Graduate & Professional Programs

Online Master of Science in Nursing

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Nursing is a dynamic profession with many rewards and career advancement opportunities to those dedicated to lifelong learning.

Emmanuel College’s online Master of Science in Nursing program will prepare you for your role as a leader by providing you with the skills and experiences to have a greater impact on patients and on the profession of nursing.

Emmanuel's Master of Science in Nursing program features a unique integrative, collaborative format where students from the Nursing Education and Nursing Administration track participate in classes together, online, to share ideas, research, and solutions to common clinical issues.  This allows learning and synthesis of didactic knowledge and evidence-based research with real world practice, forging a more successful and purposeful career path. Both tracks include a solid foundation in nursing theory, ethics, leadership, research, diversity, information technology and health care policy and promotion through a set of core classes.

Within our supportive and engaging synchronous online classroom environment, you will benefit from rich discussions guided by the perspectives and experience levels of both our esteemed faculty and diverse group of colleagues. Through the College’s longstanding partnership with leading hospitals and healthcare organizations, steps from our campus within the Longwood Medical and Academic Area of Boston, you will complete your practicum at a world-class institution.

Education Track

The education track prepares you for a position as a nurse educator, faculty member, staff development coordinator, clinical unit-based teacher or patient educator. In these roles, nurses incorporate evidence-based practices into the training of the next generation of nurses, develop a clinically and culturally competent workforce, establish plans of care for specialized groups of patients and promote health and wellness at a community level. Through your clinical capstone course, you will partner with an advanced nurse educator and focus on the responsibilities of a nurse educator within the healthcare and academic communities with an emphasis on scholarship and service.

Administration Track

Through the administration track, you will obtain the advanced skills needed for a position as a nurse executive or administrator, nursing director, nurse manager, case manager, coordinator of clinical research projects or project director. Expand your horizons outside the hospital setting, to leadership roles in public health departments, colleges, long-term care and assisted living facilities, hospices and home care, among others. Through your clinical capstone course, you will partner with a middle or senior nurse manager to develop core competencies various aspects of administration including consultation and collaboration, human resources, quality improvement, risk management, budget management and leadership.

MSN Program Outcomes

Faculty within Emmanuel College’s Wilkens School of Nursing and Clinical Sciences affirms as organizing foundational components Beliefs, Professional Role, Knowing and Caring. 


Integrates personal and professional values, which stem from spiritual, moral-ethical, social and cultural tenets, traditions and practices that guide professional practice.

Program Outcome

Synthesize spiritual, moral, and ethical reflection, values clarification, and discerning leadership into a personal philosophy of nursing for the role of nurse educator or manager/administrator to effect positive outcomes for vulnerable populations within the context of their environments.

Professional Role

Synthesizes nursing's historical roots with state-of-the-art knowledge and skills for the purpose of advocating for health and wellness locally and globally. The role requires individual empowerment, interprofessional collaboration, leadership, consultative skills, and accountability to society and peers.

Program Outcome

Assume accountability for the use of leadership, management, teaching, interprofessional collaboration, consultation, health policy analysis, quality improvement, advanced clinical skills and responsible citizenship to advocate for high quality health promotion and systems of care.


Analyzes and synthesizes through the process of scholarly inquiry the body of knowledge used in the discipline of nursing. Knowing requires the use of reflection, critical thinking, ethical analysis and collaboration in the engagement of scholarly nursing practice.

Program Outcome

Practice as an expert professional nurse in a role that synthesizes scholarly inquiry in nursing and other disciplines, research, and clinical knowledge within a theoretical and conceptual framework.


Incorporates the culture of nursing into a relationship between the caregiver and individuals, families, and communities locally and globally resulting in the achievement of mutually desired outcomes on the health/illness continuum. Caring requires an intentional process that uses respect, connection, competency, empathy and advocacy as linkages with the requirements of knowing.

Program Outcome

Design, implement, evaluate and improve nursing practice, education and administration/management that integrates caring concepts into therapeutic relationships with vulnerable populations locally and globally.

New to the Nursing Program

Expand your global perspective of nursing by participating in a travel abroad experience in Florence Italy. Through this unique partnership, you will experience and develop an understanding of the culture and healthcare system of Italy.

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