National directory of 160 RN to MSN programs

Current nurses can advance their careers by earning their MSN degree


Find accredited RN to MSN programs to earn your Master's degree in nursing

MSN Degree Benefits


An individual who holds a Master's level degree in nursing has a wide range of employment opportunities available to them. Having your MSN degree allows you to go beyond typical nursing duties and perform managerial roles and hold administrative positions. Nurses with their Master's degree can also expect higher average salaries throughout their careers. Having an MSN also gives a competitive advantage over other less qualified applicants. Nurses with Master's level education can also pursue various nurse practitioner programs which offer the ability to provide highly specialized health care services.

Types of RN to MSN Programs


There are a few different kinds of RN to MSN nursing programs available. The programs listed on this page are mainly classroom-based, but many schools also offer online RN to MSN programs where students can learn at their own pace. Some online programs are completed entirely online and others include in-person support or some minimal classroom attendance requirement. There are also accelerated RN to MSN programs for students who wish to complete their MSN degree as quickly as possible. This type of program is ideal for working professionals who want to minimize lost income.

California RN to MSN Degree Programs

Earn your MSN degree in California
with an accredited RN to MSN program

Schools With RN to MSN Degrees in California

  • At West Coast University, your education can pave the way to your healthcare career
  • With West Coast University, you can choose to study healthcare online or any one of the 6 campuses located in California, Texas or Florida
  • West Coast University has developed programs with learning options to work around the demands of your life

Programs:

  • RN to MSN (Online)
  • RN to BSN (Online)
  • Online bachelor's programs include BBA, Criminal Justice, IT, Healthcare Management, Pscyhology & Public Health
  • Over 115 years of delivering quality education and personalized attention to students

Programs:

  • Specialization in Nursing Informatics (RN to MSN)
  • Specialization in Nurse Administrator (RN-MSN)
  • Specialization in Nurse Educator (RN to MSN)
  • And more...
  • Do you aspire to fulfill an evolving healthcare role as a highly-qualified nursing professional? GCU is the place for you.
  • RNs, pursue your BSN or MSN conveniently online, backed by the legacy of GCU's traditional campus.
  • GCU's bachelor's and master's programs prepare students to fill roles in direct care, management, health education and administrative disciplines.
  • The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master's degree in nursing at GCU are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Develop with hands-on practice, online and lab simulations and in depth peer discussions exploring best practices.

Programs:

  • M.S. in Nursing: Health Care Informatics (Bridge)
  • M.S. in Nursing: Public Health (Bridge)
  • B.S. in Nursing (Registered Nurse - R.N. to B.S.N)
  • And more...
  • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level.*
  • Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program.
  • Up to 50% of your master’s degree can be transferred in to help maximize the credit you previously earned.
  • *Excludes licensure, certification, and some doctoral programs

Programs:

  • BS in Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • Flexible, online RN-BSN and MSN programs available
  • RN-BSN program is designed to help registered nurses earn their bachelor’s in as little as 9 months
  • Courses designed to expand on student’s prior knowledge and enhance their patient care skills

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN completion)
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Education

Established in 1897, Bradley University is a private, independent institution of higher learning in Peoria, Illinois. Inspired by our founder, notable philanthropist Lydia Moss Bradley, we pursue excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and service; and we celebrate leadership, integrity, diversity and collaborative learning. Today, we offer an impressive array of more than 130 undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs across five colleges and the Graduate School.

Programs:

  • Online Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate (MSN to FNP)

The University

With over 80 years of academic achievements, Jacksonville University is a traditional, longstanding institution consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America's best colleges.

Programs:

  • RN to MSN in Clinical Nurse Educator
  • RN to MSN in Leadership in Healthcare Systems
  • RN to MSN Informatics Specialization
  • And more...

About Brightwood College

Brightwood College offers accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for individuals focused on gaining the skills for specific careers. Brightwood College is owned and operated by Education Corporation of America.

About Education Corporation of America

Education Corporation of America's institutions broaden access to postsecondary educational opportunities.

Programs:

  • Vocational Nursing
Locations: Vista
Turn your talents into a career. Nationally recognized and accredited Platt College offers degree programs in Graphic Design, Multimedia, IT Networking and Paralegal.

Programs:

  • Certified Nurse Assistant
Locations: Alhambra
Choosing a school and a new career path can be a very overwhelming process. Here at NCC we understand the importance of education, and that the healthcare industry is in constant need of trained professionals. Our short term allied health programs will give you the skills and the knowledge to become a part of the exciting healthcare field. In addition to providing career training, we offer our graduates employment assistance. At NCC you are not just a student; you are part of a community that includes faculty with industry specific experience and administrators committed to education, and your success in your career objectives.

Programs:

  • Licensed Vocational Nurse
Locations: Van Nuys

California Masters in Nursing Programs

List of local colleges and universities in
California that offer transitional RN to
MSN nursing degree programs:

Azusa Pacific University RN to MSN
5353 Mission Center Rd
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 718-9655

California State University-Fresno RN to MSN
2743 E Shaw Ave
Fresno, CA 93710
(559) 294-2045

California State University-Fullerton RN to MSN
800 N State College Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92831
(657) 278-2011

California State University-Los Angeles RN to MSN
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 343-3000

Dominican University of California RN to MSN
50 Acacia Avenue
San Rafael, CA
(415) 457-4440

Loma Linda University RN to MSN
24851 Circle Dr
Loma Linda, CA
(909) 558-4000

Mount Saint Mary’s College RN to MSN
12001 Chalon Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1599
(310) 954-4000

Point Loma Nazarene University RN to MSN
3900 Lomaland Drive
San Diego, CA
(619) 849-2200

University of San Diego RN to MSN
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA
(619) 260-4600

University of San Francisco RN to MSN
2601 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(800) 433-3243

Western University of Health Sciences RN to MSN
309 East Second Street
Pomona, CA
(909) 623-6116

California Board of Nursing

1625 N Market Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95834
Phone: (916) 322-3350



Online RN to MSN Programs


Chamberlain College of Nursing
Drexel University
Gonzaga University
Graceland University
Kaplan University Online
South University
Walden University Online
Western Governors University



National Directory of Accredited RN to MSN Programs