Master of Science in Nursing


Welcome to the Nicholls State University Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program! Whether you are a prospective or current student, an alumnus, faculty colleague or friend, we appreciate your interest in our MSN program. The Institute of Medicine Report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health (IOM, 2010), punctuates the need for nurses to practice to the full extent of their education. The addition of an online MSN program at Nicholls broadens this opportunity for nurses within and beyond our region as the program prepares MSN students to assume leadership and advanced practice roles. Our cadre of excellent faculty are highly competent as advanced practice nurses, educators, and scholars and are committed to academic excellence and success of our students. Please join the nursing faculty and staff in congratulating Nicholls State University as it opened its MSN program in partnership with the Intercollegiate Consortium for a Master of Science in Nursing in spring of 2013.

The MSN program is offered in affiliation with the Intercollegiate Consortium for a Master of Science in Nursing (ICMSN) and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The consortium universities, McNeese State University, Nicholls State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, and University of Louisiana at Lafayette work collaboratively to provide a comprehensive curriculum preparing graduates to participate in a number of opportunities in the health care profession. Theory based courses taught through distance online learning (web-based) technology allow for flexible course completion. Faculty members are expertly engaged in distance education, clinical practice, research, and mentor students in the following specialty concentrations:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Nursing Education

Best Regards,

Melissa Clay, DNP, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Instructor of Nursing
Graduate Program Coordinator
Contact Information:
Office: 252 Betsy Cheramie Ayo Hall
Phone: 985.448.4184

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The Master of Science in Nursing degree at Nicholls State University is accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.