Whether you’re interested in educating the next generation of nurses, advancing your leadership role or developing healthcare simulation programs, an online Master of Science in Nursing degree from UCF will prepare you to lead in a variety of academic and healthcare settings.

Lead with an Online MSN Degree from UCF

Nurses with an MSN degree have more opportunities for management and leadership positions, greater earning potential, and taken the next step toward advancing their careers with a doctoral degree. Ready to take the next step?

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Why UCF College of Nursing

Program Objectives

MSN Program Objectives
  • Analyze social, economic, ethical, cultural, legal, and political issues influencing nursing practice and healthcare in a global context.
  • Develop and implement leadership, management, and teaching strategies for the improvement of health and healthcare quality and safety.
  • Develop practice models of evidence-based nursing practice incorporating nursing research.
  • Influence health and public policy in collaboration with other disciplines to improve systems of care and health of communities.
  • Participate in research and disseminate research findings through presentation and publication.
  • Synthesize advanced knowledge from the sciences, humanities, and nursing theories to support advanced nursing practice.
  • Plan, evaluate and implement the delivery of healthcare using critical thinking skills in an advanced nursing role.

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What Our Graduates Say

Trish Celano

“UCF’s programs are well suited for the developing clinical leader.”

Trish Celano ’21DNP, ’10MSN, RN
Chief Clinical Officer and Senior Vice President, North Florida Region of AdventHealth

Kathleen (Kathy) Black

“I was a better leader in every role I’ve served due to the foundation UCF provided.”

Kathy Black ’02MSN, RN, NE-BC
Nurse Executive


UCF is high quality, low cost.


High Quality. Low Cost.

Expertise of nationally recognized faculty.
Convenience and flexibility of UCF Online.

Now at a lower cost with reduced tuition through fee waivers for some campus-based amenities.

Distinguished UCF Faculty. Esteemed UCF Degree.
Options Designed for Working Professionals Like You.