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RN-BSN/MSN Plan of Study (Option C)

This is a completion program for RN students with an associate degree or diploma who wish to earn both a BSN and MSN. The BSN degree is conferred at the end of the program listed below. Students then meet with a graduate advisor to map out MSN coursework.

Course Credits Semester Available
NU 300 Transitions to Professional Nursing
Education
1.5 First 7 weeks; offered in Fall & Spring
NU 323 Health Assessment for RN Student 2 First 7 weeks; offered in Fall & Spring
NU 423 Nursing Issues and Trends for RN 3 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 431 Development of Nursing Knowledge:
Research Perspectives for RN Student
3 Second 7 weeks; offered in Fall & Spring
NU 440 Advanced Concepts of Nursing Leadership* 3 Second 7 weeks in Spring
NU 442 Clinical 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 and Spring. Required in the final semester of study.
NU 672 Informatics for Advance Practice Nursing 3 14 weeks in Spring or 7 weeks
in Summer I

All NU 300 and NU 400 level courses are offered online or through a combination of online and on campus instruction as a hybrid program. NU 672 is a graduate course and is only offered online.

* Portfolio option available

• RNs with experience in Community Health may submit a portfolio for NU 424 and NU 425
• RNs with experience as a nurse leader may submit a portfolio for NU 440 and NU 442