Master of Science in Nursing / Leadership & Management (RN to MSN)
Western Governors University

Program Details

 WGU’s online Master of Science in Nursing, Leadership and Management (MSNLM) degree program prepares nurses who hold a current RN to become the transformational leaders our dynamic healthcare industry demands. Designed in collaboration with healthcare’s foremost leaders, the MSNLM program focuses on advanced nursing, nursing leadership, strategy, organizational management, and healthcare business and financial management. Students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to stand out as leaders amidst the complexities of an ever-evolving industry. Graduates of the MSNLM program will earn both their BSN and MSN degrees. 

WGU's programs deliver unparalleled flexibility, allowing students to complete coursework whenever and wherever works best for their schedules. Students also benefit from a competency-based learning model, which lets them complete most courses as quickly as they prove mastery of the material, making it possible to accelerate their progress and potentially graduate faster. Faculty Mentors work one-on-one with WGU students, providing dedicated coaching, guidance, and support from enrollment through graduation, and beyond.

*WGU cannot currently accept applicants who are residents of California. 

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Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Western Governors University is accredited by:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)

Western Governors University is the only university to have received simultaneous accreditation by four regional accrediting commissions. Currently, WGU's "home" accrediting commission is the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the same organization that accredits such leading institutions as the University of Washington, University of Oregon, University of Utah, Brigham Young University, and other public and private colleges.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Some College

Application Requirements

Criminal Background Check, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Applicants must currently be working in a healthcare-related field
  • Possess an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing
  • Possess a current, unencumbered registered nurse license

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