RN to MSN and BSN to MSN Programs

RNs in good standing can get ahead in less time and with less of a hassle thanks to RN to MSN or BSN to MSN programs in Oregon. Sometimes called duel-entry programs, these options allow ASN-holding RNs to complete bachelor’s and master's level coursework in rapid succession or at the same time. The degree path is precisely set out for students so they only take the classes they need to take, in the order they need to take them. Online, on-campus, and hybrid instructional methods give students the flexibility to learn on their own schedules. Supervised, in-person clinicals are woven into the curriculum to maximize student learning. 

Typical Program Length:

  • 27+ months of full-time study for an RN to MSN
  • 18+ months of full-time study for a BSN to MSN

Typical Admissions Requirements:

  • ADN or BSN from an accredited university 
  • Minimum GPA of 3.00
  • Application, including an essay 
  • Current, unencumbered license as an RN in Oregon
  • At least one year of clinical experience
  • Resume and letters of recommendation 

Accelerated & Master's Entry Nursing Programs

People are looking for careers with longevity that involve helping others. Those with a four-year degree in a discipline other than nursing can become a nurse in less time with Master's Entry Nursing Programs (MENP). The University of Portland in Oregon offers an alternative entry master's program for this purpose. Students commit themselves to the full-time program, which enables them to both prepare for nursing licensure and become clinical nurse leaders in less time. 

Typical Program Length:

  • As much as five semesters in length 

Typical Admissions Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in a non-nursing field
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher and submission of official transcripts

2022 List of MSN Programs in Oregon

The state of Oregon offers a 'hybrid' style of transitioning from RN to MSN degree. This modality is meant to be flexible with the idea of small class sizes, web based learning and monthly in-person immersion weekends; upon completion you receive your MSN degree. Although there is only one college currently offering this program within the state there are other accredited online distance programs that can be taken. MSN degrees allow candidates to become urgent care nurses, specialize in oncology, perinatal nursing, etc., the possibilities are open to explore an array of different specialties.

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