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Nursing - RN-BSN-MSN Completion, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
Online
With the Nursing - RN-BSN-MSN Completion program of Concordia University Wisconsin, get the Christ-centered, faith-focused accreditation you need, while you work, in as little as 18 months.
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Overview

A passion for care

As a nurse, you know more and more hospitals are seeking BSN or MSN degrees. If you have an ADN or RN, we can help. Our proven curriculum is ideal for students who value a faith-focused, forward-thinking nursing education, but want to blend that process as seamlessly as possible with their current busy schedule.

The Nursing - RN-BSN-MSN Completion program of Concordia University Wisconsin gives you an opportunity to achieve your ambitions without disrupting your life. Our flexible online program builds on the foundation of your previous RN or ADN experience. Take one class at a time online while you continue working. You’ll benefit from all the hallmarks of our quality program: our dedicated and expert faculty; our classroom, laboratory, and simulation experiences; and our case-study approach to learning, with minimal lectures and an emphasis on hands-on student discovery.

By combining your BSN and MSN studies, you'll save significant time and cost. In addition, up to 85 credits will be accepted in transfer toward the bachelor’s degree (121 credits required to complete BSN, 36 for residency).

Concordia’s graduates consistently are above the national average for national certification exams. They reflect the critical thinking and professional skills needed for future nurse leaders in both the clinical as well as the academic areas.

What to expect

At Concordia, you will be well prepared to lead with ethical, professional excellence, and Christian care and concern. Our curriculum will give you a hands-on, multidisciplinary education, which will set you apart. Our nurses are globally-minded men and women who transform lives and influence communities through Christ-like service and leadership.

Careers

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult/Gero PC NP
  • Nurse Educator

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Plan to apply 3-4 months prior to your intended start date.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    121 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dimensions of Profess Nursing
  • Trends Pro Nursing
  • Nursing Research for RNs
  • Population Health
  • Leadership: the Future of Nursing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Get a free IELTS practice test
  • Minimum required score:

    55

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Current resume of educational and professional experience
  • A formal admission essay
  • RN License
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with your nursing skills – the letter is to be submitted on letterhead or follow this link for a graduate recommendation form.
  • Certified Background Check with Castle Branch– click here for directions on how to complete this requirement (note: copies of your CPR Certification and your RN License will also need to be uploaded directly to the Castle Branch website – also required is completion and submission of the BID form)
  • ALL official college transcripts from ALL schools you previously attended

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    512 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 512 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    512 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 512 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
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Funding

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