MSN - Nurse Leader

If you’re an RN with a BSN and an unobstructed license, West Coast University can help you earn an online RN to MSN - Nurse Leader degree in as little as two years with a program designed for working nurses—to help you prepare for the next level of leadership and professional achievement.


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A nurse leader, or nurse executive, is responsible for the administration and management of patient care services. This can be in a variety of healthcare settings including hospitals, clinics and home health.  Nurse Leaders direct the planning and development of policies and procedures for healthcare organizations, while focusing on improving the quality of patient care.

WCU Advantages

Get the most out of your online degree with these clear advantages:

  • 24-month MSN online program. Ask about our part-time completion option.
  • Access to on-campus student services including Career Services, and in California and Texas, access to our technologically advanced Simulation Centers
  • Includes Curriculum and Instruction course which helps prepare graduates for teaching opportunities
  • Competitive tuition—ask about our Nursing Partner Grant
  • WCU is regionally accredited by WSCUC and our nursing programs are CCNE accredited

Online Environment

At WCU, you are not alone. You should have the support and guidance that should help you achieve your professional goals.  Our online classes are energizing, engaging and enriched with video content, simulations, adaptive quizzing and on the-go resources—to help you stay connected wherever you are. WCU’s MSN online programs are simple to navigate and easy to use while we support you with clear and continuous access to your instructors, peers, Student Services and our 24/7 technical support.

Support Beyond Graduation

West Coast University supports its MSN online students beyond the last day of class.  We are committed to helping our MSN online graduates throughout their careers.

Through our Career Service Departmentwe provide ongoing assistance with professional and career development through workshops and guidance for our students and graduates.  We partner with industry professionals and enhance the prospects for securing employment and obtaining professional success.

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Distance education is offered through the Orange County, CA campus. Texas residents' distance education is offered through the Dallas, TX campus.