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Accelerated Pathway to the Masters of Science in Nursing

Program Details

The online Accelerated Pathway to the Masters of Science in Nursing degree program from Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing provides an option for RNs who hold either an associate degree or a diploma, and have a bachelor's degree in a discipline other than nursing, to pursue their MSN. Coursework builds upon prior education and experience, and includes topics such as:

  • Caring, communication, and critical thinking
  • ​Teaching/Learning process
  • Nursing roles and changes
  • ​Legal issues
  • Leadership and management
  • ​Change theory
  • ​Professional ethics

Requirements

  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale
  • Official transcripts
  • Proof of licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in one or more states in the United States
  • Evidence of one year of professional nursing experience preferred
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A 500-700 word essay
  • Evidence of completion of undergraduate health assessment and nursing research courses with a minimum grade of "C"
  • Evidence of completion of a graduate statistics course with a minimum grade of "B" within the last 5 years
  • An interview may be requested
  • A bachelors degree

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

Restrictions

All applicants are welcome to apply to the Masters programs except those who are residents of the following states: Arkansas, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Washington, Wisconsin, and Louisiana due to state authorization.