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Embrace a new way to earn a nursing degree with a Direct Entry MSN degree at Lourdes University.

If you have a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field and aspire to be a nurse, Lourdes University offers you a remarkable opportunity. You can start your career in nursing in as few as 20 months, plus earn your master’s degree at the same time.

A Master’s Degree Opens Doors: Direct Entry MSN

Starting your nursing career with a master’s degree opens more doors and a wider variety of positions for which you will be well qualified after completing the Online DEMSN program at Lourdes.

The program combines online classes with in-person lab work, allowing you the best of both worlds:

  • Online courses provide you with the flexibility you need to balance school and life
  • In-person labs give you a chance to practice skills while making deep and lasting friendships with other nurses
  • Our student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1, ensuring you have all the support needed to achieve your dream

Exceptional Clinical Experiences

Lourdes combines simulation learning with high-quality clinical experiences to prepare you as a caring and culturally competent nurse. Simulation Labs allow students to build confidence in their nursing skills in a collaborative environment. Clinical experiences are in a care setting with patients and a nurse faculty member. The combination prepares you for all the patient situations you’ll face daily as a nurse.

Built-In NCLEX Preparation

Our hybrid Direct Entry MSN program offers intensive NCLEX preparation. You will be thoroughly prepared to sit for this national exam. We build testing milestones throughout the program and arm you with the latest in testing strategies.

Direct Entry MSN Admission Requirements

At Lourdes, we are committed to removing barriers to becoming a nurse. In fact, we recently changed the number of pre-requisite courses for admission to our online DEMSN. You will need successful completion of the following courses:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I (with lab) (BIO/BIL 330)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II (with lab) (BIO/BIL 331)
  • Chemistry (with lab) (CHM 140/CHL 140)
  • Microbiology (BIO 335)

To see a full list of all admissions requirements, visit here.

We Offer Competitive Tuition

Tuition costs for the online DEMSN program are billed per credit hour. The program is 66 credits at $685 per credit. Check our university catalog for the latest tuition table.

Lourdes University is committed to making higher education affordable and accessible to a diverse student population. We offer several scholarships for nursing students, and financial aid to those who qualify. Nurses are in such high demand that many hospitals are even offering tuition reimbursement.  Speak with us today about all your options.

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Ready to take the next step? Start your application or get more details about the admissions process—contact Lourdes University about the Direct Entry MSN program today!