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Degreed RNs

    Non-BSN RNs to MSN

    Registered nurses who have a bachelor's degree in another discipline can take the fast track to their Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree at Capital University.

    In lieu of the required bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree, registered nurses (RNs) who have met all other criteria are admitted to the master of science in nursing (MSN) program with the following condition.

    The following undergraduate classes must be completed with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 prior to enrolling in master's-level courses.
    • NUR 302: Nursing Theories/Concepts for RNs (3 hours)
    • NUR 303: Transcultural Nursing (3 hours)
    • NUR 402: Health Assessment for RNs (4 hours)
    • NUR 414: Contemporary Issues for RNs (3 hours)
    • NUR 415: Nursing of Families and Communities for RNs (6 hours)
    • NUR 425: Nursing Management and Practice for RNs (6 hours)
    • NUR 409: Nursing Research (3 hours)
    • Statistics: PSYCH 210 or MATH 215 (3 hours)

    If the student has maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.5 in the courses listed 1-5 above, Advanced Statistics (NUR 500) may be taken in place of PSYCH 210 or MATH 215 and Advanced Nursing Research (NUR 520) may be taken in place of Nursing Research (NUR 409).

    Learn more about our Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program.