RN to MSN and BSN to MSN Programs

Registered nurses across the USA enter their careers with one of two degree types. The first type is the Associate degree in Nursing – the ADN and applying for an RN license upon graduation. The other type is the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) – a more academic type of degree. You may study a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with either type, but key differences exist. BSN graduates will have a shorter route as they already have a grounding in nursing that ADN graduates lack. Both are available as full-time, part-time, hybrid, online, and campus degrees.

Typical Program Length

  • ADN/RN to MSN programs take six semesters to complete –two years
  • BSN to MSN programs take four semesters to complete – around 15 months

Typical Admission Requirements

  • A current Registered Nursing license in good standing
  • ADN or BSN
  • GPA 3.0 on the 4.0 grade
  • Two or three recommendation letters. Otherwise, a resume with all your clinical experiences and background listed
  • Current CPR certification
  • Pass to a minimum grade for all required prerequisite courses. Each university differs on the list and the minimum number

2024 List of MSN Programs in Mississippi

Candidates that are looking to upgrade to an MSN degree in Mississippi can find programs in at a couple of the state's many colleges. RN to MSN programs are on average 2 years in length and are offered online, full-time and part-time studies, making it easier to work around life's busy schedule. MSN degrees make job opportunities like Clinical Nurse Leader, Family Nurse Practitioner, a reality for candidates that have successfully completed the degree program.

MSN Programs By City:

Cleveland, MS

Robert E. Smith School of Nursing
Highway 8 West
Cleveland, MS 38733
(180) 046-8637 x8

Columbus, MS

MSN Programs
1100 College Street
Columbus, MS 39701
(187) 746-2843 x9

Hattiesburg, MS

Jackson, MS

Lorman, MS

MSN Programs
1000 ASU Drive
Lorman, MS 39096
(601) 877-6100

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