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WesternU / College of Graduate Nursing / Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Designed for the bachelor’s-prepared RN, our Master of Science in Nursing (BSN to MSN) program allows you to earn your MSN while continuing to work in your home community. Full-time students complete the program in two years.

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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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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  • WesternU Preview Day & Open House | California Campus

    Saturday, November 16 at 8:30 AM Pacific Standard Time

    Get to know WesternU, our programs, and our community. Choose your program of interest and join us on our Pomona, California campus to: – Hear directly from our president and faculty members about program curriculum and highlights – Explore our classrooms, labs, hands-on learning spaces, and more – Connect with current students and learn about their experiences – Participate in hands-on, interactive workshops – Learn about navigating the admissions process and preparing to meet our application requirements – Gain insights into setting yourself up for admissions success