Accelerated RN-MSN Program


The RN-MSN program at the University of the Incarnate Word is available for associate or diploma prepared registered nurses who wish to earn a master's degree in nursing. The graduate program at UIW prepares nurses for the advanced practice role in Nursing Leadership. All applicants for the RN-MSN degree must first apply for and be accepted to the RN-BSN program through the School of Professional Studies. In the third term of the RN-BSN program, the RN-MSN student will declare their interest in applying to the RN-MSN track. RN-MSN students will be required to take NURS 3312, NURS 3341, NURS 4313, NURS 4365, and NURS 4265 as "bridge courses" to be admitted to the graduate program. Once the bridge courses and prerequisite general core requirements for admission to the undergraduate nursing program are completed, students will make application to the graduate program. Students are admitted into the RN-BSN/MSN program twice per year. 

Admission Requirements (RN-MSN Pathway):

  1. Preference for a minimum of 3 years recent practice experience.
  2. Unencumbered RN license.
  3. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  4. GPA of 3.0 in all courses required for the major.
  5. International students must have met the university TOEFL score requirement.
  6. Completion of an associate's degree or diploma in nursing from an ACEN or NLNAC accredited program.