As a nurse, you know that the profession is ever-changing. You’ve thought about it, and now you’ve decided to earn a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree. But where do you go to earn your MSN degree—what is the best option? At Chamberlain University, you can choose the MSN degree specialty track that best matches your specific goals, interests and needs. Our MSN specialty tracks are designed to prepare nurses for a variety of advanced roles in nursing practice, including those that require skills in delivering direct and indirect care, leading healthcare initiatives, and educating patients, staff and the community.
There are many great reasons to earn your MSN degree at Chamberlain, but we’ll narrow them down to the top five:
- Chamberlain’s expertise: Chamberlain is the largest nursing school in the U.S. and we have been providing high-quality nursing education for over a century. We offer an online MSN degree program with a variety of specialty tracks and accelerated options. Our staff and 100% doctoral-prepared faculty provide relentless, personalized support. The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), and the MSN degree program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), which is one of the leading accreditation authorities for nursing schools in the United States. At Chamberlain, we continue to raise the standard of nursing and healthcare education and seek to advance healthcare outcomes in communities across the U.S. and around the world.
- Specialty tracks: As a registered nurse (RN), you’ve likely been drawn to a specific area of the profession—maybe it’s mentoring the nursing students on the floor, working with the aging, or implementing new technology. Maybe you’ve always dreamed of practicing more independently as a nurse practitioner, or leading a team of nurses. As you take that next professional step as a nurse, hone your skills in one of Chamberlain’s nine MSN specialty tracks:
- Speed: RNs know how precious time can be. At Chamberlain, you can earn your MSN degree in as few as two years. And if you really dedicate yourself, there is an Accelerated MSN Option that can reduce the time to just 1.5 semesters. There is also an Accelerated MSN with Clinical Nursing Leadership Option that can be completed in as few as 2.5 semesters. The accelerated options provide increased flexibility and speed in the delivery of the MSN degree program to meet the needs of a wider range of master’s in nursing students. Because of the integrative design of the curricula, time to completion is shortened in comparison to other tracks or options within Chamberlain's MSN degree program. Take a look at the accelerated curriculum plans to see how these options might work for you.
- Flexibility: RNs who want to further their education while continuing to practice as a nurse will appreciate the flexibility of Chamberlain’s online MSN program. We have starting dates every eight weeks, allowing you to get going when the time is right for you. And you can complete courses and assignments within an individualized time frame while maintaining weekly interaction with faculty in each course. This gives you more flexibility in managing work, life and family responsibilities while completing your nursing master’s degree coursework. Study on your own schedule—and in your own home—with flexible online learning at Chamberlain.
- Hands-On Experience: You may be earning your MSN degree online, but you will still have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience as part of your practicum. If you choose a clinical track, you’ll work alongside healthcare providers in your local area to strengthen your assessment, diagnostic and patient care skills and so much more. Should you choose a non-clinical track, you will complete a practicum project and also devote time to your area of specialization focused on client outcomes in a clinical setting.
Learn about our mission and other great reasons to pursue your higher education goals at Chamberlain University—a network of more than 100,000 students and alumni, offering various financial aid options, college credit transfers, the Preceptor Matching Service and more. Begin your path to an online MSN degree by applying today.
Chamberlain University, an accredited institution, offers bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and certificate programs in nursing and healthcare professions. With a growing network of campuses and robust online programs, Chamberlain continues to build on more than 130 years of excellence in preparing extraordinary healthcare professionals.
Chamberlain University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post graduate APRN certificate programs at Chamberlain University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE).
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