RN to MSN Bridge Programs in Idaho

A recent Idaho Nursing Workforce Advisory Advisory Council presentation reported that Graduate level nurses are in high demand in Idaho and the state will need 720 new graduate level nurses in all specialty areas over the next ten years. The RN to MSN programs offered in Idaho can help meet the demand by preparing associate degree in nursing and diploma nursing prepared registered nurses with a master’s in nursing. This is an extremely opportunistic time for ADN and diploma prepared nurses to advance up the nursing career ladder. There is one RN to MSN program offered by a school based in Idaho and several online RN to MSN program options for Idaho residents. These programs are listed below along with their contact and accreditation information.

The report also stated that there is a large population of nurses over the age of 50 and that younger nurses are needed at all nursing practice levels. In fact, only 1 in 5 registered nurses in Idaho is under age 35 and 2 in 5 are over age 50. The RN to MSN bridge program has been praised by many organizations for the ability to streamline the baccalaureate and master’s education bringing a younger generation of nurses to the graduate nursing level.

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Online RN to MSN Programs Offered in Idaho

Online RN to MSN programs have also received acclaim by organizations like the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) for the accessibility to higher education they bring to rural based nurses throughout the country. These online programs do not miss any curriculum content and maintain national accreditation by the same accrediting agencies that campus based RN to MSN programs are accredited by. You will find the online RN to MSN programs offered in Idaho listed below with their accreditation information as well as a method of contact to learn more and request application materials.

RN to MSN programs are intense, taking around three years to complete. RN to MSN programs offer specializations in advanced practice, leadership, education, informatics and more. As was mentioned before, master’s prepared nurses in all specialty areas are in high demand in Idaho. Nursing faculty is one of the most needed areas and the state is working diligently with nursing organizations to find ways to increase nursing faculty salaries over the next three years to be more competitive with industry standards. This would actually make good timing for any registered nurse interested in pursuing nursing faculty master’s in nursing preparation. The RN to MSN would also prepare registered nurses for entry to doctorate level nursing education. Which ever specialty matches your strength and goals, you should be able to find it offered by one of the schools listed below. Opportunities for master’s prepared nurses are excellent in the state of Idaho. Take the next step and request application materials and any additional information you need from the schools below.

You might also be interested in an RN to BSN program in Idaho. RN to BSN online programs can be completed in as little as twelve months.

Frontier Nursing University – Distance Education

The Frontier Nursing University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools. They offer online MSN Programs with post masters certificates in the following areas: Certified Nurse Midwifery (accredited by ACME), Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner (accredited by the NLNAC). FSMFN also offers an online DNP program accredited by the AACN.

Programs Offered: Online ADN – MSN (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery) , Online MSN – (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery), DNP (Online)

Loyola University New Orleans – School of Nursing

The MSN – Blend and MSN program are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). The Blend program is designed for registered nurses with bachelor’s degree in another field who wish to pursue a master’s of science in nursing degree.

Programs Offered: MSN – Health Care Systems Management, MSN – BLEND Health Care Systems Management

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Schools Based in Idaho Offering RN to MSN Programs

Idaho State University – School of Nursing

The Master’s nursing programs at Idaho State University are CCNE accredited and State of Idaho Board of Nursing approved. The BSN program is also CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: RN to BSN Completion (for Associate’s degree RNs and LPNs), Traditional BSN, Accelerated BSN, Online MSN (Specialization tracks in Clinical Nurse Leader, Clinical Nurse Specialist, FNP, Nursing Education, Nursing Leadership), AD to MS, BS to MS

School of Nursing Idaho State University,
921 S. 8th Ave, Stop 8101,
Pocatello, ID 83209-8101,
PH: 800-766-4781

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