Adult-gerontology is a growing specialty, with opportunities in palliative care, home health, long-term care, assisted living and other fields.
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)