The Methodist University Advantage

  • We have outstanding faculty who are proven nurse educators.
  • We offer a low student-to-faculty ratio.
  • We have a curriculum that includes NCLEX-RN predictive testing, as well as a face-to-face NCLEX.
  • You will have access to state-of-the-art MU General Simulation Hospital and exposure to inter-disciplinary group simulation experiences.
  • We offer diverse clinical education experiences.
  • We offer a fully online RN-to-BSN program.
  • You will have the opportunity to consider athletics, Greek life, international and national cultural experiences, and membership in professional student nursing clubs (MU Student Nursing Association, National Student Nurses’ Association, and Men in Nursing).

The MU General Simulation Hospital

The MU General Simulation Hospital is complete with an admitting/discharge area, pharmacy, triage, central distribution, two nurses stations, four critical care rooms, a pediatric ward, and a triage suite. Nursing students interact with life-sized, computerized “patients” – an infant, a six-year old child, an expectant mother, and three adults –to learn and advance skills in patient care. Each clinical simulation experience exposes students to situations they will encounter in actual practice.

Career Opportunities

Registered Nurses provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members. Career opportunities can be found in a wide variety of areas including hospitals, physician offices, home healthcare services, nursing homes, and dialysis centers.  The median pay for a registered nurse is $68,450 per year or $32.91 per hour but earning potential varies based on the education, experience, and the working environment for the nurse (

The BSN Advantage

Earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) immediately opens the gateway to an advanced degree in nursing such as a nurse practitioner (NP), nurse anesthetist (CRNA), nurse leader, or nurse educator. Merit-based salary increases, clinical ladder progression, and promotions in most hospitals rely on the completion of a BSN. In fact, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), American Nurses Association (ANA) and other leading nursing organizations recognize the BSN degree as the minimum educational requirement for professional nursing practice (

Online RN-to-BSN

Methodist University’s online RN-to-BSN will prepare you to build on your previous nursing experiences to take your career to the next level. Structured by educators with extensive nursing experience, the program offers flexibility for working professionals seeking to balance their work, life, and school commitments. You can complete the program to get your BSN in as little as one year. Learn more.

Online MSN with a Concentration in Administrative Leadership

Improve your nursing practice through transformational leadership with the online MSN: Administrative Leadership degree. In this program, you’ll master the principles of evidence-based practice and develop relevant management skills to lead in any health care organization. A BSN degree is required for admission.

Study essential concepts for modern health care administrators, like quality improvement, global health, policy, and health care technology. This 36-credit program is designed to be completed in two years so you can meet your academic goals faster. When you finish your degree, you’ll be ready for the next phase of your nursing career. Learn more.

Online Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education

Advance your nursing career and transition to educator roles in health care organizations and undergraduate nursing schools. Methodist University’s Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education online program explores topics like education theory, assessment, and curriculum development. A BSN is required for admission.

In this 12-semester-hour program, you will complete 150 practicum hours relevant to your professional interests and prepare to teach in a variety of health care and academic settings, depending on your degree level. Because nine semester hours can count as dual credit toward our MSN: Administrative Leadership degree, this program sets you up for continuing education and long-term professional success.

The flexible, asynchronous curriculum can be completed in one year and meets teaching and learning requirements for nursing faculty in North Carolina as regulated by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. Upon program completion, students who have a master’s degree can pursue nurse educator certification through the National League for Nursing. Learn more.