Without the experience that I received from Robert Morris in the M.S.N. program I feel that I would not have been adequately prepared to perform in my job. Robert Morris was one of the best decisions I have ever made! — Ashlee Shields M.S.N.'10, RN, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
RMU's fully online RN to MSN are convenient, cost-effective programs that prepares practicing nurses for the role of a nurse educator in clinical, community, or academic settings.
Designed for associate degree or diploma school graduates who would like to move ahead in the health care field, the online RN to BSN degree can be completed part-time in as little as two years, and the RN to MSN degree can be completed part-time in as little as three years. For students enrolled in the RN to MSN program, graduates will earn both a bachelor's and master's degree in nursing.
This CCNE-accredited program, which was designed by nurses for nurses, doesn't make you relearn what you already know. We help you build upon your nursing expertise through convenient online coursework that still provides the type of personal, individualized attention you've come to expect from RMU.
Be something more – through RMU's online nursing degrees.
In addition to the nursing shortage, a national shortage of nursing faculty exists. In a recent survey of nursing programs, more than one-third of the schools cited faculty shortages as the reason for turning away qualified students. There is a tremendous need to develop strong nursing educators to resolve this faculty shortage and to provide educational programs in hospitals and communities. This rewarding and exciting career provides the opportunity to shape the future of nursing.
|Information from the National Association of Colleges and Employers:|
|By type of employer Average Salary||By job function Average Salary|
|Educational Services||$45,000||Medical Technology||$39,540|
|Healthcare Services (Nonprofit)||$53,861||Registered Nurse||$46,771|
|Healthcare Services (Profit)||$48,694||Other Health Related||$53,667|
|2009 RMU Survey Salary||BSN||Range$30,000 - $45,000||Mean $40,000|
|MSN||Range$45,000 - $70,000||Mean $59,500|
ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY CORE--40 Credits
*Anatomy & Physiology I
*Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
College Reading and Writing Strategies or
Argument and Research Strategies
Professional Communication Strategies
Survey of Economics
History Elective or
Humanities: Art and Music
Health Care Information Systems***
Principles of Sociology
REQUIRED NON-NURSING CREDITS—23 Credits
BSN – 14 Credits
Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
Health Care Financial Administration
Human Growth and Development
MSN – 9 Credits
Curriculum Design and Assessment
Foundations of Online Teaching/LeaIntro Theory/Practice Online
BSN – 15 Credits
*Community Health Promotion and Assessment
*Quality and Safety
*Genetics and Genomics
*Leadership for Advanced Practice
MSN – 25 Credits
Research for Advanced Nursing Roles***
Pharmacology for Nurse Educators
Clinical Focus Seminar and Practicum
Nursing Education: Classroom Teaching
Nursing Education: Clinical Teaching
Health Policy and Economics
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