RN TO MSN

Earning a Master of Science in nursing (MSN) is a great way to increase your experience and knowledge of nursing. However, transitioning from RN to MSN is not a simple task. You’ll need diligence, dedication and enough free time to satisfactorily complete the requisite coursework of an accredited MSN program.

MSN programs, depending on the specific program, require either a bachelor’s degree or, more specifically, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Most MSN programs also require applicants to hold a license as a registered nurse, so nurses who currently hold their RN license and have completed their undergraduate education (ideally in nursing) are well poised to enter into the MSN program of their choice.

Most MSN programs last between one and two years, depending on whether or not you enroll as a full- or part-time student. Curriculums can vary widely, but you can find out more about the general curriculum of an MSN program on our nurse practitioner education page. There are a wide variety of RN to MSN programs available to qualified applicants. RN to MSN programs may be available in an establishment of higher learning close to your home, and some are even offered online.

Online RN to MSN Programs

Earning your RN to MSN online allows the freedom and flexibility of completing coursework from anywhere in the country, with a greater amount of scheduling flexibility. Those who earn an online RN to MSN do not have to worry about uprooting their lives in order to attend a top-ranked program. Some very highly ranked university programs offer a full online RN to MSN program so that you can earn a prestigious degree at home, with high-quality features such as live classes. Online programs take about two and a half years to complete, while part-time online RN to MSN programs take three years to complete.

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Nursing@Georgetown

Nursing@Georgetown is an academically rigorous, evidence-based program that culminates in a Master of Science degree in Nursing, delivered online by Georgetown University’s nationally ranked School of Nursing & Health Studies.

Nursing@Simmons

Nursing@Simmons is an online Family Nurse Practitioner program designed for currently licensed RNs who are at various stages of their career.

Nursing@USC

The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Department of Nursing offers an online Master of Science in Nursing program for aspiring family nurse practitioners through Nursing@USC.

MPH@Simmons

MPH@Simmons, the online Master of Public Health from Simmons College, is designed to give you the real-world skills you need to address health inequity on a local, national, and global level.

MPH@GW

An innovative online Master of Public Health program offered by the top-ranked Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.

MHA@GW

Offered by the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, this online Executive Master of Health Administration program is designed for healthcare professionals who aspire to become leaders in their field.

HealthInformatics@GW

This online Master of Science in Management of Health Informatics and Analytics program from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University enables graduates to improve the efficiency of health care organizations through the use of data and technology.

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