RN to MSN Programs in Michigan

Find Online Master of Nursing Programs in Michigan

There are 25 Master of Science in Nursing Programs in Michigan in our online directory, with 19 programs being CCNE accredited, and 1 program being ACEN accredited. 76% of the Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs are CCNE accredited.

Online MSN programs are available from Baker College, Davenport University, Ferris State University, Madonna University, Saginaw Valley State University, Spring Arbor University, the University of Detroit Mercy, the University of Michigan Flint, and Western Michigan University.

Most of these programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The program at Ferris State University is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Both ACEN and CCNE accreditation ensures that the program has been certified as offering an effective and high quality education that reflects current professional standards.

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Campbellsville University

Master Online MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Website

George Mason University

Master MSN-FNP Website

Norwich University

Master Online Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Practitioner Website

Regis College

Master Online MSN, Multiple Specializations Website

Simmons University

Master Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Website

Online MSN Programs in Michigan

Ferris State University in Big Rapids offers an Online RN to MSN and an Online MSN degree with concentrations in nursing education, nursing administration, and nursing informatics.

The RN to MSN program is designed for nurses who hold an associate degree or completed a diploma nursing program. Applicants to the program are encouraged to have 2 years' full-time nursing experience, but this is not a requirement. All courses in the MSN program are offered 100% online, and students can select how many courses to take each semester.

Madonna University

Madonna University in Livonia offers a 100% Online MSN in Nursing Administration and Leadership. The required 120 practicum hours may be scheduled at a location convenient to each student. The University also offers an Online MSN-MBA degree, which requires an additional 22 credit hours than the stand-alone MSN degree.

Saginaw Valley State University

Saginaw Valley State University in University Center offers an Online Master of Science in Nursing with concentrations in Family Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Leader, Administrator, Educator, or Dual Administrator/Educator. Most students opt to pursue the degree on a part-time basis; the University structures its online MSN in a hybrid manner, in which some courses may require up to three in-person meetings.

University of Detroit Mercy

The University of Detroit Mercy offers multiple Online MSN degrees, including the Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist MSN, Clinical Nurse Leader MSN, and the Health Systems Management MSN. Students do not need to be residents of Michigan to enroll in the programs. Course content is delivered entirely online with the exception of clinical and practicum requirements.

Typical Curriculum for a Master’s in Nursing Degree

Typical curriculum for MSN programs vary based on the specialization and track selected. Many programs prepare students for certification as a Nurse Practitioner. According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, NP programs should provide theoretical and evidence-based clinical knowledge that prepare students for national certification in their anticipated area of population-focused practice. However, entry-level core NP competencies are the same regardless of population-focus.

Some programs prepare students to be Nurse Educators. Students who seek this degree may require coursework in curriculum development, theoretical foundations and instructional strategies, experiential learning, and strategies for assessment and evaluation.

Another common path is to seek an MSN that prepares students for administrative or clinical leadership roles. Clinical leadership programs, like the one at the University of Detroit Mercy, may include courses in health care ethics, health policy and theory, and research principles, in addition to advanced coursework in pathophysiology, health assessment, pharmacology, and disease management.

Licensure in Michigan

Nurses who graduate from MSN programs that prepare Nurse Practitioners or Clinical Nurse Specialists are licensed as Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) by the Board of Nursing. Requirements for licensure include a criminal background check, proof of possessing good moral character, professional education, current RN licensure and current national certification.

According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, NPs in Michigan have a restricted practice environment. This means that state law and rule restrict at least one element of NP practice, and additionally require the NP to have supervision, delegation, or team management by another health care provider as a condition of providing direct patient care.

All Accredited Schools with MSN Degrees in Michigan

Andrews University
Berrien Springs
  • Nursing Education Post-MS Certificate
  • Andrews University offers a distance education Post Graduate Certificate for nurses pursuing a career in nursing education. The program is 16 credit hours in length.
Davenport University
Grand Rapids
CCNE
  • Master of Science in Nursing Generalist (MSN)
  • The Nursing Generalist (MSN) program at Davenport University offers students the skills they need to function in health care delivery, management and education. The program focuses on skills to become nurse leaders and educators in healthcare systems or academic settings.
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti
CCNE
  • MSN - Nursing Education - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences: Health and Human Services
  • The Nursing Education program at Eastern Michigan University prepares nurses for teaching positions in schools of nursing, staff development, and patient education. The program requires 38 credit hours for completion.
Ferris State University
Big Rapids
ACEN
  • MSN in nursing administration - School of Nursing
  • Ferris State offers nurses a Nursing Administrator program for those who desire a role as clinical systems administrators. The program is accredited and can be completed online.
Grand Valley State University
Allendale
CCNE
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Grand Valley State University's Nursing program offers students the skills they need to function in health care delivery, management and education. Specialization is offered in Clinical Nurse Leader .
Madonna University
Livonia
CCNE
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP MSN
  • The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP MSN program at Madonna University prepares nurses to practice skills across health care settings, centering on the adult age group. This program is accredited by the CCNE.
  • MSN Nursing Administration
  • Madonna University offers a  Nursing Administration program for nurses interested in becoming leaders in organizational and administrative roles. The program is accredited by the CCNE.
  • MSN Nurse/Health Educator Graduate Certificate
  • The Nurse/Health Educator Graduate Certificate at Madonna University is for nurses looking for an advanced degree after completing the Masters of NE. The program is accredited by the CCNE.
Michigan State University
East Lansing
CCNE
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • MSU's Nursing program offers students the skills they need to function in health care delivery, management and education. The program is accredited by the CCNE and offers concentrations in Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist with Nurse Education, and Nurse Anesthesia.
Oakland University
Rochester Hills
CCNE
  • MSN Family Nurse Practitioner
  • The Family Nurse Practitioner program at Oakland University offers students the skills they need to function in health care delivery, management and education. The program is accredited by the CCNE.
  • MSN Forensic Nursing - College of Nursing
  • The Forensic Nursing Program at Oakland University prepares nurses to use the foundations of nursing and forensic science in order to give specialized care and services to groups and individuals. The program is accredited by the CCNE.
Saginaw Valley State University
University Center
CCNE
  • MSN Family Nurse Practitioner
  • The Family Nurse Practitioner program at SVSU offers students the skills they need to function in health care delivery, management and education. The program is accredited by the CCNE.
  • MSN Nurse Administrator
  • SVSU offers a Master in Nurse Administrator program for nurses interested in becoming leaders in organizational and administrative roles. The program is accredited by the CCNE.
South University-Novi
Novi
NA
  • MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner
  • South University, Columbia’s Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner program prepares nurses to provide primary health care, treatment and care plans to families and individuals of all ages. The program is accredited and completed on campus.
University of Detroit Mercy
Detroit
CCNE
  • MSN Family Nurse Practitioner
  • University of Detroit Mercy’s Family Practitioner program prepares nurses to provide primary health care, treatment and care plans to families and individuals of all ages. The program is accredited by the CCNE and completed on campus.
  • Nurse Anesthesiology (MS)
  • University of Detroit Mercy offers a Nurse Anesthesiology (MS) program for students pursuing roles as Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists. Students will learn basic science, perianesthetic management, patient safety, critical thinking, and communication.
  • Master of Health Services Administration
  • University of Detroit Mercy offers a Master of Health Services Administration program for nurses interested in becoming leaders in organizational and administrative roles. The program is accredited and completed entirely online.
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Nursing Education
  • The Nursing Education program at University of Detroit Mercy prepares nurses for teaching positions in schools of nursing, staff development, and patient education. The program is accredited.
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor
CCNE
  • MSN in Systems, Populations and Leadership - Department of Nursing
  • University of Michigan offers a System, Populations and Leadership program for nurses interested in becoming leaders in organizational and administrative roles. The program is accredited and focus areas include health informatics, leadership, and population health.
University of Michigan-Flint
Flint
CCNE
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)  - School of Nursing
  • The MSN program at University of Michigan Flint prepares nurses with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. The program offers online courses and full or part time study.
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo
CCNE
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • The MSN program at Western Michigan University prepares nurses with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. The program is accredited by the CCNE.

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