Schools with MSN Programs Accepting Students in Pennsylvania
Featured Accredited Online Programs
Other Schools with MSN Programs in Pennsylvania
Cedar Crest College
100 College Drive
Allentown, PA 18104
1200 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
400 E. Second St.
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
2755 Station Ave.
Center Valley, PA 18034
1325 Sumneytown Pike
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
1011 South Drive
Indiana, PA 15705
71 South Academy Street
Mansfield, PA 16933
Holy Family University
9801 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19114
La Salle University
1900 West Olney Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19141
3333 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
600 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
400 Saint Bernardine Street
Reading, PA 19607
West Chester University Pennsylvania
700 South High St.
West Chester, PA 19383
Pennsylvania MSN Degree Prerequisites
Pennsylvania nurses who continue their education and gain a Masters in Nursing (MSN) Degree are licensed by the Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania, you must first become licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN). The most common Nursing Masters Degree curriculum in Pennsylvania and across the US is the RN-MSN program. See our directory of Pennsylvania RN to MSN programs
Those holding Pennsylvania 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.
Pennsylvania MSN Degree Areas of Specialization
In Pennsylvania, 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 Pennsylvania Board of Nursing to learn about the about the legal authority the state of Pennsylvania grants Advanced Practice Nurses(APNs) and Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioners(ARNPs)in each particular area of specialization.
Online MSN Degree Programs
In Pennsylvania, 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 Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania MSN Degree Resources
Here are a few examples of MSN degree programs in Pennsylvania.