Post-Baccalaureate RN to M.S. in Nursing

RN-MS Bridge Coursework for Nursing Education and Nurse Practitioner

Upper-division and graduate course requirements for RN students. These courses must be completed for unconditional admission to the graduate program.

BIOL 5333Advanced Pathophysiology3
NURS 3643RN Introduction to Baccalaureate Nursing3
NURS 5024Research and Quality Improvement in Nursing4
NURS 5644Advanced Assessment/Differential Diagnosis4
NURS 4614Community Health Competencies4
NURS 4803The Nursing Leadership and Management Experience3
Total SCHs21

RN-MS Coursework for Nursing Health Systems Management

Upper-division and graduate course requirements for RN students. These courses must be completed for unconditional admission to the graduate program.

NURS 5013Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice3
NURS 3643RN Introduction to Baccalaureate Nursing3
NURS 5003Health Policy and Health Promotion3
NURS 4614Community Health Competencies4
NURS 5024Research and Quality Improvement in Nursing4
NURS 4803The Nursing Leadership and Management Experience3
Total SCHs20

Remaining Requirements for Master's Degree

After completing the RN to MS coursework, there are additional graduate courses required to complete your master's degree. Before beginning your last semester of RN-MS bridge coursework, contact the graduate faculty program director to discuss transitioning into your master's coursework. 

Please refer to corresponding tabs for specific program course requirements.

Progression Requirements

To progress in the Post Baccalaureate RN to M.S. Program, a student must receive a minimum of ‘B’ in each required baccalaureate and master’s course and must maintain a 3.0 grade point average. A student may repeat only one course in which a grade of less than ‘B’ is earned. A student who has earned a grade of less than ‘B’ in two nursing courses or who has earned a grade of less than ‘B’ twice in the same required course will be removed from the Post Baccalaureate RN to M.S. Program. If a course must be repeated, the student cannot continue to take master’s level courses until the course with a grade below ‘B’ has been successfully repeated; however, a student may continue to take undergraduate courses or choose to continue as an RN to B.S. student. Students who choose to continue as an RN to B.S. students could, upon completion of the baccalaureate program, reapply to the master’s program.

RN-MS Bridge Coursework
BIOL 5333Advanced Pathophysiology3
NURS 3643RN Introduction to Baccalaureate Nursing3
NURS 5024Research and Quality Improvement in Nursing4
NURS 5644Advanced Assessment/Differential Diagnosis4
NURS 4614Community Health Competencies4
NURS 4803The Nursing Leadership and Management Experience3
Required Core Nursing Courses for Nursing Education Program
NURS 5013Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice3
NURS 5663Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 5003Health Policy and Health Promotion3
NURS 5203Theoretical Bases for Nursing Education3
NURS 5253Curriculum Design and Management in Nursing3
NURS 5273Measurement and Assessment in Nursing3
NURS 5294Teaching Practicum in Nursing4
NURS 5244Clinical Specialization: Nurse Educator4
Choose one of the following courses3
Educational Communication and Technologies of Education
Evaluation Models for Curriculum Management
Total SCHs50

RN-MS Bridge Coursework:  Upper-division and graduate course requirements for RN students must be completed for unconditional admission to the graduate program.

Progression Requirements

To progress in the Post Baccalaureate RN to M.S. Program, a student must receive a minimum of ‘B’ in each required baccalaureate and master’s course and must maintain a 3.0 grade point average. A student may repeat only one course in which a grade of less than ‘B’ is earned. A student who has earned a grade of less than ‘B’ in two nursing courses or who has earned a grade of less than ‘B’ twice in the same required course will be removed from the Post Baccalaureate RN to M.S. Program. If a course must be repeated, the student cannot continue to take master’s level courses until the course with a grade below ‘B’ has been successfully repeated; however, a student may continue to take undergraduate courses or choose to continue as an RN to B.S. student. Students who choose to continue as an RN to B.S. students could, upon completion of the baccalaureate program, reapply to the master’s program.

Remaining Requirements for Master's Degree

After completing the RN to MS coursework, there are additional graduate courses required to complete your master's degree. Before beginning your last semester of RN-MS bridge coursework, contact the graduate faculty program director to discuss transitioning into your master's coursework. 

RN-MS Bridge Coursework
BIOL 5333Advanced Pathophysiology3
NURS 3643RN Introduction to Baccalaureate Nursing3
NURS 5024Research and Quality Improvement in Nursing4
NURS 5644Advanced Assessment/Differential Diagnosis4
NURS 4614Community Health Competencies4
NURS 4803The Nursing Leadership and Management Experience3
Required Core Nursing Courses for Nurse Practioner Track
NURS 5013Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice3
NURS 5663Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 5003Health Policy and Health Promotion3
NURS 5002Advanced Practice Nursing Role2
NURS 5001Advanced Practice Nursing Seminar1
Choose an Area of Specialty Clinical Courses23
Adult Gerontology Acute Care
Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner I
Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner II
Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner III
Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Preceptorship I
Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Preceptorship II
Adult Gerontology
Adult/Gerontology Nursing I
Adult/Gerontology Nursing II
Adult/Gerontology Nursing III
Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Preceptorship I
Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Preceptorship II
Family
Family Health Nursing I
Family Health Nursing II
Family Health Nursing III
Family Nurse Practitioner Preceptorship I
Family Nurse Practitioner Preceptorship II
Pediatric
Child Health Nursing I
Child Health Nursing II
Child Health Nursing III
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Preceptorship I
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Preceptorship II
Women's Health
Women's Health Nursing I
Women's Health Nursing II
Women's Health Nursing III
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Preceptorship I
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Preceptorship II
Total SCHs56

RN-MS Bridge Coursework: Upper-division and graduate course requirements for RN students must be completed for unconditional admission to the graduate program.

Progression Requirements

To progress in the Post Baccalaureate RN to M.S. Program, a student must receive a minimum of ‘B’ in each required baccalaureate and master’s course and must maintain a 3.0 grade point average. A student may repeat only one course in which a grade of less than ‘B’ is earned. A student who has earned a grade of less than ‘B’ in two nursing courses or who has earned a grade of less than ‘B’ twice in the same required course will be removed from the Post Baccalaureate RN to M.S. Program. If a course must be repeated, the student cannot continue to take master’s level courses until the course with a grade below ‘B’ has been successfully repeated; however, a student may continue to take undergraduate courses or choose to continue as an RN to B.S. student. Students who choose to continue as an RN to B.S. students could, upon completion of the baccalaureate program, reapply to the master’s program.

Remaining Requirements for Master's Degree

After completing the RN to MS coursework, there are additional graduate courses required to complete your master's degree. Before beginning your last semester of RN-MS bridge coursework, contact the graduate faculty program director to discuss transitioning into your master's coursework. 

RN-MS Coursework
NURS 5013Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice3
NURS 3643RN Introduction to Baccalaureate Nursing3
NURS 5003Health Policy and Health Promotion3
NURS 4614Community Health Competencies4
NURS 5024Research and Quality Improvement in Nursing4
NURS 4803The Nursing Leadership and Management Experience3
NURS 5544Organizational Assessment Practicum4
NURS 5543Outcomes Assessment Practicum3
NURS 5553Fiscal Assessment Practicum3
NURS 5554Health Systems Management Challenges and Opportunities4
Practicum Supporting Courses or Approved Electives6
Select one of the following emphasis areas HCA or Business:12
Health Care Administration (HCA)
Performance Measurement and Quality in Health Care Administration
Organizational Behavior in Health Care Administration
Economics of Health Care
Management Accounting for Health Care Organizations
Business
Organizational Behavior in Business Administration
Human Resource Administration
Managerial Accounting
Management Operations
Total SCHs52

RN-MS Coursework: Upper-division and graduate course requirements for RN students must be completed for unconditional admission to the graduate program.

Progression Requirements

To progress in the Post Baccalaureate RN to M.S. Program, a student must receive a minimum of ‘B’ in each required baccalaureate and master’s course and must maintain a 3.0 grade point average. A student may repeat only one course in which a grade of less than ‘B’ is earned. A student who has earned a grade of less than ‘B’ in two nursing courses or who has earned a grade of less than ‘B’ twice in the same required course will be removed from the Post Baccalaureate RN to M.S. Program. If a course must be repeated, the student cannot continue to take master’s level courses until the course with a grade below ‘B’ has been successfully repeated; however, a student may continue to take undergraduate courses or choose to continue as an RN to B.S. student. Students who choose to continue as an RN to B.S. students could, upon completion of the baccalaureate program, reapply to the master’s program.

Remaining Requirements for Master's Degree

After completing the RN to MS coursework, there are additional graduate courses required to complete your master's degree. Before beginning your last semester of RN-MS bridge coursework, contact the graduate faculty program director to discuss transitioning into your master's coursework.