Advanced practice nursing consists of nurses who have earned Master's degrees in nursing and work in advanced roles such as Nurse Practitioner (NP), Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), RN First Assistant (RNFA), and Nurse Psychotherapist. Many of the advanced and specialized nursing professions require certification after completion of education and training. Advanced practice nurses enjoy advanced and specialized work and higher salaries, which can reach six figures, depending on specialty and location.
Master of Science in Nursing - MSN
CCNE Accredited Master of Science in Nursing Online
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Significant Tuition Savings for Military and their Families*
(Also Available as RN to MSN Degree Completion)
While a bachelor's degree may qualify you for many nursing positions, some nursing career paths require a master's in nursing degree—especially for management-level and advanced practice positions. Kaplan University's Master of Science in Nursing allows you to study online and earn the credentials to pursue career advancement in administrative, faculty, or staff development roles. The online Master of Science in Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Master's in Nursing Program Highlights
Kaplan's CCNE accredited online program allows you to continue working while you study at your convenience, day or night, from virtually anywhere you have access to the Internet. The Master of Science in Nursing program offers:
A balanced core curriculum and specialized courses in organizational theory, health care finance, human resources, and information and health care technologies.
A practicum experience designed to help you put your knowledge to work with a mentor in the health care organization or school of your choice.
A required evidence-based project proposal that gives you an opportunity to document your learning experience.
Up-to-date information and techniques taught by practicing professionals who have advanced degrees in the fields they teach.
Courses for the Nursing MSN Degree program include:
Advancing Nursing Roles
Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing
Advanced Statistics for the Health Sciences
Inquiry and Evidence-Based Practice
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in a Diverse Community
*Kaplan University is proud to support our military and veterans in their educational pursuits by offering significantly reduced tuition. Undergraduate program tuition is reduced up to 55 percent for active-duty service members and up to 38 percent for veterans. In addition, Kaplan University participates in the Yellow Ribbon program for all of our graduate programs, and both active-duty service members and veterans are eligible for special tuition rates for these programs. A 10 percent tuition reduction is also available to spouses of active-duty service members.