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RN to BS to MS (Nurse Practitioner)

The RN to BS to Nurse Practitioner program offers a flexible path allowing you to combine nine credits toward your bachelor's and master’s degree from the University of Rochester School of Nursing.

Curriculum for RN to BS to MS (Nurse Practitioner) Programs

Bachelor's Degree Portion

The first 32 credits are awarded automatically upon matriculation for all nursing coursework from an accredited diploma or associate’s degree program. The final 32 credits toward the baccalarueate portion of the degree must be completed at the University of Rochester and include:

  1. Six core bridge courses (total 21 credits)

    • NUR 354 Concepts of Leadership and Management of Care (4 credits)
    • NUR 356 Population Health (5 credits)
    • NUR 364 Biopsychosocial Health Assessment of the Individual and
      Family (3 credits)
    • NUR 400 Research Principles for Evidence-Based Practice (5 credits)
    • NUR 401 Foundations of Scholarly Writing in the Health Professions (1 credit)
    • NUR 403 Ethics and Public Policy (3 credits)
  2. Nursing Graduate Coursework – Final 11 credits (balance of 32 credits) are from MS coursework.

Total: BS awarded upon completion of a total 128 credits

The bachelor's degree is awarded when student has completed 32 nursing credits at the University of Rochester, as well as 64 arts and sciences credits. RN to BS to MS-NP students must complete 64 arts and science credits prior to beginning the nursing bridge coursework. See RN to BS curriculum for the foundational arts and sciences courses.

Master's Degree Portion

The student then continues on with one of the NP specialty program plans, having already completed NUR 400, NUR 401 and NUR 403. Sample plans for the RN to BS to MS/NP are available from advisors and Program Directors. See more details in the Student Handbook.

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