their concentration. Concordia BSN graduates can earn their MSN in 30-33 credits.

All 16-week courses are practicums. Plan ahead for one day (8.5 hours) weekly on a day of the student's choice.

Spring Semester 1 - Level I (3-6 credits)

These nursing courses may be taken as a cohort and must be completed before progression to the next level.

Concordia BSN graduates have previously fulfilled NUR 4305 and NUR 5050.

NUR 4305 Transforming Global Health Session 1
NUR 5050 Global Health Missions Practicum – May be taken any time until program completion
NUR 5313 Healthcare Project Management Session 2

Summer Semester 2 - Level II (9 credits)

These nursing courses may be taken as a cohort and must be completed before progression to the next level.

NUR 5321 Theoretical Basis of Nursing Research and Practice Session 1
NUR 5320 Applied Research Session 2
NUR 5350 Practicum I Sessions 1 and 2, (16 weeks)
NUR 5105 Advanced Pathophysiology (Corequisite to NUR 5350) Sessions 1 and 2, (16 weeks)

Fall Semester 3 - Level III (9 credits)

These nursing courses may be taken as a cohort and must be completed before progression to the next level.

NUR 5331 Leadership for Change Session 1
NUR 5330 Informatics and Healthcare Technologies Session 2
NUR 5360 Practicum II Sessions 1 and 2, (16 weeks)
NUR 5106 Advanced Pharmacology (Corequisite to NUR 5360) Sessions 1 and 2, (16 weeks)

Spring Semester 4 - Level IV (9 credits)

These nursing courses may be taken as a cohort and must be completed to complete this semester and graduate.

NUR 5340 Curriculum Development & Implementation Session 1
NUR 5341 Healthcare Policy & Ethics (last week is on ground for presentations of graduate portfolio) Session 2
NUR 5370 Practicum III Sessions 1 and 2, (16 weeks)
NUR 5107 Advanced Assessment (Corequisite to NUR 5370) Sessions 1 and 2, (16 weeks)