Gonzaga University is a private Roman Catholic university, founded by the Society of Jesus, located in Spokane, WA. Originally intended to educate local Native Americans in the Catholic faith, Gonzaga has since grown into a respected university, consistently ranked in US News and World Report’s list of top universities for more than 15 years. Though the university has grown beyond its original bounds, it retains its focus on its core liberal arts curriculum, and boasts such notable alumni as poet Sherman Alexie and singer Bing Crosby.

Gonzaga’s nursing school offers a CCNE-accredited online MSN degree for licensed registered nurses. Students can specialize in Health Systems Leadership or Nurse Educator, preparing for advancement in their career in two years or less. Gonzaga has been acclaimed as one of the best values in education, and the nursing program is quite affordable with financial aid programs.

Applications for the online MSN include:

  • Online Application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts
  • Two (2) professionals letters of reference
  • Personal Statement or Letter of Intent
  • MAT (Miller Analogies Test), GRE (Graduate Record Exam), or GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test)

The online MSN requires 36 credit hours at $805 per credit, for a rough total of $29,000 for the program. Qualified students may apply for financial aid, including federal student loans and grants. Military students also qualify for tuition discounts and military benefits.