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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.

This is an online program which can be completed in 2 semesters for full-time students or 4 semesters if attending part-time.  New students begin in the fall semester each year. 


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, our Undergraduate Coordinator Robin Lockhart 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 Nurse Educator, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner tracks. Transition students interested in these fields are required to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and meet with the Graduate Programs Coordinator to request enrollment in graduate-level pathophysiology and research courses. These graduate courses will take the place of the undergraduate RN-BSN research and pathophysiology courses. Once you’ve earned the BSN degree, you will be eligible to apply to the specific graduate nursing program you wish to complete. If accepted for admission to that program, you will continue to work toward your MSN.


Admission in every fall.  Starting in the fall you can complete the program in 2 semesters (full-time) and 4 semesters (part-time).