Master of Science in Nursing (RN to MSN)
Clarkson College

Program Details

The online RN to MSN degree program is structured so that students first complete all RN to BSN requirements, along with select graduate-level courses that will apply toward their MSN degree. Once all undergraduate requirements are met, students transition from the RN to BSN curriculum and follow their own custom-designed RN to MSN degree plans. At the completion of the RN to MSN program, many students elect to complete an additional 21-29 credit hours in a specialty area: 

  • Nursing Health Care Administration
  • Nursing Education
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Clarkson College is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Associate Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Applicaton Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • This program requires one campus visit for Nursing Health Care Administration and Nursing Education majors and up to four visits for Nurse Practitioner majors. 
  • Applicants must have the equivalent to one year of professional nursing work experience prior to enrollment in any MSN option course, two years for NP option course. However, core courses may be taken while obtaining experience.

Restricted States

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin, US Territories