Directory of Nursing Schools
Success in completing an MSN degree starts with selecting the right nursing school for you. There are many nursing schools to choose from and the list can be overwhelming; however, time spent researching schools can help ensure that you choose the college or university that’s right for you and your goals.
Loyola University, New Orleans
Loyola University, New Orleans offers a MSN program and also offers a “Bridge to Leadership Education for Nurses at a Distance” (BLEND) program that allows RNs with non-nursing bachelor’s degrees to prepare to enter the MSN program by completing a one-semester course of undergraduate nursing courses.
Georgetown’s program includes family nurse practitioner, nurse educator and nurse midwifery/women’s health nurse practitioner tracks. The program combines online courses with clinical work in health care facilities near the student’s home.
Gonzaga University’s MSN program is offered both online and on-campus and offers specializations in Nursing Education and Health Systems Leadership, two of the most in-demand nursing fields.
Jacksonville’s MSN program allows students to complete their degree in as little as two years and offers specializations in nursing education and leadership in healthcare systems.
Designed for students to complete their degree within as little as 16 months, Benedictine’s MSN program allows students to craft their elective coursework to support various nursing certifications including Certified Nurse Executive and Certified Nurse in Disaster Management.
Norwich University’s MSN program can be completed in 18 to 24 months and features a capstone one-week residency experience.
Sacred Heart University
Sacred Heart’s program offers specializations in nursing education, patient care services administration and clinical nurse leadership. If students complete one course per 8-week session, they can graduate in two years.
University of Cincinnati
The University of Cincinnati’s program’s specializations include adult nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, nursing administration and nurse-midwifery. Tuition varies slightly depending on specialization.
Saint Xavier University
The MSN program at Saint Xavier offers a track in clinical leadership and one in executive leadership. Saint Xavier University has been ranked as the sixth best online MSN program in the US by The Best Colleges.
University of San Francisco
The MSN program at the University of San Francisco is designed both for associate’s degree and bachelor’s degree holding nurses and can be completed in as little as two years.
Western Governors University
Western Governors offers online RN to MSN programs in education and nursing leadership/management for nurses with associate’s degrees. Additionally, programs in nursing education and nursing leadership are available for nurses who already possess a BSN.