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Associate Degreed Nurse (ADN) to Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Your associate degree brought you into a nursing career. A Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree can help take your career to the next level. WesternU offers a direct pathway for nurses with an associate’s degree to earn an MSN in two years without going back to school for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

College of Graduate Nursing:

  • Culture of Humanism and Health Equity
  • First online MSN-FNP program in the nation (1997)
  • First entry level Masters of Nursing in California (2004)
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College of Graduate Nursing ADN to MSN

WesternU’s graduate nursing programs are designed for nurses who wish to continue working in their profession, keep family commitments, and live in their home community while pursuing a graduate education.

You complete your academic curriculum through self-directed online asynchronous courses and two virtual seminar intensives per semester.
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Best Grad Schools U.S. News & World Report

For the 3rd consecutive year, the College of Graduate Nursing (CGN) is among the best in the nation and the state according to U.S. News & World Report. CGN was named as a Best Nursing School: Masters 2024. WesternU also earned the following distinctions: Best Medical School: Research, Most Diverse, Most Graduates Practicing in Medically Underserved Areas, and Most Graduates Practicing in Rural Areas.

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