RN - MSN Bridge Programs in Pennsylvania

RN to MSN and ADN to MSN programs have become popular options for diploma or associate's educated registered nurses working in Pennsylvania. These programs streamline the education, which results in a significantly reduced amount of time it takes to earn a master's in nursing. The RN to MSN bridge format allows students to complete their MSN within 2.5 to 3 years. That means career advancement and earnings potential comes that much more quickly. Learn more about the online RN to MSN programs as well as the campus based RN to MSN programs offered in Pennsylvania by contacting the schools listed below.

RN to MSN Online Programs Offered in Pennsylvania

The online RN to MSN format allows for convenience and flexibility that is not afforded in an on-campus based RN to MSN program. Students can complete all of their course work online and, if required, complete clinical requirements at clinical sites in their local community or region. This means students can complete course work during the times they have free from work and personal obligations. Students can also avoid commuting to class, which is especially economical as the economy slumps and gas prices start rising again. Research the nursing schools that offer RN to MSN online programs in Pennsylvania to learn more, they are listed below.

Though the recent downturn in the economy has devastated many industries, the nursing field in Pennsylvania appears to be thriving. Nurses are still being offered sign-on bonuses and advanced nursing job vacancies are quite frequent. Only 9% of the nurse working in Pennsylvania hold a master's degree in nursing*. That number indicates that there are numerous career opportunities for nurses with master's level education in informatics, management, leadership, nursing education, advanced practice and related areas of study. That is not to say a graduate will be guaranteed a job in Pennsylvania, however, the potential is there to pursue a career in an advanced nursing field and be competitive for jobs in that field. An RN to MSN program may be too much of a commitment at this time, if so, read about the RN to BSN programs offered in Pennsylvania. RN to BSN programs can be completed in 12 to 18 months. Learn more about RN to MSN programs and the schools offering these programs in Pennsylvania by using the provided method of contact below.
*(Sources: Advance for Nurses 2009 Salary Survey)

Colleges & Universities Based in Pennsylvania Offering RN to MSN Programs

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

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

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

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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