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“This is an exciting time to be in the nursing field. Advances in healthcare are happening every day and there is a constant need to have qualified, compassionate nurses. Our professors keep up-to-date with changes in healthcare through continuous professional development and maintain active roles and relationships in the community.”
Miki Goodwin, PhD, RN, PHN
Chair of the Department of Nursing

RN to MSN Program

Are you a registered nurse interested in advancing your career choices? In the RN to MSN nursing program, students may put their careers on the fast track and earn a Master of Science in Nursing degree in two to three years. RN to MSN degree completion programs are endorsed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.


  • The RN-MSN track is new and innovative in the field of nursing.
  • Courses are designed for RNs with a diploma from a hospital nursing school, associate degree, or bachelor’s degree in nursing.
  • RN-MSN students may concentrate in nursing education or nursing administration/management.
  • Classes meet either online or in-person. Typically, clinical experiences may be arranged close to students’ homes.
  • HNU’s state-of-the-art simulation lab provides students with hands-on training.
  • Students may obtain a MSN degree in two to three years (39 to 54 credits), depending on their educational background.

Download a detailed Master Information Brochure (MIB) about Holy Names University's RN to MSN Program Download a PDF

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