California Nursing Schools – RN to MSN Programs

The RN to MSN programs are designed for registered nurses with an associate degree, nursing diploma, or BSN that are looking to earn their Master’s of Science in Nursing and advance their career. Certain RN to MSN programs allow registered nurses with an ADN to earn both a BSN and an MSN in a shorter amount of time than if they were pursued separately. Other RN to MSN degree programs in California require that you have already completed your baccalaureate education before enrolling.

Nursing Schools in California Offering RN to MSN Online Programs

There are relatively few RN to MSN programs offered online or at Campuses in California. This is the most updated information we have found with regards to nursing schools offering the RN to MSN option.

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Schools Offering RN to MSN Programs in California

Mount St. Mary’s College Department of Nursing

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The school is approved by the California State Board of Registered Nursing. LVN Mobility Option (Allows student to take the National League for Nursing Mobility Exam. Students who score 75% or better may select to complete a BSN in three years. For those who score less, they may continue on to complete their ADN.

Programs Offered: ADN, LVN Mobility Option (LVN to ADN or LVN to BSN), BSN, Accelerated BSN, RN to BSN, MSN, ADN to MSN

Mount St. Mary’s College Department of Nursing,
12001 Chalon Rd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1599

University of San Diego Hahn School of Nursing & Health Science

School Branding

The Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science baccalaureate and master’s programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Students that complete the pre-licensure component of the master’s program are eligible to apply for licensure by the Board of Registered Nursing. The master’s clinical nurse specialist and nurse practitioner programs are approved by the Board of Registered Nursing.

Programs Offered: RN-to-MSN, MSN, Direct-Entry MSN – (Tracks: Adult Medical-Surgical CNS, Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Nursing, Executive Nurse Leader, Adult NP, Family NP, Pediatric NP), Part-Time MSN, MSN/MBA, DNP, PhD

University of San Diego Hahn School of Nursing & Health Science,
5998 Alcala Park,
San Diego, CA 92110-2492

Azusa Pacific University

Azusa Pacific University’s RN to MSN program is CCNE accredited.

MSN Programs Offered: Master of Science in Nursing, RN to MSN, Part-Time MSN, Accelerated MSN for Second Careers. Areas of concentration include Nurse Administrator, Nurse Educator, Adult CNS, Family NP, Pediatric NP, Parent/Child CNS, and School Nurse.

California State University – Fullerton

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