RN to MSN and BSN to MSN Programs

Some nurses are naturally inclined to lead while others prefer to work with infant and children populations. Efficiency-focused bridge programs (RN to MSN and BSN to MSN) offered by universities in New York make it possible for RNs to become nursing leaders or specialize as pediatric, family or adult-gerontology practitioners. ASN nurses complete BSN coursework first, and then some of it is applied to the MSN program. With online, on-campus or blending learning methods, students can choose from flexible education paths that work for them. (It's important to note that online schools still require in-person clinicals for practitioner programs.) Many schools offer part-time learning options so students can continue earning while they learn. 

Typical Program Length:

  • Almost 6 full-time semesters for an RN to MSN
  • Approximately 4 full-time semesters for a BSN to MSN

Typical Admissions Requirements:

  • ADN or BSN from an accredited university (degree level may vary by program)
  • Minimum GPA of 3.00
  • One year of clinical experience as a licensed RN
  • Personal statement and three letters of recommendation 

Accelerated & Master's Entry Nursing Programs

Educated men and women who are seeking to become in-demand nursing professionals now have a direct path to make this happen. Columbia University in New York now offers a Master's Entry Nursing Program (MENP) for dedicated students with a non-nursing bachelor's degree. This accelerated and academically dense program, which is only offered full-time and in person, prepares students to become full-fledged nurses in less time. Moreover, the clinically intense program readies graduates to successfully complete the NCLEX. 

Typical Program Length:

  • 15 months in length 

Typical Admissions Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in a non-nursing field
  • GPA of 3.2 or higher and official transcripts 
  • Completion of prerequisite courses in science 
  • Application and faculty interview

2024 List of MSN Programs in New York

Earning potential for MSN nurses in the state of New York can average around $100,000 per year, and there is potential for the pay scale to increase with location, specialty, and experience. RN to MSN programs are offered at a number of different colleges throughout the state. Methods of course delivery include traditional in-class, online and a combination of both, making it easier to work around responsibilities, as well as choose the method of delivery that best suits your professional and personal needs. Become a pediatric nurse, clinical nurse leader or researcher after you have graduated from an MSN program and reap the rewards of professional satisfaction.

MSN Programs By City:

Amherst, NY

Brooklyn, NY

Brookville, NY

720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, NY 11548-1327
(516) 299-2485

Buffalo, NY

320 Porter Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14201
(716) 829-8000

Garden City, NY

One South Ave, P.O. Box 701
Garden City, NY 11530
(800) 233-5744

Keuka Park, NY

MSN Programs
141 Central Avenue
Keuka Park, NY 14478
(315) 279-5000


New York, NY

617 W 168th St
New York, NY 10032
(212) 305-5756

MSN Programs
1 Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038
(866) 722-3338

Newburgh, NY

330 Powell Ave.
Newburgh, NY 12550
(845) 561-0800

Orangeburg, NY

470 Western Highway
Orangeburg, NY 10962
(845) 359-7800

Riverdale, NY

6301 Riverdale Avenue
Riverdale, NY 10471
(718) 405-3200

Rochester, NY

Staten Island, NY

MSN Programs
1 Campus Rd
Staten Island, NY 10301
(718) 390-3100

Stony Brook, NY

Syracuse, NY

1419 Salt Springs Road
Syracuse, NY 13214
(315) 445-4100

Utica, NY

100 Seymour Rd
Utica, NY 13502
(315) 792-7500

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