Online RN-MSN

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.

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Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

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

Family Nurse Practitioner

Family Nurse Practitioner

This option prepares you for a leadership role in providing primary care to families and individuals of all ages.



In collaboration with Shenandoah University, this option stresses the integration of research and nurse-midwifery practice with a strong emphasis on women’s health and primary care.

Program Information

Admission Requirements

  • 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)

Program of Study

On-Campus Requirements

Clinical Requirements