RN-MSN Entry Option
College of Nursing & Health Sciences
RNs who have earned an AD in Nursing and a BS degree in another discipline can enroll in the RN-Bridge program. RNs with an earned AD degree and no additional education can complete the MSN program through the RN-MSN option. You will not earn a Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree (BSN). After you complete the required undergraduate courses listed below you will start the graduate level courses.
Deadlines vary by MSN specialty. Click on the links below for specific deadlines.
|Complete Application for Admission:||
Please Note: Applicants who wish to apply for a different program will be required to submit a new application. The application processing fee is required for each application submitted.
Application requirements specific to this program :
*Please allow 3-5 business days to receive Student ID before submitting additional supporting documents.
Submit all supporting documents online.
|Special Program Requirements||
a)Students may be provisionally enrolled for up to one semester to allow students to attend classes while obtaining the required vaccines and acceptable evidence of vaccination.
b)Students cannot be provisionally enrolled without at least one dose of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine if direct patient contact will occur during the provisional enrollment period.
c)Polio vaccine is not required. Students enrolled in health-related courses are encouraged to ascertain that they are immune to poliomyelitis.
d)One dose of tetanus-diphtheria toxoid (Td) is required within the last ten years.
e)Students who were born on or after January 1, 1957, must show, prior to patient contact, acceptable evidence of vaccination of two doses of measles-containing vaccine administered since January 1, 1968.
f)Students must show, prior to patient contact, acceptable evidence of vaccination of one dose of rubella vaccine.
g)Students born on or after January 1, 1957, must show, prior to patient contact, acceptable evidence of vaccination of one dose of mumps vaccine.
h)Students shall receive a complete series of hepatitis B vaccine prior to the start of direct patient care or show serologic confirmation of immunity to hepatitis B virus.
i)Students shall receive two doses of varicella vaccine unless the first dose was received prior to thirteen years of age.
Degree PlanThe following courses must be completed with a grade of C or better from an accredited university before the applciation deadline.
ENGL - Comp I
ENGL - Comp II
US History I
US History II
Government (POLS) I
Government (POLS) II
BIOL-Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL-Anatomy and Physiology II
PSYC-Human Growth and Development
Prior to beginning master’s level course work, the RN-MSN student must complete the following prescribed course work. These courses are at the undergraduate level and you will be considered Full-Time due to the credit hours for these courses.
NURS 3435- Health Assessment (4 credit hours/ skills demonstration required)
NURS 4324-Nurse as Caregiver (3 credit hours/ skills demonstration required)
NURS 4318- Nurse as Research Consumer (3 credit hours)
NURS 4560- Community (5 credit hours/ 45 hours of practicum experiences)
NURS 4671- Leadership (6 credit hours/ practicum or special project in clinical setting)
Tuition and Fees
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All materials, including applications, transcripts, graduate form, and 3 reference forms must be received by the College of Graduate Studies by the application deadline. Please allow time for transcript processing, which can take up to two weeks.
Applicants whose documents are not received by the College of Graduate Studies by the posted date will not be considered for admission.
Please carefully review the application requirements above. If you have questions, please call or e-mail the Graduate Academic Advisor. Students who have applied for admission in previous semesters should contact the Graduate Academic Advisor to confirm documents are still available for the admissions review.
For Scholarship information, please visit the Scholarship website.
Contact for More Information:
Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5805