Earn a BSN and MSN at the same timeRN-MSN

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Why Choose Our Program?

Are you a working nurse looking to further your education? Our RN to Master of Science in Nursing (RN-MSN) program allows registered nurses to earn two degrees on their terms, through a flexible, highly-regarded nursing program. Graduates from the RN-MSN program are prepared for a career in nursing leadership, healthcare quality and safety, education, or informatics. This program was designed to streamline your education path, saving you time and money while you earn a BSN and MSN at the same time.


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Saving time, money and courseworkRN-MSN Your Way

JU's RN-MSN program prepares you to take the next step in your career whether that be a promotion or graduate school. The RN-MSN program was designed for you to complete your way:

  • Small classes provide you with individual attention
  • Offered in a flexible format including 100 percent online or in-person evening options, convenient for working professionals
  • Courses offered in 8-week flexible course formats that allow you start year-round and take terms off when you need it
  • Work with an academic advisor throughout the program who will assist you with individualizing your program progression in a way that works for your schedule.
18 monthsFinish the program in as few as 18 months.
$97,000Average salary of a Nursing Administrator
2 DegreesSave time and money by graduating with two degrees at the same time.
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About our Program


BSN Core Courses

  • NUR 352SI: Professional Nursing
  • NUR 354WI: Evidence-Based Nursing
  • NUR 357: Assessment and Pathophysiology I
  • NUR 452WI: Nursing Leadership and Health Care Policy
  • NUR 453: Community Focused Professional Nursing
  • NUR 449: Assessment and Pathophysiology II
  • NUR 455: Advanced Acute Care Concepts

MSN Core Courses

  • NUR 510: Nursing Theory and Research I
  • NUR 512: Organization, Delivery and Policy in Healthcare
  • NUR 514: Nursing Leadership and Advanced Roles
  • NUR 516: Information Systems and Technology for Improved Health Care
  • NUR 520: Nursing Theory and Research II
  • *NUR 551: Advanced Role Practicum

RN to MSN students must select one of the following specializations, each comprised of 12 credit hours.

  • Clinical Nurse Educator
  • Leadership in Healthcare Systems
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Healthcare Quality and Safety

* All courses must be completed prior to NUR 551.


  • Completed JU Application
  • Active US Nursing License
  • Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  • All unofficial transcripts from regionally accredited colleges & universities and any transcripts that reflect the student's completed nursing coursework & nursing degrees regardless of regional accreditation

The following may be requested of students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or below:

  •  Statement of Intent
  •  Letters of Recommendation

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Contact Information Keigwin School of Nursing

Howard Administration Building
Jacksonville University
2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211

Phone: (904) 256-7000
Email: graduateadmissons@ju.edu

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