RN to MSN Programs in Minnesota

Find Online Master of Nursing Programs in Minnesota

There are 18 Master of Science in Nursing Programs in Minnesota in our online directory, with 14 programs being CCNE accredited, and 4 programs being ACEN accredited. 78% of the Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs are CCNE accredited.

Online programs are available from Bethel University, Capella University, Minnesota State University - Moorhead, Rasmussen College, St. Catherine's University, Walden University, and Winona State University.

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.

Entry-level core NP competencies are the same regardless of population-focus and include education in: Management of Patient Health/Illness Status, The Nurse Practitioner-Patient Relationship, The Teaching-Coaching Function, Professional Role, Managing and Negotiating Health Care Delivery Systems, Monitoring and Ensuring the Quality of Health Care Practices, and Culturally-Sensitive Care.

- George Mason University: MSN-FNP
- Campbellsville University: Online MSN Family Nurse Practitioner
- Simmons University: Doctor of Nursing Practice

Students who enroll in this program at St. Catherine's University can expect coursework in nursing informatics, evidence-based practice, instructional technology, advanced health assessment for the educator, and curriculum design, among others.

The program at Minnesota State University-Moorhead includes courses in health care law, healthcare economics, human resources, and applied financial management.

Nursing Licensure in Minnesota

he American Association of Nurse Practitioners classifies Minnesota as a full practice authority state.

This means that state law and rule does not impede on the ability of an NP to practice to the full extent of their education or training, nor is there a legal requirement for physician supervision, delegation, or team management as a condition for providing direct patient care.

All Accredited Schools with MSN Degrees in Minnesota

Online Programs That May Be Currently Accepting Applicants
Bethel University
Saint Paul
  • Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) Nurse Administrators - College of Nursing
  • Bethel College offers students a Nurse Administrators MSN program for those interested in becoming leaders in organizational and administrative roles. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
Metropolitan State University
Saint Paul
CCNE
  • Entry Level MSN
  • The Entry Level MSN program at Metropolitan State University assists nurses to develop knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. The program is accredited by the CCNE.
Minnesota State University Moorhead
Moorhead
CCNE
  • Master of Science (MS) in Nursing
  • Minnesota State University at Moorhead'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.
Minnesota State University-Mankato
Mankato
NA
  • MSN - Nurse Educator
  • The Nurse Educator program MNSU prepares students to work in acute of primary care of adult patients. The program is accredited by the CCNE.
  • MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
  • The Family Nurse Practitioner program at MNSU offers students the skills they need to function in health care delivery, management and education. The program is accredited by the CCNE.
St Catherine University
Saint Paul
ACEN
  • MSN: Entry-Level in Nursing
  • The MSN program at St. Catherine University prepares nurses with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. The program is accredited by the ACEN.
The College of Saint Scholastica
Duluth
CCNE
  • M.S. Health Information Management - School of Nursing
  • The M.S. Health Information Management program at the The College of St. Scholastica graduates nurses who are skilled in fulfilling leadership and executive roles within the health care system. The program is accredited by the CCNE.
  • Nursing Informatics Certificate - Department of Nursing
  • The College of St. Scholastica Nursing Informatics program is for students ready to lead in the informatics role in health related services. The program is accredited and completed entirely online.
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis
CCNE
  • Master of Nursing (MN) - Sinclair School of Nursing
  • The MSN program at University of Minnesota prepares nurses with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. The program is accredited by the CCNE and only offers on campus, full time study.
University of Phoenix-Minnesota
Saint Louis Park
NA
  • Master of Science in Nursing/Nurse Administration
  • The Nurse Administration program at the University of Phoenix Minnesota graduates nurses who are skilled in fulfilling leadership and executive roles within the health care system. The program is accredited by the CCNE.
Walden University
Minneapolis
CCNE
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • The MSN program at the Walden University prepares nurses with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. The program is accredited by the CCNE.
Winona State University
Winona
CCNE
  • MS Nursing and Organizational Leadership
  • The Nursing and Organizational Leadership program at the Winona State University graduates nurses who are skilled in fulfilling leadership and executive roles within the health care system.
  • MS in Nursing
  • The MS in Nursing program at Winona State University prepares nurses with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. The program offers concentrations in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator, and Nursing and Organizational Leadership.
  • MS Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program at Winona State University prepares students to provide a full range of primary care services to individuals and families throughout the life span. The program is completed on campus.
  • MS Nurse Educator
  • The Nurse Educator program at Winona State University prepares nurses for teaching positions in schools of nursing, staff development, and patient education.