RN to MSN Program
Online RN-MSN Program
Tuition: $19,500 | Duration: As little as 3 years | Credits: 60 credit hours
Take the fast path to career advancement at Houston Christian University. Offered through the School of Nursing and Allied Health, HCU’s accelerated RN-MSN program is designed for ADN prepared nurses who are looking to earn both their bachelor’s (BSN) and master’s degree in nursing (MSN). Students can choose between two MSN degree tracks: Nurse Leadership or Nurse Education.
Enrolling in HCU’s 100% online RN-MSN program saves you time and money by allowing you to save 40% when earning your BSN and MSN together versus earning your degrees separately. Upon completion of your BSN, you will advance straight into your MSN courses, enabling you to complete the program in as little as three years while working full-time.
Unlike other institutions, HCU combines Christian values with progressive healthcare practices, generating uniquely skilled nurse educators and nurse leaders. Upon graduation, HCU’s RN-MSN graduates will be prepared to make an everlasting impact on the next generation of nurses.
Online RN to MSN Program
Tuition: $19,500 | Duration: in as little as 3 years| Credits: 60 credit hours
Make a positive move in your nursing career. Improve patient outcomes, enhance your job security, and learn ethical care practices by earning your RN to BSN degree at Houston Christian University.
Offered through the School of Nursing and Allied Health, HCU’s online RN to BSN program equips ADN prepared nurses with the tools needed to take on expanded leadership roles as a nurse and develop advanced skills in key areas such as assessment, research, leadership, community health and more.
At HCU, our students come first. The 29-credit RN to BSN curriculum is designed for convenience, and is 100% online and asynchronous, so you can participate in coursework on your own schedule. From day one, students are matched with a personal success coach who is dedicated to providing one-on-one support throughout the entirety of the program.
HCU is partnered with numerous healthcare organizations, including the Texas Medical Center, connecting students with leading healthcare experts and top facilities to hone their clinical skills.
Take the Next Step in Your Career
At HCU, our students come first. We understand that going to graduate school is a big commitment, which is why we offer personalized support to every student to ensure that you are set up for success in your career as a nurse educator or nurse leader.
- Upon completion of the undergraduate and bridge coursework, students will have earned their BSN, allowing them to enhance their resume and become eligible for job promotions before they have even completed the program.
- As students grow closer to finishing their BSN degree, they can select their MSN track with guidance from a designated career coach who will help them to make an informed decision when selecting the track that is best for their career goals.
- HCU works with each student to match them with a clinical supervisor within their organization. This mentorship opportunity allows students to maximize their network and set themselves apart for growth opportunities.
HCU’s admissions team works closely with each student to help you maximize your transfer credits so that you can complete your degree efficiently. Students will first complete the BSN level courses, which consists of advanced nursing courses and foundational general education courses. Prior to completing BSN requirements, students will take two, 16-week bridge courses for 6-credits. Upon completion of the bridge courses students will have earned their BSN degree.*
*Undergraduate credits earned prior to enrolling at HCU may be eligible for transfer.
BSN Level Nursing Courses
7 courses, 24 credit hours
100% online courses
8-week terms, earn your degree quickly
General Education Courses
46 credit hours, 100% online courses
Once an undergraduate student has enrolled in the program, no more than 18 credit hours total may be accepted for transfer credit.
2 courses, 6 credit hours
16-week terms, 100% online courses
10 courses, 30 credit hours
16-week terms, 100% online courses
Online RN-MSN Courses
Industry-Aligned Curriculum Enriched with Christian Values
As a Christian university, HCU recognizes nursing as both an art and a science. Students are provided with a broad-based liberal arts foundation during the BSN level courses that is then built upon in the MSN courses. The holistic curriculum, taught by Christian faculty, prepares students to launch a successful career in nurse education or nurse leadership.