Master of Science in Nursing Degree (MSN)
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is an advanced degree available to Registered Nurses (RN). A MSN is a requirement to become an advanced practice nurse and prepares nurses for roles such as Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Midwife, and Nurse Administrator. The MSN is a 18-24 month program that teaches advanced specialization skills in the field of nursing.
The shift in health care system priorities has led to new and exciting opportunities and career pathways for nurses with master’s degrees. Graduate nursing education is a multifaceted, dynamic, and rigorous process; organized to prepare professional nurses for advanced practice roles. It expands upon the skills and knowledge learned at the bachelor's degree level and is refined through clinical experiences.