The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program prepares RNs already holding an associate’s or bachelor’s degree to advance within the field by gaining experience to develop and manage patient care plans, and to advocate for best practices within the healthcare field.
The program comprises of 33 credits for RNs with a BSN and 38 credits for RNs with an ADN over the course of 2 years of study. Designed with a comprehensive schedule of the classroom and online instruction plus practicum coursework.
Top Ranking Program: Rated among the best graduate schools in the country for training nurses in assuming leadership roles in healthcare facilities.
Bypass the BSN: Nurses with an associate's degree can bypass the BSN degree and complete their degree in two (2) years. Save time and money.
Two Campus Locations to Choose From: Classes are offered at the following locations: Online | Pleasanton
Flexible Schedule: Classes are held one night a week — same night throughout the program, or 100% online
Recognizable Degree: Considered one of the most versatile and flexible MSN degrees. Our graduates are everywhere - AND employers love our graduates. Our graduates are on the frontlines of patient care, on the boards of leading health organizations, and in hospitals and governmental organizations where health policy is crafted.
The Master of Science in Nursing (RN to MSN) program, for registered nurses with an ADN or BSN, is responsive to the needs of working professionals.
For our on-campus hybrid option, you attend class sessions in-person one (1) evening each week. Your class session is scheduled for a specific day of the week, for the duration of the program. Integrated with the in-person sessions are online modules that extend the scope, depth, and impact of the real-time interaction.
Our 100% online option offers asynchronous online coursework, completed at your own pace. Office hours and one-on-one engagement with faculty are available to online students.
Students in the RN-MSN program must complete 400 practicum hours. With supervisor and site approval, these hours may be completed at your place of work. You will be responsible for securing your own preceptor and identifying your own practicum site. The faculty will work with you to secure your site; you cannot start the process of securing your site without the approval of the School of Nursing and Health Professions.
The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing and the Doctor of Nursing Practice at the University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.