RN to MSN
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is designed to prepare nurses as interdisciplinary, collaborative nurse leaders. They will acquire advanced knowledge of nursing theory and issues, research, informatics and health policy. Integral to the program are interdisciplinary educational experiences.
Why continue to pursue a Master's Degree in Nursing at Queens?
- Small interactive classes
- Convenient evening class hours
- Collaborative arrangements with a variety of community agencies fostering customized learning in students' areas of interest
- A faculty whose primary focus is student learning
Qualified RN's enrolled in the Queens University of Charlotte's RN-to-BSN program can apply for the accelerated RN to MSN program and choose any of the specialty tracks. Students can choose one of three areas of concentration:
- Clinical Nurse Leader
- Nurse Educator Practices
- Health Systems Management
Step one: Admission to the RN-to-BSN Program
Students must be accepted into the RN-to-BSN program before they are eligible to apply for the RN-to-MSN program. To qualify for admission to the BSN major, students must have completed all specified prerequisite courses with a "C-" or better and be a registered nurse with an unencumbered license to practice.
Step Two: Admission to the RN-to-MSN Program
The following are required to be considered for admission to the RN-to-MSN Program:
- A completed RN-to-MSN application submitted during the first semester of enrollment in the RN-to-BSN program.
- A Queens GPA of 3.0 or better.
- Evidence of a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 hours of course work.
- Two letters of recommendation.
- A current resume including goals and objectives.
Requirements for a Master of Science in Nursing (RN - MSN):
RN-to-MSN Course Substitutions
Students admitted to the RN-to-MSN program are allowed to take three courses (9 credit hours) at the graduate level in place of three courses normally taken at the undergraduate level for the BSN. Specifically:
NURS 628 may be taken instead of NURS 375
NURS 624 may be taken instead of NURS 475
NURS 612 may be taken instead of NURS 454
All requirements for the baccalaureate degree, including the residency requirement, must be met before the BSN is awarded. The BSN must be completed before the student may progress further towards the MSN.