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Online Nursing Program

Find your MSN career path with Herzing University

  • CCNE-accredited*
  • No wait list!
  • Earn an MSN fast: in as few as 20 months, depending on your chosen degree pathway
  • 100% online coursework with a hands-on clinical component
  • Herzing University pledges YOUR clinical placement
  • Go from ADN in nursing to MSN, or earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) along the way in our RN to BSN to MSN track
  • Choose your MSN concentration: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), Nursing Education (NE) or Nursing Leadership and Administration (NLA)
Waived enrollment fee Classes start March 8th
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Accelerating your next big career step IS possible

No matter the undergraduate nursing credential you have earned as a Registered Nurse (RN), Herzing University offers a pathway for you to earn a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).

Our RN to MSN degree options are tailored for registered nurses with an associate degree (ADN/ASN/AASN) in nursing looking for the shortest path to earning an MSN:

  • An accelerated RN to MSN path for RNs seeking the shortest route to an MSN
  • An RN to BSN to MSN track for RNs who also want to earn a BSN on their way to earning an MSN

Choose from four concentrations to specialize in family practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP), psychiatry and mental health as a Psychiatry Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), train the next generation of nurses as a nurse educator (MSN-NE), or prepare for management roles as a nursing leader or administrator (MSN-NLA).

Herzing University exists to help you reach your highest career goals in nursing – and walk the path of YOUR choosing to get there. We are at your side every step of the way as your lifelong partner in learning.

Classes Start March 8th

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Choose your path to earn an MSN

RN to BSN to MSN Track

Earn your BSN on the way from RN to MSN and graduate with your MSN.

  • Curriculum built to help you earn a BSN and MSN faster
  • How long? 28-32 total months on average, depending on concentration
  • Earn a bachelor’s degree that is preferred by some employers
  • Choose your MSN concentration: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), Nursing Education (NE) or Nursing Leadership and Administration (NLA)
Accelerated RN to MSN

Bridge directly from an ADN to MSN in the Herzing Accelerated RN to MSN program.

  • Curriculum built to accelerate your MSN completion
  • How long? As few as 20-24 months, depending on concentration
  • Ideal for nurses who are not required by their employer to hold a BSN
  • Choose your MSN concentration: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), Nursing Education or Nursing Leadership and Administration

Herzing University's RN to MSN Concentrations

Herzing Family Nurse Practitioner

Specialize in family practice and become a nurse practitioner.

Herzing MSN Nurse Educator

Instruct the nurses of tomorrow as a nurse educator.

Herzing MSN Nursing Leadership & Administration

Make your mark in nursing as a leader or administrator.

RN to PMHNP Online Degree Program

Join a true profession of the heart as a PMHNP.

MSN Placement Pledge Badge

Your clinical placement is our pledge.

We understand securing clinical placement as part of an MSN degree program is one of the biggest concerns students face. At Herzing, we offer guidance and support through our step-by-step Clinical Guidance Process to ensure you can get the clinical practice experiences you need.

As a Herzing student, we’ll encourage you to find your own preceptor and clinical sites as there are many benefits to doing so. However, we provide extensive support should you find difficulty along the way. With Herzing, you are never on your own.

Because of our strong relationships with healthcare providers across the U.S. and our comprehensive Clinical Guidance Process, we are confident in our ability to help you find clinical placement. So much so that if you are unable to find a clinical site on your own, we pledge to step in and help you secure clinical placement.*

* Subject to terms and conditions outlined in the enrollment agreement.

Ready to take the next step?
Enrollment fee WAIVED now through March 31st

Find out which degree program is right for you. Call 1-800-596-0724 to learn more about Herzing's programs.



RN to MSN program enrollment prerequisites

Enrollment requirements are consistent regardless of your concentration or whether you choose the accelerated RN to MSN or RN to BSN to MSN track. Prerequisites include:

  • Live in a state where Herzing University is authorized to offer the RN to MSN program
  • Hold a current, active and unrestricted license as a registered nurse (RN) in the same state in which they practice
  • Hold an associate degree (ADN/ASN/AASN) or diploma in nursing from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university
  • Participate in an interview to identify your goals and if the RN to MSN will work for you
  • Pathways to Success

    Many of our online programs offer pathways for continued learning, which allow you to move from one degree, such as an associate degree, to a bachelor’s degree, to a master’s degree.

  • Flexible and Convenient

    Earn your degree from the comfort of your own home. There are no designated times you must be online. You can log into your virtual classroom when it’s convenient for you.

  • Personalized Attention

    At Herzing, being online does not mean being alone.You’ll receive the same personalized attention and career-focused education that we offer in our traditional classroom.

  • Online and/or On-Campus

    Get the best of both worlds. Some of our degree programs are offered exclusively online and some programs are offered as a combination of both campus and online classes.

I love Herzing University because they gave me the opportunity to further my education and reach my goal of becoming a registered nurse (RN).

Barbara Allen-Johnson Herzing University Testimonial

Barbara Allen-Johnson

Nursing Program

Orlando Campus


Accreditation & Disclosures

*The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master's degree program in nursing at Herzing University - Madison are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( Herzing University is approved to offer programs in an online learning modality through association with the main campus in Madison, Wisconsin.

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