Post-Baccalaureate RN-MS

Make your non- nursing bachelor’s degree work for you. TWU’s Post-Baccalaureate RN-MS program is designed for registered nurses with a non-nursing bachelor’s degree to earn their master’s in nursing.

As a registered nurse, your experiences in a health care setting as well as your bachelor’s degree in a non- nursing field have prepared you to earn your master’s in nursing and focus on the areas you love. After completing undergraduate courses, you’ll enroll in graduate courses designed to fast-track you into one of four specialty areas to earn your master’s. The Post-Baccalaureate RN-MS program is designed to be completed primarily online- allowing you to continue to work full time.

Program Requirements

The Post-Baccalaureate RN-MS program requires 47-58 hours to complete.  For a complete list of requirements visit the program catalog. Post Baccalaureate RN-MS program requirements include:

  • Introduction to Baccalaureate Nursing (3 hours)  x
  • The Nursing Leadership and Management Experience (3 hours) x
  • Pathophysiology (4 hours) x
  • Community Health Competencies (4 hours) x
  • Research and Quality Improvement in Nursing (4 hours)

Students in the RN-BS program may have the opportunity to earn credit for some of the upper-division nursing courses by successfully passing challenge exams

Currently enrolled in an associates nursing degree program at an area community college and interested in concurrent admission to TWU? Visit our Concurrent Admissions site for more information. 

Once you have completed the baccalaureate coursework and receive your degree, you will complete additional graduate coursework in the clinical specialty of choice: clinical nurse specialist, nurse educator, nurse practitioner or health systems management with a business or health care administration minor.

Take the next step.

Apply for Admission

Candidates for admission to the Post-Baccalaureate RN-MS program are required to meet the general requirements for graduate admission, with the exception of having completed a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Proof of professional liability insurance and licensure is required.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester: May 1
  • Spring semester: September 15
  • Summer semester: February 1

Contact the RN-MS Program

Please contact Dr. Jo-Ann Stankus for additional information.  

  • Denton Campus