Jefferson School of Nursing
Accelerated Pathway to the MSN for Nurses
with a Second Degree
Plan of Study (Option B)
Accelerated Pathway to MSN
For RN Students with a previous degree not in nursing. BSN degree is conferred at the end of this program. This option provides for dual admission into the MSN Plan of Study once BSN coursework has been completed.
|NU 300 Transition to Professional Nursing Education||1.5||First 7 weeks; offered in Fall & Spring|
|NU 323 Health Assessment for the RN Student||2||First 7 weeks; offered in Fall & Spring|
|NU 424 Community Health Nursing for RN student *||3||Second 7 weeks in Fall|
|NU 425 Community Clinical for RN student*||3||Second 7 weeks in Fall|
|NU 440 Advanced Concepts of Nursing Leadership*||3||Second 7 weeks in Spring|
|NU 442 Clinical Practicum VIII*||3||Second 7 weeks in Spring|
|NU 445 Contemporary Knowledge and Role Delineation
for the RN student
|3||First 7 weeks; offered in Fall & Spring; required in the final semester of study.|
|NU 603 Research for Advanced Practice Nursing I||3||14 weeks in Fall|
|NU 625 Epidemiology for the Health Professions||3||14 weeks in Fall|
|NU 672 Informatics for Advanced Practice Nursing||3||14 weeks in Spring or 7 weeks in Summer I|
All NU 300 and NU 400 level courses are offered in hybrid form (both online or online/in-class combination). RN students may complete the entire program online or as the online/in-class student.
All NU 600 courses are graduate courses and are offered online.
* Portfolio option available:
• RNs with experience in Community Health may submit a portfolio for NU 424/NU 425
• RNs with experience as a nurse leader may submit a portfolio for NU 440/NU 442