RN to MSN Bridge Programs in Washington DC

Master's educated nurses are sorely needed in all fields of nursing, education being the most in-demand field. Washington DC actually has one of the highest concentrations of master's educated nursing populations in the country at 22.41%, as reported in the Advance for Nurses Salary Survey 2009. Rn to MSN programs significantly reduce the amount of time it takes a registered nurse to earn their masters in nursing in the District of Columbia and is paving the way for a much needed younger generation of nurses to enter advanced practice specialty areas of nursing, nursing administration/management and nursing education.

Nursing faculty vacancies at the colleges and universities in Washington DC as well as around the country are at all time highs. The faculty shortages are a major contribute to the nursing shortage plaguing the Washington DC area as well as the rest of the country. With the February 2009 introduction of the NEED Act legislation to the Senate and House, solutions to the nursing faculty and nurse shortages are making headway. The NEED Act as well as other movements designed to stimulate interest in nursing education have made progress and are attracting more nurses into nursing faculty positions which, most often, require a minimum of a masters degree.

RN to MSN Online Programs in Washington DC - No Residency Requirements

RN to MSN programs can be completed in 18 to 24 months. For the advanced practice options, all effort is made to arrange clinical site locations in the student's local region or community. Earning more money is a driving factor for many nurses and according to the Advance for Nurses 2007 Salary Survey, earning an master's in nursing pays off. MSN educated nurses responding to the survey earned an average annual salary of $87,000 compared to the associate's educated registered nurse who earned an average annual salary of $69,750. This means your MSN education will pay off financially according to these results, not to mention the personal gratification experienced by the majority of professional nurses with a master's level nursing education.

Learn more about admissions, concentrations and application procedures by contacting the programs offered in the DC area listed below. You might also like reading about the RN to BSN programs in Washington DC.

Frontier Nursing University - Distance Education

The Frontier Nursing University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools.

Programs Offered: ADN - MSN Bridge Nurse Midwifery (accredited by ACME). FSMFN also offers an online DNP program accredited by the AACN.

Loyola University New Orleans - School of Nursing

The MSN - Blend and MSN program are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). The Blend program is designed for registered nurses with bachelor's degree in another field who wish to pursue a master's of science in nursing degree.

Program Offered: MSN - Health Care Systems Management and an MSN - BLEND Health Care Systems Management

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Nursing Schools in DC Offering RN to MSN Degree Programs


Catholic University of America - School of Nursing

The nursing programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: BSN, Accelerated BSN, RN to BSN, Combined BSN/MSN for RNs, MSN - (Tracks: Clinical Nurse Specialist Programs - Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Educator, Community/Public Health Nurse Specialist Educator Program, Immigrant, Refugee, and Global Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist & Nurse Practitioner Programs - Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner), PhD, DNP

The Catholic University of America, 620 Michigan Ave., N.E., Washington, DC 20064, PH: 800-673-2772


Georgetown University - School of Nursing & Health Studies

Programs Offered: BSN, Accelerated 2nd degree BSN, Direct Entry (Combined BSN/MS in Nursing), MS - (Options: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Acute & Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia, Nurse-Midwifery, and Nursing Education), Post-Master's Certificate

Georgetown University - School of Nursing, 3700 Reservoir Rd, NW, Box 571107, Washington, DC 20057-1107, PH: 202-687-2781

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