RN to BSN Accelerated into Master's (AIM)

The Nursing Education specialization addresses the growing need for nurse educators in the private and public sectors. With this specialization, you can explore ways to channel your professional expertise and knowledge into a career as an educator whose focus is the academic preparation of nursing students or the professional development of nursing staff.

Study with Walden’s outstanding School of Nursing faculty, all of whom hold doctoral degrees. Courses are designed to prepare you to address current healthcare problems in a clinical setting as well as to participate in teaching projects in the classroom and patient and staff development settings. Use your new knowledge to enrich your own career—and those of others—in occupational and community settings. A Walden practicum coordinator will assist you with clinical practice requirements.

The RN-BSN AIM Track is for registered nurses who hold a hospital diploma or associate degree in nursing and would like to obtain their bachelor’s degree while working toward their MSN. 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. You will enroll at the bachelor’s level and will take both bachelor’s- and master’s-level courses and then apply for admission to Walden’s MSN program following completion of undergraduate requirements.

If you already hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), see the BSN Track.

Completion Requirements

  • BSN Core Courses (54 credits)
  • Undergraduate general education and 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.

 

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. 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 specialist at 844-768-0443.

BSN Core

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code NURS 3100 Course Issues and Trends in Nursing Credits (6 cr.)
Course Code NURS 3020 Course Health Assessment Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code NURS 3150 Course Foundations of Nursing Research Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code NURS 4115 Course Role of the Nurse—Public and Global Health Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code NURS 5052 Course Essentials of Evidence-Based Practice Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code NURS 4005 Course Topics in Clinical Nursing Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code NURS 4210 Course Role of the Nurse Leader in Population Health Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code NURS 4220 Course Leadership Competencies in Nursing and Healthcare Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code NURS 5050 Course Policy and Advocacy for Improving Population Health Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code NURS 5051 Course Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology Credits (5 cr.)

MSN Core and Specialization Courses

To be taken after enrolling in MSN
Course Code Course Credits
Course Code NURS 6002/6003 Course Transition to Graduate Study for Nursing Credits (3 cr.)
Course Code NURS 6053 Course Interprofessional Organizational and Systems Leadership Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code NURS 6301 Course Advanced Pathopharmacology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code NURS 6512 Course Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code NURS 6321 Course Curriculum Development, Assessment, and Evaluation Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code NURS 6331 Course Teaching Learning Strategies: Integrating Technology Into Nursing Education Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code NURS 6341 Course Specialty in Clinical Nursing Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code NURS 6351 Course Role of the Nurse Educator Credits (5 cr.)

*The baccalaureate degree program in nursing (BSN), master’s degree program in nursing (MSN), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Walden University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.ccneaccreditation.org). Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public's health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.

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