Get ready for a nursing career with La Roche University’s flexible Entry Level Master of Science in Nursing program. In just 20 months, you can gain the clinical knowledge and skills you need to enter the nursing profession at an advanced level.
Based in Pittsburgh, PA, the La Roche University ELMSN offers:
Combine hands-on training with online flexibility, with some classes available to complete virtually
The La Roche ELMSN curriculum includes courses that equip you to analyze patient outcomes, identify areas for care improvement, effectively utilize technology, lead in diverse teams and more.
Develop a foundation of patient care skills in La Roche’s on-campus labs, then complete clinical experience with regional healthcare partners.
La Roche offers three post-master’s certificates you can pursue after graduation: Clinical Nurse Leadership, Nursing Administration and Nursing Education.
La Roche University’s ELMSN is a 20-month graduate degree program that combines BSN- and MSN-level courses in a hybrid format over five semesters. It includes:
Including health science foundations, nursing administration, research and leadership, ethics, policy and more.
Hands-on labs let you learn the basics of patient care in a safe, supportive high-fidelity environment.
Complete clinical rotations with local healthcare facilities to put your skills into practice.
You must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university (or international equivalent) in any academic major other than nursing to apply to the La Roche University ELMSN. Contact an admissions specialist at La Roche to learn more about their additional admissions requirements.
La Roche requires ELMSN applicants to have completed the following pre-requisites with a C or better within seven years of beginning the program:
The Entry Level Master of Science in Nursing program (ELMSN) is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, INC. (ACEN) 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta GA 30326, 404-975-5000.
La Roche’s ELMSN program takes as few as 20 months to complete.
As of 2020-2021, tuition for the La Roche ELMSN is $785 per credit hour. The tuition cost for the 77-credit program is $60,445.
Additional fees may apply, and you will also need to purchase books and materials. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Tuition costs are subject to change.
Yes. Earning your ELMSN with La Roche means you have the opportunity to start your career with an advanced degree from a trusted nursing school that has deep employer connections within Pennsylvania. Learn more about what an ELMSN can offer you here.
At the beginning of your nursing career, you can expect to earn a salary in line with that of registered nurses. In Pennsylvania, nursing salaries were as follows in May 2019*:
Salary varies by employer and by region. As a nurse with an MSN, it is possible you may be able to enter the profession with a higher starting salary than the median indicated here.
*The most recent year for which data is available from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).