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.
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.