Online RN to Master of Science in nursing
Complex patient needs and rising health care costs create demand for nurses with advanced education. The Master of Science in nursing bridge option allows registered nurses with an associate degree to earn a graduate-level education. Gain knowledge in evidence-based practice and innovative leadership to address the nation’s urgent health care challenges.
Next start date: 08/18/2022
Total classes: 13
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 36
Degree questions, answered.
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What is a Master of Science in nursing bridge program?
The Master of Science in nursing bridge option allows nurses to earn a graduate degree without a Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) or other bachelor’s degree. This Master of Science in nursing combines nursing skills with the advanced knowledge needed to improve health care, including:
- Coordinated, safe and effective care.
- Patient-centered health services.
- Reduced costs.
You’ll complete two bridge courses at the beginning of the program, developed as a link to graduate-level nursing courses. These courses don’t lead to a BSN, but rather bridge the gap between your associate degree and the Master of Science in nursing. The Master of Science in nursing also includes two practicums, customizable to fit your career aspirations. Gain hands-on experience from nurse leaders in the field as you prepare to take your next step.
What new skills will I learn in an RN to MSN online?
An RN to MSN online emphasizes leadership and innovation in the nursing profession. Quality nurse leaders are critical to enacting system change, improving patient outcomes and creating effective teams. You’ll gain nurse leadership skills, including:
- Addressing practice and policy issues within organizations.
- Building a personal leadership style.
- Exemplifying the role of a nurse leader.
- Increasing team collaboration.
- Responding to complex situations.
- Understanding the interrelationship between nursing practice and research.
You’ll develop a mindset for continuous innovation in health care delivery. The ability to contribute evidence-based solutions to a complex health care system is vital to employers.
Will my Master of Science in nursing say ‘online’?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
Master of Science in nursing courses
Courses in the Master of Science in nursing online provide you with an advanced nursing education, with a focus on innovation, leadership and interprofessional team collaboration. RN to MSN curriculum covers the essential topics identified by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, ensuring you’re prepared to deliver patient focused, evidence-based care. Core courses include:
Advanced Health Assessment and Health Promotion I
Advanced Health Assessment, Pathophysiology and Pharmacotherapeutics for Health Promotion II
Clinical Prevention and Population Health Practicum
Community, Global and Population Health
Dynamics of Professional Nursing I
Dynamics of Professional Nursing II
Evaluating Research for Practice
Foundations of Patient Safety and Health Care Quality
What can I do with a Master of Science in nursing?
An RN to MSN online prepares you to assume leadership positions that require graduate-level education, including roles in administration, teaching and research. These opportunities exist in a variety of health care settings, such as hospitals, academic institutions and more. Potential job titles include:
Master of Science in nursing (bridge option) admission requirements
Applicants to the Master of Science in nursing bridge option must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation.
Preparing the nursing and health leaders of tomorrow
ASU’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation provides a first-class education to students across a wide range of health disciplines. The college distinguishes itself through high-quality instructors and challenging courses and programs.
DNP program in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report.
MSN program in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Exemplary Academic-Practice Partnership Award for a partnership with Mayo Clinic.