How it Works
Accepted students must demonstrate competency or complete up to four undergraduate upper division nursing courses (13 credits) prior to full matriculation in the MSN program. Competency is confirmed through successful completion of coursework or portfolio review by the Post-licensure Program Director.
The courses are:
- NURS 340 Information Technology and Nursing Practice (3 credits)
- NURS 350 Evidence-based Practice in Nursing (3 credits)
- NURS 410 Leadership in Nursing (3 credits)
- NURS 432 Population and Global Health: Didactic and Practicum (4 credits)
All MSN students are required to successfully complete an undergraduate statistics course within five years of the first graduate level nursing course. Statistics may be taken during the bridge or concurrently with the first graduate nursing course.
With permission of the Post-licensure Program Director, a student in the RN to MSN Bridge Program with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or higher) in their non-nursing baccalaureate degree program, may take up to two graduate level courses from the MSN core while completing bridge requirements. These MSN core requirement courses count towards the master’s degree.
Master’s courses in the graduate program which can be taken by eligible RN to MSN Bridge students include:
- NURS 500 Issues Affecting Health Care and Health Policy (3 credits)
- NURS 510 Informatics and Data Management (3 credits)
- NURS 520 Nursing Research (3 credits)