Nursing is a Journey. Where Are You Headed?
The Gonzaga University online RN to MSN (Master of Science in Nursing) degree program is designed for registered nurses with an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) who want to earn an advanced nursing degree. Gonzaga University is located in Spokane, Washington and offers a highly ranked, accredited online RN to MSN degree program aimed to give students the flexibility to excel in their current field while preparing for new opportunities in nursing leadership, management, or specialized positions.
Gonzaga offers one accelerated degree path within the online RN to MSN program: Health Systems Leadership Track.
The RN-MSN degree gives you a direct path to take your career to the next level. You can earn the degree faster than a bachelor’s and master’s degree separately. With an associate’s degree, it takes approximately 51 credits to finish the program, including a five “bridge” courses of undergraduate coursework that prepares students for masters-level course work. Students with bachelor’s degrees need to complete only 36 credits to earn the online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree.
This bridge program is designed to prepare you for graduate-level work. You will:
- Study major research methods and approaches to improving health care and patient outcomes
- Update your knowledge and skill in health assessment
- Learn how to create healthy work environments and improve population health
The online RN to MSN program requires the completion of five “bridge” courses (15 credits) with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in order to progress to MSN-level course work. The bridge will take one full academic year to complete (summer/fall/spring).