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Master of Science in Nursing Programs

Our Master of Science in Nursing is recognized as a leading accredited program, known for academic excellence and facilitating the adult learner to achieve their professional goals.

Degrees & Offerings
  • Nursing (M.S.N.)
  • Bloomsburg
  • Online
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Chair of Graduate Nursing, Director of Nurse Practitioner Programs
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Commonwealth University's progressive, challenging curricula– along with distinguished experienced faculty– provide vital knowledge and skills to develop competence in the multifaceted roles of advanced nursing practice. Graduates are prepared to pursue a career as an Advanced Practice Nurse, to assume leadership roles, and the opportunity to specialize in areas like population health, administration, nursing informatics, or school health.

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The Commonwealth Difference

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The master's degree at Commonwealth University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
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Top Rated Program
Our nursing program is ranked 8 of 76 schools in Pennsylvania, according to RNCareers.org. In addition, we’re ranked 67 in the Mid-Atlantic region by Nursing School Almanac.
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Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA), 10275 W. Higgins Rd., Suite 906, Rosemont, IL 60018-5603; Phone: 224-275-9130.
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College of Distinction
Commonwealth's nursing program has earned national recognition as a College of Distinction, honored for its excellence, value, and high-impact practices.

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MSN Program Goals

Preview MSN graduate program outcomes and competencies.

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Misson and Philosophy

Recognized as a leading accredited undergraduate and graduate level nursing program, Commonwealth University prepares future nurses for a wide range of careers in critical care, obstetrics, pediatrics, rehabilitation, trauma, home care, and other clinical specialties and case management.

Meet the Faculty

Professor Jennifer Sheaffer

Jennifer Sheaffer

  • Chair of Graduate Nursing, Director of Nurse Practitioner Programs
  • Bloomsburg

Lori Metzger

  • Associate Professor, Director, MSN/MBA Program Director, MSN Informatics Program
  • Bloomsburg

Lori Parke

  • Assistant Professor of Nursing
  • Bloomsburg

Debra Minzola

  • Program Director of Geisinger/Bloomsburg Nurse Anesthesia Program, Associate Professor of Nursing
  • Bloomsburg

Applying to Graduate Programs


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  • Understanding Financial Aid

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