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An online MSN degree program is offered by Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

MSN – Master of Science in Nursing

Lead the Way in Nursing

Looking to advance in your career as a nurse leader or educator? Regent’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree is designed for the adult learner with Registered Nurse licensure and a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Develop the skills you need to bring about positive change to hospital systems and academic nursing programs. Specialize your MSN program through the Nurse Educator or Nurse Leadership & Management concentration—all presented from a Christian worldview. Learn more about our $5,000 Healthcare Hero Scholarship™  and fast-track graduate pilot that helps you earn your MSN faster through dual-credit courses that satisfy both an RN to B.S. in Nursing degree and your master’s in nursing.

January 8, 2024

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To support our dedicated healthcare heroes serving amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Regent’s School of Nursing is offering a $5,000 Healthcare Hero Scholarship to all licensed, registered nurses. Nurses who enroll in the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing, MSN, DNP in Nursing Administration & Leadership, or DNP in APRN degree programs by January 4, 2024 will receive this scholarship. Learn more.


Gain the professional proficiency necessary to teach with confidence and engage with clients, colleagues, and other stakeholders.


Anchor your knowledge and skill on Christian principles and values.


Be mentored by faculty in Virginia Beach who hold the highest degrees in their field. Regent has been ranked among Top National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report for four years (2019, 2020, 2022 and 2023). We are also both military and transfer friendly. Experience the Regent difference through our online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program.

Accreditation is the mark of excellence

The baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in nursing at Regent University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.

On completing the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program, you can:

  • Assess health systems and recommend evidence-based healthcare improvements.
  • Apply ethical and responsible leadership behaviors to social, psychological, and health-related situations.
  • Expand career opportunities with the potential to advance as a nursing scholar.

Career Opportunities:

  • Nurse Educator
  • Nurse Administrator
  • Charge Nurse
  • Patient Care/Case Manager
  • Leader in Frontline Nursing

Read about the benefits of pursuing an advanced nursing degree.

Approximate Mean Annual Wage for Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020

The Master of Nursing (MSN) – Nurse Educator program will develop the scholarly skills you need to help you secure highly sought roles in clinical and academic education, so you can begin developing effective ways to educate nurses in the area of health promotion.

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The Master of Nursing (MSN) – Nurse Leadership & Management program helps you develop strong strategic and organizational leadership skills that improve policies and impact patient outcomes and staff relations, while also strengthening your career opportunities as a nursing leader.

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Nursing and other relevant theories that apply to advanced nursing practice. Applies biblical worldview to ethical decision-making.
Advanced practice nurse’s role in the use and management of information in the healthcare industry. Major topics related to nursing informatics and technology.
Nursing and healthcare delivery systems including organization and financing, and the economic, legal and political factors that influence health care. The professional role of an MSN nurse in relation to healthcare delivery systems in the delivery of safe high quality care to patients will be explored.
Expands the research knowledge gained at the baccalaureate level. Application of nursing research to nursing practice along with the role of biostatistics in nursing research. A quality improvement/research project will validate the student’s skills in data collection and analysis methods, interpretation, and reporting of statistical results. Students are expected to consider the process(es) of change management related to their project.
Continued application of nursing research and biostatistics in nursing practice; research project will validate the student’s skills in data collection and analysis methods, interpretation, and reporting of statistical results. Includes focus on professional role development as students translate biostatistics into practical applications to advocate and improve population health. Prerequisite: NURS 633.

2023-24 Semester Check-In Deadlines

All students are expected to check-in for the semester two weeks before the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

SessionSemester Check-InSession Start Date
Session AFriday, August 11Monday, August 21
Session MFriday, September 8Monday, September 18
Session BFriday, October 13Monday, October 23
Session CThursday, January 4Monday, January 8
Session TFriday, January 26Monday, February 5
Session DFriday, March 1Monday, March 11
Session EFriday, April 26Monday, May 6
Session FFriday, June 7Monday, June 17

Admissions Process

Step 1: Application

Submit your application using the Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office at 757.352.5919 or and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

Please submit your unofficial transcripts to Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email to request for Regent University to attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution. International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES-approved company.

Step 3: Complete Your Admissions Questionnaire

Please complete a brief admissions questionnaire based on your professional goals and interests. This should only take a few minutes to complete but please answer the questions completely and thoughtfully. This gives us a better opportunity to get to know you and align your objectives with our programs. Once completed, it will be sent directly to an admissions counselor who will be in touch with you right away to help complete the rest of your application.

Step 4: Submit Your Nursing License

In order to be admitted to the MSN program, you must submit an active unencumbered/unrestricted Registered Nurse license from your state of practice to

Step 5: Submit a Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please submit a scanned copy or photograph of it to

Part-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850
University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »


DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800 (Fall & Spring)
$650 (Summer)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

What is an MSN?

An MSN or Master of Science in Nursing is an advanced nursing degree designed for nurses seeking career growth. At Regent University, this is a 36-credit program that is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Applicants to Regent’s MSN program must hold a bachelor’s degree and a current, unencumbered nursing license.

What are the advantages of an MSN degree?

“Nurses with advanced preparation typically enjoy more opportunities to impact the overall design and implementation of care. As education increases, salaries follow suit. Nurses with master’s degrees can command six-figure salaries and often rise to the top of healthcare’s leadership ranks,” says the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.1

Michelle Schindler, a navy veteran, nurse and graduate of Regent’s MSN program, felt she had “maxed out a lot of things (she) could do professionally”2 as a clinical nurse. She called getting her master’s in nursing with a focus on leadership “a big, smart move.”2 “This degree will open up new opportunities and positions me to influence policies and patient care,” said Schindler.2

Can I pursue my MSN degree online?

Yes! Regent’s MSN degree program is fully online. So, you can pursue a master’s in nursing while juggling your day-to-day activities.

What master’s in nursing specialties does Regent offer?

Regent’s MSN will prepare you in one of two specific nursing foci: education or administration. You can specialize your master’s in nursing program by picking one of three concentrations—nurse educator, nurse leadership & management or the multidisciplinary APRN. While the nurse educator concentration prepares you to develop effective ways to educate nurses, the nurse leadership & management concentration focuses on organizational leadership skills.

According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing: “With new practice opportunities emerging, and the demand for highly specialized nursing skills rising, the time is right for you to begin your graduate-level nursing education. The earlier in your career you complete your formal education, the longer your professional life and the higher your lifetime earnings will be.”1

How long does it take to complete an MSN program?

Regent offers a 36-credit hour online MSN program. Pursued part-time at 6-credit hours a semester—including fall, spring and summer semesters—it should take you two years to earn your Master of Science in Nursing degree.


  1. Master’s Education. American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
  2. Reed, D. (2020). From veteran sailor to nursing leader. Regent University.

“Regent’s online program gives me flexibility and convenience I need.”

Sheri Terrillion, MBA, 2019 Healthcare Management

“Regent offers a 25% discount for veterans, which is helping me pay for my MSN degree.”

Michelle Schindler, MSN, '22 Registered Nurse, Certified (RNC); Veteran

“Best college class I've ever taken. Hands down. I haven't stopped raving about it to my friends and family.”

Kristen Aguilar, MBA, 2018 General Management

“Thanks to Regent, I finished my degree and took hold of my future.”

Mandy Rogers, 2010

“People, especially kids, need more than clichés. My training at Regent gave me a meaningful way to express my empathy - which is passion and compassion combined - and they could feel the authenticity of it.”

Cedric Rucker, M.A. in Counseling, 2008 Community Counseling