What Can You Do With a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)?
Possible Careers With an MSN Degree
Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP)
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
Certified Nurse Educator
Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
Clinical Nurse Leader
Continue Your Education From an MSN to a DNP
FAQs About MSN Careers
There are a lot of career options available for nurses with an MSN degree. Some career paths may include nurse practitioner, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife, certified registered nurse anesthetist and nurse administrator. Check the sections above for more information regarding career options with an MSN.
Earning an MSN degree is one of the first steps to becoming a nurse practitioner (NP). Additionally, you’ll need to acquire and maintain a license through an approved licensing body, such as a state licensing board or an approved national organization.
How long it takes to earn an MSN may vary depending on the school and program you choose. Most MSN programs last two years. However, you may choose an accelerated program that may take as little as 20 months.
An MSN in nursing education gives you the opportunity to pursue a career as a certified nurse educator in a classroom setting. You can also work at a hospital or university, typically in a research role.