BSN to MSN
Accelerated Options

 

BSN to MSN Option
for RN to BSN students


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.

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

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.

BSN/MSN Accelerated Option
for BSN Pathway
for second-degree students

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.

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 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.