RN to MSN Online

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Earn your BSN and MSN faster with this accelerated program
Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Ranked among the top nursing programs in Florida

RN to MSN Overview

The University of West Florida’s accelerated RN to MSN online program is designed for registered nurses who are ready to continue their education with advanced credentials. It allows you to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree on your way to completing your master’s, saving time and money. By completing the BSN program, you will earn 12 credit hours at the undergraduate rate which will be applied toward your Master of Science in Nursing.

Emphasizing key topics like community nursing, health systems leadership, advanced pharmacology and more, the RN to MSN online degree incorporates adult learning theory that builds on your previous nursing education and experience. It features evidence-based coursework at the BSN and MSN level to prepare you for a broader scope of practice. The MSN portion of the program also includes Nursing Education and Nurse Executive track options, so you can specialize your studies for your unique career goals.

The 100% online curriculum blends professional-level skill development with clinical practice opportunities in your local community. The RN to MSN online program, designed for those who have previously completed an RN program and are ready to pursue advanced credentials, accepts up to 92 transfer credits and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Please refer to the requirements section for full details on how to gain admittance into the RN-MSN.

Note: This online degree may not be available in all states. If you are not a Florida resident, please review our State Authorization Status to confirm that the program is available in your state.

You will study topics like:

  • Evidence-based nursing practice
  • Public health and community nursing
  • Advanced pathophysiology
  • Health systems leadership
  • Population health promotion


The baccalaureate degree in nursing/master’s degree in nursing at UWF is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Candidates for This Program Include:

  • Registered nurses
  • Nursing professionals who are seeking career advancement
  • Nurses who are looking to complete an accelerated MSN program

Learning Outcomes

  • Implement research- and evidence-based nursing approaches
  • Prepare for a successful career with an MSN
  • Demonstrate advanced professional knowledge of nursing practice