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 an MSN with no concentration and an MSN with a concentration in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. In addition, the University offers an opportunity for registered nurses to pursue a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Nursing Education.
The MSN program is designed for working professionals with classes that are offered in the evening and in a hybrid and online format.
Students who successfully complete the adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner program track are eligible to take the national certification board exams to be licensed to practice as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP). And students who complete the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Nursing Education are eligible to sit for the nurse educator exam and become Certified Nurse Educators (CNE).