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Information about Master of Science in Nursing Programs

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: 

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 180-hour practicum 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. Upon completion, students are eligible to become certified nurse educators (CNE) by taking the Nurse Educator Exam through the National League of Nursing. Learn more about program courses

Nursing Leadership in Health Systems

This innovative MSN program track, which is 42 credits, 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 Graduate Certificate in Business from the Bertolon School of Business. Learn more about program 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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