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

Career Choices

  • 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.

Please Note

We are not accepting new students from Alabama, Alaska, California, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, New York, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Dakota.

Additionally: Washington D.C. students required to do clinicals in Virginia.


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

Transfer students should contact the Online Admissions Counselor for information about Concordia's application process.

Graduate Studies

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.


Support Staff

Rose Gleue-Rogers,
Non-traditional Nursing Academic Advisor

Potential students with questions can also contact Mary Jandre in the Admissions Office (262-243-2122).

Please contact our graduate admissions staff for more information.