RN to MSN Bridge Programs in Oregon

RN to MSN programs provide nurses an opportunity to streamline the educational path to a master’s in nursing. Bridge courses fulfill the baccalaureate education requirements prior to entry to master’s level coursework. The RN to MSN program can be completed in about 3 years and is designed for diploma and associate’s educated nurses, in most cases. There are a handful of RN to MSN online programs offered in the state of Oregon and 1 university based in Oregon offers an RN to MSN with a clinical nurse leader specialization. This means nurses will need to explore online RN to BSN programs if they would like to pursue any other specialization. Listed below are the online and campus based RN to MSN programs offered in the state of Oregon along with accreditation and contact information.

Not a large percentage of nurses working in Oregon hold a master’s degree, which is often required to teach at entry-level associate’s and baccalaureate nursing programs and is the required education prior to entering a doctoral level nursing program. The Oregon State Board of Nursing requires that advanced practice nurses hold at least a master’s degree in nursing or the appropriate post-master’s certificate in the area of specialization they intend on practicing in. Opportunities abound for the master’s educated nurse in Oregon and the RN to MSN programs listed below can help get you into the area of advanced nursing you want to practice.

RN to MSN Online Programs Offered in Oregon

Online RN to MSN programs have become a traditional choice for many nurses as they offer a flexible schedule that can fit into a busy nursing professional’s work schedule. Clinical requirements are most often arranged by nursing advisors from the college or university and a facility professional at the clinical site. Many nursing schools are moving their coursework to an online format to make advancing through the nursing education and career ladder more tangible for more nurses. This is an opportunity to be out front as the MSN degree becomes accessible to more nurses. Specializations you will find below include nurse practitioner, informatics, leadership, nurse educator and others. Use the provided information to narrow your search and contact the programs that meet your needs. If a 3 year commitment is too much at this point then an RN to BSN program in Oregon may be a good nursing career ladder option. RN to BSN online programs can be completed in as little as 1 year.

Colleges & Universities Based in Oregon Offering RN to MSN Programs

University of Portland School of Nursing

The School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing.

Programs Offered: BSN, MS – AEM UP (Alternate Entry master’s at UP – for students with a non-nursing degree – these students earn an MS clinical nurse leader specialty), MS degree in nursing – clinical nurse leader specialty, RN-MS – (for people with associate degree and have an RN – clinical nurse specialty), Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) – family nurse practitioner specialty

University of Portland School of Nursing,
Buckley Center 315,
MSC 153,
5000 N Willamette Blvd.,
Portland OR 97203,
PH: 503-943-7211

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