Master of Science with a Major in Nursing, R.N to M.S. Track

Georgia State University
Degree Level Masters
Total Credit Hours 48 semester hours
Per Credit Hour Cost Get information on the per credit hour cost. See Website

Program Description

The online R.N. to M.S. bridge program allows registered nurses with considerable practice experience and an associate degree or diploma from an accredited nursing program to take advantage of this streamlined approach to obtain their graduate degree.

Candidates must have a minimum of one year of work experience as a registered nurse. Two years of experience is preferred.

You will need to complete additional prerequisite* undergraduate coursework before taking any master’s level nursing courses.

*See additional course information in the “Additional Information” tab for prerequisite information.

You also will need to have a clinical site arrangement one semester before registering for one of the prerequisite courses (Caring for Families and Communities). We will work with you to plan for this and discuss the courses you need to progress toward your M.S. in nursing. Georgia State is well known for our work in student success, and that includes support at each stage of your journey through your graduate work.

Once you begin your master’s level coursework, you will be heading toward a nurse practitioner specialty in one of four areas:

  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Nurse practitioners tend to earn more and are given more leadership responsibilities in their organizations.

As a Georgia State student, you will be part of the only nursing college in Georgia that offers the full spectrum of nursing education from associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees (including D.N.P. and Ph.D.) and access to a range of healthcare organizations. Georgia State nursing faculty are committed to your success, and we want to be a convenient, affordable education partner throughout your nursing career.

Admissions Information

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