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B.S.N. to M.S.N. Accelerated Option for R.N. to B.S.N. Students, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The purpose of this option is to offer eligible B.S.N. students the opportunity to take up to four selected M.S.N. courses in lieu of undergraduate courses. A B.S.N. degree is earned upon completion of the 120 credits. Courses taken at the graduate level while pursuing the B.S.N. degree will fulfill requirements for both programs.

Upon successful completion of the B.S.N. degree program, students may apply to the M.S.N. program and earn their M.S.N. degree in a selected concentration once the remaining graduate courses are completed.

Eligibility criteria for this option includes:

  1. Successful completion of 90 undergraduate credits,
  2. completion of all required lower level courses,
  3. completion of NUR 303; Nurse as Professional,
  4. completion of ENG 310; Research Writing,
  5. completion of statistics, and
  6. GPA of 3.50 or higher

The B.S.N. to M.S.N. Accelerated Option Intent Form is located in the B.S.N. Student Handbook and in the College of Health Professions B.S.N. Student Blackboard site. Upon submission of the B.S.N. to M.S.N. Accelerated Option Intent Form, students will be contacted by the Assistant Program Chair to review the appropriate course sequencing, advisement, and preparation for graduate coursework. The accelerated course selection depends upon the selected graduate major.