More States Approved for SAU’s Online MSN Program

Map of United States with a red tack stuck in it
Map of United States with a red tack stuck in it

Spring Arbor University’s Online MSN Continues Reaching Across the Nation.

Spring Arbor University offers flexible learning for those looking to meet the growing needs of patient care. Fully accredited, SAU’s online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) provides a comprehensive curriculum rooted in ethical practice. Recently, the MSN program has gained access to new territories including Oregon, North Dakota, the District of Columbia and - with some restrictions - Washington. In this article, we’ll discuss the latest updates to help you get started.


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A Closer Look at the MSN

SAU’s online nursing suite teaches you how to improve treatment quality and efficiency. Students with or without their Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) can work towards their MSN online. With multiple areas of focus, students can choose the best track that fits their career goals.

The following graduate degrees are available for BSN holders:

  • MSN/NP (Family Nurse Practitioner or Adult-Gerontology, Primary Care)
  • MSN/ Education (MSN-ED)

For nurses who already hold an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN), or have an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN), they can earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing with an ADN to BSN program while pursuing an MSN. The following bridge programs are available:

  • RN-MSN/ NP (Family Nurse Practioner or Adult-Gerontology, Primary Care)
  • RN-MSN/ Education

All of SAU’s nursing programs are online, clinical, and designed for working nurses. With a steadfast commitment to growth and development, SAU delivers faith-based education while supporting students through a caring community. 

State Authorization

As an NC-SARA approved institution, SAU’s accredited online MSN program is authorized in 44 states nationwide. NC-SARA serves as a regulatory system in higher education, overseeing the delivery of distance learning. It assures consistent consumer protection, promoting quality assurance and compliance between universities, accrediting agencies, the federal government, and states. 

Currently, SAU offers online nursing programs to residents in all states except the following:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Louisiana
  • New York (in process of approval)
  • South Dakota
  • Washington (MSN-NP and MSN/MBA approved - MSN-Ed not yet approved)

With expanding coverage, students now in Oregon, North Dakota, and the District of Columbia can enroll in any of SAU’s online MSN programs. For those residing in Washington, the MSN- Nurse Practioner and the MSN/ MBA tracks are both approved. It’s important to note that the MSN/ Education track is still pending approval for this state.

Steps Ahead

Uniquely designed for full-time nurses, SAU’s online MSN program prepares students to have a profound impact in the field. Students graduate ready to sit for licensure and promote quality patient care. Start your degree at the right time- choose from six start dates a year. Our flexible log in times and built-in student support is structured to help you complete your journey. Contact us for information today. 

Interested in learning more? Read about the advantages of being a nurse practitioner, learn about the benefits of an MSN/MBA program, or discover what you can do with an MSN in nurse education.


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