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Master of Science in Nursing – BSN to MSN

Expand Your Skills. Advance Your Career.

Our online Master of Science in Nursing–BSN to MSN program prepares graduates for advanced generalist practice in a variety of roles that include direct clinical care, management, and education.

Next Start Date: January 11, 2021

Why Ameritech

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Finish Fast

Combining speed and academic rigor, students can complete the program in as few as 3 semesters or 45 weeks.

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Flexible Program

The accelerated BSN to MSN program is designed with working nurses in mind. Delivered online and asynchronously, the program enables you to do your coursework when it’s most convenient for you – so you can balance your education with the rest of your life.

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Focused Curriculum

The curriculum reflects the Essentials of Master’s Education for Nursing, as established by The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Focused content and clinical experiences relevant to management, population health, and case management are woven throughout the program, helping graduates improve population health outcomes, apply organizational and systems leadership, implement quality improvement and improve safety.

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Immersive Experiences

BSN to MSN students work closely with faculty to develop an individualized capstone project in leadership, case management or population health that includes relevant fieldwork experiences, helping graduates gain relevant and meaningful expertise.

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Advance Your Career

The program delivers the educational background you need to advance your nursing career. Graduates are prepared for advanced generalist practice, leadership, and education roles. You will also be prepared for research or practice-focused doctoral programs if you choose to continue your education.

Why Earn Your MSN Degree?

Earn a Great Living

Master degree-prepared nurses generally earn salaries ranging from $84,000 (25th percentile) to $130,500 (75th percentile) a year across the U.S.—with an average annual pay of $105,867 for MSN, RNs.*

Maximize Growth Potential

With an MSN degree, you may become eligible for jobs with more responsibility and potentially higher earnings, including leadership, management, and teaching positions. You’ll also have greater opportunities for professional advancement outside of basic clinical care, including specialties like pediatrics, gynecology, surgery, oncology, diabetes, psychiatry, and more.

Become Eligible for Advanced Degrees

An MSN enables you to pursue advanced degrees and certifications, including those for the highest paying nursing jobs: nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, nurse anesthetist, clinical nurse specialist, and more. Our program also ensures that you’ll have a strong foundation to further your education in practice and research-focused doctoral programs. Whatever path you choose, an MSN degree empowers you with the skills you need to pursue your educational and career goals.

Improve Your Work-Life Balance

MSN-prepared nurses are more likely to obtain leadership roles or other positions that follow a more conventional work schedule depending on the career path, allowing you to have a better work-life balance.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE INFORMATION

Ameritech College of Healthcare is an authorized participant in SARA. SARA is an agreement among member states, districts and territories in which participating states adhere to established standards offering postsecondary distance education courses and program. SARA allows students to participate in online courses and online programs in other SARA states with a few restrictions including externship/internships and clinical requirements. For more information and a list of member states, please visit National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) website.

Prospective students who reside outside of the state of Utah and who are interested in any Ameritech’s online programs which lead to professional licensure are expected to inquire with the appropriate licensing agency in their home state, prior to beginning the program in order to assure that the program is approved to provide the desired licensure. To assist with the research, NC-SARA provides a Professional Licensure Directory with contact information for all 50 states and 3 territories for Nursing.

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Next Start Date: January 11, 2021

Our Master of Science in Nursing–BSN to MSN program offers three enrollment periods annually, with our next start date being January 11th.

Learn from Leaders in Nursing

Ameritech is known for nursing education. We are proud to have helped thousands of students graduate and form successful careers as registered nurses. From our skilled faculty to our dedicated learner support, we are here to ensure that our graduates have the confidence and competence to succeed in their desired career path.

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Small Class Sizes

Our accelerated BSN to MSN program cohort sizes are small, enabling you to build relationships with our faculty and gain the personal attention you need to become a successful nurse leader.

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Experienced, Supportive Faculty

Our instructors are dedicated to our students’ success, providing the personal attention that you need to thrive academically and in your career.

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Easy-to-Use Online Learning Platform

The BSN to MSN program is offered using the easy and intuitive Canvas Learning Management System. With this user-friendly, fully-integrated platform, your classroom, library, and online education resources are just one click away.

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Job Placement Assistance

Our dedicated career services provide students with job placement assistance, giving you an indispensable resource for new employment opportunities.

Our Program At-A-Glance

35 Total Credit Hours

Degree Level

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Program Length

45 Weeks (3 semesters)

Location

Online with on the ground and clinical components

Required Clinical Hours

180

Ameritech’s Master of Science in Nursing—BSN to MSN program prepares graduates for advanced generalist care, organization and system leadership roles, participation in research, advanced holistic nursing care, as well as an understanding of graduate-level nursing practices that will culminate in field experiences in the final semester capstone course. Content and competencies relevant to leadership and advanced nursing are woven throughout the program. Students select a capstone concentration in leadership or advanced nursing that includes a field experience. Courses are provided in an online, asynchronous format, have a direct-care clinical component, and offer virtual simulation.

For more detailed information about our academic programs, please download our College Catalog.

Accreditation

The Master of Science in Nursing degree program at Ameritech College of Healthcare is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530 Washington, DC 20036 Phone: (202) 887-6791

Curriculum

Semester 1 
CourseCredits
NUR 505 Nursing Management of Clinical Outcomes4
NUR 515 Advanced Health Care Research4
NUR 525 Advanced Issues in Nursing Leadership4
Total Semester Credits12
Semester 2 
CourseCredits
NUR 605 Health Care Systems, Technology, and Finance4
NUR 615 Global Health Disparities4
NUR 625 Disaster Management4
Total Semester Credits12
Semester 3 
CourseCredits
NUR 635 Case Management for the Nursing Practice4
NUR 645 Advanced Population Health4
NUR 655 Capstone3
Total Semester Credits11

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of their program of study, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrates a fuller understanding of the discipline of nursing in order to engage in higher practice and leadership in a variety of settings
  • Build collaborative interprofessional healthcare teams to address gaps in population health
  • Synthesize research, critical thinking, and knowledge to support evidence-based practice of care
  • Design innovative, holistic plans of care as an advocate for the health and well-being of diverse communities
  • Lead the delivery of competent, safe, quality, and outcome-centered care that utilizes technology, builds upon research, and optimizes healthcare resources to serve diverse people, families, and communities
  • Advance professional excellence through ongoing preparation for licensure, certification, doctoral studies, and lifelong learning

Employment Outcomes For Ameritech Nursing Graduates

Ameritech’s nursing graduates are employed by a variety of industries and employers.

Diverse Industries1:

  • Home Health
  • Long Term Care
  • Acute Care (ED, ICU, OB, Medical, SDS, Pediatrics, etc.)
  • Public Health
  • Telehealth
  • Nursing Homes
  • Care Facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Physician Office
  • Private Homes
  • Insurance Companies

Utah’s Major Hospitals2:

  • Intermountain Healthcare (Primary Children’s Hospital, Utah Valley Regional Hospital, Intermountain Medical Center, American Fork Hospital, and many others)
  • University of Utah
  • Steward Medical Group
  • Utah State Developmental Center
  • Utah State Prison
  • Davis Hospital

Statement from Our Associate Dean of Nursing

“The nurse of the future is one that is highly educated to meet the increasingly complex nature of our growing patient population. The attainment of an MSN degree allows students to gain advanced knowledge, experience, and skills suitable for leadership, educational, or management roles, as well as the opportunity to possibly garner higher earnings than their peers with a BSN degree. Ameritech’s Master of Science in Nursing–BSN to MSN program prepares graduates with advanced knowledge that better positions students for a wide variety of career opportunities and nursing specializations. While the healthcare industry is undergoing a radical transformation, nursing remains one of the most respected and high-demand career fields overall. An MSN degree empowers you to increase your impact as a nurse to further enhance and elevate the profession of nursing. With advanced knowledge and a graduate degree, you will be in a better position to effect change within and beyond your own unit of facility. Ameritech College of Healthcare’s graduate program faculty members are committed to and invested in your success in this program.”

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Lisa Harper, RN, PhD
Associate Dean of Nursing
Ameritech College of Healthcare

Frequently Asked Questions

Our BSN to MSN program is designed with working nurses in mind. Building on their BSN, students can receive MSN in as few as 3 semesters or 45 weeks. Visit our program page to learn more.

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Ameritech’s BSN to MSN program can be completed in as little as 45 weeks with 180 required clinical hours. Find more information about the program here.

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At this time, the tuition for the program is $15,750 based on 35 credit hours. Financial aid available for qualifying students. 

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According to ZipRecruiter, salaries for nurses with an MSN range from $84,000 (25th percentile) to $130,500 (75th percentile) a year across the U.S.

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Based on guidelines by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Utah Department of Health, Ameritech College has transitioned to virtual classroom instruction with labs and simulations taking place on campus with additional precautions. More information is available on our website here.

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Our future semesters will begin and end as scheduled, but with additional precautions in place. Please see the COVID-19 Update page here.

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