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.
- Designed to be completed in just 2.5 years while working full-time as a Registered Nurse
- Students will have the option of concentrating in Nursing Education or Administration
- 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
- Hybrid courses that provide both online and valuable face-to-face interaction with faculty
- Classes are small enough to allow instructor/student individual attention for professional growth
- Faculty with current, relevant expertise in nursing practice, administration, and education are committed to students’ learning
- A diverse population of nurses who bring unique, "real world" experiences and knowledge to the classroom
- Strong collaboration and partnerships with regional health care providers to facilitate clinical experiences that are relevant to a Registered Nurse student and completed at times convenient to the student and clinical preceptor
- Easy online access to full library services, reference materials, and support services
- Numerous scholarships, grants, and "service-cancellable loans" available to Registered Nurses enrolled in the RN-MSN program
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.