The purpose of this option is to offer eligible BSN Pathway students the opportunity to possibly take up to four (4) selected MSN courses in lieu of undergraduate courses. Transfer credits remain the same as for the RN to BSN Pathway Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. A BSN degree is earned upon completion of the 31 credit core. Courses taken at the graduate level fulfill requirements for both programs. Students are identified as an undergraduate student until their BSN degree is conferred, at which time they will be eligible to continue on in the MSN program they have chosen and been accepted to.
Eligibility criteria for this option includes:
1. RN with a bachelor's degree in another field,
2. Completion of NUR 303, Nurse as Professional, and
3. Completion of MAT 308, Inferential Statistics, or transfer equivalency
4. GPA of 3.5 or higher
The BSN to MSN Dual Credit Advantage / Accelerated Option intent form is located in the BSN Student Handbook and in the BSN Student program site. Upon submission of the BSN to MSN Dual Credit Advantage / Accelerated Option intent form, students will be contacted by a program specific faculty member to review the appropriate course sequencing, advisement, and preparation for graduate coursework. The accelerated course selection depends upon the selected graduate major.
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2022-2023 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2021 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.