Online RN to BSN to MSN Program

Graceland’s online RN to BSN to MSN combined program offers registered nurses the opportunity to complete both a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) online degree and the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) online degree. One advantage to this path is the students in this program are not required to take two of the BSN courses since they later take them at the MSN level. The other advantage is to have unimpeded matriculation into the master's program without reapplying. The BSN and MSN degrees are awarded when the student has completed all requirements in the RN to BSN to MSN curriculum. 

If you are enrolled in this online RN to BSN to MSN program, you will have the option to “stop out” if you desire and earn a BSN only. A two-day, on-campus focus session is required for completion of the MSN portion. In addition, students are required to complete practicums in the MSN portion of the RN–BSN-MSN program. Practicums may be completed in the student’s own community. The BSN curriculum and support courses can be reviewed here.

This program is available in two career options: Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.

RN-BSN Student Handbook

Graduate Student Handbook

 

Online RN to BSN to MSN Family Nurse Practitioner

After completing this combined BSN and MSN-FNP graduate nurse practitioner education program, you will be able to apply your specialized education to a career as a family nurse practitioner. (A two-day, on-campus focus session is required for completion of the master of nursing portion.)

Nursing modules include:

  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacotherapeutics
  • Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning
  • Advanced Practice Nursing in Primary Care
  • Adult Primary Care
  • Pediatric Primary Care
  • Clinical Theory in Nursing
  • Leadership Roles and Issues in Nursing
  • Research Application of Research

 

Online RN to BSN to MSN Adult, Gerontology, Acute Care

After completing the BSN and the MSN through this combined online nursing program, graduates will be awarded the MSN degree with specialization as an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. (A two-day, on-campus focus session is required for completion of the master of nursing portion.)

Nursing modules include:

  • Advanced Pathophysiology 
  • Roles and Issues for Advanced Practice Nurses 
  • Pharmacotherapeutics 
  • Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning 
  • Advanced Practice Competency Lab 
  • Acute Care of Adult Gerontology Populations I
  • Advanced Practice Procedures in Acute Care 
  • Care of Adult Gerontology Populations 
  • Acute Care of Adult Gerontology Populations II
  • EBP Synthesis Project 
CCNE Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice at Graceland University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202)887.6791.
The master’s and doctoral degrees in nursing have full approval status with the Iowa State Board of Nursing.
The baccalaureate degrees in nursing have full approval status with the Iowa and Missouri State Boards of Nursing.