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Master of Science in Nursing - RN to MSN Bridge


This program offers a flexible, accelerated RN pre-specialty bridge to obtaining your Master's degree in Nursing.

Registered nurses who hold an Associate's degree or diploma in Nursing AND a Bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing have the opportunity to be considered for admission to the TN eCampus Master of Science in Nursing program. RNs with non-nursing Bachelor degrees must complete a 12 semester hour bridge of four theory courses before taking their Master's-level courses in one of three available concentration areas:  Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Administration and Nursing Education.

The program offers online didactic/theory courses online and coordinates clinical study in each student's home area when possible. It is fully accredited through fall 2019 by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

Degree Availability

Select a university from the list below to find out more about the degree program. Upon completion, your degree will be awarded and conferred by the institution you select as your home school. Degree completers will be awarded an MSN degree rather than a BSN.


Clinical Placement Procedures

Field placement is an integral component of the RN to MSN program. It engages you in a supervised setting, provides opportunities to apply classroom learning, and allows you to practice skills and learn the values and ethics required of individuals in healthcare positions. Details about the clinical placement experience for your concentration, including information about the process, procedures and required documentation can be found by on your institution's program description page. See the institution links above.