The RN-MSN program prepares graduates of an accredited Associate Degree in Nursing or Diploma (RN) program to obtain a Master of Science in Nursing degree through a focused curriculum comprised of 134 undergraduate and graduate credit hours. Upon completion of the RN-MSN program, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree is awarded. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is not awarded as part of the RN-MSN degree program.
- All RN-MSN students receive the “Future of Nursing Scholarship” equal to 20% of the cost of tuition each semester!
- Classes meet face-to-face for just ONE HALF-DAY PER MONTH for the entire program (some classes are available online) and students can progress on a full-time or part-time basis
- The program is designed to be completed in 3 ½ years (full-time enrollment) while working full-time as a Registered Nurse. Students may opt to take additional classes during the summer term and complete the program in just 2 ½ years (full time enrollment)
- “Hybrid” courses provide both online and valuable face-to-face interaction with faculty
- Classes are small enough to allow individual attention for students’ professional growth
- Faculty are committed to student learning and have current, relevant expertise in nursing practice, administration, and education
- Diverse student cohorts bring unique, "real world" nursing experiences and knowledge to the classroom
- Strong collaborative partnerships with regional health care providers facilitate internship experiences that are relevant to current practice
- Internship hours can be completed at times and locations convenient to the student and preceptor
- Easy online access to full library services, reference materials, and support services
- Numerous other scholarships, grants, and "service-cancellable loans" available to students enrolled in the RN-MSN program
- NO GRE REQUIREMENT!
The mission of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program at Thomas University is to prepare nurses who are reflective and critical practitioners of the art and science of nursing; are caring, culturally competent, and politically aware; and who practice within a legal and ethical framework in the advanced roles of leader, advocate, educator, and researcher. The graduate will be an effective communicator, a competent scholar, and a professional role model. Graduates of the RN-MSN program will be equipped with the knowledge, competencies, and values to assume roles as nursing leaders or educators in current and future health care or academic settings.
For more information, e-mail TU Admissions or call 229-227-6925.