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RN to MSN, Master

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The RN to MSN online program provides the opportunity for licensed registered nurses with an associate degree or diploma to earn a Master of Science in Nursing. A master's degree improves earning potential and career advancement opportunities for nurses.


Program Features

  • Designed for working professionals
  • Courses offered online
  • Courses offered in flexible intensive sessions
  • Courses taught by faculty in area of expertise
  • Option to exit with a BSN

Oklahoma Baptist University is a leader in Nursing Education. OBU is here to help you become a leader in the healthcare field. Through your practicum, you will have the ability to interact with community and global leaders and students alike as you hone your skills to assume leadership roles.

Our professors work with you to craft projects and practica (or clinical experiences) in line with your educational goals. Your Capstone Project will be designed by you as you look to a current or future educational or global issue that needs to be addressed. Your RN-MSN program is as creative as your imagination.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research and Evidence for Health Care
  • Professional Formation
  • Nursing Management for Collaborative Practice
  • Practicum: Population Focused Health
  • Community and Population Health
  • Health Care and Nursing Informatics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      Earn your MSN in two years or less
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

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: 2.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.8 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).

General Requirements

Registered Nurses applying for the RN-MSN option must meet the following requirements:
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.8
  • Complete online application and pay admission fee
  • Complete OBU College of Graduate and Professional Studies admission requirements
  • Graduation from a State Board of Nursing approved and/or an approved nursing national accrediting body. 
  • Proof of, and maintenance of, unencumbered licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in Oklahoma and/or any other state
  • For progression to MSN program, student must meet MSN admission criteria
  • Credit for courses listed below will be held in escrow. The student will receive 44 credit escrow hours upon successful completion of the program.

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


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