Graduate and Professional Degrees

Master of Nursing

What is a Master of Nursing degree?

A Master of Nursing (MN) program is typically designed to provide the opportunity for advanced study in selected areas of nursing science, professional foundations, related sciences and modes of systematic inquiry related to specialized professional nursing. Most MN programs are designed for students who have already completed a two-year RN program and have obtained a baccalaureate in either nursing or another field.

Note: Applicants to MN programs must already have RN licensing and certification.

How long does it take to complete a Master of Nursing program?

Most MN programs are designed to be completed within 1–2 years, but timelines vary depending on a desired specialty, the university’s credit requirements, and whether or not the student participates in a part-time or full-time program.

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