Program Overview

Expand Your Career Opportunities With a Master’s Degree in Nursing 

Take the next step in your nursing career by completing your master’s in nursing online. Spring Hill College’s flexible MSN program works around your schedule while preparing you to sit for national certification exams and for leadership roles in a variety of specialties across the health care industry. 

With experiential learning at the hands of a distinguished faculty, you’ll graduate ready to take the next step in your nursing career.  

The MSN Program at Spring Hill College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (




36 Credits

Time To Degree:

1 Year

Cost Per Credit:


Program Outcomes

Spring Hill College’s robust Master’s Degree in Nursing curriculum provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to become certified as Nurse Educators. The 11-12 courses, consisting of 36 total credits, offer students a diverse range of experience and instruction from industry experts.  

Course Highlights: 

  • Theoretical Foundations for Leadership 
  • Practicum for Nurse Educators 
  • Organizational Behavior 
  • Applied Research and Evidence-Based Practice 

What You’ll Learn 

Spring Hill College’s online MSN program offers a rigorous curriculum that will provide you with the skills necessary to pursue a leadership or educator role in the nursing industry. With instruction from an experienced and diverse faculty, you’ll learn how to apply research outcomes within the practice setting, resolve practice problems and make meaningful connections between coursework and real-life scenarios. 

  • Integrate scientific findings from nursing, sciences and the humanities for the continual improvement of nursing care across diverse settings.  
  • Demonstrate organizational and systems leadership in current healthcare and educational issues for the promotion of high quality and safe patient care, including the emphasis on ethical and critical decision making, effective working relationships and a systems perspective. 
  • Apply methods, tools, performance measures, standards related to quality and quality principles within an organization.  
  • Apply nursing research outcomes within the practice setting, resolve practice problems, work as a change agent, and disseminates results.  
  • Manage informatics and healthcare technologies to provide integrated and coordinated care to individuals, families and aggregates/identified populations. 
  • Intervene at the system level through policy development processes and advocacy strategies to influence nursing education, health and healthcare.  
  • Provide leadership of interprofessional teams by communicating, collaborating and consulting with other health professionals.  
  • Integrate patient-centered and culturally appropriate concepts in the education, planning, delivery, management and evaluation of evidence-based clinical prevention, health promotion, and services to individuals, families, and aggregates.  
  • Demonstrate advanced nursing practice interventions including both direct and indirect care components that influence healthcare outcomes for individuals, populations or systems.  

Career Outlook

Pursue In-Demand Nursing Careers 

There is a tremendous demand for leadership roles in the nursing profession. According to a survey from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), there is a national nurse faculty vacancy rate of 7.2%. Spring Hill College’s master’s in nursing online can prepare you for nursing leadership roles.  

Choose From Two Tracks 

Customize your online MSN program by choosing from tracks in Executive Leadership or Nursing Education. 

Nursing, MSN: Executive Leadership – The Nursing Executive Leadership concentration of the MS in Nursing prepares students to assume leadership roles in business settings in healthcare. 

Nursing, MSN: Nursing Education – Spring Hill’s MS in Nursing features a concentration in Nursing Education to provide students the tools to teach nursing in both staff and patient settings. 

Admissions Information

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Official Transcripts for all colleges attended are required
  • Two references (supervisor and co-worker or personal friend)
  • An RN license in the state where you are practicing
  • BSN degree is required
  • Employer verification
  • Current resume
  • Clear background check
  • 500-word essay describing how becoming a nurse leader will help you achieve your personal and professional goals
  • A minimum of 1 year experience as a registered nurse

Request More Information 

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Transfer Credit 

Up to nine semester hours or the equivalent of appropriate transfer credit from a regionally accredited institution may be accepted toward the master’s degree in nursing. No grade lower than B- will be accepted. 

The Provost and the program director in the department and/or the certification officer will evaluate requests for transfer of credit. No transfer credits earned prior to six years before matriculation will be accepted without evaluation by the program director and the Provost. 

Generally, no transfer credit will be given for coursework already counted for a previous degree. 

When to Apply 

Apply now and being working toward your Master of Science in Nursing degree. With six start dates — two each spring, summer and fall — you can fit the class schedule around your professional and personal life. With rolling admissions, there is no hard deadline to apply. 

Faculty Spotlight



Dr. Erin Sheppard is the Chair of the Division of Nursing.  Having earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice Summa Cum Laude at the University of South Alabama, Dr. Sheppard also practiced as a family nurse practitioner at USA Family Medicine, caring for patients across the entire lifespan, focusing on underserved populations and treating childhood obesity. 

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