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MSN Option for BSN Degree Completion Sequence
The RN-MSN option is designed for high achieving Registered Nurses who are already admitted to the Oakland University School of Nursing RN-BSN degree completion sequence and who want to pursue a Master of Science in Nursing in Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner or Family Nurse Practitioner after completing the BSN degree. 

The RN-MSN option allows RN-BSN students to take two graduate level courses, NRS 515 and NRS 516, while still an undergraduate student and pay undergraduate tuition rates. NRS 515 and NRS 516 replace NRS 355 and NRS 450 in the RN-BSN curriculum and two graduate courses, NRS 521 and NRS 610, will be waived after the student begins the graduate nursing program.

To be eligible for the RN-MSN option, students must:
  1. Have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher in their Associate Degree in Nursing educational program AND have completed the following courses with a minimum over-all grade point average of 3.0 or better to be eligible to transfer to the RN/MSN option:
    • BIO 121 Clinical Anatomy and Physiology
    • BIO 307 Introduction to Human Microbiology
    • CHM 104 Introduction to Chemical Principles
    • CHM 201 Organic and Biological Chemistry
    • WRT 160 Composition II
    • NRS 310 Conceptual Foundations of Practice
    • NRS 340 Health Promotion in the Community
  2. Be fully admitted to the RN/BSN Degree Completion Sequence. 
  3. Request a change in program status from RN-BSN to the RN-MSN.
When a student admitted to the RN-MSN option is enrolled in their final OU course for the BSN degree, he/she may formally apply for admission to one of the following graduate specialty tracks: Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner or Family Nurse Practitioner. Besides the BSN degree, all other graduate program admission requirements must be fully satisfied. Meeting the minimum requirements for graduate admission does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

When a student is officially admitted to the SON graduate program, he/she will receive a graduate Plan of Study outlining the courses and the sequence necessary for completing the MSN degree, will be subject to graduate tuition rates, and must adhere to SON graduate policies. 

Patrina Carper
(248) 364-8766

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