RN-MS

It’s time to turn your nursing experience up a few degrees, literally. TWU’s RN-MS program is designed for registered nurses ready to earn their bachelors and master’s degrees and advance their nursing career.

As a registered nurse, your experiences in a health care setting have molded you into an exceptional care taker, and you’re ready to take the next step.  After earning your bachelor’s degree, you’ll complete courses in one of four specialty areas to earn your master’s. The RN-MS program is designed to be completed primarily online- allowing you to continue to work full time.

Program Requirements

The RN-MS program requirements vary depending on each student’s previous education. For a complete list of requirements visit the program catalog. RN-MS program requirements include:

  • Introduction to Baccalaureate Nursing (3 hours)
  • RN with Families and Groups (4 hours)
  • Aging (2 hours)
  • Community Health Competencies (4 hours)
  • Research in Nursing (4 hours)
  • High Acuity Nursing (3 hours)
  • Competencies in RN Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing (3 hours)

Students in the RN-MS 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 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 RN-MS program are required to meet the general requirements for both undergraduate and graduate admission, with the exception of having completed a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Applicants are required to apply to submit both an undergraduate and graduate application through Apply Texas.  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