MSN Programs in Louisiana

Master's of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs build upon the student's Baccalaureate nursing education and clinical nursing experience. MSN programs incorporate a variety of theoretical, social, economic, political, legal, ethical and advanced practice areas of study into their core, concentrations and related courses. Students develop their strengths and by graduation have mastered the skills necessary to perform in their selected area of specialization.

Master's Nursing Programs Online in Louisiana

Below you will find a variety of specializations from family nurse practitioner to clinical nurse specialist and nurse educator to nurse administrator or nurse midwifery. No matter what your interest you will be able to find the program that fits your needs offered in online or campus based formats in Louisiana. MSN program accreditation information is also provided. The AACN has recently voiced their support of online master's nursing degree programs due to the accessibility to higher education it offers rural and working nurses.

Why pursue an MSN/MS degree? Opportunities for career advancement are many. Whether you want to pursue management, business, health care policy, education, advanced practice, doctorate education or another area, an MSN can help open these career paths. Another reason is the earning potential for master's educated nurses in Louisiana. According to the Advance for Nurses 2009 Salary Survey, MSN/MS educated nurses working in Louisiana made an hourly rate of $43.00. Hourly and annual earnings will vary significantly depending on facility, experience, specialty, geographic location and other factors. You might also be interested in the MSN - APRN programs in Louisiana.

(Sources: AACN website, Advance for Nurses website)

Schools in Louisiana Offering Master's Nursing Programs

Grambling University - School of Nursing

Programs Offered: MSN - (Family NP), MSN - Nurse Educator, Post-masters certificate FNP, Post certification FNP, BSN, RN to BSN

P.O. Box 1192, Grambling, LA 71245, PH: 318-274-2897

Louisiana State University - School of Nursing

Programs Offered: MSN - Nursing Administration, MSN-Community Health Nursing and MSN - Advanced Practice Nursing (Specializations: Clinical Nurse Specialist - Adult Health Nursing and Psychiatric and Community Mental Health Nursing, Nurse Anesthesia and Nurse Practitioner - Neonatal Nursing and Primary Care Nursing, BSN, RN to BSN, RN to MN, DNP

1900 Gravier Street, 4th Floor, New Orleans, LA 70112, PH: 504-568-41067

Northwestern State University - College of Nursing

Programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: ASN, LPN - RN, BSN, RN to BSN, MSN - (Concentrations: Acute Care NP, Adult Nursing, Critical Care Adult, FNP, Maternal Child Nursing, Pediatric NP, Neonatal NP, Women's Health NP

Shreveport, Louisiana 71101, PH: 318-677-3100

Our Lady of the Lake College - School of Nursing

NLNAC Accredited

Programs Offered: ASN, BSN, RN to BSN, MSN - Nurse Anesthesia, MSN - (Specializations: Education, Administration)

7434 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, PH: 225-768-170

Southern University - School of Nursing

CCNE Accredited Programs

Programs Offered: BSN, MSN - (Concentrations: Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner), Post-master's certificates (Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner), PhD - Nursing

School of Nursing - J. K. Haynes Bldg., Room 112, 170 Swan Ave., Baton Rouge, LA, PH: 225-771-2663

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