RN to MSN Bridge Programs in Kentucky

RN to MSN or ADN to MSN programs are gaining popularity and bringing younger nurses into nursing faculty positions, nursing leadership positions, advanced practice positions and other positions requiring a master’s level education. In Kentucky, as with most of the states, there has been a nursing faculty shortage and it has the potential to get worse as a large percentage of nursing faculty approach retirement age. This is why the RN to MSN has been such a breakthrough, allowing younger nurses access to higher education and career advancement.

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RN to MSN Online Programs in Kentucky

ADN or nursing diploma prior education is built upon in an RN to MSN program as students complete baccalaureate level courses and then move into graduate level course work. Some programs present graduates with a BSN and MSN and others will present only the MSN upon successful completion of the RN to MSN program. RN to MSN programs will take about three years to complete if taken online or on-campus. The majority of RN to MSN programs are now offered in the online format or a blended format. Locate a program listed below and contact them to learn more specifics and how they can help you reach your goals.

Nationally, the number of master’s educated registered nurses is around 13%. This means that there are very few working nurses with master’s degrees and a lot of demand for nurses with a master’s degree to fill master’s level positions as nursing faculty and advanced practice nurses. Research has shown time and again that higher education correlates to higher salaries and nursing has not been the exception. If the RN to MSN seems like it is too much of a commitment at this point, you may want to read about the RN to BSN programs in Kentucky.

There is a nursing student loan forgiveness program for nurses with student loans practicing in Kentucky. Check out the Kentucky Board of Nursing to Learn more. Loan forgiveness programs can make pursuing the RN to MSN program even more enticing.

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 Kentucky Offering RN to MSN Programs

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)

Spalding University

Programs Offered: RN – MSN

851 South Fourth Street,
Louisville, KY 40203,
PH: 502) 585-9911, Ext. 2227

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