MSN in Nursing

Advanced Preparation for Contemporary Roles

Elms School of Nursing provides the experienced professional nurse with advanced knowledge, competencies and innovative approaches needed for nursing careers and advanced prepared roles in nursing education, nursing and healthcare management, and school nursing. Our interdisciplinary community of nursing educators and scholars challenge master-level students to embrace change in a rapidly evolving healthcare environment, and to respond creatively while advocating for people in need.

The MSN Program is hosting a CCNE Visit on March 24 – 26, 2021. CCNE accepts comments about the programs. Additional information is available at this link.


4 MSN Tracks, 3 Certificate Programs

Master of Nursing Program Tracks

Offered fully online, all MSN degrees are comprised of a core curriculum, a specialty track, and a practicum.


Designed for RNs who want to further their career in nursing, both the RN-MSN Program and the RN-BSN-MSN Program require some on-campus, classroom components.

  • RN-MSN

    The RN-MSN Program is for RNs who hold a non-nursing baccalaureate degree, who are seeking an MSN.

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    The RN-BSN-MSN Program is for RNs who may or may not hold a non-nursing baccalaureate degree, and who want to earn a BS in nursing as well as an MS in nursing.

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Certificate Programs

These three certificate programs are designed to provide advanced coursework in specialty areas for baccalaureate-prepared or master’s-prepared nurses who are seeking to expand their nursing competencies as nurse managers, nurse educators, school nurses, or health specialists with an interest in global health.

All three certificate programs can be taken fully online.

The Elms Experience

  • Expert & Approachable

    Whether you’re enrolled on-campus or online, Elms nursing faculty are always here to assist you in short order — meeting in person, by phone, through email, text, or even video call.

Expected Outcomes

We hold ourselves to a high standard and our students do too. Learn more about the expected outcomes from our programs.

Admissions Criteria

Criteria for admission varies slightly based on whether you are enrolling in an MSN Track, Bridge Program (e.g. RN-MSN or RN-BSN-MSN), or a Certificate Program. See each program for details.


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