Schools with MSN Programs Accepting Students in Minnesota
Featured Accredited Online Programs
Other Schools with MSN Programs in Minnesota
College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811
Minnesota State University
228 Wiecking Ctr
Mankato, MN 56001
Minnesota MSN Degree Prerequisites
Minnesota nurses who continue their education and gain a Masters in Nursing (MSN) Degree are licensed by the Minnesota Board of Nursing as either an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) or an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner(ARNP).
To enroll in a MSN degree program in Minnesota, you must first become licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN). The most common Nursing Masters Degree curriculum in Minnesota and across the US is the RN-MSN program. See our directory of Minnesota RN to MSN programs
Those holding Minnesota RN certification have most likely already earned their Bachelors in Science of Nursing (BSN) degree. This is typically a four year training program at a nationally accredited school of nursing.
Contact your school of choice to learn more about their specific MSN program prerequisites.
Minnesota MSN Degree Areas of Specialization
In Minnesota, there are typically four specific areas that MSN degree seeking students may choose to specialize in. These include:
- Nurse Practitioner (NP)
- Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)
- Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
- Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
Check with the Minnesota Board of Nursing to learn about the about the legal authority the state of Minnesota grants Advanced Practice Nurses(APNs) and Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioners(ARNPs)in each particular area of specialization.
Online MSN Degree Programs
In Minnesota, online nursing degree programs are increasingly popular. This is mainly due to the convenience of nursing distance learning programs. As long as the online MSN program is nationally accredited, earning your MSN degree online is accepted and honored by the state of Minnesota.
Minnesota MSN Degree Resources
Here are a few examples of MSN degree programs in Minnesota.