RN-to-MSN Bridge Courses
The online MSN bridge features two courses and is the ideal path for the RN who has a non-nursing bachelor’s degree and wishes to pursue a graduate degree in nursing. The coursework ensures that you will be equipped with the practical application of theory needed to succeed in the online MSN program.
The MSN bridge option courses cover topics which include:
- Professionalization of Nursing
- Current Issues Affecting Nursing
- Health Education
- Community Assessment
- Health Promotion
Once students have completed the two RN-to-MSN Bridge courses with a minimum grade of B in each course and meet the admissions requirements for their specialization choice are eligible to be admitted into the online MSN program. The total number of credit hours and practicum hours required to graduate vary based on your selected concentration: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Leadership (formerly Health Care Systems Management), or Nurse Educator.
NURS 482 Issues in Professional Nursing
This course is designed to assist in the transition of the student to the role of the BSN-prepared professional nurse in a health care setting. Emphasis is placed on professional communication and current professional and health care issues that impact the professional nurse practicing in a contemporary health care environment.
NURS 483 Population Health
This course focuses on the delivery of population-focused nursing care to aggregates, communities, or population groups. Emphasis is placed on health promotion and disease prevention of population groups and the nurse’s role in improving the population health of specified groups.