The RN/MSN program is offered to foreign-educated doctors who hold a nursing license and nurses who earned a Baccalaureate degree in a related field. This curriculum is designed to build upon students’ nursing education and professional experiences. This RN to MSN program will allow these professional nurses with previous medical and strong educational backgrounds to acquire evidence-based knowledge and the necessary skills to provide direct patient services at an advanced level. A total of fifty-five (55) credit hours are required for graduation. FNU awards a Master of Science Degree in Nursing upon completion of the RN to MSN program.


NURSING CORE COURSES (55 credits) Credit Hours
NUR 3065C
Physical Assessment in Health Care
NUR 3125 Pathophysiology 4
NUR 3165 Applied Nursing Research 3
NUR 3826 Ethical and Legal Aspects of Nursing Practice 2
NUR 4516 Crisis Intervention 2
NUR 4636 Community Nursing 4
NGR 5035 Advanced Health Assessment 3
NGR 5101 Nursing Theory 3
NGR 5141 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
NGR 5674 Population Health, Epidemiology, Statistical Principles 3
NGR 5700 Decision Making 3
NGR 5891 Health Care Policy 3
NGR 6110 Nursing Leadership and Management 3
NGR 6172 Advanced Pharmacology 3
NGR 6636 Health Promotion and Role Development in Advanced Nursing Practice 3
NGR 6812 Nursing Research and Evidence Based 3
NGR 6871 Health Care Informatics 3
NGR 6970 MSN Capstone Project 3
Total Core Course Credits
Nursing is a rewarding career. From the moment you begin your journey as a registered nurse (RN), you can make a positive impact on the lives of your patients. And if you choose to take it further, you can pursue a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). This equips you with the leadership skills you need to become an advanced practice nurse, a leader and a mentor.

Pursuing a Master’s in Nursing is a great way to improve your career. While attending an RN to MSN program, you can become a leader in the field. There are many job opportunities available after completing a master’s program, from nursing administration to teaching and research positions.

Admissions Requirements:

• Active Registered Nurse License

• Graduated from an Associate of Sciences in Nursing from an accredited institution.

• All students must have completed all General Education requirements for the BSN with a grade of “C” or higher prior to starting the MSN core courses.

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