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.
Qualified students are accepted into the RN to MSN Direct program as graduate students. There are 30 credits of preparatory RN graduate courses (RN 500 A-K) which covers the nursing knowledge taught in the upper division BSN program. Beyond the 30 graduate RN credits, there are 36 to 48 graduate nursing credits depending on the selected MSN track.
Prior to being accepted into the RN to MSN Direct program, registered nurse applicants need to have completed the required undergraduate courses, which include:
There are many options for specialization in the coursework chosen.
*Students can transfer in 30 undergraduate lower-division nursing courses, in addition to transferring in 28 credits for the required undergraduate courses.
Students without a baccalaureate degree may be accepted as graduate students in the RN to MSN Direct program. Graduate tuition and fees apply.
Students who do not meet the criteria to be accepted into the MSN program may complete the BSN degree by fulfilling the baccalaureate requirements.
See the complete curriculum here!