Master of Science in Nursing for Registered Nurses - Online option (RN-MSN Online)
The RN-MSN Online 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.
Advancement for Registered Nurses
As patient needs and health care environments have become more complex, there's an increasing demand for nurses with strong leadership qualities and advanced skills spanning from evidence based practice to interprofessional collaboration and process improvement. While a Master's degree in nursing opens many doors for motivated nurses, some may find it challenging to pursue an MSN alongside a demanding nurse role. Our 100% Online MSN program for Registered Nurses (RNs) addresses this exact need - it delivers a rigorous MSN curriculum in a format that is designed to fit a busy RN work-schedule. Our RN to MSN Online program is available to students with both an associate and bachelor’s degree in nursing.
An MSN will allow you to:
At USF, the MSN degree takes a holistic approach that combines evidence based practice with developing our students as leaders and changemakers who can leverage human and material resources to improve the healthcare of individuals and populations.
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.