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RN To MSN – RN to BSN/MSN Program

The Wesley College Department of Nursing offers the RN to BSN/MSN. This career mobility program is an innovative and creative option that prepares the registered nurse whose basic credential is the hospital school diploma, the collegiate Associate Degree in Nursing or the Collegiate Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing  to assume an advanced practice role as a Clinical Nurse Specialist with a population focus in adult-gerontology.  The curriculum has a strong foundation in community health promotion through acute care designed to prepare the nurse for advanced practice in a wide variety of health care settings to promote and maintain high level wellness and to improve health care delivery in a rapidly changing society. The course of study emphasizes the Department of Nursing’s belief that a strong foundation in liberal studies is essential to professional nursing practice.  Upon completion of this entire program, you can earn both a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing from Wesley College. Graduates are eligible to sit for the Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist board certification examination, which aligns with the Consensus Model for APRN Regulation: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification, and Education.

Post Master’s Certificate in Adult Gerontology for the CNS

The post-master’s certificate for adult-gerontology clinical nurse specialist serves those master prepared nurses educated in the Clinical Nurse Specialist role who require additional coursework to meet eligibility requirements to take the national certification examination as an adult-gerontology clinical nurse specialist.

Graduates of Master of Science in Nursing: End of Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Synthesize existing nursing theoretical and social frameworks that may serve as a basis for professional nursing practice to support the adult gerontology population from acute care to health promotion and wellness.
  2. Influence organizational structure in relation to functions and outcomes.
  3. Demonstrate leadership through effective decision making that stimulates change, quality improvement, and safe practice.
  4. Measure outcomes utilizing evidence-based research that supports advance practice nursing in the health care delivery system.
  5. Generate innovative nursing interventions and practice in varied health care settings.
  6. Maximize the potential of technologies in the provision of advanced practice interventions that enhance communication, coordination, and integration of care.
  7. Act on an analysis of the social, economic, political and cultural forces influencing advocacy within the health care delivery system.
  8. Function independently and collaboratively with other inter-professional teams in the health care system.
  9. Participate in the culture of lifelong learning and professional growth.

Special Features

  • Career mobility model that allows progression without repetition
  • Classes are offered in a 7 week hybrid format
  • Evening classes that meet once weekly; same day the entire program
  • Full time doctoral prepared faculty teaching in small seminars
  • Emphasis on expert roles in practice, research and education
  • Graduates are eligible to sit for the Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist board certification examination which aligns with the Consensus Model for APRN Regulation: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification and Education

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Admissions Requirements

  • A current, unencumbered United States Registered Nurse license
  • A degree in nursing from an accredited nursing program. Submit official transcripts.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for full admission. Conditional admission for those with a GPA <3.0 may be offered after review of all required materials. Submit official transcripts
  • One letter of reference which addresses the academic capabilities of the candidate
  • A professional resume
  • International nurses: Please see the Board of Nursing websites for requirements for licensure. The website http://www.cgfns.org/serves as a resource for international nurses seeking a license to practice nursing in the United States. Apply to the international graduate application.


Upon completion of this entire program, you can earn a:

  • Bachelor in Science in Nursing from Wesley College
  • Master of Science in Nursing from Wesley College

For further information please contact Dr. Karen Panunto, Department Chair/ MSN Program Director: Karen.Panunto@wesley.edu.

Core Requirements

Graduate Nursing Student Guide, 2018-2021