Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing Option (RN to MSN)
The RN to MSN option creates educational and career mobility for registered nurses (RNs) whose highest academic credential is an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree or a nursing diploma from an accredited program.
As a student in the RN to MSN option, you will apply to one of our nine MSN specialty tracks at the time you apply for admission. You will complete undergraduate general education requirements and transition courses, and then you will begin studies in the MSN track to which you have been admitted. Upon successful completion of the required courses, you will graduate with an MSN degree. You will not receive a BSN degree in the process.
Curriculum and advantages
RNs who are busy with careers or family responsibilities can still earn an MSN degree thanks to our flexible program. Students may complete the program on a part- or full-time basis. Our online courses are expanding and become more popular every semester, enabling students to earn credits from home.
Specialty courses for most MSN tracks are taught on the same day each semester, making it easier to organize busy schedules. In addition, nursing administration is offered in a weekend format, with students completing the courses in the major one weekend per month for ten months.
As the health care industry continues to evolve and our population grows older, the demand for advanced practice nurses is increasing dramatically. The MSN degree prepares graduates for leadership roles in advanced nursing, with opportunities for practice as:
- Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs)
- Nurse Practitioners (NPs)
- Nursing Leaders in Health Systems
- Community Health Nurses
For more information about the RN to MSN option program, please contact the Center for Academic Affairs.
1111 Middle Drive, NU 122
Indianapolis, IN 46202
nursing [at] iupui [dot] edu
For advising contact:
Graduate Academic Advisor, MSN students
oesgrades [at] iupui [dot] edu
For application contact: