Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Master of Science in Nursing
The Master of Science in Nursing program is no longer accepting new students.
The accelerated RN-BSN-MSN program is for registered nurses seeking to ultimately earn a Master of Science in nursing. Students are able to complete their BSN degree while enrolled in an MSN program by enrolling in dual-credit courses, reducing the overall credit requirement for an MSN degree by six credits. Depending on the MSN concentration (MSN in Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality; MSN/ Master’s in Healthcare Administration dual degree; MSN/Master’s in Business Administration dual degree) chosen, students on this track may complete the program in as few as 7 or 8 semesters. Alternatively, students may take up to 7 years working at their own pace.
Overview of RN-BSN-MSN Curriculum
Students who are pursuing the Master of Science in Nursing program using the RN-BSN-MSN option, may apply up to six credit hours of graduate coursework to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree requirements. The BSN degree will be conferred at the completion of all BSN requirements; the MSN degree does not need to be earned prior to the BSN being conferred.
MBU accepts the Associate Degree in Nursing fulfillment of general education coursework.
Sample Course Schedule
(Based on a full time, two courses per 8-week session model.)
Spring and fall semesters consist of two 8-week sessions and the summer semester consists of one 8-week session. All classes may not be offered each session or semester.