What to Expect in a Nursing Master’s Program

Whether you are buying a new car, looking for a new place to live, exploring new job opportunities, or are considering new educational options, doing your research is key to ensuring you make the best possible decision. If you are considering furthering your nursing career and pursuing an MSN degree, thoroughly researching your options is imperative, so that you enroll in a program that fits your needs both professionally and personally. While all nursing master’s programs are unique, here are some of the things students can expect from a quality nursing master’s program.


In today’s world, flexibility goes a long way with working professionals. Goodwin College’s nursing master’s program fully understands the importance of flexibility and offers convenient MSN nursing classes that can be completed fully online – so that you can work towards your MSN degree, no matter where you may be. Furthermore, our nursing master’s program can be completed part-time in less than two years. These convenient scheduling options allow you to continue working full-time while you are pursing your degree.

Robust Curriculum:

Graduate nursing courses will prepare you with the knowledge you need to advance in your nursing career. Goodwin’s 30-credit curriculum covers all aspects of advanced nursing and population health including classes in Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Physical Assessment. Furthermore, our MSN curriculum explores the policy and politics of the healthcare system. Our “Policy, Politics and Organization of Healthcare” course, for example, explores the principles of policy development, political engagement, and advocacy of issues in healthcare.

Great Career Outcomes:

Earning an MSN degree from an accredited nursing master’s program not only will provide you with the knowledge needed to be better at your job, but it could open up opportunities to obtain advanced positions in the nursing field with higher earning potential. Goodwin’s MSN program is career focused and has high job placement and retention rates in many advanced nursing positions including a Nurse Educator, Nurse Administrator, and a Nurse Manager.

Lifetime Career Services:

Deciding to earn your MSN degree is a commitment, which is why Goodwin College is committed to all our students long after they graduate from our nursing master’s program. Our career services staff will assist all current and past students with whatever career support or advice they need, free of cost. Whether graduates need help preparing for an interview or advocating for a promotion, Goodwin’s Career Services staff will be there to support graduates with advancing their careers.

Financial Aid Opportunities

Pursuing a nursing master’s program can seem like a big commitment financially. Fortunately, however, there are many financial aid, grant, and scholarship opportunities available to students. At Goodwin, we have a dedicated team of financial aid advisors that are trained to work with nurses seeking their MSN degrees and they will work with each student to build a customized financial aid package. Furthermore, students who earned a BSN or associate degree at Goodwin College, could be eligible for reduced tuition for the nursing master’s program.

There is a lot to consider when researching different nursing master’s programs. To find out if Goodwin College is right for you, call us at 800-889-3282 to speak with our team of trusted advisors. You may also visit us online to request more information.