Online RN to MSN Program for Nursing Professionals

Accelerate your education and advance your nursing practice with American Military University's (AMU's) RN to MSN online program (Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)) and earn a BSN and an MSN in this single program.

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Through our carefully constructed program, you can substitute three BSN-level courses for three MSN-level courses, saving you 9 credit hours. That means you can earn your credential faster than through a traditional MSN program.

Also, you will be awarded a BSN degree after you successfully complete the first 120 credits. For the remaining 27 graduate credits, you will choose from two tracks:

  • Nurse Educator
  • Nurse Leader

This nursing master’s program program is designed for registered nurses holding an associate degree or diploma in nursing.

Online and Flexible to Meet Your Needs
With monthly start dates, 8-week and 16-week course formats, and no set login times, AMU's online nursing master’s program provides you with flexibility. You will be supported by expert faculty preparing you for today’s dynamic healthcare industry where safe and effective patient-centered care is imperative.

What You Will Learn
During the program, you will engage with peer students in a collaborative online environment to

  • Develop leadership, management, and communication skills
  • Use evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and principles aimed at outcomes focused on safety, institutional values, and professional ethics
  • Learn to optimize patient outcomes by accessing information through informatics and healthcare technologies
  • Analyze the impact of financial, regulatory, and political decisions on local, national, and global health outcomes
  • Apply ethical principles to professional nursing practice
  • Learn how to decrease health disparities and advocate for diverse populations

Your coursework at the undergraduate level will include

  • General education classes in communication, arts and humanities, social sciences, statistics, and natural science
  • Major coursework will include
    • Evidence-based Practice
    • Community Health
    • Informatics and Technology
    • Leadership for Advanced Practice Roles

Your core graduate coursework will cover areas such as

  • Population-based Healthcare
  • Healthcare Systems and Health Policy

Your MSN studies will conclude with a track-related practicum at a location in your community and an evidence-based practice capstone project.

NOTE: This RN-MSN program is currently not open for admission to Tennessee residents or Washington State residents.


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Felicia Deskins
AMU, B.S., Public Health, 2018

Being able to work with teachers who are currently serving or have served is an excellent way to combine personal and professional life. I have been able to use my military experience through the weekly online forums and in papers to get credit for the assignments. Also having teachers who are sympathetic with regard to the demanding life of serving in the military … has been very beneficial.

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At American Military University, our expert faculty and industry advisors work to shape a quality, relevant, online education that responds to the needs of working adults looking to advance their education in order to meet professional goals. Come discover how our award-winning, accredited education can help you reach your next level.

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Tuition Costs*

Affordable rates, minimal fees, and plenty of help with financial aid. Primary cost displayed is for those students who are eligible for our military grant.

Undergraduate $250 per credit hour $270/credit hour standard rate Master’s Degree & Graduate Certificate $325 per credit hour $350/credit hour standard rate

Transfer Your Credits

Your degree may be closer than you think.

93% military & military-affiliated undergraduates applied transfer credit

Book Grant Savings: Ebooks are provided at no cost for students enrolled in undergraduate courses for credit.

*On January 1, 2020, our per-credit-hour undergraduate tuition rate will be $285 and master’s/graduate certificate rate will be $370. The technology fee will be $65 per course. Active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, Guard members, and Reservists are eligible for a military tuition grant, which caps undergraduate and master’s-level tuition at $250 per credit hour. The military grant covering veterans will continue through December 31, 2019.

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