Associate Degree in Nursing-Master of Science in Nursing Pathway (ADN-MSN)

If you already have an associate degree in nursing and wish to advance your career, this program is just what you’ve been looking for. Our ADN to MSN program allows you to complete your Bachelor of Science in Nursing in as little as 21 months while integrating 12 credits of MSN coursework into your curriculum. Upon completion students can earn their MSN in as few as 18 additional credits.

ADN-BSN-MSN Information Session

Join us to learn more about Associate Nursing to BSN and pathway to MSN program at Edgewood College. We'll discuss program, courses, application, and your questions.

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A DEGREE FOR WORKING ADULTS

  • Enroll as a part-time or full-time student
  • Complete program in as few as 30 credits or 21 months
  • All courses are offered fully online
  • Class sizes never exceed 15 students
  • Earn 12 MSN credits as part of your BSN curriculum
  • ADN-MSN Fact Sheet
  • MSN Student Handbook

Six MSN Concentrations

At time of admission into the ADN to MSN program, students who wish to continue with their MSN will be able to choose from six concentrations:

  • Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist Adult Gerontology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN Comprehensive
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Our curriculum is based on the same Dominican values as our traditional and accelerated undergraduate baccalaureate nursing programs. Students will learn the art and science of professional nursing.

Edgewood College has been awarding nursing degrees since 1983 and has a stellar reputation among professional nursing organizations. Nursing graduates of Edgewood College are knowledgeable, accountable, responsible, ethical, and culturally sensitive as they provide quality nursing care. 

 

Admission Requirements

Applicants for any of the student classifications except non-degree must meet all of the requirements for admission. 

Applicants seeking admission to School of Nursing ADN-MSN program must meet the following requirements:*

  1. Earned ADN from a nursing program accredited by a national nursing accreditation body with a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.25 on a 4.0 scale for regular admission status. Students enrolled in their final semester of an ADN program meeting academic requirements may also apply for admission.
  2. Hold current, unencumbered licensure as a Registered Nurse. Students recently completing or enrolled in their final semester of an ADN program who have yet to sit for their licensing exam may also apply for admission; an unencumbered Registered Nurse license is required prior to beginning NRS 460/461 courses.
  3. Complete and submit an application to Edgewood College at https://www.edgewood.edu/apply/undergraduate
  4. Request official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate academic credits received from any post-secondary institutions be sent directly to Edgewood College.
Application Deadline
  • August 1st for fall

Course Requirements

Required Courses for ADN to BSN: 30 total Credits

  • RS 325 Spirituality and Ethics of Healthcare
  • APNRS 355 Link to the Future: Exploring New Pathways
  • APNRS 390 Nursing Research & Evidence Based Practice
  • APNRS 460 Professional Nursing: Health of Communities
  • APNRS 461 Nursing Care with Aggregates: Clinical
  • NRS 600 Clinical Prevention: Assessment & Planning
  • NRS 612 Theoretical Foundations of Role Development for the Nurse Leader
  • NRS 625 Healthcare Systems and Policy
  • 2-Credit Elective (BS in Nursing stop out/NRS 600+ course for those continuing on for MSN)

Required Courses for All MSN Concentrations:

  • NRS 645 Advanced Leadership Roles in the Healthcare System
  • NRS 665 Applied Statistics
  • NRS 670 Translational Scholarship for Evidence-Based Practice

Required Courses for MSN Comprehensive Concentration:
 *students may choose to take 3 P's separately

  • NRS 630 Curriculum, Instruction, and Methodology in Nursing Education
  • NRS 700 Advanced Pathophysiology, Physical Assessment, and Pharmacology III
  • NRS 735 Nursing Practicum
  • NRS 830 Health Systems Informatics

Required Courses for Clinical Nurse Specialist Concentration:

  • NRS 680 Differential Diagnosis
  • NRS 701 Advanced Pathology
  • NRS 702 Advanced Physical Assessment
  • NRS 703 Advanced Pharmacology
  • NRS 717 CNS Advanced Practice Clinical I
  • NRS 718 CNS Advanced Practice Clinical II
  • NRS 719 CNS Advanced Practice Clinical III
  • NRS 830 Health Systems Informatics

Required Courses for CNS in Adult Gerontology Concentration:

  • NRS 680 Differential Diagnosis
  • NRS 690 Caring for the Adult and Older Adult
  • NRS 701 Advanced Pathology
  • NRS 702 Advanced Physical Assessment
  • NRS 703 Advanced Pharmacology
  • NRS 717 CNS Advanced Practice Clinical I
  • NRS 718 CNS Advanced Practice Clinical II
  • NRS 719 CNS Advanced Practice Clinical III
  • NRS 830 Health Systems Informatics

Required Courses for Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration:

  • NRS 680 Differential Diagnosis
  • NRS 701 Advanced Pathology
  • NRS 702 Advanced Physical Assessment
  • NRS 703 Advanced Pharmacology
  • NRS 711 FNP Advanced Practice Clinical I
  • NRS 712 FNP Advanced Practice Clinical II
  • NRS 713 FNP Advanced Practice Clinical III
  • NRS 830 Health Systems Informatics

Required Courses for Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner:

  • NRS 680 Differential Diagnosis
  • NRS 690 Caring for the Adult and Older Adult
  • NRS 701 Advanced Pathology
  • NRS 702 Advanced Physical Assessment
  • NRS 703 Advanced Pharmacology
  • NRS 720 AGPCNP Advanced Practice Clinical I
  • NRS 721 AGPCNP Advanced Practice Clinical II
  • NRS 722 AGPCNP Advanced Practice Clinical III
  • NRS 830 Health Systems Informatics

Required Courses for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner:

  • NRS 691 Neuropathophysiology
  • NRS 692 Introduction to Psychotherapy/Psychiatric Interviewing & Common Major Psychopathological Disorder Basics
  • NRS 693 Diagnostics, Management, Psychopharmacology & Evidence-Based Treatment II
  • NRS 694 Diagnostics, Management, Psychopharmacology & Evidence-Based Treatment II
  • NRS 695 Diagnostics, Management, Psychopharmacology & Evidence-Based Treatment III
  • NRS 696A Equity and Management of Mental Healthcare in Diverse Populations
  • NRS 696B Transition to Psychiatric Mental Health Practice
  • NRS 701 Advanced Pathology
  • NRS 702 Advanced Physical Assessment
  • NRS 703 Advanced Pharmacology
  • NRS 714 Clinical Practicum I: Psych Mental Health Nurse Practice Family
  • NRS 715 Clinical Practicum II: Psych Mental Health Nurse Practice Family
  • NRS 716 Clinical Practicum III: Psych Mental Health Nurse Practice Family

Tuition and Financial Aid

Cost per credit for ADN courses is $289. If general education courses are necessary to meet 120 credits or core curriculum requirements, they can be completed at a cost per credit of $289. Financial Aid Eligible: complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and use Edgewood College Federal School Code: 003848. For more information on financial aid please contact Edgewood Central at 608.663.4300 or ecentral@edgewood.edu.

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