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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Lincoln College of Technology

Get the skills for a rewarding in-demand career at Lincoln College of Technology.

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Medical Careers Institute

Start a great career in healthcare with Medical Careers Institute.

Programs Offered:
Registered Nursing - Associate
Nursing (BSN) - Bachelor

Western Governor's University

Online. Accelerated. Affordable. Accredited.

Programs Offered:
M.S. in Nursing - Leadership and Management (RN to MSN Option)
M.S. in Nursing - Education (RN to MSN Option)
M.S. in Nursing - Leadership and Management
B.S. in Nursing
M.S. in Nursing - Education

Anna Maria College - Online

Start your career with an education from Anna Maria College.

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University of St. Mary - Online

Give your career a boost with University of St. Mary.

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Saint Xavier University

Saint Xavier University offers a comprehensive liberal arts education grounded in Catholic moral tradition.

Programs Offered:
Nurse Educator Certificate
MSN in Executive Leadership

University of Southern Nevada - Online

The USN accelerated online program offers accelerated nursing education that allows you to earn a BSN in just 14 months.

Programs Offered:
Accelerated BSN

Marian University - Indianapolis

At Marian University, our vision is to provide an education that profoundly transforms lives, society, and the world.

Programs Offered:
Accelerated BSN

Walden University

Earn a respected bachelor's degree, master's degree, or Ph.D. online at Walden University.

Programs Offered:
M.S. in Nursing (MSN) - BSN Track
M.S. in Nursing (MSN) - RN Track
Post-Masters Certificates in Nursing - Nursing Education
B.S. in Nursing (BSN)

Saint Peter's College - Online

Saint Peter's College has prepared its students for academic excellence and professional success for over one hundred years. Our dedicated faculty and staff are committed to providing each student with the opportunity for educational and spiritual enrichment. That same commitment to individual support is now available to learners everywhere via the new online degree programs offered by the College.

Programs Offered:
RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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Online RN to BSN Obtaining your bachelor's in nursing (BSN) has been made much more possible with the Internet. Online RN to BSN programs allow you to work at home, when you have time.