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.
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RN (up to 69 credits from previous nursing program)
Prerequisite Courses (May be those included within the RN degree)
|General Education Courses||Credits|
|General Education Elective||2|
|Total General Education Prerequisite Credits||24|
|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*|
* This course includes clinical experiences.