Master of Science in Nursing - RN to MSN

You are driven to care and to serve, which is why you became a nurse. Now you can take your career to another level and maximize your impact by obtaining a master's degree in nursing from Carroll University. Transform your ADN into a graduate degree in less than two years with Carroll’s unique RN to MSN program. Select from nurse educator or nurse leadership tracks to amplify your career potential as a clinical nurse educator or clinical nurse leader.
The RN to Master of Science in Nursing program is a 51-credit program, offered in 20 months or over five full-time semesters. The RN to MSN is open to anyone with an ADN wishing to continue their education at the graduate level. Our 8-week hybrid courses mix online learning with labs and clinicals, designed around a consistent schedule for your convenience.

Virtual Info Sessions

Learn more about Carroll's Master of Science in Nursing Program

Accelerated. Convenient. 

  • 8-week hybrid courses with in-person and online components.
  • In-person meetings once per week.
  • A consistent course schedule makes planning easier.

Why an ADN (RN) to MSN Degree?

  • Carroll’s nursing program consistently top rated.
  • Provides an opportunity to continue your education at the graduate level. 
  • Graduates will be prepared to pursue leadership opportunities.
  • Pursue your passion as a nurse educator or nurse leader.  

Two Tracks

  • Nurse Educator – train and mentor others, in educational, clinical or business settings. You’ll take select courses offered in coordination with Carroll’s School of Education and Human Services.
  • Nurse Leader - manage care teams and plan and coordinate care. You’ll take select courses coordinated with Carroll’s School of Business.

State-of-the-art Facilities

Carroll University’s nursing program occupies space in two modern nursing lab facilities—the brand new Donald and Martha DeWees Nursing Simulation and Collaboration Hub and the newly renovated Henke Nursing Center— on our historic main campus in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Donald and Martha DeWees Nursing Simulation and Collaboration Hub

Located within Doug and Nancy Hastad Hall

  • Five simulation rooms with adjoining control and observation rooms
  • State-of-the-art medical manikins and equipment
  • Four debriefing pods
  • Lecture space
  • Large laboratory/examination area equipped with hospital beds and exam tables
Henke Nursing Center

Located within Otteson Theatre and the Humphrey Memorial Chapel and Art Center

  • Nursing simulation laboratory - Two simulation rooms with adjoining control and observation rooms
  • Classroom space
  • Computer lab
  • Nursing faculty offices

Program Details

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Virtual Information Sessions 
Join faculty and admissions to learn more about the program and admission process. These meetings will be held using Microsoft Teams.

Friday, May 19, 2023 - 10:00a.m. RSVP Here
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 - 2:00p.m. RSVP Here
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023 - 11:30a.m. RSVP Here
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023 - 1:00p.m. RSVP Here
Friday, Nov. 17, 2023 - 9:00a.m. RSVP Here

Campus Open House
Join us on campus to meet with faculty and tour our facilities
Wednesday, July 19, 2023 - 6:00p.m. RSVP Here

Contact Carly Leigeber to learn more at or 262-524-7473 or schedule a meeting here.

Financial Support

  • Graduate level federal loan eligibility for candidates with three years of full-time undergraduate coursework.
  • Employer based tuition reimbursement.
  • Assistance with the facilitation of state NEP loans.

Meet the Faculty

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