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Northwestern State University of Louisiana Master’s in Nursing

The main focus area for this major is Registered Nursing. For more details on this concentration, visit its profile page.

Nursing is a major offered under the health professions program of study at Northwestern State University of Louisiana. We’ve gathered data and other essential information about the master’s degree program in nursing, such as if the program is offered online, ethnicity of students, how many students graduated in recent times, and more.

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How Much Does a Master’s in Nursing from NSU Cost?

$9,614 Average Tuition and Fees
$31,859 Average Student Debt

NSU Graduate Tuition and Fees

During the 2019-2020 academic year, part-time graduate students at NSU paid an average of $927 per credit hour if they came to the school from out-of-state. In-state students paid a discounted rate of $476 per credit hour. The following table shows the average full-time tuition and fees for graduate student.

In State Out of State
Tuition $5,738 $16,526
Fees $3,876 $3,876

NSU Nursing Master’s Student Debt

One way to think about how much a school will cost is to look at how much in student loans that you have to take out to get your degree. Nursing students who received their master’s degree at NSU took out an average of $31,859 in student loans. That is 34% lower than the national average of $48,249.


How Much Can You Make With a Master’s in Nursing From NSU?

$90,400 Average Salary
Below Average Earnings Boost

nursing who receive their master’s degree from NSU make an average of $90,400 a year during the early days of their career. That is 7% lower than the national average of $97,473.


Does NSU Offer an Online Master’s in Nursing?

If you’re interested in online learning, you’re in luck. NSU does offer online classes in its nursing master’s degree program. To see if the school offers distance learning options in other areas, visit the NSU Online Learning page.

NSU Master’s Student Diversity for Nursing

75 Master's Degrees Awarded
94.7% Women
29.3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2019-2020 academic year, 75 students received their master’s degree in nursing. The gender and racial-ethnic breakdown of those individuals is shown below.

Male-to-Female Ratio

Of the students who received their master’s degree in nursing in 2019-2020, 94.7% of them were women. This is higher than the nationwide number of 86.9%.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Of those graduates who received a master’s degree in nursing at NSU in 2019-2020, 29.3% were racial-ethnic minorities*. This is lower than the nationwide number of 33%.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 16
Hispanic or Latino 2
Native American or Alaska Native 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
White 52
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

Master’s in Nursing Focus Areas at NSU

Nursing students may decide to major in one of the following focus areas.

Focus Area Annual Graduates
Registered Nursing 75

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Allied Health Professions 9

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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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