New Accreditation Requirements and Professional Standards
Due to new accreditation requirements and professional standards, the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing RN-BSN/MSN programs are in the planning phase of curriculum changes which will go into effect in the July 2013 term. New information will become available as changes are made.
RN to BSN/MSN
The RN-BSN/MSN degree program at Thomas Edison State College is designed for experienced RNs who want a quality education with the convenience and flexibility that an online program can offer. With open and rolling admissions, RNs can enroll any day of the year. With a self-paced schedule and no limit on time for degree completion, they can finish degree requirements at their own pace as long as they complete at least 3 credits in each 12 months. Students can earn maximum credit for prior learning. There is no residency requirement and there are many credit earning options. RNs can achieve their educational goals in a manner that saves both time and money.
Graduates of associate degree and diploma programs of Nursing may enroll in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree only (RN-BSN program). The BSN degree program requires a minimum of 120 credits and includes nine graduate credits that may be applied to the Master of Science in Nursing program at Thomas Edison State College.
Students may also earn both a BSN and a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree (RN-BSN/MSN program) with preparation as a Nurse Educator, Nurse Administrator or Nursing Informatics Specialist at the master's level. Students in the RN-BSN/MSN nursing program will need only to complete an additional 27 credits beyond completion of the BSN degree requirements for their MSN degree. Graduates of the MSN degree program will be awarded a Graduate Nursing Certificate in addition to the diploma on program completion.
Curriculum Changes Update
If you are a RN-BSN nursing student, learn more about new curriculum changes.
If you are a MSN-Nurse Educator student, learn more about new curriculum changes.
If you are a MSN-Nursing Informatics student, learn more about new curriculum changes.
If you are a MSN-Nursing Administration student, learn more about new curriculum changes.