Adult-gerontology is a growing specialty, with opportunities in palliative care, home health, long-term care, assisted living and other fields.
*Please note, the RN to MSN Option is being sunsetted and is no longer accepting students. Thank you for your interest.
Both recent and experienced nurses with an Associate Degree of Nursing or Associate of Science in Nursing can take advantage of our RN-to-MSN program option, which leads to the completion of both a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing.
Our flexible, yet rigorous, curriculum allows you to earn both degrees simultaneously on a part-time basis. By the time you earn a BSN after 15 months, you're only about two years from completing an MSN. You conduct your coursework online and complete the required clinical hours in your local community (at a site approved by GW Nursing). Note, however, that clinical hour requirements only apply to the MSN portion of the RN-MSN program of study — not the BSN portion. This program option has the benefits of being part-time and the support of the resources of GW Nursing.
- ADN from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0
- Current RN license
- Current CPR certification
- Completion of all prerequisite coursework
You must complete prerequisite coursework with grades of C or better and a minimum 3.0 GPA prior to starting the program:
- Human Anatomy and Physiology (6-8 semester hours)
- Microbiology (3-4 semester hours)
- Statistics (3 semester hours)
- Nutrition (3 semester hours)
- Ethics (3 semester hours)
General education requirements are most often completed in ADN programs:
- English (6 semester hours),
- Math (3 semester hours),
- Humanities/Social Sciences (12 semester hours)