RN to MSN Degree Programs - Arkansas

The RN to MSN program offers registered nurses with an associate's degree or diploma an opportunity to advance their careers into a variety of specializations including nurse practitioner, nurse anesthetist, educator, consultants and many other areas. In addition to career advancement, the Master's of Science in Nursing is a required credential for doctoral degree programs. Most programs require that the associate's degree or diploma have been earned through an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program. The RN to MSN program will take around three years to complete.

RN to MSN Programs Offered in Arkansas

The majority of RN to MSN programs are online and can be completed part-time or full-time depending on the student's schedule. Online programs are in touch with the diversity of the nursing profession and offer a flexible option for nurse to balance their career, education and life. Online programs often offer assistance or dedicated staff to helping student's find clinical sites in their local area to complete practicums for advanced nursing practice tracks.

Often the online RN to MSN programs will recognize nurses' previous education and experience and based on the Arkansas Nursing Education Articulation Model, will offer some sort of credit. Inquire with the schools you are interested in.

The MSN educated nurse in Arkansas earned an average annual salary of between $61,000 and $66,000 with advanced practice nurses earning more according to the Advance for Nurses 2007 salary survey. All the more reason to take the next step toward advancing your career in nursing. Contact or request information from the accredited nursing schools and RN to MSN programs below to learn more. You may also be interested in learning about an RN to BSN program.

University of Central Arkansas

The RN to BSN-MSN track is CCNE accredited and approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing.

Programs Offered: Nurse Practitioner track and Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Educator track.

  • University of Central Arkansas
    201 Donaghey Ave.
    Conway, AR 72035
    PH: 501-450-5000
    Email: BeckyL@uca.edu
    www.uca.edu/nursing

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