Master of Science in Nursing / Fast-Tracked Pathway (RN to MSN Bridge)
Saint Francis Medical Center College of 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

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.8 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s)

Additional Info

  • Must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a regionally accredited program and accredited by ACEN, CNEA, or CCNE
  • Submit evidence of completion of undergraduate health assessment and nursing research with minimum C grade
  • Proof of current, unencumbered RN licensure
  • One year professional nursing experience preferred

Restricted States

Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Washington, Wisconsin