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RN to BS to MS Program

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 courses are 100 percent online, with some field hours to include time spent observing a manager or nurse leader, conducting research, and developing small projects.

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:

Course Title Credits
NUR 354 Nursing Leadership and Management of Care 4 credits
NUR 356 Population Health 5 credits
NUR 364 Biopsychosocial Health Assessment of Individual and Family 3 credits
NUR 400 Research Principles for Evidence-Based Practice 5 credits
NUR 401 The Writing Workshop 1 credit
NUR 403 Ethics and Public Policy in the Health Care System 3 credits

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 two to three years. To apply, you may choose among the following specialties: