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Online MSN Program

Complete Your Master of Science in Nursing Online

Classes are 100% Online

Personalized Attention

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  • Duration 1 year
  • Cost per Credit $411
  • Credit Hours 36

Program Benefits

  • Spring, summer and fall start dates
  • Experiential learning through coursework
  • Small classes and personalized attention
  • CCNE accredited*

Expand Your Career Opportunities With a Master’s Degree in Nursing

Take the next step in your nursing career by completing your master’s in nursing online. Spring Hill College’s flexible MSN program works around your schedule while preparing you to sit for national certification exams and for leadership roles in a variety of specialties across the health care industry.

With experiential learning at the hands of a distinguished faculty, you’ll graduate ready to take the next step in your nursing career. 

*The master’s degree program in nursing at Spring Hill College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Pursue In-Demand Nursing Careers

There is a tremendous demand for leadership roles in the nursing profession. According to a survey from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), there is a national nurse faculty vacancy rate of 7.2%.1 Spring Hill College’s master’s in nursing onlinecan prepare you for nursing leadership roles. 

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Choose From Two Tracks

Customize your online MSN program by choosing from tracks in Executive Leadership or Nursing Education.

Nursing, MSN: Executive Leadership

The Nursing Executive Leadership concentration of the MS in Nursing prepares students to assume leadership roles in business settings in healthcare.

Nursing, MSN: Nursing Education

Spring Hill’s MS in Nursing features a concentration in Nursing Education to provide students the tools to teach nursing in both staff and patient settings.

Certification-Ready Curriculum 

12 courses

36 total credits

Spring Hill College’s robust Master’s Degree in Nursing curriculum provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to become certified as Nurse Educators. The 11-12 courses, consisting of 36 total credits, offer students a diverse range of experience and instruction from industry experts. 

Course Highlights:

  • Theoretical Foundations for Leadership
  • Practicum for Nurse Educators
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Applied Research and Evidence-Based Practice
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Online MSN Program 

Flexible start dates

No application fee

To apply for the master’s in nursing online program, here’s what you will need: 

Official transcripts for all colleges attended
At least a 3.0 GPA
Three references (supervisor, academics, personal)
An RN license in the state where you are practicing
One year of clinical experience
A current resume and employer verification
A 500-word essay describing how becoming a nurse leader will help you achieve your personal and professional goals

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An Affordable Online MSN Program

$411 per credit

No additional fees

Start your application today. The process is easy and can be completed entirely online.

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What You’ll Learn

Spring Hill College’s online MSN program offers a rigorous curriculum that will provide you with the skills necessary to pursue a leadership or educator role in the nursing industry. With instruction from an experienced and diverse faculty, you’ll learn how to apply research outcomes within the practice setting, resolve practice problems and make meaningful connections between coursework and real-life scenarios.

Faculty Spotlight

Erin Sheppard

Dr. Erin Sheppard, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Chair, Division of Nursing and Graduate Program Director

Dr. Erin Sheppard is the Chair of the Division of Nursing.  Having earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice Summa Cum Laude at the University of South Alabama, Dr. Sheppard also practiced as a family nurse practitioner at USA Family Medicine, caring for patients across the entire lifespan, focusing on underserved populations and treating childhood obesity.

Prior to her tenure as a nurse practitioner, Dr. Sheppard worked as a labor and delivery nurse, traveling to and living in a host of different locations, including remote areas like the Navajo Nation Native American Reservation, the US Virgin Islands, and major cities with deep ethnic diversity, including San Francisco.  Over the period of years she spent as a travel nurse, Dr. Sheppard adapted her nursing style to effectively mitigate language and cultural barriers, and has been able to incorporate that knowledge, along with regional differences in labor and delivery, into her obstetric and pediatric courses. 

While earning her master’s degree, she founded Nire Bathery, focused on creating, designing, and manufacturing bath products and also working full time as a labor and delivery nurse.  Originating in the field of nursing as a BSN graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, she was a member of the Dixie Darlings and Southern Misses Dance teams and the Delta Delta Delta social fraternity, and while in college worked at Disney World as multiple characters, including Mickey Mouse.  Dr. Sheppard is a member of both Sigma Theta Tau and Omnicron Delta Kappa honor societies, the American Nurses Association, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and the Alabama State Nurses Association. She and her husband are the proud parents of a toddler son and are anxiously awaiting the birth of their daughter in March 2023. 

Experienced, Diverse Faculty

Our faculty is dedicated to making sure each student is prepared for success. They come from a wide range of backgrounds including education, nursing and therapy and can infuse their real-world experience into their courses.

  • 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • Personalized attention
  • Mentorship and support throughout the program

An Online Learning Experience Like No Other

When you pursue your master’s in nursing onlineat Spring Hill College, you are gaining access to a team dedicated to your success. Online learning at Spring Hill offers:

  • Listen to lectures, read subject matter and complete coursework on your own time
  • Take classes wherever is convenient for you
  • Fulfill residency requirements locally
  • Balance your work and life obligations while completing your degree
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Answers To Common Questions

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You can earn your Master of Science in Nursing in as little as 12 months based on the number of transfer credits you have approved and whether you are enrolled as a full-time student.

Total estimated total tuition is $14,796, not including other costs.

Spring Hill College is accredited by the SACSCOC.

The master’s degree program in nursing at Spring Hill College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Yes, you can choose from two career tracks: nursing education and executive leadership.

You will be prepared to take the CNL exam.