Nursing M.S.

Now enrolling for Fall 2023

Take your nursing career in a new direction with a Master of Science in Nursing from Vermont State. This online, six-semester program will prepare you to step into nursing leadership and educator roles at a time when this in-demand field needs nurses to help train new nurses to meet the needs of their communities.

Here, you'll practice the full range of skills to prepare for leadership roles. Classes meet in eight-week modules, and students are guided by an M.S.N.-level nursing advisor. Clinical hours can be completed in a variety of settings, including your place of employment.

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Why Earn your M.S.N. at Vermont State?

  • Flexible program: Eight-week modules allow you to enroll when you’re ready and complete the program at your own pace, one course at a time. You can earn your M.S.N in 24 months!
  • Meet clinical hours in a way that works for you: Required clinical hours can be completed locally and sometimes even at your current job. Our clinical coordinator can also help you find a placement.
  • Professors who care: You’ll have direct access to your professors through in-person or virtual office hours, and small class sizes lead to the kind of relationship-building that will help you excel.
  • Increased earning potential: The estimated total annual pay for a clinical nurse leader is $98,000.*

*Source: Glassdoor

Concentrations in Nursing

Students in this program choose a concentration to combine with their foundational classes.

  • Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Nurse Educator

To apply, please select Nursing from the list on the application. You will have opportunity to identify your concentration interest after you apply.

Financial Aid for Nursing Students

Vermont State University is providing a high-quality, affordable degree in nursing to students across Vermont and beyond. Our financial aid team is here to help you explore all your options.

Many clinical affiliates offer tuition assistance for students who agree to work for the facility as an LPN or RN after graduation. Several facilities offer additional scholarship programs to help their employees pay for nursing school including, but not limited to, Southwestern Vermont Health Care, Central Vermont Medical Center, The University of Vermont Medical Center, and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. We encourage prospective students to reach out to local facilities to learn about available opportunities. Contact with questions and for assistance.


The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Vermont State University has received provisional approval (pending graduation of the first class) from the Vermont Board of Nursing (BON). Email:

Office of Professional Regulation, 89 Main Street, 3rd Floor Montpelier, VT 05620-3402. Phone: 802.828.2396 

The master’s degree program in nursing at Vermont State University is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education,655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202.887.6791. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.