Schools with MSN Programs Accepting Students in Washington
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Other Schools with MSN Programs in Washington
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Center For Nursing Education
103 E Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99202
502 East Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258
Pacific Lutheran University
12180 Park Avenue S.
Tacoma, WA 98447
Washington State University
1401 W. Prasch Avenue
Yakima, WA 98902
Washington MSN Degree Prerequisites
Washington nurses who continue their education and gain a Masters in Nursing (MSN) Degree are licensed by the Washington 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 Washington, you must first become licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN). The most common Nursing Masters Degree curriculum in Washington and across the US is the RN-MSN program. See our directory of Washington RN to MSN programs
Those holding Washington 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.
Washington MSN Degree Areas of Specialization
In Washington, 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 Washington Board of Nursing to learn about the about the legal authority the state of Washington grants Advanced Practice Nurses(APNs) and Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioners(ARNPs)in each particular area of specialization.
Online MSN Degree Programs
In Washington, 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 Washington.
Washington MSN Degree Resources
Here are a few examples of MSN degree programs in Washington.