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A Registered Nurse with an Associate degree in Nursing and a minimum of two years experience may accelerate the attainment of a Master of Science in Nursing (Case Management, Nursing Education, Nursing Informatics, or Nursing Management & Organizational Leadership) by completing 21 undergraduate credit hours and 36 graduate credit hours.

The RN to MSN Bridge program contains 21 credits of undergraduate BSN course work, allowing Associate-degree in Nursing RNs to go into the MSN program upon successful completion of the 21 credits.

NOTE: A BSN is not awarded after the completion of the 21 credits of undergraduate BSN courses.

  • This program is only available to RNs who have graduated with an Associate degree in Nursing (ASN/ADN) AAS degrees do not qualify for admission into the RN to MSN bridge program
  • A student must achieve a GPA of 3.0 or higher in each of the 18 required BSN credit hours, and the 3 credit hours in Business Communications totaling 21 credit hours in undergraduate course work
  • MSN degree is awarded once the student has successfully completed 36 MSN Credit Hours

A student who does not achieve the requisite GPA of 3.0 or higher in each of the required BSN courses (but has a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better) will be allowed to complete the remaining BSN required courses and then apply to the MSN program.

Accreditation Information

Distance Education and Training Council, Accrediting Commission

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