Nursing (R.N. to M.S.N.)

Nursing (R.N. to M.S.N.)

The R.N. to M.S.N. program is designed for students who possess a record of academic excellence and wish to accelerate their progress toward earning a master’s degree. While pursuing the MSN, students will earn a B.S.N. degree when degree requirements have been met. Admission to the R.N. to M.S.N. program considers the additional requirements of the M.S.N. program.

See admission criteria for Master of Science in Nursing (R.N.-M.S.N.) program.

Required Courses 37-39 hours
Master of Science in Nursing (R.N. to M.S.N.)
NURS 3010 Professional Communication 1 hour
NURS 2330 Health Assessment 3 hours
NURS 3340 Health Care Ethics 3 hours
NURS 3360 Introduction to Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice 4 hours
NURS 4400 Management and Leadership in Health Care 4 hours
NURS 4450 Nursing of Families and Groups in the Community 3 hours
NURS 4500 Population Based Nursing Practice 4 hours
NURS 5020 Health Care Statistics 3 hours
NURS 5050 Research and Evidence Based Practice in Nursing and Health Care 3 hours
NURS 5100 Transcultural Health Care 3 hours
NURS 5150 Concepts and Theories in Nursing 3 hours
NURS 5200 Critical Issues in Health Care 3 hours
Select one of the following:
NURS 3040 Women's Health: Global Perspective 3 hours
NURS 4960 Special Projects 1-3 hours
The Nurse as Educator 21 hours
Nursing Specialty Courses (Choose one area)
NURS 5500 Principles of Teaching and Learning 3 hours
NURS 5520 Curriculum Development in Nursing 3 hours
NURS 5530 Innovative Nursing Education Strategies 3 hours
NURS 5560 Teaching Strategies and Evaluation 3 hours
NURS 5570 Program Planning in Nursing 3 hours
NURS 5580 Nursing Education: Implementation and Evaluation 3 hours
NURS 5590 Professional Nurse Educator Practicum 3 hours
The Nurse as Leader, Manager, and Entrepreneur 21 hours
NURS 5400 Nursing Leadership and Management I 3 hours
NURS 5410 Economic Policy in Health Care System 3 hours
NURS 5420 Finance and Accounting in Health Care System 3 hours
NURS 5460 Nursing Leadership and Management II 3 hours
NURS 5470 Practicum in Nursing Administration 3 hours
NURS 5480 Case Management 3 hours
NURS 5490 Nurse as Entrepreneur 3 hours
Major Project in Nursing Education or Nursing Administration 3 hours
NURS 5990 Major Project in Nursing 3 hours
Required Supporting Courses 6 hours
BIO 4700 Pathophysiology 3 hours
Department Approved Lifespan Development Course 3 hours
General Education Requirements 39-45 hours
English and Communication 6-9 hours
Developing Foundations 8-9 hours
Global Perspectives 6-8 hours
Western Intellectual and Religious Traditions 3 hours
U.S. Culture and Society 6 hours
Fine Arts 3 hours
Scientific Inquiry 7 hours