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The RN-to-MS combines elements of the BSN program with the MS program by substituting the master's core courses for BSN core courses. This option is designed for registered nurses with a baccalaureate degree in another discipline and for registered nurses who do not have a baccalaureate degree but possess the background and the interest in pursuing leadership and specialty preparation at the master's level. While you have the option take all RN-to-MS courses at UMSON, some courses may be available at the Universities at Shady Grove and online. Full-time and part-time options are available. You must complete the full course of study within six years to earn the RN-to-MS.
For the RN-to-MS program, you’ll complete the requirements for both the BSN as well as the MS Health Services Leadership & Management specialty. Certain courses count towards both degrees, allowing you to earn both degrees in less time and for less money than it would take to earn each separately.
|NURS 450||RN-to-BSN: Transition: Implications for Practice, Policy, and the Profession||3|
|NURS 452||Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Care for the Registered Nurse||3|
|NURS 454||Pathophysiologic Implications to Patient Assessment||5|
|NURS 460||Health Informatics for the Registered Nurse||3|
|NURS 467||Public Health Nursing Essentials for the Registered Nurse||5|
|NRSG 780||Health Promotion and Population Health||3|
|NRSG 782||Health Systems & Health Policy: Leadership & Quality Improvement||3|
|Total Credits for BSN Program:||31|
After completing the CORE courses, you’ll begin taking courses specific to the Health Services Leadership and Management MS specialty. For more information, review the HSLM plans of study. There are 63 total credits for the RN-to-MS plan of study.
|NURS 331||Gerontological Nursing||3|
|NURS 333||Health Assessment||3|
|NURS 405||Informatics and Technology||3|
|Directed Elective -OR-
Science and Research for Nursing Practice
|NURS 403||Community Health Nursing||5|
|NURS 418||Directed Elective||3|
|NURS 701||Research for Advanced Nursing Practice||4|
|Third Semester (Summer)|
|NURS 622||Systems and Populations in Health Care||3|
|NURS 659||Organizational and Professional Dimensions of Advanced Nursing Practice||3|
|NURS 418||Directed Elective||2|
After completing the CORE courses, you’ll begin taking courses specific to the Health Services Leadership and Management MS specialty. For more information, review the HSLM plans of study.