MSN Degree Requirements
The MSN admission process usually incorporates a certain number of undergraduate course requirements in order to bring the RN to MSN students into compliance with the requirements for completion of a master's degree. In most cases the courses taken during an associate's degree in nursing program transfer over to meet those requirements. In some cases there are courses in mathematics and increasingly, in informatics that may have to be made up along the way by students who are entering an MSN program without a baccalaureate.
A sample of the prerequisite/core courses for nurses:
- Introductory Statistics (including inferential and descriptive)
- Anatomy and Physiology I and II (with labs)
- Lifespan Developmental Psychology
- Microbiology (with lab)
- Anatomy Lecture and Lab
- Physiology Lecture and Lab
- Microbiology Lecture and Lab
- General or Introduction to Psychology
- Elementary Statistics
- Introduction to Sociology or Cultural Anthropology
- Oral Communication or Public Speaking
- Developmental or Lifespan Psychology
There are numerous medical specializations that an MSN graduate can land in, but completing the MSN program prior to further specialization requires selecting one of three or four principal choices.
Campus and Online Schools
CCNE-Accredited Master of Science in Nursing Programs
With over 80 years of academic achievements, Jacksonville University is a traditional, longstanding institution consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America's best colleges.
Sacred Heart University Online
Wilkes University’s School of Nursing offers CCNE-accredited online degrees and certificate programs ideal for working health care professionals, instructed by experienced, respected faculty dedicated to mentoring and personalized support for every student.