January 2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
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January 2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science in Nursing-Accelerated RN-MSN Online Option

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(Please see the Undergraduate Program Offerings by Campus chart in the catalog or on the Herzing Website at www.herzing.edu/career-programs/downloads for a list of Herzing campuses offering this program.)


The Accelerated RN-MSN Online Option is designed for the licensed Registered Nurse (RN) that is looking to advance his/her education and career to the master’s level. This option will prepare the RN with valuable knowledge and skills to lead change, promote health, and elevate care in various roles and settings (AACN, Master’s Essentials, 2011).

This option is open to licensed, registered nurses who have completed an associate’s degree in nursing or a diploma in nursing from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university. RN’s must hold a current, active, unencumbered RN license in the U.S. or from a jurisdiction that is an associate member of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). 

Students will first complete the requirements outlined in the RN to BSN Program following the dual credit option, which awards up to 12 semester credits of graduate level coursework. Upon being awarded their BSN degree, students will matriculate directly into the MSN Program. Students will select an MSN specialty concentration, in Nurse Educator, Nurse Leader, or Family Nurse Practitioner, and continue courses to complete the MSN degree.

Links to RN to BSN and MSN Program Requirements:

RN to BSN Program Requirements

Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner (MSNFNP)

Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nursing Education (MSNNE)

The Accelerated RN-MSN Online Option can be customized to meet the student’s needs, either full-time or part-time. Classes are offered in the 8 week online format. Experiential learning activities are included to enhance the opportunity for RN’s to apply both theoretical knowledge with experiences from their current nursing role.

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