Top schools offering Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree programs:

Jacksonville University
- Students can earn the MSN degree online from Jacksonville University, named one of “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010 for the sixth consecutive year in U.S. News & World Report.
- The MSN degree online courses are taught by the same professors who teach on-campus students.
- Students can choose either a Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Nursing Administration or Nursing Education.

University of Tampa
- The Master of Science Nursing degree offers graduate-level study with adult and family nurse practitioner concentrations. Admission to the MSN Program is competitive.
- In the U.S. News and World Report annual ranking, America’s Best Colleges 2010, UT is listed in the top tier in the category Universities–Master’s (South).

The University of Texas at Austin
- It offers the Alternate Entry Master of Science in Nursing (AE MSN) program which is an accelerated program of study leading to a Master's in Nursing degree for persons with baccalaureate or higher degrees outside nursing.
- The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing has received the “2005 Best School or College of Nursing for Men Award” for significant efforts in recruiting and retaining men in nursing.

Indiana University
- It offers the Master of Science in Nursing program with a variety of tracks to prepare nurses for virtually every area of health care. MSN Tracks include: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner; Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist; Adult Nurse Practitioner; Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing; Family Nurse Practitioner; Nursing Administration; Nursing Education; Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.
- The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program continually ranks among the nation’s elite programs.

Pacific Lutheran University
- The University offers the Master of Science in Nursing degree which can be completed in either 4 semesters/2 years on a full-time basis, or 6 semesters/3 years on a part-time basis.
- The Master of Science in Nursing program has two concentrations: Care and Outcomes Manager (COM) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).
- Pacific Lutheran University is listed in the top tier of Master's Universities in the West (USNWR 2011).

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