May 30, 2024  
2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Catalog [FINAL EDITION]

Nursing, RN/MSN

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Registered nurses holding a bachelor’s degree in another field of study are eligible to apply to the master of science in nursing (MSN) program. Registered nurses must hold a license to practice in the State of Pennsylvania to be accepted into the RN/MSN option of the MSN program. Students applying for the RN/MSN must submit the graduate application available online

Admission requirements for the RN/MSN option of the master of science in nursing (MSN) program are described in the online graduate nursing catalog.

Upon admission into the MSN program, satisfactory completion of three undergraduate bridge courses above supports progression to the master level courses. Students are eligible to take up to two graduate courses concurrently with the bridge courses as specified in the graduate catalog. The student selects an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) specialty role as either family nurse practitioner (FNP) or as a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) in the area of adult-gerontology. A subspecialty of adult-gerontology in emergency/critical care (ECC) is also available. A bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) is not awarded.


Total Credits: 12

* All courses must be completed with a grade of B or higher

(W) = writing enriched.

The program of study that appears here applies to students who were admitted for the summer session of this catalog year and later.  Students admitted prior to that term should select the appropriate catalog year of their admission.  Choose previous catalogs from the Home, Graduate, or Undergraduate Catalog Page at

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