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RN - MSN Fast Track Program

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The Felician 26-month, online RN/MSN Program is specifically designed for RNs seeking to fast track their career advancement by achieving the MSN degree in a shorter period of time, in less credits, and at a substantial cost savings when compared to traditional programs requiring a BSN to enroll in the MSN program.

The program is designed for students to develop proficiency in the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) competencies. You will gain knowledge in nursing administration and health systems leadership. Employers recognize the value of the MSN graduate degree as a higher-level academic degree than the BSN, which provides additional career advancement opportunities.

Program Highlights

  • Program is fully online and takes 26 months to complete.
  • Take two courses at a time beginning with 8-week sessions and then changing to 12-week sessions later in the program.
  • There is no direct patient care in the curriculum but there are four competency-based practicum courses.
  • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Assume a leadership role in the redesign of complex healthcare systems, effectively initiating innovations in safety and quality improvement.
  • Implement health policy initiatives that focus on clinical prevention and optimal health for vulnerable populations while advocating for social justice, equity, and ethical polices in health care.
  • Lead inter-professional teams in the planning and delivery of quality patient-centered and population-focused care, to optimize health outcomes and promote excellence.
  • Critically evaluate evidence from the literature for translation into diverse practice settings to advance evidence-informed practice.
  • Work collaboratively with their colleagues on the health care team to mutually develop policies for plans of care that promote best patient outcomes while remaining cost efficient.

Admission Requirements

  • A completed application. 
  • All official college transcripts.
  • RN licensure in the United States (RN licensure in NJ is required but can be obtained after you begin the program, but no later than three months following enrollment). The licensee cannot have any pending disciplinary action against his/her nursing license from any Board of Nursing.
  • Associate degree or diploma in nursing with a minimum GPA of 2.75.
  • 33 liberal arts credits in addition to nursing courses.

Required Courses