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.

Texas RN to MSN Degree Programs

Earn your MSN degree in Texas
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Schools With RN to MSN Degrees in Texas

  • Which career path will you take – Business, Nursing, Education, Psychology? Something else? GCU offers more than 100 majors to get you started!
  • Colangelo College of Business: Features more than 25 programs from the bachelor through the master's level, including several high-demand MBA programs and an accelerated accounting degree.
  • College of Nursing and Health Care Professions: Rich 25-year history providing outstanding health care and nursing degree programs, including an RN to BSN program & master's in nursing degrees.
  • College of Education: Whether you are looking to start or advance your career as a teacher or administrator, GCU offers bachelor’s and master’s in education degrees in key areas.
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences: Provides a job focused education and features a variety of programs from counseling and psychology to justice studies, history and English literature.
  • Does something else interest you? GCU also offers programs in Doctoral Studies; Theology; Science, Engineering & Technology; and Fine Arts & Production. Speak with an enrollment counselor today!


  • 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...

CTU can help you connect to what matters most: a powerful professional network, faculty who are real-world professionals and innovative technology. And now several CTU degree programs are ranked by U.S. News Best Online Programs for 2015.  Are you in?


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

Do you want to start working toward a career that actually makes you excited? If so, an education from West Coast University (WCU) could be the perfect choice for you! This accredited, private University has a history that dates back over 100 years. Today, WCU offers health care degrees that will help prepare you and educate you on the current trends and issues within the health industry.


  • RN to MSN (Online)
  • RN to BSN (Online)

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education. Eligible students can receive college credit for prior military experience and coursework—up to 75 percent of the credit needed for a Kaplan University undergraduate degree.*


  • Accelerated MS in Nursing
  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN
  • MSN - Executive Leader
  • And more...

Wilkes University’s School of Nursing offers CCNE-accredited online degrees and certificate programs ideal for working health care professionals, instructed by experienced, respected faculty dedicated to mentoring and personalized support for every student. Our nursing degrees offer the cutting-edge professional knowledge and skills needed in today’s dynamic, evolving health care industry.


  • RN to MS - Nurse Executive
  • RN to MS - Nursing Education
  • M.S. with Major in Nursing - Nursing Education

As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach. Our small class sizes allow you to receive personalized attention from instructors, and the encouragement to recognize your goals for the future and the means to achieve them.


  • Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
  • Specialization in Nurse Educator (MSN)
Locations: Austin
Since its beginnings in 1941, National American University has been a cornerstone of higher education, keeping pace with the ever-changing advancements of technology, while holding onto core values that provide a caring and supportive environment for all students.


  • Online Nursing RN-to-BSN B.S.
Locations: Austin

Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose. Our 20,000 alumni, from more than 110 countries, are changing the world as accomplished professionals. Named a top-15 school nationally for online bachelor's programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2015), Regent is among the most affordable undergraduate Christian colleges (CCCU 2015). Fully accredited, challenging programs are available online and on campus. New classes begin every eight weeks.


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Pioneering distance education since 1985, Liberty University is now the nation’s seventh largest university. With more than 300 online and residential areas of study, Liberty offers programs from the certificate to doctoral level.


  • BS in Nursing (RN to BSN)

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.


  • Online Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate (MSN to FNP)

Texas Masters in Nursing Programs

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

Angelo State University RN to MSN
2601 West Avenue North
San Angelo, TX 76909
(325) 942-2555

Midwestern State University RN to MSN
3410 Taft Boulevard
Wichita Falls, TX 76308
(940) 397-4352

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi RN to MSN
6300 Ocean Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78412
(361) 825-2177

Texas Christian University RN to MSN
2800 South University Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76129
(817) 257-7000

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center RN to MSN
3601 4th Street
Lubbock, TX 79415
(806) 743-1000

Texas Woman’s University RN to MSN
304 Administration Dr
Denton, TX 76201
(940) 898-2000

University of Houston- Victoria RN to MSN
3007 North Ben Wilson
Victoria, TX 77901
(361) 570-4848

University of Texas Health Sciences Center-San Antonio RN to MSN
7703 Floyd Curl Dr # 5318T
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 567-7000

University of Texas Medical Branch RN to MSN
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555
(409) 772-1011

University of Texas – El Paso RN to MSN
500 West University Avenue
El Paso, TX 79902
(915) 747-5000

University of Texas – Tyler RN to MSN
3900 University Boulevard
Tyler, TX 75701
(903) 566-7000

Texas Board of Nursing

333 Guadalupe #3-460
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 305-7400

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