RN to MSN Programs

Somewhere in the world of nursing is the perfect RN to MSN for your budget, time, and long-term career goals. The trick is knowing where to look!

In our guide to RN to MSN programs, you'll find info on how RN to MSN programs work, how you can measure their quality, and how to save money on tuition costs. There's a concise rundown of state licensure & national certification and answers to all kinds of common FAQs (including the perennial RN to BSN vs. RN to MSN debate). To help you over the final hurdle, we finish up with some hard-nosed advice on jobs & salaries.

Featured Schools

School Name Program Name More Info
Grand Canyon University Online Bridge (MSN: Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems) Program program website
Herzing University Online RN to MSN (Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Education, and Nursing Leadership and Administration concentrations) program website
Capella University Online RN to MSN (Specialize in Care Coordination, Nursing Education, Nursing Informatics, or Nursing Administration and Leadership) program website
Southern New Hampshire University Online MS in Nursing (Nurse Educator or Clinical Nurse Leader) program website
Liberty University Online Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Educator program website
Simmons University Online RN to MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner program website
Fairleigh Dickinson University Online RN to MSN (Family Nurse Practitioner or Nursing Education) program website
University of West Florida Online RN to MSN (Nursing Education or Nurse Executive) program website
Sacred Heart University Online RN-MSN (Specialize in Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), Nursing Education, or Nursing Management and Executive Leadership) program website
Walden University Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program website
Purdue University Global Accelerated Online MS in Nursing program website