Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing Online
This accelerated RN to MSN online program offers two fast-track options for nurses who want to move straight into a master's degree program.
See a snapshot of the UTA RN to MSN online program
The RN to MSN program tracks are designed for licensed registered nurses who wish to earn a BSN and continue their education immediately to a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in Administration, Education or Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). In addition to a flexible online learning environment and expert instructors, students benefit from a curriculum that combines the latest nursing theory with hands-on practicum experience. Upon graduation, students are qualified for national FNP certification or prepared to launch a successful career as a nurse educator or nurse administrator.
The University of Texas at Arlington RN to MSN online program offers an expedited timetable at an excellent value. With two paths to choose from, the MSN Nurse Educator or the MSN Administration, this program equips you to be a leader in education or hospital nursing administration. This accelerated nursing program allows you to complete your MSN in less time—and save more money—than if you enrolled in the RN to BSN and MSN programs separately.
This CCNE-accredited nursing program advances your leadership skills in the growing field of nursing and prepares you for exciting roles, such as:
- Nurse Researcher
- Nurse Educator
- Nurse Administrator
- Nurse Researcher
- Nurse Educator
- Nurse Administrator
Residents of certain states may not be eligible to enroll in all UTA accelerated online programs. See program map for details. Currently enrolled students who reside in ineligible states will need approval to continue uninterrupted in their programs in accordance with applicable state laws. Approval is not guaranteed.
UTA offers a wide variety of nursing programs online. Check out all of our online nursing programs.
The baccalaureate, master's and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree programs and the post-graduate APRN certificate program in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at The University of Texas at Arlington are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
"The UT Arlington program builds off your work experience already and that was the biggest factor of why I chose it."
Roberta Deutsch, Graduate of UTA's Online RN to MSN Program
Pay for your online program by the course
The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing students with a quality, affordable education. That's why this online program offers pay-by-the course options.
Did you know if you enroll now and complete your program without interruption, you can lock in your tuition rate? Read more
“...What I really liked about the program was the fact that I could be online, do the classes on my schedule...”
RN to MSN online graduate
Know our application deadlines and class schedules
Our RN to MSN online program offers multiple start dates to accommodate your professional and personal schedule.
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Ready to take the next steps toward earning your degree?
Read the details of our admission criteria for our RN to MSN online program
The College of Nursing and Health Innovation admission process is the first step toward changing your life and enriching the lives of others. Familiarize yourself with these admission requirements, along with information on required documentation.
- Online application
- Official transcripts
- Active RN license
- Work experience*
Online Admission Requirements
- Completed online application and application fee
- Active and Unencumbered RN License verifiable via Nursys or State Boards of Nursing (BON)
- If the license is unable to be verified, the student must send in a copy via email of the license for verification. Acceptance will be on hold until the license is verified. Use the RN License Upload Form to submit license.
- Students that do not have a license but graduated within 1 year of completion of the ADN program will have the license checklist waived and accepted to the AO RN to BSN program. However, the license will be verified within NURS 3345. If the license is unable to be verified, students will be unable to progress.
- 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) of all courses completed
- TOEFL or TSI may apply.
- The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam is satisfied by resident status, Associate's Degree, or completion of Composition I and II with a grade of C or better plus 24 additional transferrable hours at a college or university located in the U.S. Otherwise, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam is required if the applicant's native or first language is not English. Additional information is available here.
- Completed Texas Success Initiative (TSI). This will NOT prevent admission, but the requirement must be satisfied during the first semester of enrollment.
*Applicants who meet all the admission requirements listed above but have fewer than 2 years of clinical experience may be granted provisional admission.
At this time, the program is only open to United States Citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents (Green Card holders), and individuals who hold an H1-B Visa or other valid U.S. work visa.
Official transcripts from all colleges/universities you have attended should be submitted, along with required documents, from the granting institution(s) to:
Electronic Submission (faster processing)
U.S. Postal ServiceUTA Undergraduate Admissions
701 S. Nedderman Drive
Arlington, TX 76019-0114
Have a question? Call us at 866-489-2810.
Learn more about our admission requirements, review the nursing handbook and policies, and discover tips for success on the UTA College of Nursing and Health Innovation (CONHI) page.
Gain the knowledge you need in these online nursing courses
This program can be completed at an accelerated pace depending on which RN to MSN track is selected as well as meeting the requirements for the BSN.
Students begin the program as an undergraduate in the RN-BSN program and must meet all undergraduate requirements prior to transitioning into the MSN program of choice. Prior to completing the BSN requirement, two graduate-level courses must be completed. Those courses will be two of the last three courses needed to complete the undergraduate requirements. The courses will be applied to meet both BSN electives and MSN core requirements.
Once a student officially graduates with their BSN, the student must continue to the MSN program within one semester, excluding summer, to successfully transition. The estimated date of completion is dependent upon the successful completion of the undergraduate program and transition period, as well as the length of the program outline of the specific MSN program chosen.
Students in UTA's accelerated online program who have Technical Writing or an equivalent will not be required to enroll in Technical Writing (ENGL 2338). The equivalent courses for Technical Writing are any sophomore level (2000 level course) Literature, Philosophy, or Speech course. View course equivalency charts.
Prior to completing the BSN requirement, two graduate-level courses must be completed. Those courses will be two of the last three courses needed to complete the undergraduate requirements. The courses will be applied to meet both BSN electives and MSN core requirements.
UTA’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation has designed its online RN to MSN program to include all the courses you need to graduate with your MSN, including general courses, in a flexible format that enables you to continue working as you pursue your MSN.
You can apply by clicking the Apply Now button. This unique online delivery format is cost-effective and an efficient way to earn an MSN degree.
When you are accepted to any of our online nursing programs, we'll give you access to your nursing degree plan, which indicates which courses you satisfied and which courses you still need to complete, via the MyMav Self Service Student Center.
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*Cost is a combination of discounts and scholarships. Additional fees may apply, and students may be required to complete additional non-nursing courses, which could increase the total cost of the program. University reserves the right to increase prices at any time.