MSN Program

Broaden your career options with an accredited online MSN

You’re a registered nurse with a financially rewarding and personally fulfilling career, but you’re still looking for more. Earning your M.S. in Nursing (MSN) is your gateway to more career opportunities - advanced practice, administration or even teaching. While the average salary for an MSN varies with specialization and work environment, the demand for advanced practice nurses remains high as a result of the aging population and a greater focus on preventative care. 

Finish Faster

Earn your MSN quickly with our accelerated programs.


The master's degree program in nursing at Franklin University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Online Coursework

Balance earning your degree with being an RN.

Contemporary MSN

Get the most current insight and elevate your nursing practice.

Available MSN Tracks

Designed to meet the demands of busy registered nurses, Franklin’s M.S. in Nursing (MSN) tracks enable you to gain the relevant knowledge to advance your career in a flexible, online format that works with your schedule. 

M.S. in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP)

Manage the care of individuals and families within a primary care setting. Franklin’s 27-month M.S. in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP) track blends online coursework with on-site clinicals to equip you to sit for certification exams.

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M.S. in Nursing - Generalist (MSN)

Excel in a variety of healthcare or education settings with Franklin’s M.S. in Nursing - Generalist (MSN) track. The MSN-Generalist prepares you for leadership roles, advanced practice or nursing education. Complete your degree in as few as 18 months.

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M.S. in Nursing - Nurse Administrator (MSN-ADM)

Lead strategic change and manage teams with Franklin’s M.S. in Nursing-Nurse Administrator track (MSN-ADM). The MSN-ADM prepares you for leadership roles or nursing education. Complete your degree in as few as 16 months.

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RN to MSN Pathway

Build on your associate degree or nursing diploma with a 12-week bridge course as your pathway into the M.S. in Nursing (MSN) program or the M.S. in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP) track. Acceptance in the MSN or MSN-FNP requires a final grade of B or better in the course.  

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