You can get an RN diploma or Associate Degree Nurse (ADN) Diploma as a master’s degree in nursing and you don’t have to take an additional course for Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN).
If you are interested in getting a master’s degree, you should look at the program’s term of RN to MSN.
On the other hand, several schools offer programs for nurse and after the completion, a nurse gets a congruent BSN and MSN.
If you have finished the ADN program or have a bachelor’s degree in anything but nursing, these programs will ideal for you to complete an MSN degree.
Find the list of all RN to MSN program by states:
Before you start any program, make sure that a program you will be attending is accredited and accepted by a minimum of one national nursing school accreditation institution.
If you choose an official and accredited program on the national level, you will be eligible to apply for federal student loans or state entitlement programs.
To get accreditation, every school needs to provide high professional and academic standards.
If you enroll in an accredited program, you will have more opportunities to apply for advanced degrees.
Also, employers prefer students who have finished programs within accredited ed schools.
In the USA, two national accreditations maintain the accreditation process of nursing education programs.
The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) is in charge of all nursing programs including diploma, associate’s, baccalaureate, and master’s degree.
The second institution is the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) maintains the process of programs on the baccalaureate and master’s level.