Master of Science in Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing

The Master of Science in Nursing at Atlantis University is an intensive graduate degree program designed to offer students an opportunity to become prepared as advanced practitioners in selected health care specialties so that they may assume roles as leaders, healthcare managers, clinicians, and ultimately improve health care for all people.

The program is designed to prepare students for positions of leadership, and to provide students with a broad comprehensive view of advanced studies in Nursing.


36 Graduate Level
Semester Credit Hours

Estimated Completion
Time 12 months

The MS Nursing curriculum is organized by specialty or concentration. The program is 36 credit hours where the first 27 credits are the core courses, and the remaining 9 credits prepare students in the concentration of their choice. Required courses for each specialty are listed in the description of each concentration. For students who do not wish to pursue a concentration, they may complete the 36 credits of the program by taking the 27 credits of the core courses and the additional 9 credits from any of the concentration courses.


MS in Nursing with Concentration
in Health Informatics

This concentration is designed to provide nurses and healthcare professionals with a unique leadership and management perspective while preparing them with the knowledge and competencies they need to leverage technology and data analytics tools to improve quality, safety, outcomes and cost-effectiveness of healthcare delivery.


MS in Nursing with Concentration
in Nursing Education

This concentration is designed to provide students the knowledge and competencies to be academic nurse educators in various educational and practice settings. Upon completion, graduates will possess the knowledge and skills that enable educators to teach effectively in clinical and lab, online, hybrid, virtual and classroom learning environments.


MS in Nursing with Concentration in Leadership & Administration in Healthcare Systems

This concentration is designed to provide students with the knowledge and competences to lead, shape policies, influence patient outcomes, and deliver the best care possible. Upon completion, the graduate will possess a well-rounded nurse executive set of skills to have an impact in any healthcare setting from the waiting room to the boardroom.


MS in Nursing with Concentration
in Public Health Nursing

This concentration is designed to prepare students to integrate advanced nursing practice with population-based public health perspectives. Students will learn to work with and guide teams in the development of innovative, evidence-based, culturally appropriate health care services for identified high-risk populations locally and internationally.


RN to MSN Track

Students who meet the requirements and are enrolled in the RN to BSN program have the opportunity to move directly into the MSN and complete two degrees in 24 months. The RN to MSN track prepares graduates to take on challenging career options in leadership within their field by building on prior clinical knowledge and practice.

Program Objective

Graduates who pursue a career in Nursing will be prepared to plan, organize, lead, control, and evaluate quality improvement initiatives in healthcare organizations. They are also prepared to integrate knowledge, management, leadership, and consultation into their roles and function in collaboration with other members of the health care team. The program is designed for working Nurses and seasoned Healthcare professionals who want to expand their careers and strengthen their credentials as leaders, healthcare managers, and administrators.

Master of Science in Nursing

(36 Graduate Level Semester Credit Hours – Estimated Completion Time 12 months)



Concentration Courses (9 credits)




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