The College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CNHS) has developed learning opportunities designed to give individuals with a baccalaureate degree in another academic discipline the theoretical and applied skills necessary for the professional practice of nursing.

The Entry Level MSN program is a full-time (most are day classes), seven-semester graduate program. Graduates of this program will be awarded a Master of Science in Nursing degree, and will be eligible to take the examination for licensure as a registered nurse.

College of Nursing and Health Sciences Mission

The mission of the CNHS is to prepare registered nurses in order to advance professional nursing and enhance the health of underserved and diverse populations. The CNHS is committed to academic excellence, collaborative community involvement, and promotion of faculty scholarly activities.

Program Approval

Metropolitan State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The master's degree in nursing at Metropolitan State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( and is approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.

This program is endorsed by the American Holistic Nursing Credentialing Corporation.

Graduates of the Entry Level MSN program are eligible for registration as a Public Health Nurse in the state of Minnesota after becoming licensed as a registered nurse in the state.  

Program details:

Applying to the Program Explore the Curriculum
Information Sessions Pre-Practicum Requirements

Contact Us

College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Metropolitan State Saint Paul Campus
700 East Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN 55106-5000