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Save Time and Money While Fast-Tracking Two Nursing Degrees.

If you have a bachelor's degree in a discipline other than nursing, an associate degree in Nursing, and are working at least 16 hours/week as an RN, then this program is designed for you!

This unique program will allow you to earn a Bachelor's in Nursing and a Master's in Nursing Education OR Nursing Leadership and Administration. Coursework is 100% online. All of this will help you advance your career while continuing to work full time.

Push your skills. Improve your critical thinking. Care for yourself, your family, AND your patients. Are you ready to go all in?

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Do you need questions about the program and the admissions process answered? Reach out via email at age-admissions@roberts.edu or schedule an appointment with our Adult & Graduate Enrollment Representative.

Start Terms

  • February 24, 2025
    Online only

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Get More Info by clicking below to request details on our program admissions, curriculum, tuition, and more.


Program Details

8-week semesters

20 months

20 students

Bachelors: 31 credits
Masters: 29 credits


Acquire in-depth knowledge of holistic nursing practice and become a transformative healthcare leader or nursing educator at Roberts Wesleyan University. 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.

Program Highlights


Save Time & Money! Earn Two Degrees (B.S. + M.S.) in 30 Months and Save $16,000 in Tuition

R.N. to M.S. Nursing - Education Track

R.N. to M.S. Nursing - Leadership & Administration Track

COMPLETELY ONLINE Program Delivery allows you to learn anywhere

LEARN one course at a time

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 University 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 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 University should continue their exploration of the program with our “Get More Info” section for detailed course curriculum, admission requirements, and additional information for our graduate school application.

Career Outlook

Nurses are needed in health more than ever before. 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 healthcare roles for those who earned their M.S. include nurse leaders, nurse administrators, nurse educators, nurse informatics specialists, and leaders 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 University 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 University 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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