RN to MS Professional Pathway
Students must meet additional admission requirements and should also consult the WSU Graduate Catalog. Separate formal application to the Master’s Nursing Program is required. The application deadline for this program is typically October 15 of each academic year. Acceptance in a program area is not guaranteed. Further information can be obtained from the Department of Nursing at WSU-Rochester.
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Complete WSU RN – BS Application for Evaluation of Credits
Meet with an RN to BS Completion coordinator
Complete the RN to BS Completion Application
Meet with a MS Advisor to discuss RN – MS Professional Pathway
Complete RN – BS – MS Application for Master’s Program when the above course requirements * are complete. (See full and part-time study plans below.)
SELECTION CRITERIA FOR RN – BS – MS PATHWAY:
Other 400/500 level, doubled number courses may be taken as electives and count toward the baccalaureate degree and will reduce the number of 500 and 600 level credits needed for the master’s degree. These courses are registered at the 400 level.
** NURS 402/617 Advanced Clinical Pharmacology
** NURS 404/616 Molecular/Genetic and Immune Mechanisms 3 SH
**Master’s level courses taken as 400 level course credits count toward the BS degree and reduce the number of 600 level course credits needed for a master’s degree to 33 – 46 credits.
Sample full-time plan of study
This sample demonstrates a full-time plan of study required to complete the baccalaureate portion of the RN – MS pathway. (All other course requirements for the BS Degree are completed before beginning this sequence)
* (substitute credits for NURS 465 Population-Based Health Care II and NURS 491 Professional Development)
Sample part-time plan of study
This sample demonstrates a part-time plan of study required to complete the baccalaureate portion of the RN – MS pathway. (All other course requirements for the BS Degree are completed before beginning the second or last year of the program)
* (substitute credits for NURS 465 Population Based Nursing and NURS 491 Professional Development)
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