RN to MSN Programs in Washington

Find Online Master of Nursing Programs in Washington

There are 10 Master of Science in Nursing Programs in Washington in our online directory, with 6 programs being CCNE accredited, and zero programs being ACEN accredited. 60% of the Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs are CCNE accredited.

Typical Curriculum for a Master's in Nursing Program

MSN programs in the state of Washington are composed of theory courses and practical experience. The state of Washington requires a minimum of 100 practice experience hours to graduate with an MSN.

MSN curriculum includes courses on leadership, policy development, nursing research, quality improvement, and evidence-based practice. Many universities have RN- MSN programs as well as RN BSN- MSN programs. Typical MSN programs are based on nursing education, professional, and practice standards.

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

Nursing Licensure in Washington

Applicants desiring to become an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the state of Washington must first become licensed as a Registered Nurse in Washington. This requires graduating from an approved undergraduate program and earning a passing score on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). MSN graduates must attend a graduate program approved by the Washington State Department of Health.

Applicants must have successfully passed the national certification APRN examination. Applicants may also apply for prescribing privileges, upon verifying additional education. Applicants are required to take HIV/AIDS training. APRN licenses must be renewed every two years in the state of Washington, proving 30 hours of continuing education and 250 hours of practice as an APRN.

All Accredited Schools with MSN Degrees in Washington

Online Programs That May Be Currently Accepting Applicants
Gonzaga University
Spokane
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • The Nursing program at Gonzaga University helps develop knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. Areas of specialization include Family Nurse Practitioner, Health Systems Leadership, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma
CCNE
  • MSN Advanced Generalist - College of Nursing
  • The Advanced Generalist Nursing Program at Pacific Lutheran University prepares nurses to work in illness care and management through the patient life cycle. The program is accredited by the CCNE.
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle
CCNE
  • Clinical Leadership in Practice (CLIP)
  • The Clinical Leadership program at Seattle Pacific University teaches advanced-practice nursing knowledge to manage patient-centered primary care and health and illness of patients of all ages.
Seattle University
Seattle
CCNE
  • Master of Science in Nursing 
  • The MSN program at Seattle University prepares nurses with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system.
University of Washington-Bothell Campus
Bothell
NA
  • Master of Nursing (MN)
  • The MN program at the University of Washington Bothell prepares nurses with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. The program offers concentrations in Leadership and Management, Nursing Education, Global, Community and Public Health.
University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Seattle
NA
  • Master of Nursing (MN)
  • The MN program at the University of Washington Seattle prepares nurses with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. The program offers concentrations in Leadership in Healthcare Delivery and Nurse Educator.
  • Master of Nursing in Community Health Nursing 
  • The Master of Nursing in Community Health Nursing program at the University of Washington Seattle prepares nurses to teach in higher education and leadership in a variety of hospital, community-based, and health care settings. The program is accredited by the CCNE.
University of Washington-Tacoma Campus
Tacoma
NA
  • Master of Nursing (MN)
  • The MN program at the University of Washington Tacoma prepares nurses with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. The program offers concentrations in Leadership in Healthcare Delivery and Nurse Educator.
Washington State University
Pullman
CCNE
  • RN-Master of Nursing - School of Nursing
  • The RN-Master of Nursing program at the WSU prepares nurses with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. The program offers concentrations in Nursing Leadership, Nursing Education and Individualized Study.