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Master of Science In Nursing

The College of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh offers a 100% online MSN Program that blends the most current theoretical foundations of advanced nursing with evidence-based practice to prepare bachelor's degree-holding nurses for advanced nursing roles.  


 Important Dates

Application:  Clinical Nurse Leader and Nurse Educator applications are available July 1st through February 28th.  Application/fee along with official transcripts must be RECEIVED by February 28th to the Graduate Studies Office to be eligible.

CNL Emphasis ONLY: Application deadline is December 1st for those seeking VA Scholarship through their employer.

Interview (Eligible Applicants) Interview dates will be February 18, February 24, and March 3, 2015 for Fall 2015 admission.  More information to follow.

Orientation:  TBD. Orientation is mandatory for all new admits.


Program Goals and Objectives

Admission Requirements and Application Process

Clinical Nurse Leader Curriculum

Nurse Educator Curriculum

Student Financial Services


Clinical Nurse Leader Emphasis

The College of Nursing's MSN Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) emphasis prepares nurses for leadership roles in healthcare.  CNLs oversee the care coordination of a distinct group of patients, actively provide direct patient care in complex situations, evaluate patient outcomes, and have decision-making authority to change care plans when necessary.

The 37-credit CNL emphasis is offered in a 2-year full-time or 3-year part-time plan of study.

 For more information on the Clinical Nurse Leader emphasis contact lead CNL faculty member Diane Park at


Nurse Educator Emphasis

The MSN Nurse Educator (NE) emphasis prepares students for positions as nurse educators in healthcare systems or as entry-level instructors in academic settings.  Students acquire advanced knowledge of nursing educational systems, curriculum, instructional technology, learning environments, communication strategies, and teaching skills.

The 37-credit NE emphasis is offered in a 2-year full-time or 3-year part-time plan of study.

 For more information on the Nurse Educator emphasis contact lead NE faculty member Dr. R. Shelly Lancaster at






University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
College of Nursing
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901 8660
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