Nursing Leadership and Management (R.N. to M.S.N.) - Accelerated

Availability: North Atlanta
Degree: M.S.N.

Brenau University’s Registered Nurse to Master of Science in nursing (RN to MSN) program prepares students for the complexities of health care in the 21st century by weaving theory, research, advanced specialization courses and real world experiences into unique and challenging degree programs. RN-MSN majors have a choice of three graduate concentrations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator, and Nurse Leader/Manager. The university offers the RN-MSN program in an accelerated format. The accelerated RN to MSN program is a two year and one semester or three year and one semester program depending on choice of graduate concentration. The first semester of classes is devoted to undergraduate study. Following completion of NG 301R Conceptual Basis of Professional Nursing Practice and NG 408R Conceptual Basis of Advanced Practice Nursing, students matriculate into a chosen graduate concentration. Subsequent years of the program are focused on graduate coursework in a hybrid format with a blend of on-ground and online coursework.

R.N. – M.S.N. Undergraduate Requirements – Accelerated program

  • NG 301R – Conceptual Basis of Professional Nursing-RN Bridge
  • NG 408R – Conceptual Basis of Advanced Practice Nursing

Required Courses

  • MS 500 – Statistics for Teachers
    – or – NG 731 – Advanced Nursing Research
  • PM 620 – Introduction to Project Management
  • NG 701 – Theoretical Foundations
  • NG 707 – Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning
  • HS 771 – Advanced Pathophysiology
  • NG 711 – Advanced Clinical Pharmacology
  • HC 780 – Financial Management in Health Care
  • NG 760 – Principles and Practice of Nursing Leadership and Management I
  • NG 761 – Principles and Practice of Nursing Leadership and Management II
  • NG 762 – Evidence Based Practice I
  • NG 763 – Evidence Based Practice II
  • NG 764 – Nursing Leadership and Management Practicum
  • HC 770 – Organizational Systems in Health Care

Admissions Documents Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), RN License, List of References, Resume, Personal Statement

Admissions GPA Requirements

3.0 from all college transcripts

Additional Admissions Requirements

BSN from accredited nursing program, nursing GPA of 3.0, undergraduate courses in physical assessment and research methods, minimum of one year of full-time work experience in nursing within the past five years, interview upon request

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