RN to MSN and BSN to MSN Programs

Professional Registered Nurses across the US normally have one of two degrees: the ADN (Associate Degree) and the BSN (Bachelor of Science). Which type of degree you have will determine the MSN pathway open to you – RN to MSN is for ADN graduates. BSN graduates can apply for BSN to MSN programs. While they cover the same material, the ADN to MSN take longer and have more content to cover. Both are typically available as part-time and full-time.

Typical Program Length

  • RN to MSN study programs are over six semesters (two years)
  • BSN to MSN study programs are over four semesters (one year to fifteen months)

Typical Admission Requirements

  • A Registered Nursing license
  • ADN or BSN from a regionally accredited institution
  • A minimum of 3.0 on the GPA 4.0 grade
  • Letters of recommendation (usually two or three), and/or a professional resume listing clinical experience
  • CPR certification – provide evidence
  • Complete any and all prerequisite courses with minimum grades

2024 List of MSN Programs in Louisiana

With an MSN degree, Louisianians can earn approximately $90,000 per year and attain job titles such as clinical nurse specialist, nurse administrator, and nurse anesthetist. If you have thought about moving forward in your career as a nurse, becoming an MSN-holding nurse might be the career path to take. There are RN to MSN programs that offer full and part-time programs to candidates at a few different colleges in Louisiana. If you are currently in the field, there are options for flexible schedules so that you can obtain your degree with ease.

MSN Programs By City:

Baton Rouge, LA

801 Harding Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
(225) 771-4500

Grambling, LA

Hammond, LA

Lake Charles, LA

4205 Ryan Street
Lake Charles, LA 70609
(337) 475-5000

Monroe, LA

Natchitoches, LA

New Orleans, LA

MSN Programs
1900 Gravier Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 568-4200

Thibodaux, LA

906 East 1st St.
Thibodaux, LA 70301
(187) 764-2465 x7

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