RN-to-MSN Track-Health Systems Management

The RN-to-MSN Track of the graduate program in the Division of Nursing enables students who are registered nurses without a BSN to obtain a MSN degree within one of four specialty areas: nurse-midwifery, family nurse practitioner, health systems management, and psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner. The graduate will have the competencies taught in their chosen specialty and, upon completion, will be eligible to take the appropriate national certification exams, if applicable. Students in the RN-to-MSN program take 13 credits of undergraduate nursing bridge courses and between 37-48 credits of graduate courses.

Admissions requirements:

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Prerequisites:

RN (up to 69 credits from previous nursing program)

Prerequisite Courses (May be those included within the RN degree)

General Education Courses Credits
Introductory Psychology 3
General Education Elective 2
College Chemistry 4
Statistics 3
Introductory Sociology 3
Religion/Philosophy 3
Public Speaking 3
Humanities 3
Total General Education Prerequisite Credits 24

Bridge Courses

Course # Name of Course Credits
N 414 Nursing Leadership 3
N 306 Theory, Reasoning and Research in Nursing 3
N 401 Human Health Across the Lifespan: Communities 5
N 404 Reflections on the Art of Nursing II 2
  Total Bridge Course Credits 13

Upon Completion of the Prerequisites and Bridge Courses, students will take the following MSN Core Course Credits. The number of these credits are dependent on the following specialties: Nurse-Midwifery (NM), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Health Systems Management (HSM), and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP).

Crs Title Cr. HSM NM FNP PMH NP BSN DNP
N 506 Applied Data Analysis 3 3 3 3 3 3
N 512 Theory Research & Reasoning I 3 3 3 3 3 3
N 521 Theory Research & Reasoning II 3 3 3 3 3 3
N 532 Roles and Issues in Advanced Practice 3 3 3 3 3 3
N 550 Advanced Pharmacology & Therapeutics 3 –* 3 3 3 3
N 560 Advanced Concepts in Physiology and Pathophysiology 3 3 3 3 3
N 580 Advanced Health Promotion and Assessment Across the Life Span 4 4 4 4 4
  Total Core and Pre/Co credits 22 12 22 22 22 22

* Not required for this specialty track.

Health Systems Management Specialty Courses:

Course Number Course Title Credits
HSM 640 Health Systems Management I 3
HSM 650 Health Systems Management Practicum I 3*
HSM 660 Health Systems Management II 3
HSM 670 Health Systems Management Practicum II 3*
  Total 12

* This course includes clinical experiences.