The RN to MSN Direct program is designed to allow nurses to more quickly attain a Master of Science in Nursing degree. Registered nurses who presently hold an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing will be able to earn an MSN degree without first earning a baccalaureate degree on completion of a combination of undergraduate and graduate courses totaling 150 credits. Monmouth stands out among the nursing schools in New Jersey in offering flexible course schedules, doctorally prepared faculty, and a personalized learning environment.
The RN to MSN Direct Program has been in place since 2008 and was designed to allow nurses to more quickly attain the MSN degree. Registered nurses who presently hold an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing are able to earn an MSN degree without earning a formal baccalaureate degree upon successful completion of undergraduate and graduate courses totaling 150 credits.
Students are required to complete the 30-credit Undergraduate Nursing Certificate (UNC) before applying for the RN to MSN Direct program. The UNC contains 10 undergraduate nursing courses. They are as follows:
Prior to acceptance into the MSN Program, registered nurse applicants must successfully complete the following:
*Students can transfer in 30 undergraduate lower-division nursing courses, in addition to transferring in 28 credits for the required undergraduate courses.
There are many options for specialization in the coursework chosen.
Students without a baccalaureate degree may be accepted as graduate students in the RN to MSN Direct program. Graduate tuition and fees apply. Applicants will need:
Students who do not meet the criteria to be accepted into the MSN program may complete the BSN degree by fulfilling the baccalaureate requirements. Monmouth offers an RN to BSN program designed to meet the schedules of most working nurses.
See the complete curriculum here.