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Master of Science in Nursing – BSN to MSN

Expand Your Skills. Advance Your Career with an MSN Degree.

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 10, 2022

Why Ameritech’s BSN to MSN Program?

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Earn your MSN Quickly

Earning your MSN doesn’t need to take years. Our BSN-MSN can be completed in as little as 1 year.1

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Flexible Program

The 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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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.

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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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Our BSN to MSN program requires a completed bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and an unencumbered RN license. Learn more about our admissions requirements.

  • 1. Licensed nurses with a bachelor’s degree may apply for the BSN to MSN program.

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.


Ameritech is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) which allows us to provide distance learning programs (both online and in the form of supervised field experiences) and coursework to residents of states other than Utah.  NC-SARA membership, however, does not grant reciprocity or exempt us from state professional licensing requirements.

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Next Start Date: January 10, 2022

Our Master of Science in Nursing–BSN to MSN program offers three enrollment periods annually, with our next start date being January 10th.

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 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 BSN to MSN Program At-A-Glance

35 Total Credit Hours

Degree Level

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Program Length

Graduate in less than 1 year


Online with on the ground and clinical components

Required Clinical Hours


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.

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The master’s degree program in nursing at Ameritech College of Healthcare is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

BSN to MSN Program Curriculum

Semester 1 
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 
NUR 605 Health Care Systems, Technology, and Finance4
NUR 615 Global Health Disparities4
NUR 625 Disaster Management4
Total Semester Credits12
Semester 3 
NUR 635 Case Management for Nursing Practice4
NUR 645 Advanced Population Health4
NUR 655 Capstone3
Total Semester Credits11

*This sample schedule is for illustrative purposes only. Not every student will complete classes in the same order.

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.”


Lisa Harper, PhD, RN, BSN, MSN
Dean of Nursing
Ameritech College of Healthcare

FAQs About Our BSN to MSN Program

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 1 year with 180 required clinical hours. Find more information about the program here.

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To learn more about tuition and fees for the BSN to MSN program, please visit our financial aid page. 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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