Master's of Science in Nursing (MSN) Programs in CT

The MSN or Master's in Nursing Degree is designed to provide registered nurses with the education they need to advance their career into Advanced Practice Registered Nurse roles as well as leadership, educator, research, consulting and related fields. The Master's degree is also the necessary stepping stone to doctoral programs in nursing. The MSN and MS programs you find below incorporate either the CCNE or NLNAC accreditation standards and will take 1 to 2 years to complete depending on a variety of factors. Learn more by requesting information from the nursing schools offering Nursing Master's degree programs in Connecticut below.

Online MSN Programs Offered in Connecticut

Most MSN programs require students to be licensed registered nurses that have attained their bachelor's degree and build on the student's prior nursing education and experience. Online MSN programs have become the most popular way for registered nurses to pursue their education due to the flexibility afforded by the programs. Nurses are now able to continue in their current nursing position while earning their degree through programs that offer nearly identical content to the campus based MSN programs. Online programs often have faculty that help arrange clinical sites in the student's geography. Contact schools to learn more.

The Advance for Nurses 2007 Salary Survey found a significant increase in average annual salary for master's and MSN educated nurses over the baccalaureate educated nurse in Connecticut. MS educated nurse earned an average annual salary of $75,400 and MSN educated nurses earned an average annual salary of $76,250. Nurse practitioner salaries in CT were a bit higher. Learn about Nurse Practitioner Programs in CT.

Schools in CT Offering Accredited MSN Programs

Fairfield University - School of Nursing

The MSN Programs are approved by the Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Nursing.

Programs Offered: Clinical Nurse Leader Track, Nurse Anesthesia Track, Family Nurse Practitioner Track, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Track, Healthcare Management Track

  • Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, Connecticut 06824, PH: 203-254-4000

Quinnipiac University - School of Nursing

The MSN programs are accredited and licensed by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and the Connecticut Department of Higher Education.

NP Programs Offered: MSN and Post-Graduate Certificate Adult Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner

  • Quinnipiac University, 275 Mount Carmel Ave., Hamden, CT 06518-1908, PH: 203-582-8200

Sacred Heart University - School of Nursing

Programs Offered: Clinical Nurse Leader, Family Nurse Practitioner, Patient Care Services Administration, MSN/MBA Dual Degree, Post Master's Certificate in Nursing Education, Post Master's Certificate Family Nurse Practitioner, Graduate Certificate - Patient Care Services Administration, RN - MSN Nursing Completion Programs (Clinical Nurse Leader, Family Nurse Practitioner, Patient Care Services Administration Tracks)

  • Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield, CT 06825-1000, PH: 203-371-7999

Southern Connecticut State University - Dept. of Nursing

Programs Offered: MSN Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN Nursing Education

  • Southern Connecticut State University - Nursing Department, 501 Crescent Street, New Haven, CT 06515, PH: 203-392-6475

University of Connecticut - School of Nursing

Programs Offered: MSN - Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, MSN - Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, MSN - Neonatal Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), RN to MS, Clinical Nurse Leader, Community Health - Clinical Nurse Specialist, Patient Care Services & Systems Administration

  • University of Connecticut - School of Nursing, 231 Glenbrook Rd. U-2026, Storrs, CT 06269-2026, PH: 860-486-3716

Western Connecticut State University - Nursing

Programs Offered: MSN - Clinical Nurse Leader, MSN - Adult Nurse Practitioner (Both programs are CCNE accredited)

  • Western Connecticut State University, 181 White Street, Danbury, Connecticut 06810, PH: 203-837-8556

Yale University - School of Nursing

Programs Offered: Master's in Science with specialty options in Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Women's Health Primary Care Nurse practitioner, Nurse-Midwifery, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Management, Policy and Leadership, DNP, Doctor of Philosophy Program

  • Yale University - School of Nursing, P.O. Box 9740, New Haven, CT 06536-0740, PH: 203-785-2389

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