Sacred Heart University is a private Roman Catholic university in Fairfield, CN, the second-largest in New England. The first Catholic university to be staffed entirely by the laity, Sacred Heart is committed to its core liberal arts values while moving forward with technology. Highly ranked by US News and World Report and The Princeton Review, Sacred Heart also has an outstanding Department of Nursing.

Sacred Heart University offers three CCNE-accredited online nursing degree options: an RN to BSN, an RN to MSN, and an MSN. The Master of Science Nursing further offers three specializations: Clinical Nurse Leader, Patient Care Services Administration, and Nursing Education. All of these programs are designed to help registered nurses continue their education, providing expertise and opportunity for career advancement in a flexible environment.

Application requirements vary according to degree program, but all applicants will need:

  • Current RN license
  • Proof of malpractice insurance
  • A nursing diploma

Programs may also require letters of recommendation or a statement of purpose.

Tuition for the MSN is $580 per credit hour; undergraduate tuition is $16,000 per semester. Qualifying students may apply for federal loans and grants, and other tuition assistance is available in the form of scholarships.