Is there any difference between MN (Master of Nursing) and
MSN (Master of Science in Nursing)? If you could elaborate
on these degrees, it would be much appreciated.
Quote from ruralgirl08
I have noticed at a couple local universities, the difference between the MN and an MScN, is that the MScN has a thesis component, while the MN is course based only.
Ryerson University, here in Toronto, Canada offers a MN, and you have a choice to do either a course based MN of a thesis based one.
I've heard that the main difference between MN and MSN as well as BN and BSN(BScN) is that the ones that have Science in their program title are nursing department that are part of the bigger science department in that uni. and the ones that don't have the science in the name are "free standing, or independent" (idk how to say it) nursing departments... that's what I've heard...
MN = MSN and BN = BSN(BScN) there is no major difference
as far as I understand...
as for the confusion with NPs... NPs are required to have a MN/MSN but after they complete it I think they have to also complete some specific NP course/certificate(not totally sure about it though), and then write the NP exam to get their license... that's how it is in Ontario, Canada. Have a MN/MSN doesn't automatically make you a Np!
I also know that me be able to go for NP you have to have 2 years of experience as a RN "Equivalence of 2 years of direct nursing (RN) experience in the last five years (> 3,640 hours"http://np-education.ca/np/index.cfm?main=faq.html#
more info regarding NP and MN http://www.ryerson.ca/graduate/progr...moverview.html
Last edit by RPN_2012 on Apr 22, '10