RN to MSN
This entry point to the MSN is designed for experienced registered nurses without a bachelor's degree in any field who wish to obtain a high quality MSN in a timely manner. Applicants must have two years of full-time work experience as a registered nurse, must have an excellent academic record, and must demonstrate leadership potential, motivation, and specific career goals. It is expected applicants will already have completed foundational courses in their basic training prior to entering the program. These courses would include content in the following areas: anatomy and physiology, microbiology, chemistry, sociology, general psychology, developmental psychology, English composition, and health assessment skills. These criteria will be validated in the application process.
Students admitted to the RN to MSN program take 18 semester hours of prerequisite bridge courses (see below). Upon successful completion of these courses with a cumulative 3.00 cumulative grade point average in XU courses, students are eligible to matriculate into the graduate program.
RN to MSN Bridge Courses
|Pre-requisitesrequired for matriculation into MSN Program|
|PHIL 100||Ethics as Introduction to Philosophy||3|
|THEO 111||Theological Foundations||3|
|ENGL 101||English Composition**||3|
|NURS 442||The Community as Partner: A Transcultural Approach||3|
|NURS 496||Professional Development II||3|
*Students are required to take a math placement test prior to enrolling in statistics. The test assesses the student’s abilities in math. Math 105 Fundamentals of Math (3 credits) or another appropriate math course may be required.
**Engl 101 may be waived based on review of the student's writing skills and/or completion of an English composition course within the last five years.