The RN to MSN MSc course from the American Public University offers registered nurses holding diplomas and associate degrees an accelerated pathway to earning a BSN and MSN. The program allows you to graduate faster by substituting three BSN courses for three MSN courses. You are awarded a BSN after successful completion of 120 credit hours.
The mission of the program is to provide quality, affordable, and accessible higher education for professional registered nurses to foster lifelong learning through a spirit of inquiry in order to prepare students for service and leadership roles in a diverse and global society.
APU's RN to MSN program offers relevant insight on:
- Optimizing patient outcomes
- Population-based healthcare
- Research- and evidence-based practice
- Health policy
- Grant writing
Coursework includes a 16-week practicum in your community. There are two MSN concentrations: Nurse Educator and Nurse Leader.
Students must choose a concentration for this degree program:
- Nurse Educator Track
- Nurse Leader Track
What You Will Do
- Apply the principles of ethical decision making to the practice of the master’s prepared nurse
- Demonstrate leadership skills to support safe nursing practices and continually improve patient-centered care
- Advocate for healthcare policies that improve healthcare outcomes across the lifespan
- Translate theoretical knowledge, research and evidence-based practice to influence the delivery of high-quality, safe care to diverse populations in a variety of settings
- Apply data management principles in the delivery of cost-effective care to improve health outcomes
- Analyze how healthcare policy and health care economics affect change within the healthcare system
- Demonstrate effective inter-professional communication and collaboration to support safe and efficient coordination of care
- Reflect on personal commitment to lifelong learning to gain the competencies needed to lead the provision of care in a complex and changing healthcare environment
- This program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Professional Transitions in Nursing
- Emerging Scholarship and Trends in Healthcare
- Community Health
- Population-Based Healthcare
- Informatics and Technology
- Leadership for the Master's Prepared Nurse
- 2 months
Start dates & application deadlines
Courses Start Monthly
DisciplinesNursing Health Sciences Health Informatics View 342 other Masters in Health Sciences in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
To apply to this program, you must hold the following:
- Associate degree or diploma from an accredited or board approved institution in nursing
- Current, active, unencumbered registered nursing (RN) license
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
- Signed statement of understanding
- Current resume/CV
- 500-600 word statement of purpose and goals for this master’s program
International285 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 285 USD per credit during 2 months.
National285 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 285 USD per credit during 2 months.
$250 with military grant
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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Check the official programme website for potential updates.