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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 two program tracks including nursing education 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. 

Concentrations include: nursing education and adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner. The nursing leadership in health systems concentration has been suspended for the Fall 2020.


Information about Master of Science in Nursing Programs

Our flexible, part-time program complements work schedules, allowing students to complete their master's degree in three to three-and-a-half years.

Program Tracks

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Many of the required courses are offered in a Hybrid format, and in the final semester of the program, students complete a practicum that totals 540 hours in a health care setting. Students who complete the program are prepared to assume a nursing leadership role in a variety of health care settings. Learn more about program courses. 

Nursing Education

The MSN in nursing education is 39 credits and prepares practicing nurses to assume the role of nurse educator. There are many different types of nurse educator roles and students can customize their plan of study to meet specific career goals. 

Nursing Leadership in Health Systems

Suspended for fall 2020

This innovative MSN program track prepares nurse leaders to lead in a dynamic health care environment. Upon completion, students are awarded a MSN from the School of Nursing and a Bertolon School of Business Graduate Certificate in Business. Learn more about nursing leadership in health systems courses

Admissions Information

Have Questions?

Whether you want to learn more about courses, faculty members or general program information, get in touch with the graduate program coordinator to see what this program has to offer you.

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