Master of Science in Nursing / Nurse Leader (RN to MSN)
American Public University System

Program Details

Accelerate education and advance nursing practices with American Public University’s RN to MSN online program.  Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and earn a BSN and MSN in the same program.  The Nurse Leader track provides students with the best practices for optimizing patient outcomes and creating a progressive, safe medical environment.  Studies will cover topics including but not limited to:

  • Community health
  • Leadership for advanced practice roles
  • Informatics and technology

General education courses will also be required, including natural and social sciences, communication, statistics, and more.  Core graduate coursework will explore population-based healthcare as well as healthcare systems and policies.  This APU online program concludes with a track-related practicum and an evidence-based practice capstone project, ensuring students are prepared for real-world scenarios and professional healthcare environments.

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

American Public University System is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Some College

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Associate degree or diploma in nursing
  • Current, active, unencumbered registered nursing (RN) license
  • Signed Statement of Understanding (SOU)

Restricted States

Tennessee, Washington