RN to MSN RN to MSN Program Curriculum


Especially designed for the motivated adult learner and working registered nurse,this program is offered through a distance format. Students complete most course work through the Internet and clinical experience in their communities. Campus visits may be required for the NUR 460 course. Liberal Arts core requirements may be transferred in from an ADN program. 

Once the BSN degree is complete, the student then applies to the MSN program. Students in this program complete up to four graduate (MSN) courses (12 credits) that count toward both the BSN and MSN degrees giving them a "jump start" into the MSN program. The student would take MSN 503 Health Care Policy (instead of NURS 426 ), MSN 525 Health Care Delivery Systems & Economics (instead of NURS 455),  and MSN 533 Health Care Promotion (instead of NURS 440). Students may choose any of the three MSN tracks listed below in the MSN section. Students complete most course work through the Internet and clinical experience in their communities. Campus visits may be required for the NURS 460 course.

Liberal Arts core requirements

Courses Credits
English Composition 3
Fine Arts 3
Basic Statistics 3
Literature 3
History 3
General Psychology 3
Philosophy (Ethics) 3
Religion 3
Social and Behavioral Science or Global Perspectives 3
Total 27

BSN Requirements*
*These courses may be transferred from an ADN program or audited.

Course ID Courses Credits
NURS 280 Chemistry** 3
NURS 282 Anatomy** 3
NURS 283 Physiology** 3
NURS 284 Epidemiology (Micro.)** 2
PSYC 212 Developmental Psychology 3
14
A minimum of 46 credit hours will be awarded for nursing courses completed at the diploma or associate degree level.
NURS 361 Concepts of Nursing Practice 3
NURS 328 Basic Nursing Research 3
NURS 426 Nursing Trends & Issues 2
NURS 435 Multisystem Nursing Care 4
NURS 440 Clinical Practicum I 2
NURS 445 Complex Care I 2
NURS 450 Clinical Practicum II 2
NURS 455 Complex Care II 2
NURS 460 Comprehensive Assessment 3
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