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Master of Science in Nursing (RN to MSN)

Program Details

The online RN to MSN degree program from Aspen University provides students with a comprehensive education grounded in nursing theory and research, public health, and a practical knowledge of legal and ethical issues in healthcare. Students in the program do not receive a BSN degree, but instead progress toward graduating with the MSN degree with specialties in either:

  • ​Nursing Education
  • Nursing Administration and Management

​Graduates of this program are prepared to assume various leadership roles in management, education, and clinical practice across a spectrum of healthcare settings.


  • Resume - A resume or curriculum vitae
  • Associate Degree in Nursing - Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN or ASN) or diploma in nursing from a school accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or the National League for Nursing, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Liberal Arts Courses - Completion of 50 semester hours of required liberal arts education coursework
  • Registered Nurse Licensure - Current licensure as a registered nurse in the United States or Canada Nursing
  • Experience - A minimum of one year of nursing experience completed within the past five years. (Students for whom an exception is made will be advised to take core courses the first year of study while working to meet the experience requirement)

Accreditation & Licensing

Distance Education Accrediting Commission

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)