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MSN Credits

48

MSN Nurse Practitioner Credits

69

MSN Programs to Meet Your Goals

You are a licensed nurse, have your BSN degree and are ready for the graduate level. Our MSN and DNP programs are designed to help you start and continue advancing your education until you’ve reached your goals.

At the MSN level, you can choose between three professional leadership specializations or pursue your Nurse Practitioner credential with the choice of four specializations. If your goals include a Doctoral degree, our MSN program creates a clear path to your DNP.

Already have your MSN or DNP? Expand your leadership skills or pursue a new specialization with a Post-Graduate Nursing Certificate.

MSN Program Details
MSN Nurse Practitioner Program Details
Post-Graduate Nursing Certificate Program Details
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Access to Mentor Minds

Join our thriving nursing network of over 19,500 nursing alumni and 600 nursing faculty.3 Gain access to faculty and alumni who have been where you are now and where you are headed in your career. You will have supporters on your team who can help you navigate your practicums, offer insights from their experiences and connect you with others in their own network.

Support to Make It Work

From clinical practicum coordinator and experienced faculty to 24/7 technical support and a grad services advisor, you’ll have support throughout the program. The clinical practicum coordinator will help you find and secure your clinical site. And, when it comes to research, you’ll have a nursing-specific librarian to work with through all our available resources.

Mary Englert

“My favorite part of online teaching is the ability to reach students who otherwise may not have gone back to school because of their work schedules or other life commitments. I love being part of their journey!”

Dr. Mary Englert, RN, FNP-BC, CNE
Graduate Program Chair, Rasmussen University

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MSN Degree Specializations at a Glance

MSN

Finish quickly, in as few as 18 months1

Online curriculum with practicum experience

Under $15,000 total estimated program cost4

Specializations:

  • Nursing Leadership and Administration
  • Nursing Education
  • Healthcare Technology, Simulation and Informatics

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MSN Nurse Practitioner

Finish quickly, in as few as 27 months1

Online curriculum with residential immersion and practicum experience

$46,315 total estimated program cost7

Specializations:

  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
  • Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (PPCNP)
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

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Accreditation and Licensing Information

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The master‘s degree program in nursing at Rasmussen University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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Announcement of On-Site Evaluation

Rasmussen University wishes to announce that it will host an on-site evaluation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), scheduled for September 21-23, 2022, for the following programs:

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Initial Accreditation
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Continuing Accreditation
  • APRN Post-Graduate Certificate Programs Initial Accreditation

You are invited to submit written comments directly to the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education at: thirdpartycomments@ccneaccreditation.org.  

All written comments should be received by the CCNE by August 31, 2022.  

  1. Completion time is dependent on the number of courses completed each term.
  2. The master's degree program in nursing at Rasmussen University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
  3. As of July 14, 2021, Rasmussen University had 8,524 students enrolled in School of Nursing programs. As of June 30, 2021, Rasmussen University had 19,539 nursing alumni. This number represents the total number of those who graduated from a School of Nursing program between March 20, 2006, and June 30, 2021. For the spring quarter of 2021 (April - June), Rasmussen University had 603 full-time and adjunct nursing faculty.
  4. Tuition for MPH is $205 per credit. Tuition for MSN program is $260 per credit; excludes MSN Nurse Practitioner specializations. Students in all programs must maintain continuous enrollment to remain eligible for the tuition pricing of $205/$260 per credit. A student who withdraws and re-enrolls will be required to pay the tuition price offered at the time of their re-enrollment. MSN students who receive the tuition price of $260 per credit may be eligible to use additional discounts, grants and/or scholarships. If a student needs to retake one or more courses in the degree program, the total cost of the program will exceed $15,000. MSN (excluding Nurse Practitioner specializations) Program cost breakdown: $12,480 in tuition + $2,460 in fees = $14,940 in program cost. MPH Program cost breakdown: $11,480 in tuition + $2,870 in fees = $14,350 in program cost. Program availability varies by campus and state; please see the Rasmussen University Catalog for details.

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  6. 28 core MSN credits can be completed for $155 per credit. 41 PMHNP credits can be completed for $865 per credit.
  7. Program cost breakdown: 28 core MSN credits at $260 per credit ($7,280) plus 41 Nurse Practitioner specialization credits at $865 per credit ($35,465) and $3,570 in fees = total program cost of $46,315. Program availability varies by state. Please see Rasmussen University catalog for details.
  8. Students cannot receive both corporate and military grants.
  9. 2019 Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Salary Survey, September 2019, Clinical Advisor. This data does not represent starting salaries and reflects an average. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
  10. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed July 2022] www.bls.gov/oes/. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed July 2022] 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.
  11. Elective courses include Advanced Diagnostic Techniques, Practice Management, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine/Therapies. Elective courses are not part of the MSN PMHNP specialization outlined curriculum, but are available for students to take as part of their program.
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