Is it possible to complete an MSN without a practicum?

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Dear Donna,

I have my BSN, and I have been looking at online MSN programs. A friend told me about a university that offers an MSN as an educator and/or a leadership role. I did not see a practicum for the program, but there is a capstone. The school is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Is it possible to earn an MSN without a practicum?


Dear Donna replies:

Dear Gail,

Yes, it is possible to complete an MSN without a practicum when the degree is not clinically based. You are wise to start making plans to further your education. If the program is accredited, has course work and curriculum that is interesting and exciting to you, and otherwise meets your needs, go for it.

Best wishes,


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    Miguel May 10, 2019 at 8:01 pm - Reply


    What schools that offer an MSN program without practicum? Do you mind sending me a list to my email. I would greatly appreciate.



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    Lynne Wachniak July 18, 2019 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    Can you also send me the MSN programs who don’t require a practicum?

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    Jodi April 17, 2021 at 11:25 pm - Reply

    I too would like this information, thanks!

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    Sylvia August 5, 2021 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    I would greatly appreciate getting this list of MSN programs w/o Practicum, as well!!!

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      Kb August 12, 2021 at 8:26 am - Reply

      Did you find anything out? I am interested as well.

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      Jessica Erin Davies-Lyden January 12, 2022 at 10:02 pm - Reply

      I’m interested, as well!

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    Gloria Fornaci November 7, 2021 at 12:22 am - Reply

    I am interested in doing a MSN in Education could you please share with me the University you found that does not require a Practicum
    Thank you

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