Nursing Bridge Program
The Nursing Bridge Program is for RNs like you who want to earn their master’s degree in nursing, but have a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university. The program bridges the gap between your experience as an RN and your graduate nursing degree. You’ll combine the knowledge you’ve gained as an undergraduate student with your nursing training and apply it in our Master of Science in Nursing program.
You’ll take the same introductory course all MSN students take. However, you’ll also take part in three additional bridge courses at the Bachelor of Science in Nursing level.
Your Required Bridge Courses
- Theories and Models of Nursing Practice
In NUR403 you’ll study the behaviors, attitudes and values necessary for theory-based professional nursing practice. Concepts of professional nursing are presented within the unifying framework of Dr. Jean Watson’s “Theory of Human Caring.”
- Evidence-Based Nursing Research and Practice
In NUR443 you’ll learn how to interpret, evaluate and use research in your nursing practice, as well as how to conduct your own research.
- Health Assessment and Promotion of Vulnerable Populations
In NUR440 you’ll learn how to develop interviewing skills, refine the process of giving a health assessment and use preventative health interventions when working with diverse and vulnerable populations.
Beginning your Master of Science in Nursing Degree
After you’ve successfully completed your MSN introductory course and your required bridge courses, you can move into one of the following programs: