Top Online MSN NP Programs for 2018


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So you’ve decided to go back to school for your MSN. Congrats, that’s a big move. There are a few factors that make a favorable online MSN program:

  • Accreditation
  • NP programs offered
  • Price
  • Convenience (% online vs. in-person, asynchronous vs. synchronous schedules)

Here are some online MSN programs that you should look at.

Maryville University

Accreditation

  • HLC
  • CCNE

Programs offered

  • AGACNP (Adult gerontology acute care)
  • AGPCNP (Adult gerontology primary care)
  • FNP (Family)
  • PMHNP (Psychatric mental health)
  • PNP (Pediatric)

Price

  • $797/credit hour

Convenience

  • 100% online
  • No required meetups for clinicals, labs, on-campus activities, orientation, etc.
  • 100% asynchronous scheduling
  • Clinicals where you live
  • No GRE or other entrance exam requirements
  • 6 start dates per year

Check out this post about going to Maryville:

Chamberlain University

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Accreditation

  • HLC
  • CCNE

Programs offered

  • FNP

Price

  • $650-665/credit hour

Convenience

  • 100% online
  • 3-day campus orientation required
  • 100% asynchronous scheduling
  • Clinicals where you live
  • No GRE or other entrance exam requirements

Frontier Nursing University

Accreditation

  • ACEN
  • SACS

Programs offered

  • FNP
  • PMHNP
  • WHCNP (Women’s health care)

Price

  • $565/credit hour

Convenience

  • Online classes
  • Two brief on-campus stays required (Hyden, KY)
  • Clinicals where you live
  • One year of Registered Nursing experience required

Honorable mentions

Georgetown University

The drawback of Georgetown is pricing… the program is in excess of $80k.

Simmons College

Like Georgetown pricing is high… the program is in excess of $60k.

This post will be updated over time. Please let us know if you have a good online NP MSN program to recommend!


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