School of Nursing and Health Professions
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The online option of the MSN program open to registered nurses who hold an Associate degree (ADN/ASN) or Bachelor's degree (BSN) in Nursing. The program provides a flexible asynchronous schedule, meaning you can log on at any time to complete coursework with no in-person class attendance required. Designed for the working nurse, the RN-MSN online can be completed in two (2) years (6 semesters). Classes are offered year-round providing significant savings in both time and cost.
We're now accepting applications for Fall 2019
* Practicum hours can be arranged in the student’s work setting or alternative placements. If needed, USF can assist students with finding practicum placements.
The program comprises of 35 credits for RNs with a BSN and 46 credits for RNs with an ASN/ADN over the course of two (2) years of study. The curriculum remains the same for students completing the program via the online or hybrid options.
Please review the Admissions page for more information on applying. Deadline is May 15, 2019 to begin classes Fall/August 2019.
The following testimonials from our story about recent RN-MSN Online Graduates. Read the full article here
Having grown up in the Bay Area, I know the great reputation that USF has in the nursing field. Stanford Health Care also hires many graduates from the university, so I know that the industry considers it as a great university too.
Rose Geronimo, MSN, RNL, CNL; Director of Clinical Operations in Cardiovascular Health, Stanford Health Care; USF RN-MSN Alumni, 2017
I have also taken on a more proactive role in education and mentoring my peers. In particular, a Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center has provided opportunities for me to teach the staff about issues surrounding hazardous drug administration. In addition, I am functioning in my organization at a much higher level than before graduating. I regularly liaise with decision-makers, and that is fulfilling to me. I have also joined several national and international nursing organizations that promote nurses to work at their fullest capacity.
Cynthia Huff, MSN, RN, OCN, CRNI, CNL; Home Infusion Coordinator with Sutter Care at Home; USF RN-MSN Online Alumni, 2017
USF consistently came up as a top choice based on other students recommendations and the way that the online structure worked. I wanted to make sure I would have flexibility and I actually completed the last year of the program in London whilst working over there.
Liam Malpas, MSN, RN, DNP - in progress; Clinical Operations Manager, Kaiser Permanente; USF RN-MSN Online Alumni, 2017
At the completion of the program the student will demonstrate:
Based on The American Association of College of Nurses. (2011). The Essentials of Master's Education in Nursing. Retrieved from: http://www.aacnnursing.org/Education-Resources/AACN-Essentials
The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing and the Doctor of Nursing Practice at the University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
It is also approved by the California State Board of Registered Nursing. Students who graduate from the program are also eligible to receive the California Public Health Nursing Certificate.