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RN-Master of Nursing

The RN-MN program allows RNs with a bachelor’s degree in any field to pursue an advanced nursing degree while maintaining their other life commitments. Master’s-prepared nurses are in high demand to assume existing and emerging roles in a number of health care settings including management, administration, education, research, policy, and consulting. Full- and part-time programs of study are available. This program is offered at all College of Nursing sites.

Prior to applying to the graduate school and selecting a master’s track option, you will be advised on the completion of the following two courses, which will help bridge your current bachelor’s degree to graduate-level course work in nursing.

  • NURS 360 Professional Nursing Concepts & Issues (2 credits)
  • NURS 440 Community Health Nursing Concepts (3 credits)

Review our Steps to Apply page for a list of admission requirements.

RN-MN students will choose from one of the following tracks*:

Nursing Leadership
Nursing Education

If you attend full-time, you can expect to finish the program in approximately 2 years. If you attend part-time, you will likely complete the program in 3-3.5 years.

*The MN nurse leader and MN nurse education options will not be available beginning fall 2019. We are in the process of merging all MN program options into one MN program. Our 32 credit MN in Population Health program begins fall 2019 but there are changes in courses that will take effect spring 2019. The nurse leadership graduate certificate is still available & credits (6) can be added to the MN-PH course work. The leadership certificate qualifies graduate nurses to sit for the national certification exam.

Washington State University