College of Nursing Graduate Programs

MSN Dual Degrees for RNs

The College of Nursing offers two options for dual degrees. The MSN/MEd and the MSN/MSCJ are offered through the College of Nursing and the College of Professional Sciences (CPS) and are options for all MSN students with a bachelor's degree.

MSN/MEd Dual Degree

The Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Education is an integrated dual degree requiring 61 semester hours. Registered nurses with a bachelor's degree (BSN or BA/BS) are eligible for this dual degree. It was developed in response to a community need for nurse educators and prepares graduates to administer and teach in nursing educational roles (i.e., CE providerships, in-service educators and nurse educators)
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MSN/MSCJ Dual Degree

The Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Criminal Justice is an integrated dual degree requiring 46 semester hours and compliments the forensic track of the MSN program. This integrated program was developed to compliment the MSN forensics track. Registered nurses with a bachelor's degree (BSN or BA/BS) are eligible for this dual degree.

According to the American Board of Forensic Nursing, forensic nursing is the application of science and the art of nursing to both criminal and civil investigations and legal matters. Graduates are prepared to pursue various clinical roles such as sexual assault nurse examiner, forensic psychiatric nurse, legal nurse consultant, forensic nursing death investigator and/or nurse coroner.

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice program is multidisciplinary and designed for individuals who wish to sharpen skills required to address the complex issues in the criminal justice system in a free society.

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Admission and Application Requirements for MSN and Dual Degree Programs for RNs >>