RN-MSN Articulation Track

RN-MSN
helping hands, caring heart

Created for those who want to teach the next generation of nursing students or for the nurse who wants to be a leader in an administrative position.  

Every graduate will receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and choose to either finish their education with a Master of Science in Nursing with concentrations in Administration or Education.

 

In the RN-MSN program you will:

  • Develop the knowledge and skills you need to assume more of a primary care role.
  • Gain expertise in strategic management, resource management and creating a safe, supportive and inclusive practice environment.
  • Learn core knowledge and teaching methodologies to help your students learn to deliver quality care.

Start Dates:

January 16, 2018
Apply by December 14, 2017
March 19, 2018
Apply by February 19, 2018

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Eliminate 9 credit hours with the articulation track instead of
earning your RN to BSN and your MSN separately.



Faculty create structured, online learning through assignments, discussion boards, practicum and community-based service learning hours.

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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements to the RN-MSN Articulation Track

  • Admission to Lamar University.
  • An Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AAS, ADN) degree or a Diploma in Nursing from an approved program.
  • Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher. Students with a GPA of 2.75-2.99 may take the MAT and earn a satisfactory score in order to be considered for the program.
    • Grades below a “C” in nursing or co-requisite courses will not be accepted.
    • Transfer credits will be evaluated on an individual basis.
  • Proof of current unencumbered license to practice professional nursing (RN) in the United States or approved United States territory.

Lamar University has approval to offer online degree programs with the exception of a few states.

Courses

The RN-MSN Articulation Track consists of 4 Bachelor nursing courses, 3 Master’s transition courses, 3 Master’s nursing core courses and 8 Master’s courses that pertain to either Administration or Education in nursing. You will also be expected to complete all co-requisite and Lamar University core courses. The following is a list the nursing courses for both the Administrative Track and the Education Track.

For a more detailed list of all required courses:

RN-MSN Administrative degree plan  

RN-MSN Education degree plan



Required RN-MSN Administration Track Courses

NURS 4316 Comprehensive Holistic Health Assessment

3

NURS 4540 Nursing Practice: Care of Communities

5

NURS 4620 Nursing Practice: Compromised Multiple Health States

6

NURS 4550 Nursing Practice: Leadership and Management in the Healthcare System

5

MSNC 5310 Theoretical Foundations

3

MSNC 5311 Nursing Research

3

MSNC 5315 Advanced Nursing Issues

3

MSNC 5312 Healthcare and Policy Finance

3

MSNC 5195 Evidence – Based Project I

1

MSNC 5296 Evidence – Based Project II

2

ACCT 5315 Financial Accounting

3

MKTG 5300 Marketing Concepts

3

MSNA 5320 Role Development Nurse Administration

3

MSNA 5321 Planning/Organizing Healthcare Delivery

3

MSNA 5323 Health Information Systems

3

MSNA 5331 Directing/Controlling Healthcare Delivery

3

MSNA 5221 Administrative Practicum I

2

MSNA 5232 Administrative Practicum II

2

Total

56



Required RN-MSN Education Track Courses

NURS 4316 Comprehensive Holistic Health Assessment

3

NURS 4540 Nursing Practice: Care of Communities

5

NURS 4620 Nursing Practice: Compromised Multiple Health States

6

NURS 4550 Nursing Practice: Leadership and Management in the Healthcare System

5

MSNC 5310 Theoretical Foundations

3

MSNC 5311 Nursing Research

3

MSNC 5315 Advanced Nursing Issues

3

MSNC 5312 Healthcare and Policy Finance

3

MSNC 5195 Evidence – Based Project I

1

MSNC 5296 Evidence – Based Project II

2

MSNE 5350 Role Development/Learning Theories

3

MSNE 5351 Curriculum Design

3

MSNE 5352 Measurement and Evaluation

3

MSNE 5330 Advanced Health Assessment

3

MSNE 5349 Advanced Pathophysiology

3

MSNE 5356 Advanced Pharmacology

3

MSNE 5254 Nurse Educator Practicum I

2

MSNE 5255 Nurse Educator Practicum II

2

Total

56

As part of the RN-MSN Articulation Track you will receive twenty-nine (29) credit hours toward your BSN degree for nursing courses taken during the Associate degree.

Contact Us

Need More Information?

Contact Dr. Stacey Knight
Coordinator for the RN-BSN and RN-MSN Articulation Tracks
Email:  dishman.rnmsn@lamar.edu
Phone 409-880-8821

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