Top Online MSN Programs & MSN Nursing Degrees
Earning your MSN Nursing Degree prepares you for certification as an advanced practice (AP) nurse in one of four fields: clinical nurse specialist, nurse anesthetist, nurse-midwife or nurse practitioner. MSN nursing degrees are so popular that the term “MSN” has now become almost synonymous with advanced practice nursing. Completing your on-campus or online MSN program typically takes about two years of full-time post-baccalaureate study.
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Abilene Christian UniversityUndergraduate
Garden City, NY
Albany State UniversityUndergraduate
Alcorn State UniversityUndergraduate
Alcorn State, MS
Alderson Broaddus UniversityUndergraduate
American International CollegeUndergraduate
Berrien Springs, MI
Angelo State UniversityUndergraduate
San Angelo, TX
Anna Maria CollegeUndergraduate
Appalachian State UniversityUndergraduate
Appalachian State UniversityOnline
Arkansas State UniversityUndergraduate
State University, AR
Arkansas State UniversityOnline
Arkansas Tech UniversityUndergraduate
Arkansas Tech UniversityOnline
Armstrong Atlantic State UniversityUndergraduate
Auburn University, AL
Auburn University- MontgomeryUndergraduate
Sioux Falls, SD
Austin Peay State UniversityUndergraduate
Kansas City, MO
Azusa Pacific UniversityUndergraduate
Baldwin City, KS
Ball State UniversityUndergraduate
Ball State UniversityOnline
Miami Shores, FL
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Complete Your MSN Nursing Program Online
Earning an on-campus or online MSN degree prepares you for some of the top jobs in the field, including all the jobs held by advanced practice nurses. Those jobs include clinical nurse leader, nurse anesthetist, nurse midwife and nurse practitioner.
The MSN degree also opens the door for nurses who are interested in becoming educators or advancing into management.
Earning an Online MSN Nursing Degree
Strong demand for nurses - driven in part by an aging population that is requiring more healthcare workers -- has resulted in many colleges and universities offering nursing courses both on-campus and online. Many nurses choose to use distance learning to advance their careers as online classes allow them to work their education around a busy work schedule.
It's important to remember, however, that the nature of a nursing education requires students to complete some amount of face-to-face training, so even online students must still fulfill practical training requirements.
Salary and Job Outlook for MSN Degree Holders
Whether you earn a nursing degree online or on-campus, it is almost certain to be a wise investment. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that employment of registered nurses will grow 26% through 2020, faster than the average for other occupations.
Pay for nurses depends on where they work. According to the BLS, the median annual wage for a nurse working in a private hospital was $66,650 in 2010, while those working in a physician’s clinic earned $62,880.