MSN for Under $16K

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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Degree

Ready to make a positive impact for both patients and your career? Reach for your goals with a national leader in nursing education. With our online, CCNE-accredited Master of Science in Nursing degree, you’ll combine online coursework with hands-on practicum experiences within your community and be on the front line of advances happening in healthcare. You’ll have the flexibility that goes with a program specifically designed for working registered nurses with a BSN.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Your MSN Degree for Under $16K

We are committed to providing affordable tuition and breaking down the numbers so you can see how achievable your goals are. You can complete your MSN degree in as few as 18 months for under $16,000 (excluding MSN Nurse Practitioner specializations).

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Choose Your Specialization

Your nursing talents are unique. That’s why Rasmussen University gives you the choice of specializations to help define your career course.

  1. Nursing Leadership & Administration—Bring an important voice and point of view to management and policy discussions. If you’re passionate about clinical excellence and effecting change in nursing practices, this specialization is for you.
  2. Nursing Education—The field needs mentors like you who are passionate about preparing current and future nurses for their role in patient care. Whether it’s nursing education in an academic or healthcare setting, you can turn your teaching into your calling.
  3. Healthcare Technology, Simulation & Informatics—If you're drawn to the ever-changing roles that informatics, emerging technology and simulation play in transforming healthcare—all through a nursing lens—specialize your degree here.

Interested in advanced practice? Check out our online MSN Nurse Practitioner program with the choice of four specializations:

  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
  • Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (PPCNP)
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

Supporting Our Students

We have the resources to aid you on your journey. Supportive faculty and program leadership are experienced application to their role and into your courses. You will also have access to a dedicated graduate services advisor, robust research and writing lab resources, award-winning library and learning services, and 24/7 tech support. From coursework to careers, we’re right here for you.

It Works for Working Nurses

Our online program is designed around the many demands of a nurse’s life. That's why it features Empowered Learning®, so that you can control the pace and show what you've learned with projects rather than traditional tests. Use your previous experience to move faster at times, and slow down to work with new material. You'll also stay connected with faculty and peers from start to finish.

Still curious about Empowered Learning®? Watch the video to learn more.

You have the green light to earn your MSN degree for under $16,000!

Online Courses

Flexible online courses are accessible on your schedule and allow you to develop advanced nursing skills wherever you work best.

In-Person Practicums

Synthesize and apply your classroom learning and work experience in local practicum experiences within your community.

Start On Your Time

With four starts a year, no GRE® requirement and no application fee, you can start your MSN when the time is right for you.

A Healthy Balance of Work, School and Life

Through career-focused learning and immersive opportunities in your courses, our MSN degree program provides the education you need to develop your identity as a Master's-prepared nurse, committed to lifelong learning.

The Essentials of Great Care

Our online, progressive curriculum is aligned with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing, the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Competencies, and the National League for Nursing (NLN) Outcomes and Competencies for Graduates of Nursing Programs.

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