The MSN Program specifically designed for RNs

To advance in your nursing career, earning an advanced degree has become a necessity. That’s why, at Oak Point University we offer a unique Master of Science in Nursing Program that allows RNs who have earned their associates degree or diploma to pursue their BSN and their MSN in one program.

The RN to MSN Program will build upon your initial nursing education and your experience as an RN to give you the education you need to lead nursing into the future. It’s a degree program designed for RNs who are ready to take the next step in their educations – and in their careers.

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The RN to MSN Program gives you options

The RN to MSN Program features two components. The first component consists of seven undergraduate level classes that lead to the BSN. Once completed and with a 3.00 cumulative GPA, the student may matriculate into the MSN program of their choice – the second component of the program. Current MSN offerings are: Nurse Practitioner (Adult Gerontological or Family), Nurse Educator, and Health Systems Leadership.

The RN to MSN program is offered in the hybrid format, featuring both in-class and online components, which offers students the flexibility to go to class and still maintain their work hours. The entire program will typically take about four academic years to complete – the BSN component is typically 13-15 months, or seven, 7-week courses. Learn about admissions requirements for our RN to MSN program.

For those students who do not wish to move into the graduate portion of the program, they may elect to terminate their program after taking the bridge courses and graduate with the BSN. If at a later date the student wishes to complete their graduate studies, they would simply need to apply for the MSN degree.

RN Bridge Courses

Course Description Credits
NUR 4710 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 3
NUR 4720 Professional Values 3
NUR 4730 Health Information Management Systems 3
NUR 4740 Evidence Based Practice 3
NUR 4750 Organizational Systems Leadership 3
NUR 4760 healthcare Policy, Finance & Regulatory Environments 3
Total for Component 18

Specialty Core Courses

Description Credits
MSN Business Core or 12
Advanced Practice Core 9
Total for component 9-12

Total of courses taken at Oak Point University 69 SH

July 0
Fall RN to MSN Program
November 0
Spring RN to MSN Program