Master's Degree Nursing Programs in Wisconsin

The Master's of Science in Nursing degree or MSN provides the baccalaureate educated professional nurse an opportunity to pursue higher education that will prepare them for advanced practice and other expanded professional nursing roles. Graduate nursing students have a variety of specialization options to choose from including nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, nurse educator, nurse administrator and many more. The MSN or Master's Nursing related programs will take around 18 to 24 months to complete depending on full-time or part-time course loads and practicum requirements. Find the MSN programs offered in Wisconsin listed below.

Master's Nursing & MSN Online Programs in Wisconsin

Online MSN programs offer a flexible option to the nurse with a full-time or varied work schedule as well as the rurally based nurse. Nowadays, many MSN online programs carry a national accreditation by CCNE or NLNAC. This means that students can feel confident they are receiving the appropriate level of instruction to adequately prepare them for their chosen specialty and upon graduation are eligible to sit for the national certification exam in their respective specialty.

The American Nurses Association reported that 13% of working nurses held a master's in nursing. Generally, similar numbers are seen in each individual state. What this means is that there are opportunities for the master's in nursing educated nurse in Wisconsin. Nurse educators are in particularly high demand in Wisconsin as the state is facing a critical shortage of nursing faculty. The shortage of nursing faculty is impacting the number of entry-level nursing students admitted to associate's and baccalaureate nursing education programs. Advanced practice, nursing management/administration and related positions are also promising career tracks. Learn more about nurse practitioner programs in Wisconsin.

star Explore Master's in Nursing programs offered by nursing schools based here in Wisconsin.

Nursing Schools Based in Wisconsin Offering MSN Programs

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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: MS - (Clinical Nurse Specialist, Family Nurse Practitioner), MS/MBA, online DNP, PhD

Bellin College

The Bellin College nursing programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: BSN, MSN - (Tracks: Adult - Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator)

Bellin College
3201 Eaton Road
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54311
PH: 920-433-6699

Cardinal Stritch University

Programs Offered: BSN Completion, MSN

Cardinal Stritch University
6801 N. Yates Road
Milwaukee, WI 53217
800-347-8822

Concordia University

The programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: MSN - (Family Nurse Practitioner, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator), DNP

  • Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, Mequon, WI 53097, PH: 888-628-9472

Edgewood College - School of Nursing

The Edgewood College MSN programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: MSN - (Concentrations: Nursing Education, Nursing Administration), Post-Master's Certificate - (Concentrations: Nursing Education, Nursing Administration)

    Edgewood College, 1000 Edgewood College Drive, Madison, WI 53711, PH: 608-663-2292

Marian University - School of Nursing

The programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: MSN - (Nurse Educator and Adult Nurse Practitioner)

  • Marian University , 45 S. National Ave., Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699, PH: 1-800-2-MARIAN

Marquette University College of Nursing

The programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: MSN - ( acute care nurse practitioner; adults np or cns, older adult np or cns, pediatric np or cns, pediatric acute care np, nurse-midwifery, health care systems leadership and Clinical Nurse Leader)

  • Marquette University College of Nursing, Clark Hall, 530 N. 16th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233, PH: 414-288-3812

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Department of Nursing

Programs Offered: MSN - ( Educator, Nurse Administrator, Adult NP, Family NP, Medical Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialist)

  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire - Department of Nursing, Nursing Rm 101, 105 Garfield Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004, PH: 715-836-5287

University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Nursing

The programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: DNP - (clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner, nurse midwifery, and nurse anesthetist)

  • University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792-2455, PH: 608-263-5200

The University Of Wisconsin Oshkosh

The programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: MSN - (FNP, CNL, Nurse Educator), DNP

  • The University Of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 800 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI 54901, PH: 920-424-2121

Viterbo University

The programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: MSN - (Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner , Nurse Educator.), DNP (In Development)

  • Viterbo University, 900 Viterbo Drive, La Crosse, WI 54601, PH: 608-796-3000

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