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.

Illinois RN to MSN Degree Programs

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

Schools With RN to MSN Degrees in Illinois

  • Liberty University provides a worldclass education from a christ-centered worldview
  • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels
  • No standardized testing if student meets admission requirements
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
  • 87% of Liberty University students receive some form of financial aid


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing: Nursing Education
  • Accelerate your nursing career, deliver better patient care and earn 28 CNEs with Vohra’s Wound Certified Nurse (VWCN™) distinction. Use code HELLO50 for $50 off any Wound Care Certification program.
  • 10 Core Modules
  • 1 Bonus Module
  • Unlimited Access
  • 24 ANCC Continuing Nursing Education Credits
  • Wound Care Certification


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    Illinois Masters in Nursing Programs

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

    Elmhurst College RN to MSN
    190 South Prospect Avenue
    Elmhurst, IL 60126-3096
    (630) 279-4100

    Governors State University RN to MSN
    1 University Parkway
    University Park, IL 60484-0975
    (708) 534-5000

    Kaplan University RN to MSN
    225 W Wacker Dr
    Chicago, IL 60606
    (312) 269-5594

    McKendree College RN to MSN
    701 College Road
    Lebanon, IL 62254
    (800) 232-7228

    North Park University RN to MSN
    3225 West Foster Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60625
    (800) 888-6728

    Rush University Medical Center RN to MSN
    1653 West Congress Parkway
    Chicago, IL 60612-3833
    (312) 942-6913

    West Suburban College of Nursing RN to MSN
    3 Erie Court
    Oak Park, IL 60302-2519
    (708) 763-6530

    Illinois Board of Nursing

    320 West Washington St
    Springfield, IL 62786
    Phone: (217) 785-0800

    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

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