Master of Science in Nursing (RN to MSN)
Western Kentucky University

Program Details

The online RN to MSN degree program from Western Kentucky University is designed for licensed RNs who hold associate degrees in nursing and are interested in advancing their careers. As with the traditional MSN degree, the bridge program offers two distinct concentrations to suit students' personal interests and professional goals:

  • Nurse Educator
  • ​Nurse Administrator


  • RN-MSN program applicants must be a graduate of a CCNE or NLN accredited associate degree in nursing program and have earned the related baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Hold unencumbered or have applied for RN licensure in Kentucky or compact state
  • 3 professional references
  • Professional resume or CV
  • A written goal statement
  • Official transcripts

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges