Earning your RN to MSN Online

The following short article is written to provide general advice about online education and degrees, not just information specific to WGU. If you have specific questions about WGU, feel free to inquire online or speak with an enrollment counselor (1-866-225-5948).

Would you like to earn your nursing master’s degree while you continue to work as an RN? An online nursing master’s degree from an accredited online university might be the answer.

Various options exist for online nursing master’s degrees, depending on your career goals. Whether you decide to earn your RN to MSN online in nursing education or in leadership and management, you can enter a program with certain expectations.

Requirements for Admissions

Most RN to MSN programs require applicants to:

  • Hold an associate’s degree in nursing
  • Have a current, unencumbered RN license

Benefits of an Online RN to MSN Degree Program

Completing an RN to MSN degree program online permits you to complete bachelor’s degree coursework and earn your MSN. As an MSN, career options in the fields of nursing education and management open up. These positions provide:

  • Higher salaries
  • Greater job security / options
  • An opportunity to impact the future of nursing
  • Greater personal status
  • Greater flexibility to fulfill a variety of roles in a healthcare facility setting