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The University of Iowa College of Nursing has a legacy of excellence in nursing administration, one of the college's top-ranked programs that prepares nursing leaders. The college's Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree builds on that reputation and prepares clinicians to exhibit mastery of nursing and health care leadership skills and abilities.  

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Program Design

Only graduates from UI's Master of Nursing and Healthcare Practice (MNHP) program are eligible to enroll in this program that allows for completion of a basic Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree.  

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Benefits of the MSN

The University of Iowa’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree 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.