Master of Science in
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Excellence in Christian nursing education.

Educational Leadership

Vanguard’s Master of Science in Nursing program integrates the excellence of a Christ-centered, academically challenging and intimate learning environment with the convenient location and scheduling needed to further your education while furthering your career. Faculty mentors facilitate and guide your growth as an educator and leader so you can take your career to the next level.


The Master of Science in Nursing degree offers a dual track program for the working nurse. Emphasis will focus on the development of both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the areas of nursing/patient/staff education and leadership.

The program consists of 40-42 units that can be completed in a minimum of six terms.


  • Bachelor degree in Nursing or other discipline
  • Current registered nurse license
  • Intro to Statistical Methods


of Vanguard’s Graduate students
receive financial aid

Sample Student Schedule

Year One

First Term, 6 Units

Theoretical Frameworks of Education

Use of Technology in Healthcare and Nursing Education

Curriculum and Program Development

Second Term, 7 Units

Research Methodologies and Community Project

Strategies for Effective Instruction

Class/Course Preparation, Planning and Competency Evaluation

Third Term, 6 Units

Pathophysiology Concepts

Advanced Health Assessment


Year Two

Fourth Term, 6 Units

Theoretical Frameworks of Leadership

Education Practicum

Project Development II and Report

Fifth Term, 6 Units

Diversity, Social, and Global Issues in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Assessing, Planning and Managing Budgets and Resources

Gerontology Care for Today and the Future

Sixth Term, 8 Units

Policies Affecting Health Deliver and Fiscal System

Management Practicum

Project Implementation, Final Written Report and Defense

Who We Are

Vanguard University is a private, Christian university of liberal arts equipping students for a Spirit-empowered life of Christ-centered leadership and service.

Vanguard promises to give you the tools you need to live the story God has for you… a story that matters.