Master of Science in Nursing

Take your nursing degree to the next level with a Master of Science in Nursing 

A great way to continue your nursing education is with Bellin College’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program. The program is fully accredited and prepares graduates with enhanced knowledge and practice expertise that builds and expands on baccalaureate nursing education to prepare nurses for advanced roles in nursing. Our program emphasizes the importance of life-long learning and provides a foundation for doctoral study.


  • The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) track is available in full-time and part-time options and offers a combination of online, face-to-face, and hybrid classes that are delivered in a 15-week semester.
  • The Nurse Educator (NE) track is available in full-time and part-time options, and classes are 100% online, delivered in a 15-week semester.
  • NEW for FALL 2024! Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) track is available in full-time and part-time options, and classes are 100% online, delivered in a 15-week semester.

Apply to the MSN program

Family Nurse Practitioner Academic Plans

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) track is a 47-credit program designed to prepare graduates to function as licensed independent practitioners in primary care. Students complete courses that focus on the provision of the full spectrum of healthcare services across a lifespan. Students learn to use advanced health assessment skills, screening, and diagnostic strategies, and prescriptive practices to manage the health/illness status of patients and families. Practicum experiences that total 680 hours are completed in a variety of primary care healthcare settings. Graduates are eligible to take American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and/or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Boards (AANPCB) family nurse practitioner certification exams.

Full-Time Plan  Part-Time Plan

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program is offered as a specialty track in our MSN or DNP program and as a Post-Graduate Certificate program. All programs are offered online and can be completed full- or part-time. 

BSN-DNP (3 year full time/5 year part time)     BSN-MSN (2 year full time/3 year part time)

Our PHMNP program is founded on a holistic model of psychiatric-mental health care. Students learn to diagnose and treat simple and complex psychiatric and mental health problems across the lifespan, such as adjustment disorders to serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar illness, major depression, or anxiety disorders.

Graduates of our PMHNP program are prepared to:

  • Provide individual, group, couples, and/or family psychotherapy
  • Prescribe medication for acute and chronic illnesses
  • Conduct comprehensive assessments
  • Provide clinical supervision
  • Diagnose, treat, and manage chronic or acute mental health/psychiatric illness
  • Provide integrative therapy interventions
  • Order, perform, and interpret lab tests and other diagnostic studies
  • Provide preventative care, including screening and immunizations
  • Develop policies for programs and systems
  • Make referrals for health problems outside the PMHNP scope of practice
  • Perform procedures

Why Bellin College for the MSN PMHNP track?

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Nurse Educator Academic Plans (Online Program)

The Nurse Educator track is a 39-credit program designed to prepare graduates for the nurse educator role across various academic and clinical settings. Students integrate core MSN coursework and education specialty courses that focus on evidence-based teaching and learning principles, curriculum development and evaluation, instructional design and technology, assessment of educational outcomes, and nurse educator role development. Students will integrate knowledge and skills into the educational and practice setting in a 255-hour practicum experience.

Program Highlights:

  • Program is delivered 100% online with full-time and part-time options
  • Strong instructional design and technology preparation
  • Preparation for successful integration to the NE role in academic and practice settings
  • Hands-on faculty with dedication to student interaction and engagement
  • Graduates are eligible to take the Certified Nurse Educator™ Exam upon completion

Full-Time Plan  Part-Time Plan

Frequently Asked Questions for MSN

As you explore opportunities with Bellin College, we’re here to help. Let us know if you have questions at any stage in the process.

Go to the MSN Frequently Asked Questions

Admissions Requirements

We make the graduate application process simple.

To get started, review our application deadlines. Next, follow our application procedure. Depending on the program you are applying to, you may have a few additional application requirements to complete.

Application Requirements
Tuition & Fees

View the tuition and fees for MSN, DNP and Post-Graduate Certificates.

Tuition and fees for MSN and post-graduate certificates
Program Goals and Outcomes

Program Goals

  • Prepare graduates to excel in advanced roles.
  • Provide a foundation for doctoral study.

Program Outcomes

At the conclusion of the program, the graduate is able to:

  • Demonstrate accountability for professional practice and behaviors that use critical and reflective thinking in education and health care settings.
  • Demonstrate leadership knowledge, skills, and attitudes in education and healthcare settings.
  • Synthesize, critique, evaluate, and use theory from nursing and related disciplines to guide advanced nursing roles.
  • Use information technology and evidence-based practice for implementation and evaluation of strategies for quality and safety.
  • Analyze ethical, legal, and societal factors that influence populations and health outcomes.
  • Collaborate and consult with intra- and inter-professional teams to improve outcomes.
  • Exhibit competency in advanced nursing practice role across diverse populations in a variety of settings.

Board of Nursing Professional Licensure/Certification Requirements
If you become a Bellin College student, you are responsible for checking program authorization and licensure requirements in your state of residence. Rules and regulations vary by state and are subject to change. If you move to a new state, you are responsible for ensuring our program is approved in your new state.

Board of Nursing Professional Licensure / Certification Requirements

For more information about our graduate nursing programs, please contact Admissions at , (920) 433-6650 or use our Contact Us form.

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