Accelerated RN - to - MSN Nursing Program
Accelerated studies to achieve your goals faster
Stritch's accelerated RN-to-MSN program builds on your previous learning, preparing you for a higher level of nursing practice and providing you with the education necessary to move forward in your nursing career.
A BSN is not required for this program. RNs who hold an associate degree in nursing are eligible. The accelerated format allows you to complete your degree more quickly, saving you time and money.
Why earn your MSN?
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has endorsed accelerated programs like ours in a variety of publications. Their articles emphasize the following facts:
- With a shift to a population-focused, community-based approach to care, employers are seeking nurses who are capable of providing high-quality care, making complex clinical decisions, managing care transitions, supervising support personnel, guiding patients through the available healthcare resources and educating patients on treatment regimens and healthy lifestyle adoption.
- Graduate-level preparation is required to fill established and emerging roles that allow nurses to practice in a variety of areas, such as geriatrics, pediatrics, public health, informatics and systems improvement.
- The healthcare industry greatly benefits from nurses prepared at the graduate level as they: provide high quality care; conduct research; teach across clinical settings; shape public policy; lead health systems; consult with corporations and implement evidence-based, innovative solutions.
According to the AACN, accelerated RN-to-MSN programs generally take as long as three years to complete with specific requirements varying by institution and the student’s previous course work. Though the majority of these programs are offered in traditional classroom settings, some RN-to-MSN programs are offered online or in a blended classroom/online format.
Why Stritch's RN-to-MSN?
In addition to highly qualified instructors, the Stritch program offers a number of advantages over other programs.
Average number of credits = 56 ... Stritch's is 44 credits.
Quicker time to completion; saving you time and money.
Program modality = Less than half of other programs (45.8%) are online, 43.75% are on campus and only 10.4% are hybrid ... Stritch's is offered primarily online.
Offering convenience for a working nurse.
Interested in this program?
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