Master of Science Nursing Degrees

The Master of Science nursing degree is typically taken as an addition to a bachelor’s program in order to increase career opportunities and expected income. This program averages about 5 years in total, with and is usually taken in sections. Some professionals will earn their RN and then enroll in an RN to BSN program before obtaining their master’s degree, while others will go straight for the master’s level education from the start. Professionals who hold this degree can work in any type of medical facility and in any capacity that they desire within the nursing industry. Duties often include basic nursing care and duties, as well as supervisory or training positions that will allow them to take on leadership careers and enjoy more opportunities for success. The Master of Science nursing program is followed by state licensing, which is regulated by each individual state licensing board.

The career future for those holding an MSN degree is bright. Nursing and healthcare positions are expected to see above-average growth between 2016 and 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. (Source: Projected new jobs by major occupational group, 2016-26, https://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2017/data-on-display/projections-occupational-group.htm)

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