Direct Entry MSN

Direct entry MSN programs, sometimes called “graduate entry” or “master’s entry” programs, are designed for non-nurses who hold bachelor’s degrees in non-nursing fields. These nursing degree programs give students credit for having completed their liberal arts requirements and allow them to complete an abbreviated schedule of undergraduate nursing coursework before moving directly into graduate nursing coursework—combining preparation for RN licensure with advanced training in a master’s specialty area. Direct entry MSN programs typically require three years to complete, with the first year being devoted to entry-level nursing coursework and the last two years to master’s-level study.

Nursing Schools around the country that offer similar programs.

Alabama Nursing Schools

  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham
    • Programs Offered

      • Traditional BSN
      • Second Degree BSN
      • RN-BSN Mobility
      • Nurse Practitioner (M.S.N.)
      • Nurse Educator (M.S.N.)
      • Nursing Informatics (M.S.N.)
      • Nurse Administrator (M.S.N.)
      • Accelerated Master's Entry to Nursing Pathway (AMNP)
      • D.N.P.
      • Nurse Anesthesia
      • Ph.D.

      Accreditation

      CCNE

Hawaii Nursing Schools

  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
    • Programs Offered

      • High School Direct Admission BSN
      • RN to Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nursing
      • Master's Entry Program in Nursing
      • Master of Science in Nursing
      • RN to MS
      • Post-Master's Certificates
      • DNP
      • PhD in Nursing

      Accreditation

      CCNE

Illinois Nursing Schools

  • Rush University
    • Programs Offered

      • Direct Entry Master's (MSN) for Non-Nurses
      • MSN for RNs: Clinical Nurse Leader
      • DNP (Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Anesthesia Options)
      • DNP (Clinical Nurse Specialist and Advanced Public Health Nursing Options)
      • Master's - PhD in Nursing Science
      • BSN-PhD in Nursing Science
      • Post-Graduate Certificate Options

      Accreditation

      CCNE

Maine Nursing Schools

  • University of Southern Maine
    • Programs Offered

      • BS in Nursing
      • BS in Nursing - Accelerated Program
      • BS in Nursing - RN to Bachelor of Science Degree
      • MS in Nursing
      • MS in Nursing - Option for Non-Nurses with Baccalaureate Degrees
      • MS in Nursing - RN to Master of Science Degree Program for Registered Nurses
      • Certificate Programs
      • DNP

      Accreditation

      CCNE

Massachusetts Nursing Schools

  • Boston College
    • Programs Offered

      • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
      • Traditional route to entry (MS)
      • Master's entry pathway (MS)
      • RN-MS pathway
      • Additional specialty certificate
      • MS/PhD
      • MS/MBA
      • MS/MA in pastoral ministry
      • PhD

      Accreditation

      CCNE

  • Regis College
    • Programs Offered

      • ASN
      • BSN
      • Part-time BSN for Non-Nurse College Graduates
      • Accelerated Nurse Practitioner B.S./M.S. in Nursing for Non-Nurse College Graduates
      • Adult Acute Critical Care Clinical Specialist
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice
      • R.N. to B.S. to M.S.
      • RN to MS in Nursing
      • Post Master's Nurse Practitioner Certificate
      • Post Master's Nursing Education Certificate
      • Certificate in Nursing Leadership

      Accreditation

      CCNE

  • Simmons College
    • Programs Offered

      • Traditional BS
      • Dix Scholars program
      • RN-BS
      • BS-MS
      • Direct Entry Program in Advanced Practice Nursing
      • MSN
      • Certificate Programs
      • PhD in Health Professions Educations
      • Post-Master's Doctorate in Nursing Practice

      Accreditation

      CCNE

New Hampshire Nursing Schools

  • University of New Hampshire
    • Programs Offered

      • BSN
      • RN-BSN
      • Family Nurse Practitioner
      • Clinical Nurse Leader
      • Evidence-Based Nursing
      • Direct Entry MSN
      • Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate
      • DNP

      Accreditation

      CCNE

North Carolina Nursing Schools

  • Western Carolina University
    • Programs Offered

      • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
      • Accelerated BSN
      • WNC Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (WNC RIBN)
      • RN to BSN
      • RN to MSN Early Entry Option
      • MS Nurse Educator Track
      • MS Family Nurse Practitioner Track
      • MS Nurse Anesthesia Track
      • MS Nurse Administrator Track
      • MS Nurse Administrator Track
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice Track (DNP)
       

      Accreditation

      CCNE

Vermont Nursing Schools

  • The University of Vermont
    • Programs Offered

      • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
      • RN to BSN Program
      • Master of Science in Nursing
      • Master's Entry Program in Nursing (MEPN)
      • Post-Master's Certificate Program

      Accreditation

      CCNE

Wisconsin Nursing Schools

  • Marquette University
    • Programs Offered

      • BSN
      • Honors BSN
      • BSN w/ Psychology
      • BSN for ROTC
      • MSN
      • MSN Direct Entry
      • RN Direct Entry
      • DNP
      • PhD

      Accreditation

      CCNE