RN to BSN to MSN

The RN-BSN-MSN Track is for registered nurses who hold a hospital diploma, associate degree in nursing, or bachelor’s degree (other than BSN) and an active RN license. With this accelerated program of study, you can earn both your bachelor’s and your master’s degrees in less time and at a lower cost than earning each degree separately.

In this track, you will complete your BSN degree first, including some master’s level core courses, general education, and elective courses. Once you meet these requirements, you can apply and be admitted into the MSN program and begin the core courses for the MSN.

If you already hold a BSN, see the BSN Track.

Completion Requirements

  • BSN Core Courses (46 credits)
  • Undergraduate general education & elective courses (varies)
  • MSN Core and Specialization Courses (35 credits)

Students may be able to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.