RN to MSN Accreditation: How it Works and Why it Matters

Think of accreditation as the "seal of approval" on your RN to MSN program— without it, you'll be fighting hard to prove its worth. Here's what you need to know about institutional accreditation, CCNE & ACEN accreditation, state board approval, and online programs. And discover why accreditation is so important.

Featured Schools

School Name Program Name More Info
Hawaii Pacific University Online BSN to MSN (Family NP, Pediatric Mental Health NP, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP) program website
Capella University Online RN to MSN (Specialize in Care Coordination, Nursing Education, Nursing Informatics, or Nursing Administration and Leadership) program website
Seton Hall University Online M.S.N. in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (for RNs with a Bachelors degree) program website
Herzing University Online RN to MSN (Acute Care NP, Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP, Family NP, Psychiatric Mental Health NP, Nursing Education, and Nursing Leadership and Administration concentrations) program website
Grand Canyon University Online Bridge (MSN: Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems) Program program website
Purdue University Global Online MS in Nursing (Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP, Family NP - Primary Care, Primary Care Psychiatric Mental Health NP, Executive Leader, or Nurse Educator) program website
Duquesne University Online BSN to MSN (6 specializations; BSN required) program website
Fairleigh Dickinson University Online RN to MSN (Family Nurse Practitioner or Nursing Education) program website
Walden University Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program website
The University of Texas at Arlington Online Master of Science in Nursing in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program website
The University of Texas at Arlington Online Master of Science in Nursing in Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program website
The University of Texas at Arlington Online Master of Science in Nursing in Family Nurse Practitioner program website
The University of Texas at Arlington Online Master of Science in Nursing in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program website
The University of Texas at Arlington Online Master of Science in Nursing in Education program website
The University of Texas at Arlington Online Master of Science in Nursing in Nursing Administration program website
The University of Texas at Arlington Online Master of Science in Nursing in Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program website
William Paterson University RN to MSN Online program website
Southern New Hampshire University Online MS in Nursing (Nurse Educator or Clinical Nurse Leader) program website
Sacred Heart University Online RN-MSN (Specialize in Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), Nursing Education, or Nursing Management and Executive Leadership) program website
University of West Florida Accelerated BSN to MSN (Nursing Education or Nurse Executive - BSN *not* required for admission) program website
Liberty University Online Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Educator program website
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