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

B.S.N. to M.S.N. Accelerated 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,
  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 or Assistant Program Chair to assist in appropriate course sequencing, advisement, and preparation for graduate coursework.

Further Undergraduate course specific and Graduate Major specific selections are discussed at the time of student acceptance into the accelerated option.


B.S.N. to M.S.N. Accelerated Option
for B.S.N. Pathway 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

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, the BSN Program Chair and/ or the BSN Assistant 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 or Assistant Program Chair to assist in appropriate course sequencing, advisement, and preparation for graduate coursework.

The accelerated course selection depends upon the selected graduate major.

Further Undergraduate course specific and Graduate Major specific selections are discussed at the time of student acceptance into the accelerated option.


This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2015-2016 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2015 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.