The RN-MSN (Master of Science in Nursing) track is designed for highly motivated individuals aspiring to further their career in nursing. Candidates for this program are RNs (registered nurses) with a non-nursing baccalaureate degree seeking an MSN.

The RN-MSN track is an articulated program of study that includes four bridge courses within the nursing baccalaureate curriculum seamlessly advancing the students into the selected MSN track for nursing education or nursing and healthcare management. Students completing this program are awarded an MSN. The program design allows candidates to complete their degree in approximately 28 months.

The Elms College School of Nursing program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and is currently undergoing curriculum refinement in order to offer the most contemporary nursing education available to students.

Admission Requirements

RN-MSN Candidates

RNs seeking an accelerated program of study may enroll in the RN-MSN track. Applicants are required to have an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or nursing diploma froma professionally accredited institution and a Baccalaureate degree in a discipline other than nursing from an accredited institution.

Nursing Licensure Requirements

Applicants must be eligble for licensure as a Registered Nurse in Massachusetts.

Required Documentation

  • Two letters of recommendation, preferably from an academic source and from the administrator or manager in the most recent nursing position.
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate programs and graduate level courses.
  • Successful completion of a three-credit statistics course with a final grade of at least a C+.
  • Current resume that includes prior education and work experience.
  • Writing sample reflecting applicant’s graduate learning goals and reasons for applying to the graduate program (maximum length 3 pages).
  • Proof of licensure as an RN within the first semester of enrollment.

Informational Interview

All candidates are required to complete a face-to-face informational interview with the director of nursing graduate studies or member of the graduate faculty prior to consideration for acceptance.