The purpose of this option is to offer eligible BSN students the opportunity to take up to four* selected MSN courses in lieu of undergraduate courses. A BSN degree is earned upon completion of the 120 credits. Courses taken at the graduate level while pursuing the BSN degree will fulfill requirements for both programs.
Upon successful completion of the BSN degree program, students may apply to the MSN program and earn their MSN degree in a selected concentration once the remaining graduate courses are completed.
Recommendation of an undergraduate faculty member is also required on the BSN to MSN Accelerated Option Intent Form (located in the BSN Student Handbook). Students are advised to see the Academic Advisor for nursing and/ or the BSN Program Chair early in the program to plan for course sequencing and course substitution.
The purpose of this option is to offer eligible BSN Pathway students the opportunity to take up to four* selected MSN courses in lieu of undergraduate courses. Transfer credits remain the same as for the RN to BSN Pathway Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. A BSN 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 MSN once all remaining courses are completed in the Graduate Program.
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 MSN concentration (Nursing Leadership versus Nurse
Practitioner) assists in determining the graduate courses that can be completed
in lieu of undergraduate courses
Please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.