B.S.N. to M.S.N.
B.S.N. to M.S.N. Option
for R.N. to B.S.N. students
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:
- 90 completed undergraduate credits,
- completion of all lower level courses,
- completion of NUR 303 or NUR 305,
- completion of statistics, and
- a GPA of 3.5
The B.S.N. to M.S.N. Accelerated Option Intent Form is located in the BSN Student Handbook and in the College of Health Professions BSN Student Blackboard site. Students are advised to see the Academic Advisor and/ or the BSN Program Chair early in the program to plan for course sequencing and course substitution.
Upon submission of the B.S.N. to M.S.N. Accelerated Option Intent Form, students will be contacted by the BSN Program Chair to assist in appropriate course sequencing, advisement, and preparation for graduate coursework.
B.S.N./M.S.N. Accelerated Option
for B.S.N. Pathway
for second-degree students
The purpose of this option is to offer eligible B.S.N. Pathway students the opportunity to take up to four* selected M.S.N. courses in lieu of undergraduate courses. Transfer credits remain the same as for the RN to B.S.N. Pathway Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. A B.S.N. degree is earned upon completion of the 31 credit core, consisting of the courses listed below. Courses taken at the graduate level fulfill requirements for both programs. Students will earn their M.S.N. once all remaining courses are completed in the Graduate Program.
Eligibility criteria for this option include:
- RN with a bachelor's degree in another field
- completion of NUR 303 or NUR 305
NUR 303 Nurse as Professional
NUR 313 Nurse as Decision Maker
NUR 363 Nurse as Caregiver
NUR 413 Holistic Health Assessment
NUR 423 Global Health Care
NUR 433 Global Health Care Practicum
MSN 6500 Leadership for Advanced Nursing Practice*
NUR 333 Nurse as Leader
MSN 6606 Research in Nursing Practice*
NUR 343 Nurse as Consumer of Research
MSN 7750 Teaching and Learning in Nursing*
NUR 323 Nurse as Teacher
MSN elective (as needed)
*The selected M.S.N. concentration (Nursing Leadership versus Nurse
Practitioner) assists in determining the graduate courses that can be completed
in lieu of undergraduate courses
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2014-2015 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2014 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.