R.N. to M.S. in Nursing
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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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
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:
Degree Completion and Masters degree tuition frozen at 2020-21 rates!
Save Time & Money! Earn Two Degrees (B.S. + M.S.) in 29 Months and Save $16,000 in Tuition
R.N. to M.S. Nursing - Education Track (See Sample Bill)
R.N. to M.S. Nursing - Leadership & Administration Track (See Sample Bill)
Completely Online program delivery allows you to learn from anywhere at anytime
Cohort Format Provides Additional Support, Enhances Learning, and Helps Establish a Professional Network
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
- 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.