Academics and Curriculum
The RN to BS to MS program is designed to broaden your nursing skills and prepare you to become an advanced practice nurse serving in roles such as nurse practitioners or nurse educators.
RN to BS Program
Students earn the bachelor's degree upon completion of 32 nursing credits (assuming arts and sciences credit requirements have been met). These hybrid courses are mostly online, with monthly in-person class sessions to accommodate busy working schedules.
Visit the RN to BS Academics and Curriculum page to learn more about transferable credits and curriculum.
Undergraduate nursing credits are comprised of RN to BS bridging courses, graduate non-clinical courses, and nursing electives for some programs, including:
Master’s Degree Program
Once you have completed the bachelor’s degree requirements, you are eligible to proceed to master's level clinical courses. You can earn your master's degree part time in as little as three years. Upon admission to the program, you will choose among the following specialties:
- Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)
- Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP)
- Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
- Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP)
- Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (PNP/NNP)
- Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (FPMHNP)
- Nursing Education