The Clarkson College online, part- or full-time RN to MSN degree option creates educational and career mobility for registered nurses (RNs) with an Associate of Science in Nursing degree or a nursing diploma from an accredited program.
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Designed for registered nurses holding a diploma or Associate's degree in Nursing, the Clarkson College online RN to Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program offers a pathway for earning graduate credits while completing a Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN).

Convenient for working nurses, the RN to MSN program is offered entirely online, and our highly interactive web-based learning format allows you to correspond 24/7 with your classmates and faculty.

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RN to MSN Overview

Application Deadlines: Fall Semester: July 1, Spring Semester: Nov. 1, Summer Semester: April 1
Start Dates: August, January & May

Credit Hours

130 semester hours (A direct transfer package of 43 semester hours of nursing courses will be granted to students. Other courses may be transferred or challenged according to individual course policies.).

Length of Program

Full-time: 9 semesters
Part-time: 12+ semesters

Degree Awarded

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Median Salary

Nursing Healthcare Administration: $85,920
Nursing Education: $72,051
Adult–Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner: $95,350
Family Nurse Practitioner: $91,394
Payscale.com, 2017

Job Outlook

Employment of Master’s degree-prepared registered nurses is projected to grow 31 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017

Career Opportunities

  • Nursing Healthcare Administration
    • Hospitals
    • Clinics
    • Physician offices
    • Non-profit and government agencies
    • Insurance companies
  • Nurse Education
    • Nursing colleges and universities
    • Community colleges
    • Technical schools
    • Teaching hospitals
  • Adult–Gerontology Primary Care/Family Nurse Practitioner
    • Hospitals
    • Community health clinics
    • Health maintenance organizations
    • Specialty clinics
    • Correctional facilities
    • Private medical practices
    • Nursing homes
    • Outpatient care centers
    • Colleges, universities and professional schools

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