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The RN-MSN (Master of Science in Nursing) track is designed for highly motivated individuals aspiring to further their career in nursing. Candidates for this program are RNs (registered nurses) with a non-nursing baccalaureate degree seeking an MSN.

The RN-MSN track is an articulated program of study that includes four bridge courses within the nursing baccalaureate curriculum seamlessly advancing the students into the selected MSN track for nursing education, nursing and healthcare management, or school nursing. Students completing this program are awarded an MSN. The program design allows candidates to complete their degree in approximately 28 months.

The Elms College School of Nursing program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) to offer the most contemporary nursing education available to students.


Click to view course requirements for the RN-MSN.

Following completion of these bridge courses RN-MSN students proceed to take MSN Graduate Core Course & Concentration Courses.

RN-MSN Bridge Courses

Course #Course Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 3101Nursing as a Profession3
NUR 3400Evidence Based Nursing3
NUR 4405Population Health Nursing4
NUR 6400Leadership and Management in Nursing3