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THE Change
TO a career
in nursing

direct entry master of science in nursing program.

  • Complete in 20 months
  • Online coursework + hands-on labs + clinical experience
  • Focus on holistic, patient-centered care
  • Designed for those who already have a bachelor’s in another field

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Ready to Change Your Career?

Enter Nursing with a Master’s Degree in As Few As 20 Months

For Career Changers with a Bachelor’s

In any field except nursing

Earn an MSN in Five Semesters

Graduate in as few as 20 months

Flexible Course Format

Online coursework + hands-on labs + clinical experience


Have a bachelor’s and want to change careers? Get ready to make a difference as a nurse in just five semesters with Lourdes University’s Direct Entry Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). Our program prepares you for licensure as a registered nurse (RN) and establishes the advanced educational foundation you’ll need to pursue advanced nursing practice certification or a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) later in your career.

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Why Earn Your DEMSN at
Lourdes University?

Focus on Holistic, Patient-Centered Care

Prepare to care for the whole patient with compassion and competence. Courses cover the needs of patient populations across the lifespan.

Emphasis on Evidence-Based Practice

As a nurse with a master’s degree, you’ll enter the profession with an advanced understanding of nursing research—and how to apply it in practice.

A Reputation for Excellence in Nursing Education

Since 1986, the Lourdes University College of Nursing has been training nurses with the skills to change lives, their communities and the profession for the better.

An Inspirational Learning Community

Our clinically experienced faculty members will support you as a person and a professional as you launch your nursing career.