The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is for the registered nurse with a bachelor’s degree in nursing, or a bachelor’s degree in another field and an associate degree in nursing or a diploma in nursing. Salem State University offers three program tracks: Nursing Education, Nursing Leadership in Health Systems, and Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. The MSN program is designed for working professionals with classes that are offered in the evening and in a hybrid format.
Students who successfully complete the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program track are eligible to take the national Nurse Practitioner certification exam in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nursing. Students who successfully complete the Nursing Education program track are eligible to take the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) exam offered through the National League of Nursing (NLN).