MSN Bridge Program
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) bridge program at Aurora University Online prepares registered nurses who have a baccalaureate degree outside of nursing to begin a Master of Science in Nursing degree path. After completion of the bridge program with a 3.0 GPA or higher, students are eligible to apply to the master’s program at Aurora University Online.
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: The MSN bridge program can be completed in as few as 14 credit hours. The program requires prerequisite courses in statistics and upper-level research. Students can show proof of previous college-level courses in these subjects or take these courses simultaneously with the required bridge courses. The program includes courses in professional practice, health assessment and community health nursing. Once students complete the MSN bridge program, they are eligible for admission to the Master of Science in Nursing program. The MSN program requires 38 semester hours of coursework and allows for specialization in either administration or nursing education.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Students who wish to enroll in the MSN bridge program must have an associate’s degree in nursing with at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from an accredited institution and have obtained a bachelor’s degree. Applicants must have a current registered nursing (RN) in the state of employment and/or residency and have completed clinical practice in the last two years. To be eligible for the Master of Science in Nursing program, students must complete the MSN bridge program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: The U.S. Department of Labor projects that the demand for registered nurses will increase by 26 percent in the next decade. The MSN bridge program prepares students to be at the forefront of this growing field and equips them with the skills needed to pursue high-level managerial positions in health care or careers as nurse practitioners.