Prepare for career advancement as a nurse leader with Bethel University’s online Master of Science in Nursing program. Through an emphasis on evidence-based practice and a rigorous curriculum focused on effective communication and decision-making, the online MSN promotes excellence in holistic, patient-centered care. It features Nurse Administrator and Nurse Educator tracks, so you can specialize your education for your specific career goals. Our online MSN program can be completed in two years and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Nursing Education.

The Nurse Administrator track builds on your previous experience and skill sets to prepare you for administrative roles in advanced nursing practice. It includes relevant, hands-on coursework in leadership, decision-making, health policy and more.

The Nurse Educator track prepares graduates to become successful nurse educators and sit for the certified nurse educator exam. It also includes a mentored practicum and coursework in pathophysiology, health assessment, curriculum development and more.

No matter which option you choose, 100% of Bethel MSN graduates find jobs in nurse education or administration within one year of graduation, so you can be confident you’re gaining the right credential for ongoing success in the nursing field. Don’t wait to take the next step in your career – learn more today!

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Career Outcomes

Our online MSN program prepares graduates for advanced nursing roles such as those listed below. Career information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and

Nurse Educator

The MSN – Nurse Educator track prepares graduates for a career as a nurse educator. Nurse educators plan and implement continuing education opportunities for nursing staff. They identify the health care needs of patients in their organization to develop the best educational resources for employees. The median annual salary for nurse educators is $73,726.

Nursing Instructor

With our MSN – Nurse Educator track, you can pursue a career as a nursing instructor. Nursing instructors teach patient care and nursing theory in classrooms and clinical units to nursing students. They may also complete research projects and publish their work in nursing journals. The median salary for this role is $71,260.

Nursing Director

The MSN – Nurse Administrator track prepares you for a career as a nursing director. Nursing directors manage and oversee all nursing activities in health organizations, including hospitals, long-term care facilities and more. They supervise nursing staff and work closely with physicians and other health care professionals. The median annual salary for nursing directors is $88,660.

Why Bethel University Online?

  • Accelerated Learning.

    With six academic sessions per year, seven-week courses, and a transfer-friendly credit policy, online students earn their degree faster than ever.

  • Affordable.

    For the third year in a row, Washington Monthly has ranked Bethel University in the top 10 in the Midwest on its annual list of the “Best Bang for the Buck Colleges,” coming in at No. 7 for 2018.

  • A Christian Community.

    Bethel combines academic excellence with a biblical foundation, preparing students to truly impact the world.

About Bethel University

Bethel University was founded in 1947 and is an accredited, evangelical institution located in Mishawaka, Indiana. It is a Christian community of learners dedicated to building lives of commitment for leadership in the church and the world. Bethel provides liberating academic and co-curricular programs to challenge the mind, enlarge the vision and equip the whole person for lifelong service. At Bethel, we are committed to cultivating a spirited community of engaged learners who are prepared for service in the real world.


Bethel University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of numerous associations, institutes and councils. Bethel is also authorized by the state of Indiana to operate as a postsecondary institution. Bethel University participates in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) as an approved Indiana NC-SARA institution. The education programs at Bethel are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

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