Ferris State University Big Rapids MI College


Bachelor & Master of Science in Nursing

This program is available to FSU students in the RN to BSN Completion Program. You must have a minimum of two (2) years full-time clinical nursing experience before you can apply for the MSN Program.

RN to MSN Accelerated Track Progression/Application Process

  1. Apply and be accepted into the RN to BSN Completion Program.

  2. Let your advisor know you are interested in pursuing the RN to MSN Accelerated Track Program.
  3. Complete RN to MSN course bridgework:

    • NURS 320 Professional Nursing Skill Development: 3 credit
    • NURS 324 Transition into Professional Nursing: 3 credits
    • Service Learning Project
    • NURS 310 Population Based Health Promotion: 3 credits
    • CCHS 315 Epidemiology & Statistics: 3 credits
    • NURS 340 Community Nursing: 3 credits
    • NURS 350 Research in Nursing: 3 credits
    • NURS 440 Leadership in Nursing: 3 credits
  4. Complete general education credits required:

    • Communication Competence: 12 credits
    • Scientific Understanding: 7 credits
    • Social Awareness Electives: 9 credits
    • Cultural Enrichment Electives: 9 credits
  5. Maintain a 3.0 GPA in all your NURS courses.
  6. Apply to the MSN Program at the beginning of your last semester of course bridgework.

Updated 6/10/13

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