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Bridge to the M.S.N. for the R.N. with a Non-Nursing Bachelor's Degree

  • A baccalaureate degree in any field from an accredited institution
    • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in their baccalaureate degree program
    • A grade of B or better on the first 2 CSE undergraduate courses taken as part of the undergraduate bridge program.
  • Transcripts from an associate's degree or diploma in nursing from an NLN accredited institution and from their non- nursing bachelor's degree program.
  • Pre-admission interview required
  • Adherence to The College and Nursing Programs health requirements and criminal background inventory.
  • License to practice as a registered nurse in the state of New Jersey.
  • Provisional admission to MSN Program.

Prior to beginning the required bridge courses students must meet the following additional requirements:

  • Grade of C or better in undergraduate health assessment course (or approved equivalent such as: NURS 330 or Health Assessment/ CE certificate with lab)
  • Grade of C or better in undergraduate statistics course
  • Grade of C or better in undergraduate nursing research course or comparable research course (by approval)
  • Complete required MSN Orientation Program

Note: Successful completion means a grade of B in the course (or by special permission)

Required MSN Bridge Courses or their approved equivalent

NURS310Concepts & Trends of Prof Nursing Practice


NURS400Population Focused Community Health Nursing


Note: Graduate courses listed below may be taken following the completion of all admission requirements including the two bridge courses

GST605Graduate Research Writing Seminar


MC626Ethical Issues


Total Credit Hours: 120