RN to MSN
The RN to MSN program is designed to facilitate an acceleration and integrated progression for students enrolled in the RN to BSN Program to the MSN Program. This program of study allows nurses to apply six hours of graduate course credit to the BSN degree. Two courses in the Master of Science in Nursing Program may be substituted for two courses in the RN to BSN Program, allowing students to graduate with their BSN degree and complete their MSN Program in 30 additional semester hours of courses.
Registered Nurses must be accepted into the BSN Program. Students should notify their Academic Advisor of their intent to enter the RN to MSN accelerated course of study. Upon approval by the BSN advisor, two courses in the MSN curriculum (NURS 530: Perspectives of Caring in Nursing and NURS 501: Nursing and Health Care Systems and Issues) will be substituted for two courses in the BSN curriculum (NURS 495: Nursing Elective and NURS 303: Trends in Healthcare) respectively. Students will receive the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree upon completion of the BSN requirements with the substituted courses. Students may then apply to the MSN program to complete the remaining 30 hours of the MSN course requirements.
At any time in the RN to BSN Program, students who wish to continue for the MSN at Gardner-Webb may consult with their Academic Advisor. If compatible with the individual's professional and personal goals, the faculty encourages students to continue their education in nursing. The MSN Program is in the University's Graduate School and is tailored for adult, working students.