Ruth is co-founder of the western Massachusetts chapter of NAHN, the National Association of Hispanic Nurses.
The RN-BSN-MSN track is an accelerated program of study available to registered nurses seeking completion of both the baccalaureate (BSN) and masters degree in nursing (MSN). The RN-BSN-MSN program is an articulated plan that includes two bridge courses within the baccalaureate curriculum; and allows the student to complete graduate-level nursing courses while enrolled in the RN-BSN program.
During the RN-BSN-MSN plan, the BSN degree is conferred upon successful completion of the RN-BSN required curriculum and residency credits. The student then completes the master’s program in a selected specialization track to meet degree requirements for the MSN. Students completing the RN-BSN-MSN track will be awarded two degrees – a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) and a master of science in nursing (MSN).
Applicants are required to be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing and meet the requirements for the RN-BSN Program. The following courses are required:
English: 3 credits
Introduction to Psychology: 3 credits
Anatomy and Physiology: 8 credits
Life Span Growth and Development : 3 credits
Microbiology: 4 credits
Non-nursing electives: 15 credits
Nursing License Requirements
Applicants must be eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse in Massachusetts.
One letter of recommendation, preferably from an academic source or from the administrative supervisor 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 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 by end of second semester.
Click to view course requirements for the RN-BSN-MSN.
Students enrolled in the RN-BSN-MSN track first complete the required RN-BSN coursework listed below. Once a specialty track has been selected for the MSN degree, students continue their education with additional core classes and seminars relevant to their focus.