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After years of caring for disabled, sick, and aging patients, many registered nurses (RNs) look forward to entering a management or administration role that supervises, teaches, and trains the next generation of young nurses. Earning a master of science in nursing (MSN) degree makes this career move possible.

The master of science in nursing degree can prepare you for a career in management and administration, or for a number of specialty nursing fields. MSN degree-holders can choose to become nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, or nurse anesthetists. They are also eligible to earn advanced practice licenses and national specialty certifications that dramatically increase their salaries.

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In Connecticut, the annual salaries for high-level nursing professionals are quite high by industry standards. A nurse practitioner, for example, could expect to earn around $93,400 per year. A nurse anesthetist could expect to make around $168,000 per year.

If you are interested in taking your nursing career to the next level, take a look at the below list of the best master of science in nursing programs in Connecticut.

Featured Schools

Bridgeport / Stamford / Norwalk area

Fairfield University
1073 North Benson Road | Fairfield, Connecticut 06824
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Sacred Heart University
5151 Park Avenue | Fairfield, Connecticut 06825
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Western Connecticut State University
181 White Street | Danbury, Connecticut 06810
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing

Hartford

Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley Street | New Britain, Connecticut 06050
  • Master of Science in Biological Sciences: Anesthesia
University of Connecticut
352 Mansfield Road | Storrs, Connecticut 06269
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue | West Hartford, Connecticut 06117
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Public Health
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
University of Saint Joseph
1678 Asylum Avenue | West Hartford, Connecticut 06117
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion

New Haven

Quinnipiac University
275 Mount Carmel Avenue | Hamden, Connecticut 06518
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Southern Connecticut State University
501 Crescent Street | New Haven, Connecticut 06515
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Yale University
Woodbridge Hall | New Haven, Connecticut 06520
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
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