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Degree Programs for RNs

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Thinking about making a transition?



As the health care field becomes more complex and demanding, a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing has become an essential credential for nurses who want to advance their careers.  Our RN Transition Program is designed the help certified RNs who have a diploma or Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) enhance their professional skills and increase their value to employers.


Take the First Step...

To get started in the RN Transition Program, your first step will be to complete the RN Transition application online. Once we receive your application, a department representative will contact you with additional information. If you decide you’re ready to move forward, you will


Take the Next Step...

Admission to the University is also required. All the information you will need can be found on the MSU Admissions web page, including requirements, costs, and forms. Once admitted to the University, your academic advisor will help you develop a degree plan tailored to your needs. You’ll be on your way to earning your BSN, or maybe


Step Up to Earn a Graduate Degree...

Perhaps your ultimate goal is to obtain a Master’s in Nursing (MSN). Graduate nurses are in great demand, and Wilson School of Nursing offers excellent preparation in our  Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner APRN tracks. During the first semester of the RN-Transition coursework, transition students who are interested in the MSN option will have the opportunity to enter a review process which includes taking the GRE or ScoreItNow! writing practice exam, and participating in a personal interview with the Graduate Programs Coordinator and APRN faculty.  A separate application to the Graduate School may be required.  

If accepted for this option, the student will substitute 2 graduate level nursing core courses for 2 RN-Transition courses. Once you’ve earned the BSN degree, you will be eligible to continue in the selected APRN track provided that you have earned a "B" or better in the substituted graduate courses. 

There are a limited number of seats available for RN-Transition students to participate in the RN-MSN option and the review process is selective.  


Get started today – Transition students are admitted year-round

Application deadlines for the RN-Transition Program:
  • Spring admission: December 1
  • Summer admission: May 1
  • Fall admission: August 1
Want more information about RN-Transition?
Catherine Pankonien, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor/ RN-Transition Coordinator
Telephone: (940) 397-4060
3410 Taft Blvd., Wichita Falls, TX 76308
Office: Bridwell Hall 326