RN – MSN Bridge Programs in Hawaii

RN to MSN bridge programs in Hawaii provide the associate’s degree or diploma educated registered nurse with a current nursing license in Hawaii the opportunity to advance their career into areas of advanced practice nursing, nursing education, policy making, community health, consulting and a host of other directions. RN to MSN programs will take around three years to complete through most nursing schools. This is the essential step for any registered nurse desiring to enter the advanced practice nursing field.

Schools in Hawaii Offering the RN to MSN Bridge Program

Online RN to MSN programs in Hawaii have made it easier to complete a master’s level education for those registered nurses in remote locations of Hawaii or those that desire to continue in their current position while earning their degree. A flexible schedule and the opportunity to complete any clinical site preceptor requirements in a student’s local community have made the RN to MSN online option in Hawaii extremely popular.

There are a variety of concentrations, tracks or specializations to choose from when looking at the RN to MSN programs offered in the state. Students in advanced practice tracks develop a clinical expertise that will affect positive health care outcomes in their community and all tracks involve courses aimed at strengthening the student’s ability to evaluate theory and enhance research skills that apply to all areas of the health care field. Students also sharpen their communication skills and knowledge of technology in healthcare. Other courses will enhance students’ nursing skills in various areas.

Salaries for MSN educated nurses in Hawaii are often significantly higher than the BSN, ASN or diploma educated nurse and job opportunities are often readily available for the advanced practice nurse, nurse practitioner in particular, as well as administration and leadership positions. As always, the nurse educator is in strong demand, however, at most four-year colleges and universities a doctorate education is required.
(Source: AACN)

Contact the RN to MSN programs below to find out more about their programs. Graduates of the following programs are eligible for national certification in the area appropriate to their degree. The RN to BSN programs in Hawaii may also interest you.

Schools in Hawaii Offering the RN to MSN Bridge Program

Hawaii Pacific University – Nursing

Programs Offered: LPN/BSN Pathway, BSN, RN to BSN, MSN with options (Community Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Community Clinical Nurse Specialist Educator)

Hawai’i Pacific University,
1164 Bishop Street,
Honolulu, Hawai’i 96813,
PH: 808-544-0200

University of Hawaii at Manoa – School of Nursing

Programs Offered: RN to BS pathway, BSN, MS in Nursing with concentrations in (Nursing Administration and MS/MBA-Nursing, Nursing Education, Advanced Public Health Nursing, Nurse Practitioner, Adult & Child Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, MS-Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist, Master’s Entry Program in Nursing, RN to MS Program (with non-nursing baccalaureate), and Online PhD in Nursing

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, University of Hawaii at Manoa,
2528 McCarthy Mall,
Webster Hall 330,
Honolulu, HI 96822,
PH: 808-956-8523

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