MSN Programs in Pennsylvania

9% of nurses working in Pennsylvania hold an MSN or Master's of Science in Nursing according to the 2009 Advance for nurses Salary Survey. Advanced practice nursing, nursing faculty, nursing administration in health care organizations and related areas require a master's level education. The percentage above suggests that there is a great opportunity for nurses with master's level education to find rewarding and lucrative career paths within the Pennsylvania nursing workforce. Listed below are many of the master's in nursing programs offered in the state of Pennsylvania with contact, program and accreditation information.

MSN/Master's in Nursing Online Programs Offered in Pennsylvania

Online master's in nursing/MSN programs in Pennsylvania are a popular option due to the flexibility and convenience they provide. Students are able to continue in their professional nursing capacity while pursuing their master's degree in nursing. There are many specialization options to choose from including dual degree options to prepare for nursing administration positions in health care organizations. Advanced practice concentrations, like nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, nurse midwifery and others often have faculty or an advisor who can assist students in finding a convenient clinical site.

The Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board published a report titled Increasing Pennsylvania's Clinical Education Capacity, which was conducted by The Clinical Education Task Force in October, 2006. This report suggested that they and the Pennsylvania Board of Nursing work to increase the number of clinical sites available in the state to help accommodate students pursuing the clinical requirements of their programs. As this project moves forward, it is anticipated that there will be less competition for these clinical sites and students will continue to be able to complete their programs in a timely manner. The development and use of simulated technology to supplement actual clinical site education is now common practice at on-campus and online MSN programs. Contact the programs below to learn more.

This is an optimal time to begin a master's in nursing program. Not only does higher education help advance nursing careers and increase earning potential, it can provide a safety net during an unsure economy. Pennsylvania is in desperate need of master's educated nursing faculty and there are many loan forgiveness programs available for those that enter nursing faculty. Advanced practice nursing has also become a growing and in-demand area of nursing as health care organizations move toward more cost effective methods of providing health care. Learn more about the Nurse Practitioner programs in Pennsylvania. Get started researching master's in nursing programs today.

Featured MSN Program Offered in Pennsylvania

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Colleges & Universities Based in Pennsylvania Offering MSN/Master's in Nursing Programs

York College of Pennsylvania

York College of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

Programs Offered: Master of Science Degree Program - (Concentrations: Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Educator, or Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist)

  • York College of Pennsylvania, 441 Country Club Road York, PA 17403-3651, PH: 717-846-7788

Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions

Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions is accredited by the National League for Nursing (NLN).

Programs Offered: MSN - (Specializations: Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, MSN in Clinical Trials Research, MSN in Nursing Education & Faculty Role, MSN Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, MSN in Innovation and Intra/Entrepreneurship in Advanced Nursing Practice, MSN in Nursing Leadership in Health Systems Management Women's Health MSN Completion Program for Nurse Practitioners), RN-MSN Bridge Program, Post-Master's Certificate - (Specializations: Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Education & Faculty Role , Innovation and Intra/Entrepreneurship in Advanced Nursing Practice, Medical Family Therapy

  • P.O. Box 34729, Philadelphia, PA 19101, PH: 877-215-0009

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

The Master's in Nursing Nurse Practitioner programs are accredited by the CCNE and approved by the Pennsylvania Board of Nursing.

Programs Offered: Master's in Nursing - (Specializations: Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner: Advanced Practice Oncology Nursing, Family Health Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Acute/Chronic Care Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Critical Care Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Practice Specialist Programs: Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist Nurse Anesthesia, Nurse-Midwifery, Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Administration Programs: Health Leadership Master's, Nursing and Health Care Administration Program)

  • University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Claire M. Fagin Hall, 418 Curie Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104-4217, PH: 215-898-8281

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

York College of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

Programs Offered: MSN - (Concentrations: Community Health Specialization, Adult Health and Illness Specialization, Adult and Family Nurse Practitioner Specialization, Nursing Administration Specialization, MSN Program for Individuals Holding Professional Certification as Nurse Midwife, Nurse Anesthetist, or Nurse Practitioner, MSN Program for Certified School Nurses)

  • Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg PA 17815-1301, PH: 570-389-4015

Clarion University School of Nursing

The MSN programs are offered in cooperation with Slippery Rock and Edinboro Universities. The nursing programs are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)

Programs Offered: RN to MSN, MSN - (Concentrations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator)

  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania, 840 Wood Street, Clarion, PA 16214, PH: 800-672-7171

Chatham University School of Nursing

The MSN programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: MSN - (Concentrations: Nursing Leadership/Management, Nursing Education)

  • Woodland Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, PH: 412-365-1100

Holy Family University School of Nursing

The MSN programs are CCNE accredited and approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Programs Offered: MSN - (Concentrations: Community Health Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education)

  • La Salle University, 1900 West Olney Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19141, Ph: 215-951-1322

La Salle University School of Nursing

Programs Offered: RN to MSN, MSN - (Concentrations: Adult Health and Illness Clinical Nurse Specialist - option for gerontological clinical nurse specialist, Clinical Nurse Leader, Nursing Administration / MBA, Nursing Service Administration (must have an MBA), Nurse Anesthetist, Primary Care of Adults-Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care of Families-Nurse Practitioner, Public Health Nursing)

  • 9801 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19114-2094, PH: 215-637-7700, Ext. 3292

Penn State University School of Nursing

The MSN programs are NLNAC accredited and approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

Programs Offered: MSN - (Concentrations: Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist)

  • The Pennsylvania State University School of Nursing Graduate Programs, 210 Health and Human Development East, University Park, PA 16802, PH: 814-863-2211

Temple University

The MSN programs are CCNE accredited..

Programs Offered: MSN - (Concentrations: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator)

  • 3307 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140, PH: 215-707-4800

University of Scranton Department of Nursing

The MSN programs are CCNE accredited..

Programs Offered: RN to MS, MSN - (Concentrations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health Nursing, Nurse Anesthesia)

  • Department of Nursing - The University of Scranton, 800 Linden Street, Scranton, PA 18510, PH: 570-941-7673

DeSales University

The nursing programs are National League for Nursing accredited.

Programs Offered: RN to MSN - (Concentrations: Adult Advanced Practice Nurse, Nurse Educator, Nurse Executive (MSN/MBA Dual Degree), Family Nurse Practitioner), MSN with same concentrations

  • DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA 18034, PH: 610-282-1100

University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing

The master's and bachelor's nursing programs are CCNE accredited and the nurse anesthesia program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, MSN - (Concentrations: Nurse Specialty Role, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Anesthesia, Nurse Practitioner: Acute Care, Adult, Family, Neonatal, Pediatric, Psychiatric Primary Care), The RN to MSN program offers the same specializations as the MSN

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, 3500 Victoria Street - Victoria Building, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, PH: 412-624-4586

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