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  Nov 19, 2017
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Science in Nursing: Leadership Track (RN-MS)

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The RN-MS in Nursing is a program entry path to the MS in Nursing designed for the experienced registered nurse with an associate degree or diploma preparation. This opportunity provides a plan of studies by which a student is able to demonstrate satisfactory levels of achievement of baccalaureate knowledge in preparation for successful completion of graduate nursing programs.

Graduates of the Nursing Leadership (RN-MS Track) are eligible to sit for national certification through the National League for Nursing (NLN) once they have met the requisite work experience requirements


  • Undergraduate statistics (or evidence of completion)
  • Document two years (full-time or equivalent) RN experience
  • Show evidence of a minimum GPA of 3.0 from an accredited nursing program
  • Complete a Professional Portfolio documenting a mastery of BS competencies.

Degree Requirements (42 credits)

  • NSG 404 Leadership and Management Credits: 3 (or evidence of completion, or challenge class once accepted)
  • NSG 409 Community/Public Health Nursing Credits: 3 (or evidence of completion, or Excelsior exam, or challenge class once accepted)
    both NSG 404 and MSG 409 must be taken prior to NSG 561.

Other Program Requirements

  • Students may take NSG 404 and NSG 409 prior to matriculating.
  • Student must follow their Program of Studies when registering for courses. If students wish to make a change to their Program of Studies, they must request the change in writing to the Graduate Nursing Education Program Director.
  • Students must complete clinical/practicum requirements to practicum courses.

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