Online MSN Degree Made for Working Nurses
As a motivated and working registered nurse with a BSN, you need an online CCNE-accredited2 MSN degree program that fits your life. With a combination of online courses and local practicums, you’ll have the flexibility you need with the advanced experience you expect to provide a higher level of care.
Your nursing talents and goals are unique, which is why we designed our online program with shared core courses, plus a choice of specializations.
- Nursing Leadership and Administration
- Nursing Education
- Healthcare Technology, Simulation and Informatics
MSN nurse practitioner specialization:
- Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
Four start dates a year, no GRE® requirement and no application fees help you get going right away.
Online Empowered Learning™ courses allow you to learn by doing real-world projects, manage your pace and stay connected with faculty and peers.
Online Courses + Practicum Experience
Online curriculum helps you balance work, life and family. Practicum experiences allow you to apply your new skills in your own community.
Expand Your Nursing Network
Build meaningful relationships and experiences with your faculty and peers, both within your specialization and with other nursing leaders in the MSN program.
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.
“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
Graduate Program Chair, Rasmussen University
- Completion time is dependent on the number of courses completed each term.
- The Master of Science in Nursing degree program at Rasmussen University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
- 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.
- Tuition for MBA, MHRM, MHA and MSN programs is $155 per credit ($125 per credit for MPH), excludes MSN Nurse Practitioner specializations. Students in all programs must maintain continuous enrollment to remain eligible for the tuition pricing of $155/$125 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. Students who receive the tuition price of $155/$125 per credit cannot use any 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 $10,000. Program cost breakdown: $7,440 in tuition + $2,460 in fees = $9,900 in program cost ($7,000 in tuition + $2,870 in fees = $9,870 in program cost for MPH). Program availability varies by campus and state; please see the Rasmussen University Catalog for details.
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- 28 core MSN credits can be completed for $155 per credit. 41 PMHNP credits can be completed for $865 per credit.
- Program cost breakdown: 28 core MSN credits at $155 per credit ($4,340) plus 41 PMHNP specialization credits at $865 per credit ($35,465) and $3,570 in fees = total program cost of $43,375. Program availability varies by state. Please see Rasmussen University catalog for details.
- Students cannot receive both corporate and military grants.
- 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.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed October 6, 2021] www.bls.gov/oes/. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed October 6, 2021] 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.