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Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Master of Science in Nursing, Master

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Enhance your passion for healing with the credentials to make an immediate and lasting impact. Sacred Heart University’s online RN-BSN-MSN program offers you a way to earn both your BSN and MSN at the same time. In this program, you will take several graduate courses at the undergraduate level and tuition rate. 


Now you can save time, money and gain a quality education that can help advance your nursing career.

Sacred Heart RN-BSN-MSN Benefits
  • Top-ranked university by U.S. News & World Report
  • Regionally accredited by NEASC
  • Named a “Best College” by Princeton Review
  • Signature undergrad curriculum, The Human Journey, only at SHU
  • Flexible online format — ideal for working RNs
  • Award-winning faculty
  • Small classes, one-on-one support

Programme Structure

Prerequisite Courses to Nursing Sequence
  • Social and Behavioral Science
  • Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
  • Anatomy & Physiology II
  • Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
  • Statistics for Decision Making*
Foundational Core
  • Freshman Seminar (Academic Writing)
  • The Art of Thinking
  • Natural Science
  • Literature of Illness and Healing
  • History
  • Historical Survey of Philosophy
  • Intro to World Religions
  • Art/Media Studies
  • Social Science
  • Modern College Mathematics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the following qualifications:
  • a current, unencumbered RN license
  • an ADN or Diploma in Nursing
  • have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • resume´
  • statement of professional goals
  • two letters of recommendation
  • Proof of malpractice insurance

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • 545-$650 per credit hour


  • Registration fee: $115.00
  • Library Fee: $40.00


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