Master Your Nursing Career

A Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) can lead to a variety of new and exciting nursing career opportunities some of which come with higher annual salaries. You can immediately use the skills taught throughout the program to elevate your level of patient care, management skills, or better prepare others to be nurses themselves. You will graduate with a renewed spirit of independent inquiry, enhanced critical thinking and communication skills, and the tools needed to advance within the healthcare industry.

The three MSN concentrations offered as part of the MSN curriculum — Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Leadership (formerly Health Care Systems Management), and Nurse Educator — are designed to further expand your knowledge in your chosen area of study and can help position you for job roles that may require an advanced understanding and specific level of subject-matter expertise. Whether your career goal is to pursue leadership opportunities within healthcare, become a primary care practitioner, or help prepare the next generation of nurses as an educator or instructor, Loyola’s MSN can put you on your path to career prosperity.

Due to the national shortage of health care providers, there has never been a better time to obtain an advanced degree in nursing. Loyola University New Orleans is proud to offer degree programs that both address these national needs and empower you to advance in the workforce. For information on MSN careers and MSN degree salaries, visit our concentration-specific career pages.

Family Nurse Practitioner Career Outlook

An MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner education will prepare you to provide comprehensive primary care to patients throughout the lifespan.

Read more about the career outlook for an MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner.

Nursing Leadership Career Outlook

The MSN in Nursing Leadership (formerly Health Care Systems Management) career will equip nursing professionals with the credentials and leadership capabilities to manage efficient health systems.

Read about the career outlook for an MSN in Nursing Leadership.

Nurse Educator Career Outlook

An MSN in Nurse Education will address the ever-growing problem of the country’s nurse educator shortage and prepare students who have clinical experience for a career in nursing education.

Read more about the career outlook for an MSN in Nurse Education.

Degree Median MSN Salary by Years of Experience

Years of Experience Diploma Associate's Bachelor's
Less than 4 years $50,000 $59,510 $66,115
5-9 years $56,400 $64,726 $71,018
10-19 years $65,037 $63,822 $77,474
20 years or more $70,143 $66,242 $80,575

Source: Payscale1

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