Master of Science in Nursing

Thank you for your interest in the Joseph and Nancy Fail School of Nursing at William Carey University. The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program was developed on the faculty’s belief that graduate education advances professional nursing practice and healthcare delivery by building on the existing foundation of baccalaureate nursing education. The mission of the School of Nursing is to prepare professional nurses for entry-level education positions in either academic or healthcare institutional settings.

The Master of Science in Nursing is 100% online, and students may enter in the Fall or Spring term. Only 41 nursing credit hours are required. Graduate study may be done on either a full-time or part-time basis. A schedule can be tailored to meet both the curriculum and the student’s needs. The minimum course load for full-time status as a graduate student is six semester hours during a trimester. A student must complete all required work within a period of six years after enrolling in the graduate program.

For transcript evaluation and any questions, contact Dr. Patrick Brady at or 504-671-6683.