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 R.N. to M.S.N. program – now fully online – is a convenient, cost-effective program 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 R.N. to M.S.N. degree can be completed part-time in as little as three years. Upon completion, 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. Best of all, it's incredibly affordable, with B.S.N. tuition at just $265/credit hour and M.S.N. tuition at $480/credit hour.
Be something more – through RMU's R.N. to M.S.N. online degree program.
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 Intercultural Communication Strategies
Argument and Research Strategies
Professional Communication Strategies
Survey of Economics
History Elective or Political Science Elective
Humanities: Art and Music
Health Care Information Systems***
Principles of Sociology
REQUIRED NON-NURSING CREDITS—26 Credits
BSN – 14 Credits
Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
Health Care Financial Administration
Human Growth and Development
MSN – 12 Credits
Intro Theory/Practice Online
Curriculum Design and Assessment
BSN – 15 Credits
*Community Health Promotion and Assessment
*Quality and Safety
*Genetics and Genomics
*Leadership for Advanced Practice
MSN – 18 Credits
Research for Advanced Nursing Roles***
Clinical Focus and Practicum I
Clinical Focus and Practicum II
Nursing Education: Synthesis/Application
Nursing Education: Synthesis and Applic
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