Continue your education and pursuit for excellence in nursing with the University of Iowa’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree. A Master’s in nursing reflects the profession’s continuing call for transformative thinking and evolutionary change in the practice environment. Our graduates are prepared for critical action within complex, changing systems, including health, educational, and organizational systems. As a graduate of UI’s MSN program, you will be equipped with valuable knowledge and skills to lead change, promote health, and elevate care in various roles and settings.

Why Iowa? 

  • Flexible course offerings
    - Online or hybrid
    - Individualized
  • Practicum preceptors arranged
  • Tuition assistance and scholarships 
  • Programs top ranked
  • Nationally recognized faculty
  • High completion and pass rates

For more information regarding preparations and considerations when applying to graduate school, view the document below, click here to download it.

Student Outcomes

Graduates of the MSN programs will be able to:

•    lead unit-level teams to achieve nursing and organizational goals;
•    collect, decipher, and analyze data to produce action plans to improve quality;
•    promote the adoption, integration, and sustainability of evidence-based practices;
•    pursue lifelong learning to support one's professional identity; and
•    design innovative nursing practice environments for patient care and the workforce.

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MSN Admissions Information

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Plans of Study

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Tuition and Fees

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Health and Clinical Requirements

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MSN Capstone Projects

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