RN to MSN Programs in Wisconsin

Find Online Master of Nursing Programs in Wisconsin

There are 19 Master of Science in Nursing Programs in Wisconsin in our online directory, with 14 programs being CCNE accredited, and 1 program being ACEN accredited. 74% of the Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs are CCNE accredited.

MSN programs in the state of Washington are composed of theory courses and practical experience. Clinical hours vary per program. MSN curriculum includes courses on leadership, policy development, nursing research, quality improvement, evidence-based practice, and ethics. Many universities have RN- MSN programs as well as RN BSN- MSN programs.

The Wisconsin Board of Nursing currently gives APRN licenses in the following categories: nurse practitioner, certified nurse−midwife, certified registered nurse anesthetist or clinical nurse specialist. MSN programs in Wisconsin generally focus on the above specialties. APRNs can also take pharmacology courses to apply for prescribing privileges.

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

Nursing Licensure in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Board of Nursing requires that all APRN applicants first hold an RN license in the state of Wisconsin or hold a multi-state compact license. RN applicants must first attend an undergraduate program approved by the Wisconsin Board of Nursing then earn a passing score on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Applicants must also become certified as an APRN by the American Board of Nursing Specialties, Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (formerly the National League for Nursing), the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the National Commission for Certifying Agencies of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence or any other nationally recognized certification agency approved by the Board. APRN licensure is granted in the following specialties: nurse practitioner, certified nurse−midwife, certified registered nurse anesthetist or clinical nurse specialist. Applicants may also apply for prescribing privileges.

MSN and FNP Salaries in Wisconsin

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that annual mean wages for a Family Nurse Practitioner in Wisconsin are $106,790. This is less than the nationwide median annual wage of $113, 930 for Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners. Nurse midwives report $108,690 in Wisconsin. Nurse Anesthetists report $204,280.

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the job outlook for Nurse Practitioners to grow by 26% from 2018 to 2028. This is much faster than the average growth rate of 5% for all occupations.

All Accredited Schools with MSN Degrees in Wisconsin

Online Programs That May Be Currently Accepting Applicants
Alverno College
Milwaukee
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
  • The Family Nurse Practitioner Program prepares students for the primary care of individuals and families from infants to the elderly. Family Nurse Practitioners are in high demand in clinics, work places, and communities.
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Alverno University offers 3 tracks of study and a Post-Master’s Nurse Educator Certificate. Nurses practice within social, practical and experimental contexts.
Bellin College
Green Bay
CCNE
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Nurse Educator Track
  • The Nurse Educator program at Bellin College prepares nurses to work as teachers in the nursing field. The program is accredited by the CCNE and can be completed as a full time or part time student. 
Cardinal Stritch University
Milwaukee
ACEN
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • The Master of Science in Nursing program at Cardinal Stritch University prepares students for roles as nursing educators, administrators, family and community, and adult clinical roles, and credentialed school nurses. The program is accredited by the CCNE.
Concordia University-Wisconsin
Mequon
CCNE
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN) - School of Nursing
  • The FNP program at Concordia University prepares nurses to provide primary health care, treatment and care plans to families and individuals of all ages. The program can be completed entirely online.
  • Nurse Educator (MSN)
  • The MSN degree with the Nurse Educator track at Concordia University uses a holistic approach in preparing students for teaching positions. The program is completed entirely online.
Edgewood College
Madison
CCNE
  • MS Master of Science in Nursing
  • Edgewood’s MSN program offers students the skills they need to function in health care delivery, management and education. The program offers concentrations in MSN Administration and MSN Education.
Herzing University-Brookfield
Brookfield
NA
  • MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) ONLINE
  • The Family Nurse Practitioner program at Herzing University teaches advanced-practice nursing knowledge to manage patient-centered primary care and health and illness problems of patients of all ages. This program is accredited by the CCNE and is only available online.
Herzing University-Kenosha
Kenosha
NA
  • MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) ONLINE
  • The Family Nurse Practitioner program at Herzing University teaches advanced-practice nursing knowledge to manage patient-centered primary care and health and illness problems of patients of all ages. This program is accredited by the CCNE and is only available online.
Herzing University-Madison
Madison
NA
  • MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) ONLINE
  • The Family Nurse Practitioner program at Herzing University teaches advanced-practice nursing knowledge to manage patient-centered primary care and health and illness problems of patients of all ages. This program is accredited by the CCNE and is only available online.
Marian University
Fond Du Lac
NA
  • Nurse Educator (M.S.N.)
  • Marian University’s Nurse Educator program prepares nurses pursuing roles in staff development or nursing education. The program is accredited by the CCNE.
Marquette University
Milwaukee
CCNE
  • Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) - College of Nursing and Health Professions
  • The Master in Nursing program at Maruette University assists nurses to develop knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. The program is accredited by the CCNE.
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Eau Claire
CCNE
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - Professional Program in Nursing
  • The MSN program at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire prepares nurses with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. The program is accredited by the CCNE.
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Green Bay
CCNE
  • MSN Leadership and Management in Health Systems - College of Nursing
  • The University of Wisconsin at Green Bay offers a MSN Leadership and Management in Health Systems program for nurses interested in becoming leaders in organizational and administrative roles. The program is accredited by the CCNE.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee
CCNE
  • MN Direct Entry - College of Nursing
  • The MN Direct Entry program at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee prepares nurses with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. The program is accredited by the CCNE.
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Oshkosh
CCNE
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh prepares nurses with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. The program is accredited by the CCNE.