RN to MSN Program
Preparing nurse professionals for the challenges of health care and leading the way to career advancement and mobility.
Nurses with a Bachelor of Science degree are highly sought after by health-care employers who recognize that patient acuity now necessitates a higher level of nursing education. The master's degree in nursing prepares the experienced nurse to advance in nursing leadership.
The RN to MSN option is designed to meet the educational needs of the registered nurse (RN) who wants to accelerate the process in obtaining a bachelor's and master's degree in nursing. Registered nurses may complete the first three terms through our online track or through the combination on-site and online track offered at the NSU Fort Lauderdale Campus, NSU Fort Myers Campus, NSU Miami Campus and NSU Orlando Campus campuses. Registered nurses receive 64 prior learning credits for their licensure. Upon evaluation of transcripts, additional transfer semester hour credits for general education courses completed at a college or university may be awarded. Completion of all general education courses is a requirement prior to beginning the Master of Science in Nursing courses in the RN to MSN program. Students will transition to the MSN courses after meeting the requirements.
There are three unique tracks to earning the MSN. Our MSN tracks in education, nursing informatics, and health systems leadership offer in-depth education by faculty experts in these fields.
- The nursing education track is for those nurses wishing to enhance their ability to transition to an academic or staff development position.
- The nursing informatics track is for nurses who are interested in the field of nursing computer technology and information science.
- The health systems leadership program is for nurses who desire a position of leadership within the unique organizational environment of health care.
For the student without an RN license, please visit the entry-level nursing program, which leads to the BSN and preparation for taking the RN licensure examination (NCLEX-RN).