Utah Master's Degree in Nursing

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Utah MSN Programs

MSN programs in Utah are a great way for an individual to set him or herself apart from the competition. Though this more advanced degree is not necessary in order to become an RN, going the extra mile can create greater opportunities for employment and the chance to earn a higher salary.

Applicants can choose from different MSN programs in Utah based on the specialty area of interest. The main sectors of the nursing world involve business, research, and education. Students can also sometimes combine the master's level nursing training with another degree program in order to maximize versatility. It is important to evaluate all program options and choose that which best fits.

Online vs. Traditional Programs

There are many options for individuals wishing to pursue an MSN degree in Utah. For those who prefer an environment that allows interaction with instructors and fellow students, a traditional classroom environment may be the best option. Stevens-Henager College is one example of a college with a campus in Utah that offers this degree, with the option to study nursing administration or nursing education (online only). The Salt Lake City/Murray campus offers this program, which can be completed in 15 months. Though there is a physical campus, the program is completely online. The curriculum consists of 14 courses and a total of 59 credits.

For those who would rather pursue an MSN from an online program rather than a physical campus, there are many options available. The University of Phoenix is one example of an accredited online program. This particular university offers many different specialty areas, including Informatics, Nursing & Healthcare Education, Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business Administration-Health Care Management Dual Degree, and Family Nurse Practitioner. The MSN program curriculum varies in length depending on the pathway chosen.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements are program-specific, but there is much overlap from one to another. The following criteria are common:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited program
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 (3.0 for FNP)
  • Unencumbered RN license
  • TOEFL for those who do not speak English as a first language


Tuition is different from one program to be next. This information is subject to change. The total cost of tuition at Steven-Henager College is estimated at $29,190, including the cost of books. An individual pays $20,065-$32,125 to attend the University of Phoenix.

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    Weber State University
    3848 Harrison Blvd.
    Ogden, UT 84408
    University of Utah
    206 Presidents Circle
    Salt Lake City, UT 84112

    Utah MSN Degree Prerequisites

    Utah nurses who continue their education and gain a Masters in Nursing (MSN) Degree are licensed by the Utah 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 Utah, you must first become licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN). The most common Nursing Masters Degree curriculum in Utah and across the US is the RN-MSN program. See our directory of Utah RN to MSN programs

    Those holding Utah 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.

    Utah MSN Degree Areas of Specialization

    In Utah, 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 Utah Board of Nursing to learn about the about the legal authority the state of Utah grants Advanced Practice Nurses(APNs) and Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioners(ARNPs)in each particular area of specialization.

    Online MSN Degree Programs

    In Utah, 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 Utah.

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