RN to MSN Program

The RN to MSN program is designed in order that the registered nurse without the bachelor’s degree progresses through to the master’s level with as few redundancies as possible. RN to MSN students may choose up to 10 credits from selected graduate level courses in order to complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). This course work may be applied to the master’s degree at Franciscan University. The RN will be awarded the BSN upon completion of all course work and the sufficient number of credits required for the undergraduate degree. The student will then progress into the Master of Science in Nursing Program.

Students wishing to enter this program track should meet with their academic advisor for further details regarding this special program.

RN to MSN students who take graduate-level courses prior to earning the BSN will pay the graduate tuition rate for those graduate level courses if the number of credits exceeds 18 credits.

Upon successful completion of the BSN requirements, the student must complete an MSN application.

The RN to MSN student may choose  to take NUR 655--Advanced Pathophysiology in lieu of the undergraduate course BIO 204--Pathophysiology.