Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing

American College of Education

M.Sc. Online
30 months
7910 USD/year
7910 USD/year
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Turn your RN into an MSN with this accelerated Nursing program at American College of Education that also allows you to earn a bachelor’s degree on the way to your master’s. 


Designed to help you excel in evidence-based decision making, informatics, global perspectives and innovative thinking, this program prepares graduates to serve in educational or administrative roles in nursing.

Key Features

  • Tailored Practicum: Our courses are designed to prepare you for an engaging practicum where you’ll apply the theoretical knowledge you’ve learned to the role of nurse educator or nurse leader. You will work closely with faculty and a qualified preceptor in your local area to complete a unique practice experience that allows you to meet your individual learning goals and program outcomes.
  • Flexible: Study on your schedule. Our online format allows you to plan your coursework around your life.
  • Relevant Coursework: Nursing program at American College of Education consists of coursework designed to align to nursing professional standards while including simulations and interactive technology in order to teach you how to lead in complex healthcare environments.
  • Customizable: Make this program fit your career goals by choosing between two Focus of Study areas, totaling 16 semester credits: Nursing Education and Nursing Administration. 


CCNE Accreditation

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Transition to Professional Nursing: Issues and Concepts (Initial course)
  • Health Assessment
  • Community Health and Vulnerable Populations (10-week course)
  • Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing
  • Leadership and Management in Healthcare
  • Health Promotion
  • Nursing Informatics

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines




55 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • ​Associate degree or 90 undergraduate semester credits
  • Minimum Grade Point Average cumulative 3.0 on a 4.0 Scale for full admission
  • ​Minimum Grade Point Average cumulative 2.75 on a 4.0 Scale for provisional admission
  • ​Applicants whose overall GPA, or GPA in the last 60 credits is below 2.75 will not be admitted to the program
  • Applicants for the above program must provide documentation of active unencumbered RN license
  • ​Additional evidence may be required to fulfill state requirements
  • Proof of current employment as a RN or access to a practice environment 
  • Required general education and pre-nursing courses (unles​s designated as a prerequisite course) can be completed concurrently with BSN requirements; all general education courses must be completed prior to awarding of bachelor's degree and matriculation to graduate portion of the program 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7910 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19775 USD for the full programme and a duration of 30 months.
  • National

    7910 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19775 USD for the full programme and a duration of 30 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing
American College of Education


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