Master of Science in Nursing

RN to MSN Pathway

The RN-MSN pathway allows registered nurses without baccalaureate degrees in nursing to transition into the MSN program. These students entering the RN-MSN Pathway will be granted provisional admission status until all prerequisites have been completed. Students who successfully complete the program will receive an MSN degree.  Various specializations are available which qualify graduates for national certification, to teach nursing, or to enter a doctoral program.

Applicants who have graduated from a nursing program without National League for Nursing Accrediting Commision (NLNAC), Inc. accreditation will be required to complete the following NLN RN Mobility Profile II tests:

BOOK ONE Care of the Adult Client
BOOK TWO Care of the Client During Childbirth and Care of the Child
BOOK THREE Care of the Client with a Mental Disorder

Arrangements for these tests can be made by contacting the nursing program.

Applicants without a baccalaureate degree in nursing must complete the following upper-division courses:

WRI 1200 Research, Argument, and Writing
MATH 1123 Statistics
NUR 2940 Health Teaching
NUR 3900 Leadership and Management in Nursing
NUR 4700 Nursing Research
NUR 4960 Developing a Healthy Community
NUR 4961 Developing a Healthy Community - Lab Component for NUR 4960

A 3.0 GPA in these courses is required before acceptance into the master’s program. Equivalent courses may be accepted for transfer credit.

International students who qualify as registered nurses in their country of present practice will be required to take the NLN Profile II examinations to demonstrate their nursing knowledge base. A decision score of 100 is utilized for each Mobility Test.