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If you have a bachelor's degree in a discipline (major) other than nursing, an associate degree in nursing, and are working as a R.N. (a minimum of 16 hours per week), then this completely online program is designed for you! This unique program will allow you to earn both a bachelor's in Nursing and a master's in Nursing Education or Nursing Leadership and Administration.

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Program Details

Standard Completion Time: 20 months100% Online!

Program Credits:

Bachelors: 31 | Masters: 29

Cost Per Credit:

Bachelors: $599 | Masters: $883

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Start Terms

  • February 27, 2023
    Online only
  • Application Deadlines & Deposits
    • Submit your complete application by December 1, 2022 and your deposit is $50.00
    • Submit your complete application by January 16, 2023 and your deposit is $125.00
    • After these dates the deposit is $200.00
  • February 26, 2024
    Online only

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Opportunities in Nursing

Opportunities in nursing are steadily growing as the healthcare system continues to evolve. Now is the perfect time to seek advanced nursing education to prepare for future healthcare roles.

Roberts Wesleyan College offers an R.N. to M.S. program to help prepare you for advanced roles in leadership or nursing education. A Master of Science in nursing opens up many career pathways and opportunities in nursing and healthcare fields.

Organizations that provide for the healthcare of individuals and communities need nurses prepared at advanced levels in leadership and education to meet the growing need for quality healthcare. There is a demand for nurses to provide education in the professional development role, college settings and in patient education settings. The Nurse Educator track of the R.N. to M.S. program will prepare you to provide nursing instruction with excellence. The Nursing Leadership and Administration track prepares leaders for a variety of roles and settings. Each course in the R.N. to M.S. program will prepare you for excellence in practice and enable students to:

  • Apply Nursing Knowledge to Provide Quality Innovative Nursing Care

  • Provide Evidence-Based Care That Recognizes Individual Preferences, Values and Needs

  • Synthesize and Disseminate the Latest Research and Evidence to Transform Care and Improve Healthcare Outcomes

  • Engage in Partnership with the Interprofessional Team to Support Equitable Population Health

  • Employ Quality and Safety Principles to Provide Excellence in Nursing Education, Leadership and Clinical Practice

  • Use Latest Technology and Informatics to Manage Health Care Delivery

  • Advocate for Ethical and Equitable Healthcare

  • Lead with Excellence

Those interested in the R.N. to M.S. program offered by Roberts Wesleyan College should continue exploration of the program with our “Get More Info” section for detailed course curriculum, admission requirements, and additional information for our graduate school application

Program Highlights

Acquire in-depth knowledge of holistic nursing practice and become a transformative healthcare leader or nursing educator at Roberts Wesleyan College. The R.N. to M.S. program prepares each student in the educator program for nursing professional development positions at healthcare agencies and in academic education. Students are prepared for leadership in a variety of healthcare settings. Each student in nursing graduate school has access to the latest resources and a plan to apply their knowledge to the practice setting as a leader or educator. Additionally, our M.S. programs are taught and led by experienced faculty members from a wide range of care settings. The R.N. to M.S. program includes these highlights:

At Roberts Wesleyan College, we go beyond education for our graduate students. We prepare leaders and educators who give back to their communities, professions, and the world. Complete your application to one of our Master’s of Science in Nursing programs today, and contact us for more program information.

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Nursing Career Outlook

Nurses are needed in health more than ever before. As of recently, there has been a growing demand for nurses who are prepared to face the changing, complex needs of the healthcare industry. Employment of nurses with advanced education and other medical and health services managers is projected to grow nearly 32% through 2029 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is much faster than the average for most other health occupations. As of 2019, the median annual pay for managerial roles in nursing was $100,980.

Many of the common health care roles for those who earned their M.S. include nurse leaders, nurse administrators, nurse educators, nurse informatics specialists, and leadership in public health and community health settings. Additional careers in nursing include:


  • Nurse Leader
  • Assistant Chief Nursing Officer
  • LPN Instructor
  • Hospice Supervisor
  • Unit Manager
  • Clinical Educator
  • Assistant Associate Director


Common employers that many Roberts Wesleyan College graduates have worked with include:

  • University of Rochester Medical Center
  • New York State Office of Mental Health
  • Genesee Valley Educational Partnership
  • Oswego County Hospital
  • Mercy Hospital of Buffalo
  • Corning Hospital
  • Catholic Health System, Buffalo
Sources cited:
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers, at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm (visited February 2, 2021).

Alumni Making A Difference

Kellie Murphy, M.S., R.N.

ACLS Program Coordinator & Nurse Educator, University of Rochester Medical Center

Monica Seaman M.S., R.N.

Nurse Educator, Emergency Nursing, University of Rochester Medical Center

Genie Rotundo, M.S., R.N., L.C.C.E., F.A.C.C.E.

Centering Healthcare Institute National Consultant

Frequently Asked Questions

Earning a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in nursing simultaneously

The program at Roberts Wesleyan College is 29 months.

Not for all positions in nursing and healthcare.

Related Majors

Nursing Education, M.S. - The Master's in Nursing Education is based on nursing science with a focus on advancing clinical and evidence-based teaching skills needed to work in college, university, and clinical settings. Working RN's can complete this degree in just 20 months, 1 night a week or 100% online!
Nursing Leadership & Administration, M.S. - The Master's in Nursing Leadership & Administration is based on nursing science with a significant focus on the business aspects of health care, evidence-based practice, and the latest technological advances to develop your leadership expertise and knowledge. Working RN's can complete this degree in just 20 months, 1 night a week or 100% online!
R.N. to B.S. in Nursing - If you are a working RN, our RN to BS Program can help you earn your bachelor's degree in nursing in 15 months, in the classroom or online.
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