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States with RN to MSN schools

How will your RN to MSN education stack up?

Take a few moments to compare how the RN to MSN education in your home state compares with that of other states in the nation. The US has 1,834 brick and mortar RN to MSN schools.

Top Schools

The following schools that have RN to MSN programs were ranked top in the nation in 2010:

  1. Yale University - located in New Haven, Connecticut
  2. Columbia University in the City of New York - located in New York, New York
  3. University of Pennsylvania - located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Student Demographics

In 2010, degrees in RN to MSN were earned by 167,495 students in the US. Of these students, 6,878 received certifications in nursing, 149,080 received an undergraduate degree in nursing, and 11,537 received a graduate-level degree in nursing.


Students can pursue education in nursing at the following levels:

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
  • Master's Degree in Nursing
  • Doctoral Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Nursing

The skills and/or knowledge that RN to MSN students can expect to gain during the course of their RN to MSN education are:

  • Clerical
  • Bio-ethical Decision Making
  • Organization
  • Patient Assessment
  • Judgment and Decision Making


On average in 2010, RN to MSN schools in the US charged $21,852 in tuition per year. The highest tuition was charged by the following RN to MSN schools:

  1. Columbia University in the City of New York - located in New York, New York, students paid $41,316
  2. George Washington University - located in Washington, Washington DC, students paid $41,655
  3. Johns Hopkins University - located in Baltimore, Maryland, students paid $39,150

The lowest tuition was charged by the following RN to MSN schools:

  1. University of Central Florida - located in Orlando, Florida, students paid $4,526
  2. University of South Florida-Main Campus - located in Tampa, Florida, students paid $4,577
  3. Appalachian State University - located in Boone, North Carolina, students paid $4,491

Projected Growth

The projected growth for nurses is expected to be the fastest in the following states:

  1. Wyoming - 0%
  2. Kentucky - 0%
  3. Texas - 0%


Nurses in the US can make an average of $NaN per year. However, the salary for a nurse can greatly vary based on factors such as work conditions, experience or shift differentials. On average, a nurse earns the most in the following states:

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So what kind of job can you get after studying

Below you'll find various popular careers! Compare professions and see which one you find interesting!

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
Registered Nurses 2,655,020 $67,720 12.1%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 31,390 $81,830 -45.8%