Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing (RN - M.S.)

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

RN-MS Nurse Practitioner and Nursing Education Program

Required Courses
NURS 3643RN Introduction to Baccalaureate Nursing3
NURS 3713Survey of Informatics in Nursing and Health3
NURS 3804RN with Families and Groups4
NURS 4612Promoting Wellness in the Aging Family2
NURS 4614Community Health Competencies4
NURS 4803The Nursing Leadership and Management Experience3
NURS 4823Competencies in RN Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing3
NURS 5024Research and Quality Improvement in Nursing4
BIOL 5333Advanced Pathophysiology3
NURS 5644Advanced Assessment/Differential Diagnosis4
Total SCHs33

RN-MS Nursing Health Systems Management Program

Required Courses
NURS 3643RN Introduction to Baccalaureate Nursing3
NURS 3713Survey of Informatics in Nursing and Health3
NURS 3804RN with Families and Groups4
NURS 4612Promoting Wellness in the Aging Family2
NURS 4614Community Health Competencies4
NURS 4803The Nursing Leadership and Management Experience3
NURS 4823Competencies in RN Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing3
NURS 5003Health Policy and Health Promotion3
NURS 5013Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice3
NURS 5024Research and Quality Improvement in Nursing4
Total SCHs32

TWU / State Core Requirements: Per the TWU Undergraduate Catalog, any student who is not core complete or has not earned a bachelor's degree in another field from an accredited college or university must meet the core requirements.

Remaining requirements for Master's Degree: After completing the RN-MS coursework, there are additional graduate courses required to complete your master's degree. Before beginning your last semester of RN-MS bridge coursework, please contact the graduate faculty program coordinator on your respective campus to discuss transitioning into your master's coursework.

Please see corresponding tabs for specific program remaining course requirements.

Advanced Placement (Nursing courses which may be challenged)

All students in the RN to M.S. Program are eligible to challenge specified undergraduate nursing courses. Advanced placement through the challenge examination process offers the registered nurse the opportunity to challenge courses for which she/he has gained knowledge through continuing education, life experiences, or academic course work.

Progression Requirements

To progress in the nursing program, a student must receive a minimum grade of B in each required course in both the baccalaureate and master’s courses and must maintain a 3.0 cumulative 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 RN-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. student could, upon successful completion of the baccalaureate program, reapply to the master’s program.

​Remaining Requirements for Master's Degree for Nursing Education Program

Required Core for Nursing Education Program
NURS 5013Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice3
NURS 5003Health Policy and Health Promotion3
NURS 5253Curriculum Design and Management in Nursing3
NURS 5294Teaching Practicum in Nursing4
NURS 5663Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 5203Theoretical Bases for Nursing Education3
NURS 5273Measurement and Assessment in Nursing3
NURS 5244Clinical Specialization: Nurse Educator4
Select one of the following courses:3
Educational Communication and Technologies of Education
Evaluation Models for Curriculum Management
Total SCHs29

Advanced Placement (Nursing courses which may be challenged)

All students in the RN to M.S. Program are eligible to challenge specified undergraduate nursing courses. Advanced placement through the challenge examination process offers the registered nurse the opportunity to challenge courses for which she/he has gained knowledge through continuing education, life experiences, or academic course work.

Progression Requirements

To progress in the nursing program, a student must receive a minimum grade of B in each required course in both the baccalaureate and master’s courses and must maintain a 3.0 cumulative 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 RN-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. student could, upon successful completion of the baccalaureate program, reapply to the master’s program.

​Remaining Requirements for Master's Degree for Nurse Practitioner

Required Core Nursing Courses for All Nurse Practioner Tracks
NURS 5013Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice3
NURS 5003Health Policy and Health Promotion3
NURS 5001Advanced Practice Nursing Seminar1
NURS 5663Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 5002Advanced Practice Nursing Role2
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 SCHs35

Advanced Placement (Nursing courses which may be challenged)

All students in the RN to M.S. Program are eligible to challenge specified undergraduate nursing courses. Advanced placement through the challenge examination process offers the registered nurse the opportunity to challenge courses for which she/he has gained knowledge through continuing education, life experiences, or academic course work.

Progression Requirements

To progress in the nursing program, a student must receive a minimum grade of B in each required course in both the baccalaureate and master’s courses and must maintain a 3.0 cumulative 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 RN-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. student could, upon successful completion of the baccalaureate program, reapply to the master’s program.

Remaining Requirements for Master's Degree in Nursing Health Systems Management:

Required Courses
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 following emphasis areas HCA or Business:12
Heath 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 SCHs32

Advanced Placement (Nursing courses which may be challenged)

All students in the RN to M.S. Program are eligible to challenge specified undergraduate nursing courses. Advanced placement through the challenge examination process offers the registered nurse the opportunity to challenge courses for which she/he has gained knowledge through continuing education, life experiences, or academic course work.

Progression Requirements

To progress in the nursing program, a student must receive a minimum grade of B in each required course in both the baccalaureate and master’s courses and must maintain a 3.0 cumulative 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 RN-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. student could, upon successful completion of the baccalaureate program, reapply to the master’s program.