MSN Degree Programs in Minnesota

MSN programs are designed to build on the work experience and prior education registered nurse have gained in the field. Most RNs have worked in the nursing field for long enough to determine what specialization they are interested in and will pursue their master’s in that particular area. This is a huge step in any nurse’s career and careful thought should be put into where the focus of study should be.

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Nurse practitioner students will have a variety of specializations to choose from, but will also take master’s level core curriculum. Clinical nurse specialist programs and specializations are also becoming more prevalent in Minnesota and administration and leadership MSN programs are offered at many of the top universities and colleges.

Nurses with a master’s level education earn significantly more in Minnesota than do those with a baccalaureate education. Depending on specialization, location and other factors master’s educated nurses in Minnesota can earn anywhere from $50,000 to well over $100,000 annually.

CCNE and NLNAC Accredited Online Master’s in Nursing Programs Offered in Minnesota

The Minnesota Board of Nursing does not list any approved MSN programs, so we have listed just CCNE and NLNAC accredited programs offered at campuses in Minnesota as well as the increasingly popular CCNE and NLNAC Online MSN programs. Research this programs thoroughly before applying and find the program that will fit your strengths and goals.

Campus Based Nursing Master’s Programs in Minnesota

Augsburg College Nursing

The RN to BSN Program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

2211 Riverside Avenue South,
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454
Phone: 612-330-1000

The College of St. Scholastica

Programs Offered: MSN clinical nurse specialists, MSN nurse managers, MSN adult nurse practitioners, MSN family nurse practitioners, and MSN psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners.

1200 Kenwood Ave
Duluth, MN 55811
Phone: 218-723-6783

Metropolitan State University – College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Programs Offered: RN to MSN, Entry Level MSN ( For those with a bachelor’s degree in another field), MSN Leadership and Management (LMN) track, MSN Public Health Nursing Leadership (PHNL) track, MSN Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner (ANP/GNP) track, and MSN Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) track. A Doctor of Nursing Practice is also offered. As of the January 2009 application deadline there will no longer be a GRE test requirement.

Phone: 651-793-1375

Minnesota State University – Mankato

Programs Offered: MSN – Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), and MS – Nurse Educator (NE). The MSN programs are accredited by the NLNAC.

360 Wissink Hall,
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-6022

Minnesota State University – Moorhead

RN to BSN | This program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing (CCNE)

1104 7th Ave South,
Moorhead, MN 56563
Phone: 800-593-7246

University of Minnesota – School of Nursing

As with many nursing schools, the University of Minnesota is phasing out their master’s programs and replacing them with Doctor of Nursing Practice. Areas of Specialization include Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Children with Special Health Care Needs, Family Nurse Practitioner, Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia, Nurse-Midwifery, Nursing and Healthcare Systems Administration, Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Children with Special Health Care Needs, Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Public Health Nursing, Public Health Nursing – Adolescent Nursing, Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner

5-140 Weaver-Densford Hall,
308 Harvard Street,
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 800-598-8636

Winona State University – College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Programs Offered: MSN – Adult Nurse Practitioner, MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN – Clinical Nurse Specialist, MSN – Nursing Administrator, and MSN – Nurse Educator.

P.O. Box 5838,
Winona, MN 55987
Phone: 800-342-5978

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