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Post Baccalaureate RN MS
  • NON-Nursing bachelor's degree
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited College or University
  • Current license to practice professional nursing in the US
  • Completion of all prerequisites prior to the first class day
  • Basic statistics course (included in the required prerequisite coursework)
  • Minimum B average in all prerequisites courses required for admission to the program
  • Minimum grade of C in anatomy and physiology and microbiology
  • Minimum B average in all required nursing courses for the associate degree or the diploma in nursing
  • Complete the equivalent of one year of full-time experience as a registered nurse prior to enrollment in the first clinical course at the master's level
  • GRE (verbal and quantitative) or MAT scores must be submitted to Student Records

*Qualified students will be accepted provisionally by the Graduate School into the Post Baccalaureate RN MS Program. Once the 10 to 15 hours of identified undergraduate coursework and 10 to 13 hours of graduate course work are completed (dependent on the specialty track selected) the student will advance to unconditional admission status in the Graduate School.

Prerequisite Courses

Prerequisite Courses Semester Hours

Psy 1603 Developmental Psychology (Lifespan)

3

Math 1703 Statistics

3

NFS 2323 Introduction to Nutrition

3

Chemistry with lab

4

Bact 1001 and 1003 Microbiology and Lab

4

Zool 2011 and 2013 Human Anatomy and Physiology with Lab

4

Zool 2021 and 2023 Human Anatomy and Physiology with Lab

4

Total Semester Hours

25

Upper Division Nursing

Post Baccalaureate RN to MS Program by Tracks Offered

Nurse Educator

Nurse Practitioner/CNS

Nursing Systems/Health Systems Management and Minor in Health Care Administration or Business

Nurs 3643

Nurs 3643

Nurs 3614

Nurs 4614

Nurs 4614

Nurs 3643

Nurs 4803

Nurs 4803

Nurs 4614

Biol 5333

Biol 5333

Biol 4344

Nurs 5024

Nurs 5024

Nurs 5024

Nurs 5644

Nurs 5644

HCA 5223 or BUS 5523

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total 21 hours + Remaining Masters (26)

Total 21 hours + Remaining Masters (36-39)

Total 22 hours + Remaining Masters (36)

Total 47 hours

Total 57-60 hours

Total 58 hours

Advanced Placement

Students in the RN BS, RN MS, and Post Baccalaureate RN MS Program are eligible to challenge the undergraduate nursing courses. Advanced placement through the challenge examination process offers the registered nurse the opportunity to challenge courses for which the student has gained knowledge through continuing education, life experiences, or academic course work.

Advanced Placement Application [pdf]

The following courses may be challenged by students who are officially enrolled in the course and complete the challenge exam during the first week of the semester.

  • Nurs 3612: Introduction to Nursing Research*
  • Nurs 3614: Nursing Assessment Across the Life Span*
  • Nurs 3804: RN with Families and Groups
  • Nurs 4612: Promoting Wellness in the Aging Family
  • Nurs 4803: The Nursing Leadership and Management Experience
  • Nurs 4813: RN High Acuity Nursing

*Courses may not be available for challenge for the RN to MS or Post Baccalaureate RN to MS student. These programs, dependent on the track selected, may require NURS 5023 and NURS 5644.

Grade Requirements

To progress in the nursing program, a student must receive a minimum of B in each required course in both the baccalaureate and master's courses and must maintain a 3.0 grade point average. A student may repeat only one course in which a grade of less than B is earned. A student who has earned a grade of less than B in two nursing courses or who has earned a grade of less than B twice in the same required course will be removed from the RN to MS program. If a course must be repeated, the student cannot continue to take master's level courses until that course has been successfully repeated. A student may, however, continue to take undergraduate courses or choose to continue as an RN to BS student; students could, upon completion of the baccalaureate program, reapply to the master's program.

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