Info Session: September 17 or September 29

Want to learn more? Attend our 60-minute Info Session to hear about the program structure, including concentrations and clinical experiences, admission requirements, tuition, and more. Faculty and staff members will be on hand to answer your questions. You can attend in-person or onlineā€”it's your choice!

Associate Degree in Nursing-to-Master of Science in Nursing Pathway

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 18 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.

A DEGREE FOR WORKING ADULTS

  • Enroll as a part-time or full-time student
  • Complete program in as few as 32 credits or 18 months
  • All courses are offered fully online
  • Class sizes never exceed 15 students
  • Earn 12 MSN credits as part of your BSN curriculum
  • Cohorts start in spring of 2021 and subsequently, each fall
  • ADN-MSN Sample Course Schedule
  • ADN-MSN Fact Sheet
  • MSN Student Handbook

ADN to MSN – Six 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:

  • Administration
  • Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist Adult Gerontology
  • Education
  • Family 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:*

  • 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.*
  • Hold current, unencumbered licensure as a Registered Nurse.**
  • Hold current CPR certification.

*Students enrolled in their final semester of an ADN program meeting academic requirements may also apply for admission.

**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.

Application Deadline
  • January 1st for spring 2021 
  • August 1st for fall 2021

Course Requirements

Required Courses for ADN to BSN: 32 total Credits

  • RS 325 Spirituality and Ethics of Healthcare
  • NRS 342 Professional Nursing: Older Adult
  • NRS 355 Link to the Future: Exploring New Pathways
  • NRS 390 Nursing Research & Evidence Based Practice
  • NRS 460 Professional Nursing: Health of Communities
  • NRS 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 665 Applied Statistics
  • NRS 670 Translational Scholarship for Evidence-Based Practice

Required Courses for Administration Concentration:

  • NRS 615 Healthcare Financing and Regulatory Environments
  • NRS 635 Foundations of the Healthcare System
  • NRS 645 Advanced Leadership Roles in the Healthcare System
  • NRS 735 Nursing Practicum
  • BUS 601/603/616/789 Business Elective

Required Courses for Education Concentration:

  • NRS 640 Curriculum and Instruction in Nursing
  • NRS 675 Teaching Methodology in Nursing Education
  • NRS 701 Advanced Pathophysiology
  • NRS 702 Advanced Physical Assessment
  • NRS 703 Advanced Pharmacology
  • NRS 735 Nursing Practicum

Required Courses for Clinical Nurse Specialist Concentration:

  • NRS 645 Advanced Leadership Roles in the Healthcare System
  • NRS 680 Differential Diagnosis
  • *NRS 690 Caring for the Middle-Aged and Older Adult (required for the MSN-Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Gerontology)
  • NRS 701 Advanced Pathophysiology
  • NRS 702 Advanced Physical Assessment
  • NRS 703 Advanced Pharmacology
  • NRS 711 Advanced Practice Clinical I
  • NRS 712 Advanced Practice Clinical II
  • NRS 713 Advanced Practice Clinical III
  • NRS 830 Health Systems Informatics

Required Courses for Nurse Practitioner (Adult Gerontology Primary Care or Family Nurse Practitioner) Concentrations:

  • NRS 645 Advanced Leadership Roles in the Healthcare System
  • NRS 680 Differential Diagnosis
  • *NRS 690 Caring for the Middle-Aged and Older Adult (required for the MSN-Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner)
  • NRS 701 Advanced Pathophysiology
  • NRS 702 Advanced Physical Assessment
  • NRS 703 Advanced Pharmacology
  • NRS 711 Advanced Practice Clinical I
  • NRS 712 Advanced Practice Clinical II
  • NRS 713 Advanced Practice Clinical III
  • NRS 830 Health Systems Informatics

Tuition and Financial Aid

Cost per credit for ADN to MSN nursing courses is $700. If general education courses are necessary to meet 120 credits or core curriculum requirements, they can be completed at a cost per credit of $555. 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.