Our blended learning approach provides you with the flexibility to complete didactic coursework online and study at your own pace with the option to attend live lectures and receive one-on-one tutoring. To enhance your critical thinking skills, our curriculum incorporates on ground and virtual labs, simulations, and case studies, many accessible from the comfort of your home.
At Joyce University, you’ll gain hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art, SSH Accredited Nursing Simulation Center. Local and qualified out-of-state students will gain real-world clinical practice both in your state of residence and internationally (upon availability), to ensure you have the knowledge and skills needed to confidently enter the nursing profession.
Qualified out-of-state students will experience hands-on learning with their Utah classmates at our state-of-the-art Simulation Center in Draper, Utah. Travel will take place during the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th semesters of the aBSN program. Distance-learners may opt into a stipend to cover the cost of travel to the Utah campus. The stipend for lodging, airfare, and meals may be included in the cost of attendance for qualified out-of-state students. View our Nursing Residency Requirements.
Joyce’s reputation was built on its students’ ability to successfully pass the NCLEX-RN exam. Our curriculum is rigorous and specifically tailored to develop your critical thinking and clinical judgment abilities, while our immersive clinicals and hands-on skills training are designed to prepare you for RN licensure. With our dedicated tutoring support, you can be confident in your ability to succeed in this highly competitive field.
The aBSN portion of the Direct Path MSN pathway has no course prerequisites. All course requisites are built into the curriculum, making it easier to start the aBSN program sooner. Upon completion of the aBSN requirements, students will have the opportunity to apply for advanced placement in the MSN program. Learn about our general Admissions Requirements.
for a Lifetime
When you complete the MSN program through the Direct Path MSN pathway, you’ll be equipped with the skills to start your nursing practice and pursue leadership roles in either executive nursing leadership or nursing education.
The Executive Nursing Leadership concentration academically prepares you for certification as a Certified Nurse Manager and Leader (CNML) and to pursue a career in clinical leadership where you will put the following outcomes into practice:
The Nurse Education concentration academically prepares you to complete certification as a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) and pursue a career in academia where you will put the following outcomes into practice:
The direct path MSN enables applicants to apply to the Accelerated BSN program and upon meeting program requirements, can apply for advanced placement into the MSN program. The total combined program length is 8-9 semesters (depending on transfer credits). Designed for MSN-degree seeking nursing students who have no previous nursing experience, this direct entry pathway enables you to move swiftly through our accelerated BSN and MSN programs, becoming eligible for RN licensure in as little as 20 months, and eligible for certification in Executive Nursing Leadership or Nurse Education in as few as 3 years.
Enrollment in the Direct Path MSN enables aBSN participants to replace two BSN courses with MSN courses, for advanced placement into the MSN program. For applicants changing careers to nursing and seeking an MSN, Direct Path MSN is our fastest and most cost effective pathway to RN licensure and MSN completion.
The accelerated BSN curriculum reflects the AACN essentials for professional nursing and consists of general education and core nursing courses that help students learn the foundations of nursing at a baccalaureate level. Coursework includes asynchronous online lectures, on-ground labs and simulations, and a direct-patient clinical experience.
All MSN coursework is completed asynchronously online. Students elect a concentration in either Nursing Education or Executive Nursing Leadership and will complete practicum experience hours in their area of specialization under the supervision of an expert preceptor, the completion of which qualifies graduates to sit for the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) or Certified Nurse Manager and Leader (CNML) certification.
During the accelerated BSN portion of the curriculum, students will engage in on-ground labs and simulations designed to enhance your practical skills by putting your classroom knowledge to practice. Local and out-of-state students will attend the Joyce University campus in Draper, Utah, to complete skills lab and simulation hours during the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th semesters of the BSN program. Students will complete clinical hours as part of their BSN requirements in their state of residence.
During the MSN portion of the curriculum, students will complete didactic coursework exclusively online in their chosen concentration. Students will work closely with faculty to develop an immersive, individualized capstone project in their area of concentration which will be implemented through practice experience under the direction of an expert preceptor.
Known for our quality nursing education, Joyce University is proud to have helped thousands of students graduate and launch successful careers as registered nurses. We are committed to ensuring our students can enter the workforce with confidence, competence, and readiness to succeed on day one.View Our Faculty
Through lecture-based coursework you’ll build a foundation of knowledge in the fundamentals of nursing. With hands-on skills training, our curriculum provides you with real-world experience needed to be a competent registered nurse with the skills needed to build a lasting career.Tour Our Simulation Center
The online portion of our DPMSN pathway is offered using the easy and intuitive Canvas Learning system that can be accessed anywhere you have an internet connection. This user-friendly, fully-integrated platform houses your classroom, library, and online resources all in one place.See Our Student Portal
Our dedicated career services team is here to provide graduates with job placement assistance, giving you an indispensable resource for new employment opportunities when you’re ready to hit the ground running.Read More About MSN Careers
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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master degree program in nursing at Joyce University of Nursing and Health Sciences is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
Total tuition for the Direct Path MSN is $59,300 based on 146 credit hours. After spending approximately 20 months in the aBSN Program and passing the NCLEX-RN, you can start work as a registered nurse, enjoying a rewarding career with a great salary as you seamlessly complete your MSN degree in an additional 12 months.
The Direct Path MSN academic ladder allows aBSN applicants to apply for advanced placement into the MSN program upon completion of petition requirements. Applicants to the aBSN program must have a completed bachelor degree in a non-nursing field and a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
MSN, or Master of Science in Nursing, is an advanced, graduate-level nursing degree. With our direct path MSN programmatic ladder, you can use a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field toward earning a BSN in just 20 months, then apply for advanced placement into the Master of Science in Nursing program, and graduate with an MSN after just 12 months.
With our online direct path MSN, up to 46 credits from your previous bachelor’s degree can be applied towards the aBSN program with a direct path into the Master of Science in Nursing program—allowing you to sit for RN licensure in as little as 20 months. The additional Master’s level work is expected to be completed in an additional twelve months, allowing students to achieve your MSN degree with RN licensure in as few as 3 years.
The aBSN program portion of the Direct Path MSN features a blended learning delivery method with online coursework, combined with on-ground labs and simulations at our state-of-the-art simulation center in Draper, Utah during the 3rd, 4th, and 5th semesters of the aBSN program. Clinical hours and practicum hours are completed in your state of residence.
An accelerated BSN program allows you to apply up to 46 credit hours from your existing bachelor’s degree toward a Bachelor of Science in Nursing — enabling you to complete your BSN in as little as 20 months, with no previous nursing experience required.
Joyce University’s Accelerated BSN program features a blended format with asynchronous online coursework throughout and on-ground labs during the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th semesters.
Asynchronous learning is an educational format where students can access learning materials and complete assignments without the need for live, real-time interaction with instructors or other students. This type of learning often takes place online and allows students to work independently, but may still include opportunities for communication and feedback through discussion forums, email, or other channels.
The Direct Path Master of Science in Nursing pathway tuition is $59,300 based on 146 credit hours. For complete tuition and fee information, please visit our financial aid page.
According to ZipRecruiter, MSN nurses can earn salaries ranging from $83,000 (25th percentile) to $130,000 (75th percentile) across the U.S.
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