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MSN Programs in Virginia

Registered nurses in Virginia with a baccalaureate degree who would like to pursue advanced nursing roles in such areas as nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, nurse educator, nurse administrator and related areas will need to complete a master's in nursing degree program. The master's degree in nursing is also the required step for entry to doctorate level nursing education programs. There a various delivery options to consider when choosing an MSN program in Virginia including online, partially-online, and campus based.

Master's Nursing Online Degree Programs Offered in Virginia

Recognizing the diversity of nurses and their schedules, master's of science in nursing online programs offer flexibility that campus based programs can not. Students can take courses and complete the program at their own pace. Online MSN programs include the same rigorous theoretical and clinical course content that campus based programs offer. They also hold national accreditation and adhere to the same CCNE or NLNAC accreditation standards that the campus MSN programs have. Online MSN program concentrations, such as advanced practice, require practicums or preceptorships and every effort is made to arrange clinical sites within the student's local community or region. Below you will find the MSN online programs as well as campus based programs with their preferred contact information.

15.56% of working nurses in Virginia hold a master's degree and and make significantly more than associate's or baccalaureate educated nurses. Specialty certification also appears to make a difference in annual earnings, this all according to the Advance for Nurses 2009 Salary Survey. This data demonstrates the incredible nursing career opportunities open to graduates of master's nursing programs in Virginia based on the small percentage of nurses holding an master's degree as well as earning potential. Though master's educated nurses with additional course work are eligible to teach, it is often at schools with entry-level nursing programs. To join nursing faculty at colleges and universities offering the range of nursing programs a doctorate level education is almost always required. The master's in nursing is the stepping stone to doctorate level nursing program entry.

You may also be interested in reading about the nurse practitioner programs offered in Virginia.

Featured MSN Program Offered in Virginia

Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies - Online

The Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies Graduate nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) accredits the certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs. These programs are enrolling now. Request information today.

Programs Offered Online: MSN - (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwifery/Women's Health Nurse Practitioner)

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MSN Programs in Virginia

Marymount University

Campus:  Arlington

Program: Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner

South University

Campus:  Richmond

Program: Master of Science in Nursing

University of Phoenix

Campus:  Arlington Learning Center

Programs: Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing/Informatics, Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business Administration/Health Care Management, Master of Science in Nursing/Nursing/Health Care Education

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Schools Offering Online MSN Programs in Virginia

Capella University Online

Programs: BSN - RN-to-BSN/MSN Combined Option (CCNE-accredited), MSN - Diabetes Nursing (CCNE-accredited), MSN - Nurse Educator (CCNE-accredited), MSN - Nursing Leadership and Administration (CCNE-accredited), MSN - Nursing, General (CCNE-accredited), MSN - RN-to-MSN Diabetes Nursing (CCNE-accredited), MSN - RN-to-MSN Nurse Educator (CCNE-accredited), MSN - RN-to-MSN Nursing Leadership and Admin (CCNE-accredited), MSN - RN-to-MSN Nursing, General (CCNE-accredited)

American Sentinel University

Programs: Master of Science in Nursing, case management specialization (Online), Master of Science in Nursing, infection prevention and control specialization (Online), Master of Science in Nursing, management and organizational leadership specialization (Online), Master of Science in Nursing, nursing education specialization (Online), Master of Science in Nursing, nursing informatics specialization (Online)

Benedictine University

Programs: Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Educator (Online), Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Executive Leader (Online)

Capella University

Programs: RN-to-MSN Diabetes Nursing (Online), RN-to-MSN General Nursing (Online), RN-to-MSN Gerontology Nursing (Online), RN-to-MSN Nurse Educator (Online), RN-to-MSN Nursing Leadership and Administration (Online)

Chamberlain College of Nursing

Program: Master of Science in Nursing (Online)

Frontier Nursing University

Programs: ADN-MSN Bridge - Nurse-Midwifery (Online), MSN - Nurse-Midwifery (Online)

Georgetown University

Programs: Master of Science in Nursing - Adult Gerontology ACNP/ CNS (Online), Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner (Online), Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Educator (Online), Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Midwifery/Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (Online)

Gonzaga University

Programs: Master of Science in Nursing - MSN (Online), RN to MSN (Online)

Graceland University

Programs: Online MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner, Online MSN - Nurse Educator, Online RN-to-BSN/MSN

Grand Canyon University

Programs: MBA and MSN - Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems (Bridge) (Online), MSN - Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist (Bridge) (Online), MSN - Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist (Online), MSN - Health Care Informatics (Online), MSN - Public Health (Bridge) (Online)

Kaplan University

Programs: Master of Science in Nursing (Online), MSN - Adult Gerontology Practitioner (Online), MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner (Online), MSN - Nurse Administrator (Online), MSN - Nurse Educator (Online), MSN - Nurse Informatics (Online)

Keiser University

Program: Master of Science in Nursing (Online)

Loyola University New Orleans

Programs: BLEND Program (MSN Bridge), MSN in Health Care Systems Management (Online)

Maryville University

Programs: Master of Science in Nursing-Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner (Online), Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner (Online)

Norwich University

Programs: Master of Science in Nursing (Online), Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration (Online), Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Educator (Online)

Our Lady of the Lake University

Programs: Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Administration (Online), Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Education (Online)

Regis University

Programs: Master of Science in Nursing - Education (Online), Master of Science in Nursing - Management (Online), RN to Master of Science in Nursing - Education (Online), RN to Master of Science in Nursing - Management (Online)

Saint Joseph's College Online

Program: Master of Science in Nursing (Online)

Saint Xavier University

Programs: Online Master of Science in Nursing - Clinical Leadership, Online Master of Science in Nursing - Executive Leadership

South University

Programs: Accelerated RN-to-MSN (Online), Accelerated RN-to-MSN - Nurse Educator (Online), Master of Science in Nursing (Online), Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Educator (Online), Master of Science in Nursing Specialization in Nurse Administrator, Master of Science in Nursing Specialization in Nursing Informatics, RN-to-MSN - Nurse Administrator (Online), RN-to-MSN - Nurse Educator (Online), RN-to-MSN - Nursing Informatics (Online)

Southern New Hampshire University

Programs: MSN - Clinical Nurse Leader (Online), MSN - Patient Quality and Safety (Online)

University of Cincinnati

Programs: MSN - Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Educator (Online), MSN - Nurse-Midwifery (Online), MSN - Nursing Administration (Online), MSN - Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (Online)

University of Mary

Programs: Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administrator (Online), Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Educator (Online), MSN - MBA Healthcare Administration - Dual Degree (Online)

University of Phoenix

Programs: Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing/Informatics, Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business Administration/Health Care Management, Master of Science in Nursing/Nursing/Health Care Education

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

University of San Francisco

Program: Master of Science in Nursing (Online)

Walden University

Programs: Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) - BSN Track (Online), Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) - RN Track (Online)

Western Governors University

Programs: M.S. Nursing - Education (RN to MSN Option) (Online), M.S. Nursing --Leadership and Management (RN to MSN Option) (Online)

American Sentinel University

Programs: Master of Science in Nursing - Case Management, Master of Science in Nursing - Infection Prevention and Control, Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Education, Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Informatics, Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Management and Organizational Leadership, Registered Nurse (RN) to Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Benedictine University

Programs: Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing – Nurse Educator, Master of Science in Nursing – Nurse Executive Leader

California University of Pennsylvania

Program: Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration and Leadership

Chamberlain College of Nursing

Programs: Master of Science in Nursing, RN to BSN to MSN Online Option

Drexel University Online

Programs: MSN in Clinical Trials Research, MSN in Innovation and Intra-Entrepreneurship in Advanced Nursing Practice, MSN in Nursing Education and Faculty Role, MSN in Nursing Leadership in Health Systems Management

Georgetown University

Programs: Master of Science in Nursing - Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Education, Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, Master of Science in Nursing, Nurse Midwifery/ Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

Gonzaga University

Programs: RN to MSN - Health Systems Leadership, RN to MSN - Nurse Educator

Graceland University

Program: Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Educator

Herzing University

Programs: Master of Science in Nursing with a Concentration in Nursing Education, Master of Science in Nursing with a Concentration in Nursing Management

Keiser University

Program: Master of Science in Nursing

Lewis University

Programs: Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration, Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Education

Loyola University New Orleans Online

Programs: BLEND Program (MSN Bridge), Master of Science in Nursing - Health Care Systems Management

Nebraska Methodist College

Programs: MSN / Educator or Executive, RN to MSN / Educator or Executive

Norwich University

Programs: Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration, Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Educator

Ohio University

Programs: Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner, Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Administrator, Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Educator

Our Lady of the Lake University

Programs: Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Education, Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration

Robert Morris University

Program: Registered Nurse (RN) to Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Sacred Heart University

Programs: RN-BSN-MSN – Clinical Nurse Leader, RN-BSN-MSN – Nurse Education, RN-BSN-MSN – Patient Care Administration

Saint Xavier University

Programs: Master of Science in Nursing - Clinical Leadership, Master of Science in Nursing - Executive Leadership

South University

Programs: Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing - Accelerated RN-MSN, Master of Science in Nursing - Accelerated RN-MSN - Adult Health Nurse Practitioner, Master of Science in Nursing - Accelerated RN-MSN - Nurse Educator, Master of Science in Nursing - Adult Health Nurse Practitioner

Spring Arbor University

Program: Master of Science in Nursing

University of Cincinnati

Programs: Master of Science in Nursing - Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Educator, Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Midwifery, Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration, Master of Science in Nursing - Psychiatric and Mental Health or Nurse Practitioner, Master of Science in Nursing - Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

University of Colorado Denver

Program: Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Health Care Systems

University of San Francisco

Programs: Master of Science in Nursing - Associate's Track, Master of Science in Nursing - Bachelor's Track

Vanderbilt University

Program: Master of Science in Nursing - Health Systems Management

Walden University

Programs: Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) BSN Track - Education, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) BSN Track - General, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) BSN Track - Informatics, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) BSN Track - Leadership and Management, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) RN Track - Informatics, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) RN Track - Education, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) RN Track - General, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) RN Track - Leadership and Management

Western Governors University

Programs: M.S. in Nursing - Education (RN to MSN Option), M.S. in Nursing - Leadership and Management (RN to MSN Option)

Colleges and Universities Based in Virginia Offering Master's Nursing Degree Programs

George Mason University

The nursing programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: BSN, BSN - 2nd degree, RN to BSN,RN to MSN - (Advanced Clinical Nursing Concentration, Clinical Nurse Leader Concentration, Joint MSN/MBA Track, Nursing Administration Concentration, Nurse Educator Concentration, Nurse Practitioner), Certificate in Forensic Nursing, Certificate in Nursing Administration, Certificate in Nursing Education, PhD

  • School of Nursing - College of Health and Human Services, MS:3C4, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444, PH: 703-993-1901

Hampton University

The nursing programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: BSN, BSN - 2nd degree, RN to BSN, LPN - BS, MSN - (Concentrations: nursing education, administration, and nurse practitioner), PhD

  • 530 E Queen St, Hampton, VA, PH: 757-727-5000

James Madison University

The nursing programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN, MSN - (Concentrations: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator), post-master's certificate - nurse educator, nurse practitioner

  • Department of Nursing - James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807, PH: 540-568-886

Jefferson College of Health Sciences

The nursing programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: ASN, LPN-ASN, BSN, RN to BSN, MSN - (Concentrations: Nursing Management, Nursing Education)

  • Department of Nursing - Jefferson College of Health Sciences, 920 S. Jefferson Street, Roanoke, VA 24031-3186, PH: 888-985-4785

Marymount University

The nursing programs are CCNE approved and NLNAC accredited.

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN, MSN - (Concentrations: FNP, Nursing Education)

  • Marymount University - School of Health Professions, 2807 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22207-4299, PH: 703-284-1580

Old Dominion University

The nursing programs are NLNAC & CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN, MSN - (Concentrations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwifery, Nurse Anesthesia, Nurse Educator and Nurse Leader)

  • 5215 Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk, VA, PH: 757-683-4259

Radford University

The nursing programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN, RN-BSN-MSN, MSN - (Concentrations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist, Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Midwifery), DNP in Fall of 2010

  • School of Nursing - Radford University, Box 6964, Radford, Virginia 24142, PH: 540-831-7700

Shenandoah University

The nursing programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN, LPN-BSN, RN to MSN, MSN - (Concentrations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Health Systems Management, Nurse-Midwifery, Psychiatric Mental Health, Nurse Midwifery), Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Nursing Practice Certificate

  • Shenandoah University - Division of Nursing, 1775 N. Sector Court, Winchester, VA 22601, PH: 540-678-4374

University of Virginia

The nursing programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN, MSN - (Concentrations: Clinical Nurse Leader Program (CNL), Acute and Specialty Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Community and Public Health Leadership, Community and Public Health Leadership with combined Family or Pediatric Nurse Practitioner preparation, Family Nurse Practitioner, Health Systems Management, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric-Mental Health Advanced Practice), PhD, DNP

  • School of Nursing, McLeod Hall, 202 Jeanette Lancaster Way, Charlottesville, VA 22903, PH: 434-924-0141

Virginia Commonwealth University

The nursing School is NLNAC accredited.

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN, accelerated BSN, RN to MSN, MSN - (Concentrations: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Leader, Nursing Administration and Leadership, Nurse Educator), PhD

  • 1100 E. Leigh St., Richmond, VA 23298, PH: 804-828-0724

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