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Accelerate Your Learning With APU’s Online RN to MSN

Speed your time to degree completion and save on tuition with American Military University's (AMU) accelerated RN to MSN online program. You will earn a BSN and an MSN in this single program as you aim to advance your nursing practice. Coursework focuses on optimizing patient outcomes, ethical decision-making, population-based healthcare, research- and evidence-based practice, health policy, and grant writing.

AMU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At AMU, there are no entrance exams and programs start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule.

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CCNE Commision on Collegiate Nursing Education


The bachelor's and master's degree programs in nursing at American Public University System are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Why You Should Earn This Master's From AMU

How We Help You Save

Through our carefully constructed program, you will substitute three MSN courses for three BSN courses, saving you 9 credit hours and the associated tuition. You will be awarded a BSN degree after you successfully complete the BSN’s 120-credit curriculum.

A Commitment to Excellence

AMU’s program is respected for its quality, offering an opportunity for professionals to learn to demonstrate leadership skills to support safe nursing practices and improve patient-centered care.


The mission of the program is to provide quality, affordable, and accessible higher education to professional registered nurses by fostering lifelong learning through a spirit of inquiry in order to prepare students for service and leadership roles in a diverse and global society.


To support your professional goals, you will choose a concentration. You will also undertake a concentration-aligned practicum, completing clinical hours in a selected setting.

Expert Faculty

You will be guided by practitioner faculty who enrich your learning with their real-world experience from hospital and healthcare settings, public health departments, and the military.

No Entrance Exams

This program is for registered nurses holding an associate degree or diploma in nursing. No entrance exams or GRE scores are needed, but there are prerequisite admission requirements. (Note: This program currently is not open to residents of Tennessee or Washington state.) Please request information to learn more.

AMU Gives You the Freedom to Learn

Per Credit Hour

Tuition for the first 120 undergraduate credits of this accelerated program.

Per Credit Hour

Tuition for remaining master’s-level credits of this program.

Out-Of-Pocket Tuition Possible

All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, and Reservists are eligible for our Freedom Grant® that covers undergraduate and master’s-level tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour.

Entrance Exams

No GRE, GMAT, or other standardized test scores required. Programs start monthly.

Application Fee

There is no cost to apply.

Textbooks & Ebooks

We provide no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all master’s-level U.S active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military spouses/dependents.

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Helping You Save on Your Master's

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* Zero-out-of-pocket tuition may be possible when the Freedom Grant® is combined with other forms of financial assistance, such as military TA or federal Pell grants. The Freedom Grant is available to all U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, and Reservists. Military spouses/dependents are also eligible to receive a grant that covers tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

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