RN To BSN Online Nursing Degree 2
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Class Type 100% online, 8-week courses
Next Start Date Aug 24, 2020
Transfer Credits Automatic minimum 39 credits for RN licensure, up to 50% can be transferred
Accreditation CCNE
Overview
Specializations
Learning Outcomes
Degree Highlights
Military Benefits
Admission Requirements

Fast Track Your Career Through Our Online RN to MSN Programs

If you are a registered nurse and looking to take your nursing career to the next level, you should consider pursuing our 100% online RN to BSN to MSN degree program. With our accelerated MSN programs, you can earn both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees from an accredited university who focuses on quality education.

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We know that you have a great deal of training and knowledge working as an RN, so we have given you the opportunity to transfer in up to 75 hours of previous college credit as well as apply for credit through our Experience Plus program.

This transferability can make our degree one of the shortest RN to MSN online programs available to help you get the credentials you need for your career.

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Our accelerated BSN to MSN programs have three different areas of specialization that you can choose from to further your education in your area of study. The Nursing Administrator specialization prepares you for employment or advancement in nursing leadership and management positions. As a Nursing Educator, you will be ready to promote nursing through teaching, clinical practice, and program development. By pursuing our Nursing Informatics area of study, you will prepare for a career in managing healthcare resources to achieve superior healthcare management.

On your path from RN to earning a bachelor’s in nursing and masters in nursing, you will be taught by nursing professionals with real-world experience in clinical and leadership settings. By obtaining both your BSN and your MSN, you will open up further doors to career advancement.

What is an accelerated MSN?

Accelerated MSN programs combine the studies of an RN to BSN and a BSN to MSN program to help you reach your goals sooner. Accelerated RN to MSN programs provide the best value for students who want to reach the masters level in nursing because of the shortened time frame and lower costs overall. Liberty University’s RN to MSN is designed for the fastest, most convenient, and least expensive path forward if you want to pursue an advanced career in nursing.


Why Choose Liberty’s RN to MSN Online Program?

As you research online RN to MSN programs, we know that you want to get the most out of your current training and RN license. With an RN license, you will receive a minimum total of 39 hours of transfer credit to help you complete our accelerated RN to MSN track. This nursing degree program is offered 100% online, which means you can obtain your bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing on your schedule, from wherever you live.

You can focus on your current career as an RN while earning your BSN to MSN degree online. You will also have the advantage of a full masters-level credential, unlike many fast track RN to BSN online programs. With our accommodating program format, you do not have to put your current life on hold to prepare for future career growth.

You also do not have to sacrifice quality for the convenience of studying 100% online. Liberty University’s RN to BSN to MSN degree program was awarded by Grad School Hub as one of the best online master’s in nursing for 2020.

Top Benefits of the Online RN to BSN to MSN Degree

  • 39 Credits for RN License – With an RN license, you will receive 39 hours of course credits toward your nursing degree.
  • Reduced Tuition Rate – For any of Liberty’s RN to BSN to MSN tracks, you’ll pay only $330 per credit hour for part or full-time!
  • 2-Year BSN and MSN Accelerated Track – Liberty’s School of Nursing offers the online RN to BSN to MSN program in an accelerated format that will allow you to earn both your BSN and MSN faster than ever. Call us today to find out how in 24 months you can earn both your BSN and MSN online.

Common Questions

Can you get your MSN without a BSN?

Why should I get my masters in nursing?

How long does it take to go from RN to MSN?

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at Liberty University School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, at Unemployment rates and earnings by educational attainment, 2018 (viewed online February 5, 2020). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.

Specializations for the RN to BSN to MSN Program

Washington State Applicants – Please speak with an Admissions Counselor to determine if your chosen program is approved for WA.

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Nursing for RNs – Master of Science in Nursing must select an area of study.

Nurse Educator

Nursing Administrator

Nursing Informatics

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What Will You Learn in Our Online RN to BSN to MSN Degree Program?

You will receive a well-rounded education from professors and staff who have worked in various specialties of nursing. Our nursing courses will provide you with the foundational knowledge and training you need to prepare you for situations you will face on the job so that you are confident in your abilities to make informed decisions. As you take the training you have as an RN and implement it into a bachelor’s and master’s degree, you will obtain the clinical and administrative skills you need to succeed.

From a clinical side, you will be challenged to understand pathophysiology, microbiology, health assessment, and research topics in the field of nursing. During your master’s level coursework, you will receive advanced training in contemporary nursing issues and how to excel in the administrative and educational sides of a nursing position. You will receive a wide variety of training that will prepare you for increased job security, new opportunities, potential promotions, and new advancements.

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Optional Intensives

During your BSN to MSN program, you will have the choice to come to Liberty’s campus in Lynchburg, Virginia and attend NURS 211, NURS 325, and NURS 492. These courses are offered in this optional intensive format during the fall and spring semesters.

Program Highlights

  • Liberty is ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility by BestColleges.com — and ranked as the #2 online school in America by Niche.com. Earning your online RN to BSN to MSN accelerated degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition will set you apart from others in your field.
  • Your success is our success, which is why we’re committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. Liberty’s RN to BSN to MSN track has a reduced tuition rate of $330 per credit hour for part or full-time. This includes the tuition for graduate courses!
  • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you.
  • With an RN license, you will receive a minimum of 39 hours of transfer credit with no challenge tests so that you can finish your degree faster!
  • The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at Liberty University School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
  • Liberty’s world class educational technology and simulations help you learn quickly and effectively.

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RN to BSN to MSN Degree Information

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Additional Information for our RN to BSN to MSN – Accelerated Degree Program

  • Credit is given for RN licensure, and no challenge tests are required.
  • Students should seek programs of study approved by their state. For more information, visit our State Approval Disclosure notifications page for Liberty University Nursing Programs.
  • For students who would like an on-campus experience, the following courses are offered in an optional intensive format during the fall and spring semesters. For more information about these intensives, please contact rnbsn@liberty.edu.
    • NURS 211 – Post-Licensure Health Assessment
    • NURS 325 – Nursing Concepts
    • NURS 492 – Advanced Concepts of Nursing Practice
  • A background check and RN Licensure verification will be completed while enrolled in the first nursing course in this program, Advanced Nursing Communication. There is a fee of $39.95 (additional charges may apply) associated with this requirement
  • Military students seeking admission to the RN to BSN to MSN dual degree program are not eligible to use Tuition Assistance benefits at this time; however, they are welcomed to pursue our Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Master of Science in Nursing individually, or use alternative funding.

CCNE Accreditation for the BSN Degree

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at Liberty University School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Liberty University is approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees. The Online Nursing Program (RN to BSN Degree) is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and is approved by the Virginia State Board of Nursing. 

For questions about the accreditation of Liberty University, please contact:
Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Ln.
Decatur, GA 30033-4097
(404) 679-4500

Inquiries about the institution itself, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Liberty University.

Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for RN to BSN to MSN courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)

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Admission Requirements for the RN to BSN to MSN Accelerated Track

Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions related information. 

Washington State Applicants – Please speak with an Admissions Counselor to determine if your chosen program is approved for WA.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission Application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
  • Proof of RN License
  • Documentation showing that you are a graduate of a National League for Nursing accredited nursing program
  • A High School Self-Certification form
  • Proof of English Proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first. 

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