B.S.N. to M.S.N.
Accelerated Options

 

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:

  1. 90 completed undergraduate credits,
  2. completion of all lower level courses,
  3. completion of NUR 303 Available Online or NUR 305,
  4. completion of statistics, and
  5. 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:

  1. RN with a bachelor's degree in another field
  2. completion of NUR 303 Available Online  or NUR 305

 

NUR 303 Available Online Nurse as Professional

NUR 313 Available Online Nurse as Decision Maker

NUR 363 Available Online Nurse as Caregiver

NUR 413 Available Online Holistic Health Assessment

NUR 423 Available Online Global Health Care

NUR 433 Available Online Global Health Care Practicum

MSN 6500 Available Online Leadership for Advanced Nursing Practice*
OR
NUR 333 Available Online Nurse as Leader
MSN 6606 Available Online Research in Nursing Practice*
OR
NUR 343 Available Online Nurse as Consumer of Research
MSN 7750 Available Online Teaching and Learning in Nursing*
OR
NUR 323 Available Online 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.