Graceland University RN-BSN-MSN program

Online Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing
RN to BSN to MSN Program

Graceland’s online RN to BSN to MSN combined program offers RNs 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 to BSN to 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 three career options: Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

**This program can
accept students
every 8 weeks.

Review full application details
in the Admission & Graduation tab.

RN-BSN-MSN FNP

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

RN-BSN-MSN AGACNP

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 

Distance Learning RN-MSN Program

  Undergraduate Level Courses tuition and fees

Fee Cost
Tuition $530.00 per semester hour
Clinical Resource Fee (Annually assessed in June each year) $25.00 per year
Late Registration Fee $100.00 per occurrence
Program Support Fee (online courses) $18.00 per course
CLEP Exam Recording Fee (nonrefundable) $20.00 per semester hour
Dantes Exam Recording Fee (nonrefundable) $20.00 per semester hour
Excelsior Exam Recording Fee (nonrefundable) $20.00 per semester hour
Junior Level Nursing Course (Escrow) Recording Fee (nonrefundable) $25.00 per semester hour
Re-Sequencing Fee $100.00 per occurrence
Research Fee - Intro to Evidence-Based Nursing $50.00 per course

  Graduate Level Courses tuition and fees

Fee Cost
Tuition: Family Nurse Practitioner Program and FNP Post-Master's Certificate $830.00 per semester hour
Graceland BSN + RN-MSN Graduates - reduced tuition rate $705.00 per semester hour
Tuition: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and AGACNP Post-Master's Certificate $830.00 per semester hour
Tuition: Nurse Educator Post-Master's Certificate $550.00 per semester hour
Clinical Resource Fee (Annually assessed in June each year) $25.00 per year
Core Course Fee - Scholarly Project $150.00 per course
Course Review Fee - NURS6830 $325.00 per course
Focus Session Campus Fee (FNP and NE programs) (nonrefundable) $180.00
Focus Session Campus Fee (AGACNP program) (nonrefundable) $270.00
NURS5194 - Advanced Practice Procedures in Acute Care Lab Course Fee - (Breakout labs) $250.00 per course
NURS5195 - Advanced Practice Competencies Lab Course Fee - (Breakout labs) $125.00 per course
Late Registration Fee $100.00
Practicum Fee: Family Nurse Practitioner - Pediatrics / Adults / Family $200.00 per semester hour
Practicum Fee: Nurse Educator $200.00 per semester hour
Program Support Fee (online courses) $18.00 per course
Re-Sequencing Fee $100.00 per occurrence
Research Fee (NURS5121, NURS5143, NURS5170, NURS6930) $120.00 per course

For more information regarding additional fees, please see General Fees.

Admissions Requirements

  1. Associates degree in nursing (ADN) or Diploma from an NLNAC, ACEN or CCNE accredited program. For students with foreign transcripts, an evaluation* is required with GPA equivalency and TOEFL score. 
  2. Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the U.S. and its territories.
  3. A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework. Applicants with less than a 3.0 GPA may be offered a spot into the RN-BSN program.
  4. Satisfactory criminal background check after acceptance.
  5. Three references.
  6. Professional goals statement of 150 words or less.

Application Requirements

PLEASE NOTE:

Graceland University participates with NursingCAS, which is a Centralized Application System (CAS). If you have already built a profile and/or applied previously through NursingCAS, you are welcome to continue your application through them.

If you are seeking financial aid, you must complete a FAFSA form. To complete this, visit the FAFSA website at www.fafsa.ed.gov. To send your FAFSA information to Graceland University, use our school code: 001866. This should be done at your earliest convenience.

If you are looking for a distance learning master's degree in nursing, contact Graceland University today! Our campus for this program is located in Independence, MO, near Kansas City.

Questions? Please contact us:

Admissions Team  |  Graceland University
1401 W. Truman Rd.  |  Independence, MO. 64050

800.833.0524, ext. 4716  |  admissions@graceland.edu

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. 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (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.

ABOUT YOUR LOCATION:

Every state in the U.S. creates its own specific regulations about online enrollment of the students who live within the state. Some states require fees and/or application efforts that require a considerable investment of university resources. In an effort to maintain a reasonable tuition rate, Graceland University’s nursing program does not accept students who live in Kentucky, Maryland, New York, North Carolina or Tennessee at this time.

Graceland University is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission to provide practice experiences in Washington State for RN - BSN, MSN, Post-Grad Certification, and DNP programs.

http://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/NursingCommission/NursingPrograms.aspx