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Master of Science in Nursing

With our entirely online program, you will develop high-level leadership skills required for advanced practice roles as a Clinical Nurse Leader or Nurse Educator. The program can be completed by most students taking coursework part time in two years, including summers.

Why Grand View?

Admissions Process

  1. Apply now and be sure to indicate the certificate for which you want to apply – Clinical Nurse Leader or Nursing Education.
  2. Submit your application and send MSN/DNP official transcript to the Admissions office.

Graduate nursing faculty will complete an evaluation and make recommendations regarding transfer of courses/credit.


  • Valid registered nurse license in state where clinical experiences are performed
  • GPA ≥ 3.0 in MSN or DNP Degree (from an NLN or CCNE accredited program in nursing)
  • Complete online application
  • Spring or fall admission
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Charles S. Johnson Wellness Center

Aside from being a recreation center, the Charles S. Johnson Wellness Center contains classrooms used by nursing and kinesiology students. Equipped with technology, the instructional space creates many opportunities for interactive experiences. A learning resource center and therapy rooms provide additional opportunities for engagement and real-world applications. An 81,000 square-foot building, the Wellness Center also houses a weight room, inside track, two gymnasiums, as well as offices for faculty and coaches.


Admission Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree with an upper division major in nursing from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
  • Current Iowa license as a registered professional nurse.
  • Professional liability insurance of $1,000,000/$3,000,000 coverage.
  • An upper-level (300 or above) baccalaureate biostatistics course taken within five years of the application date.
  • Current CPR (professional level) certification.
  • Health requirement, including TB testing, hepatitis B, varicella.
  • Criminal background screening.

Students whose native language is not English must also submit evidence of mastery of the English language: a minimum TOEFL score of 550 for the paper test or 210 for the computerized test.

A Graduate's Perspective

"I earned my MSN in Clinical Nurse Leadership at Grand View in 2011, which prepared me for a wide variety of nursing leadership options. I have had the opportunity to experience many facets of nursing including conducting a formal nursing research study, volunteering to provide vaccinations and disaster relief, teaching a nursing course, and facilitating discussions with our state representatives about care legislation."

--Laura Coyle '11, Nursing Director

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