Concordia University Wisconsin’s online RN-BSN-MSN (Master of Science in Nursing) program is designed for nurses with an associate degree in nursing who want to earn an advanced degree. Our accelerated program allows you to earn a master’s degree faster than you would earn a bachelor’s and master’s separately.
Why Choose CUW’s RN-BSN-MSN Program?
- Combining BSN and MSN studies saves time and money
- MSN specialization in nurse educator, family nurse practitioner, or adult/gerontology nurse practitioner
- Flexible online classes accommodate your work schedule
- Meet professional standards and core competencies of advanced nursing
- Enhance ongoing personal and professional development
- Coursework built on a Christian foundation
- Advanced practice nursing
- Nursing leadership
- Nursing education
Areas of Emphasis
The program offers three areas of specialization:
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
- Nurse Educator
- Successful completion of an associate degree in Nursing (ADN) from an accredited nursing school
- Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
- Current licensure as a registered nurse in the USA
- Current CPR certification
- Actively working in practice
- Certified background check
The Master’s Degree in RN-BSN-MSN Program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, 202-887-6791.
We are not accepting new students from Alabama, California, Kentucky, New York, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota.
Additionally: Washington D.C. students required to do clinicals in Virginia. Maryland students can only do clinicals outside their state of Maryland.
To fulfill Concordia’s residency requirements, a minimum of 36 credits must be taken at Concordia. To earn a BSN, 126 credits are necessary, up to 90 of which may be transferred from previous college course work. See our course catalog and a sample progression plan.
Transfer students should contact the Online Admissions Counselor for information about Concordia's application process.
After completion of the BSN course work, the student's file will be reviewed by the Masters Program admissions committee for consideration for progression towards MSN degree completion.
CUW offers a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. Students completing the MSN degree may request consideration for admission to the DNP Program.
Dr. Wendy Crary, PhD, RN, CNE
Chairperson, Non-traditional Nursing
Director, BSN Completion Program
Non-traditional Nursing Academic Advisor
Non-traditional Nursing Administrative Assistant
Please contact our graduate admissions staff for more information.