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In response to the growing demand for nurse practitioners, educators and administrators, Bay Path University has announced a fully online, new Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program, which has begun accepting nursing candidates for the fall 2023 semester.

The online MSN program is a direct response to the dire need for registered nurses nationwide—a need that became more acute throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  The degree will address the critical problem of the nursing shortage by expanding the talent pipeline for nurses so they can earn a degree that blends these key areas: the latest developments in patient care, leadership training, best practices in management and foundations of teaching. 

“Our MSN is a creative and innovative approach to support career development for nurses,” stated Dr. Linda Adams-Wendling, chief nurse administrator and director of the MSN/DNP nursing program. “Many times, nurses who are ready to pursue a graduate degree are often not sure if they want to be nurse educators or nurse managers/leaders/administrators. Our degree provides our nursing students with skills and competencies in each of these areas. As a result, they can take advantage of more opportunities, as well as fulfill a critical need for nurses whose knowledge and experience are fundamental for patient-centered care and the development of the next generation of nurses.”

The online MSN is also a pathway to Bay Path’s online Doctor of Nursing Practice–Family Nurse Practitioner program, a terminal nursing credential preparing nurses with the critical skills needed to translate evidence-based care into practice, improve systems of care and measure outcomes for patients and communities. Nurses who wish to pursue a terminal nursing credential and who have graduated from Bay Path’s MSN may also be able to apply courses to the doctoral program. 

Our accreditation status

The master’s degree program in nursing at Bay Path University is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street BW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.