Master of Science in Nursing
Ready to make an impact? With the online CCNE-accredited Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program, you’ll unleash your potential to guide fellow nurses and shape the future of healthcare.3 Our innovative and progressive curriculum is built around the Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing, a set of standards designed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
The program features two in-demand Nursing specializations and each can be completed in as few as 18 months.1 The Nursing Education specialization focuses on building skills around leadership within the educational setting, transformational learning, curriculum design and teaching strategies. The Nursing Leadership and Administration specialization emphasizes leadership, management, administration and interdisciplinary collaboration, as well as finance, human resources and performance management for nurse leaders. Set yourself apart with specialized skills in our CCNE-accredited MSN degree program.
Rasmussen College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Visit our Accreditation page to see accredited programs within our Nursing school. The Master of Science in Nursing degree program at Rasmussen College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
Along with program-specific skills, students in all programs and at all credential levels learn six employer-valued transferable skills, or soft skills: critical thinking, digital fluency, information literacy, communication, diversity and teamwork, and ethics and professional responsibility.
All six skills are strategically embedded into your curriculum, further preparing you for your career. In our MSN program, you learn to integrate ethics and professional responsibility as essential elements of advanced nursing practice. Strengthen your information literacy skills through evaluating health policy by recognizing problems and creating questions, incorporating current research evidence and analyzing regional, national and global trends to identify solutions. Learn more about transferable skills.
A Working Nurse Means a Working Student
Designed specifically for busy professionals, our online MSN program allows you to take one course at a time and still finish in as few as 18 months.1
Progressive Online Learning
A range of innovative and progressive online learning experiences includes case studies, healthcare forums, virtual clinical excursions and in-person practicum experiences. Real-world curriculum focuses on in-demand skills ranging from budgeting to creative teaching and assessment strategies.
Master of Science in Nursing
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Students looking to further their education and aspire to take their nursing career to the next level in education or leadership roles.
Prepares you for
Working in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, colleges, universities and other public, private and community settings as a:
- Nursing instructor, nurse teacher or other nursing faculty role
- Nurse manager
- Director of nursing
- Clinical nurse educator
- Registered nurse
Your Nursing Career Path
We’ve made advancing your nursing education easier by offering classes and credentials that fit into a busy working schedule. Through career-focused curriculum and practical, immersive opportunities in your courses, you can prepare for a successful leadership nursing career across a diverse range of clinical and educational settings. Our Career Path diagram below shows you how our curriculum is designed to let you smoothly transfer from one credential to the next—Diploma to ADN, ADN to BSN, BSN to MSN—until you’ve reached your goal. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earning a degree, regardless of the field of study, can improve income potential. Here are just a few of the examples of where a Nursing degree can take you.
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (LPN)
Registered Nurses (RN)
Teaching as a nurse educator is a great way to stay current in practice and really lead and drive change in our profession from the ground up.
Professor at Rasmussen College School of Nursing
- Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed May 21, 2019] https://www.bls.gov/oes/. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 30, 2018] www.bls.gov/ooh/. BLS salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
- The Master of Science in Nursing degree program at Rasmussen College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.