Online Master of Science in Nursing

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Choose the specialization that’s right for you.

Advance your career. Learn new skills. Earning your master’s degree in nursing through MBU’s Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences is more than an investment toward your future, it hones the skills you need to do what you do best: impact the lives of patients. 

You’ll take the next step in your career with a well-rounded education that opens the door to a variety of new opportunities.

Three concentration options

MSN in Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality

MSN/Master of Healthcare Administration dual degree (MSN/MHA)

MSN/Master of Business Administration dual degree (MSN/MBA).

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Program Goals

  1. Provide appropriate learning opportunities for students to acquire the effective leadership skills necessary for leading change to improve quality outcomes in patient care.

  2. Provide a learning environment with a solid base in the sciences and humanities that fosters ethical decision making, advanced clinical reasoning, and a lifelong commitment to learning.

  3. Prepare graduates to build and lead collaborative interprofessional care teams that positively influence healthcare outcomes.

  4. Prepare graduates to integrate patient-centered care with evidence-based practice across the healthcare system.

  5. Support students in obtaining the knowledge and skills needed to design, implement, and evaluate innovative nursing practices that foster safety and excellence in healthcare delivery.

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Why MBU?

The MSN is available completely online, making it easier than ever to get your degree your way. MBU Online allows you to fit your education into your busy schedule without sacrificing responsibilities to work or family. Your instructors will be industry experts with graduate level credentials and years of experience in the healthcare field. Best of all, they’ll be only a click, email, or phone call away. Our professors and advisors make you part of the #MBUfamily from the start by putting you first, always. 

  • Only $650 per credit hour (discount for MBU alums)

  • Two start dates per year

  • Complete in as little as four semesters

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Mary Baldwin University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( The master’s degree program in nursing at Mary Baldwin University is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

Application Checklist


A bachelor degree in nursing is required prior to enrollment. Graduate programs in health sciences may allow up to six (6) graduate-level transfer credits with prior program director approval. Prior courses may be used to meet prerequisite requirements. Send to

Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences, Mary Baldwin University
100 Baldwin Blvd
Fishersville, VA  22939

Unofficial transcripts are allowable for initial review of an application. However, you will not be able to enroll until your official transcript has been received verifying completion of the bachelor degree and that you still meet the minimum GPA requirement.


Prerequisite Courses

  • Statistics – 3 credits (can be biology, mathematics, social sciences, business, or nursing)

  • Research – 3 credits



A minimum of 3.0 overall GPA required.


RN License

Current unrestricted RN license in the Commonwealth of Virginia or state participating in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). A copy of the licensure document is required.


Self-Generated Documentation

  • Current resume or curriculum vitae

  • A personal statement describing your reason for applying to the MSN degree program and how admission to the program relates to your professional goals

Meeting admissions criteria does not guarantee admission to the program.

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