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Nursing RN to MSN

  • Program Overview

    The RN to MSN option of the Villa Maria School of Nursing is designed for selected nurses holding an Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing who seek a Master's of Science in Nursing. Students in this option are not awarded a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing. Experienced registered nurses from NLN accredited programs, who have demonstrated leadership potential are eligible to apply. Students may earn credits through CLEP, challenge examinations, portfolio option courses or transfer credits. Up to thirty-two (32) nursing articulation credits are granted for previous basic nursing education.

    Program Options

    • Master of Science in Nursing

    Liberal Studies Core

    The Liberal Studies Core Curriculum is one reflection of Gannon University's commitment to its Catholic identity. The Core's design offers students a defined, integrated, shared experience as the foundation for their undergraduate program.