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The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program at Elms College has been ranked by Forbes Advisor (FA) as one of the most affordable, high-quality online MSN programs in the United States. The MSN program at Elms was one of nine programs ranked by FA and the only one located in Massachusetts.

Forbes Advisor is part of the Forbes organization and is dedicated to helping consumers make the best financial choices. A portion of their editorial content includes the ranking of higher education institutions and programs.

“This ranking by Forbes Advisor shows that the programs we offer in the School of Nursing, such as the MSN program, are highly regarded across the country,” said Julie Beck, D.Ed., RN, CNE, dean of Elms College’s School of Nursing. “A significant part of this recognition goes to our dedicated nursing faculty who provide our nursing students with an extraordinary healthcare experience.”

The MSN program at Elms is fully online and allows students to pursue one of four tracks: Nursing & Health Services Management, Nursing Education, and an MSN/MBA dual degree option. The fourth track, School Nursing, is the only MSN School Nursing Program in the United States.

“Our MSN students are experienced professional nurses who are looking to advance their careers. What makes our program unique is that we challenge our students to embrace the rapidly changing healthcare environment, while supporting their work-school-life balance,” said Emily Cabrera, Ed.D., MSN, RN, director of the MSN program at Elms.

For the online MSN rankings, FA rated data from several sources in the following categories: affordability, credibility, student outcomes, student experience, and the application process.

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