MSN Schools and Programs

A master's degree in nursing and master of science in nursing (MSN) may provide graduates with education in various areas of nursing, management, and administration. With an MSN degree, you may work as a nurse practitioner, nurse anesthetist, clinical instructor, manager, or other specialty.

How to Pursue an MSN

You may find several paths on your journey toward your masters in nursing.
  • BSN to MSN right away
  • BSN to MSN after nursing experience
  • RN to BSN to MSN
  • RN with a bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field to MSN
  • Bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field to MSN (must follow clinical nursing classes to be able to qualify as an RN)
Several colleges and universities offer online nursing programs; may allow you to work and take course classes at the same time. If you plan to take online MSN courses, check with your state's board of nursing to make sure it recognizes your chosen program.

Potential Jobs for a Nurse with an MSN Degree

Registered nurses, in general, are in high demand according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data of 2010. Statistics show demand should increase 26 percent between 2010 and 2020.

Salaries for Nurses with an MSN Degree

Nurses who hold an MSN degree may expect salaries ranging between $40,000 and $90,000. The median nursing salary is about $64,690 according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data of 2010.

Nursing and Health Care Schools

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