RN to BSN to MSN–Clinical Nurse Leader Emphasis
Sample Plan of Study

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Students’ individual course progression may vary depending on previously completed coursework or other special circumstances. Students work closely with BSN@Home and graduate program advisors throughout the program to ensure smooth progression toward both BSN and MSN degrees.

All students begin with BSN@Home coursework; some graduate coursework can be completed at this time as well. Graduate-level courses completed at this time count toward both BSN and MSN degrees.

* = graduate course

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Fall Semester I: RN to BSN to MSN

Course Credit(s)
Nursing 324 Orientation to Clinical Major 1
Nursing 719 Foundations for Advanced Nursing Roles & Interprofessional Collaboration* 3*
Nursing 492 Operating Room Pathophysiology 
or
Nursing 491 Clinical Pharmacology
3

Spring Semester I: RN to BSN to MSN

Course Credit(s)
Nursing 783 Healthcare Informatics* 3*
Elective/Nursing Certification 2
Nursing 441  Chronic Care Management 3

Fall Semester II: RN to BSN to MSN

Course Credit(s)
Nursing 454 Community Health Nursing 3
Nursing 446 Research & Evidence-Based Practice 3
Nursing 746 Quality & Safety*
Elective Requirement
2*

Spring Semester II: RN to BSN to MSN

Course Credit(s)
Nursing 447  Leadership & Management 3
Nursing 448 Clinical Synthesis 4

Upon completing the BSN@Home program and earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, students fully transition to graduate coursework.

Option 1 | Earn BSN and MSN within four years

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Course Credit(s)
Nursing 745 Advanced Health Assessment for Clinical Nurse Leaders and Nurse Educators 2

Fall III: MSN–Nurse Leader

Course Credit(s)
Nursing 703 Clinical Prevention & Population Health 3
Nursing 701 Translational Scholarship 3

Spring III: MSN–Nurse Leader

Course Credit(s)
Nursing 709 Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nursing Roles 3
Nursing 703 Quality in the CNL Role 3
Nursing 761 CNL Practicum I 2

Summer IV: MSN–Nurse Leader

Course Credit(s)
Nursing 745 Advanced Health Assessment 2

Fall IV: MSN–Nurse Leader

Course Credit(s)
Nursing 762 Leadership in the CNL Role 2
Nursing 757 CNL Practicum II 2
Nursing 704 Pathophysiology for Advanced Nursing 3

Spring IV: MSN–Nurse Leader

Course Credit(s)
Nursing 702 Healthcare Systems Policy & Advocacy 3
Nursing 759 CNL Immersion Practicum III 3

Option 2 | Earn BSN and MSN within five years

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Course Credit(s)
Nursing 745 Advanced Health Assessment for Clinical Nurse Leaders and Nurse Educators 2

Fall III: MSN–Nurse Leader

Course Credit(s)
Nursing 703 Clinical Prevention & Population Health 3
Nursing 701 Translational Scholarship 3

Spring III: MSN–Nurse Leader

Course Credit(s)
Nursing 709 Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nursing Roles 3
Nursing 702 Healthcare Systems Policy & Advocacy 3

Summer IV: MSN–Nurse Leader

Course Credit(s)
Nursing 745 Advanced Health Assessment 2

Fall IV: MSN–Nurse Leader

Course Credit(s)
Nursing 704 Pathophysiology for Advanced Nursing 3

Spring IV: MSN–Nurse Leader

Course Credit(s)
Nursing 763 Quality in the CNL Role 3
Nursing 761 CNL Practicum I 2

Fall V: MSN–Nurse Leader

Course Credit(s)
Nursing 762 Leadership in the CNL Role 2
Nursing 757 CNL Practicum II 2

Spring V: MSN–Nurse Leader

Course Credit(s)
Nursing 763 Quality in the CNL Role 3
Nursing 459 CNL Immersion Practicum III 2

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