RN to MS Option

If you are an RN with an associate degree in nursing and a bachelor's degree outside the nursing field, you may pursue a Ball State master of science (MS) in nursing. 

Because your bachelor’s degree is not in nursing, in addition to the required nursing courses, you will take 16 credit hours of upper-division nursing courses at the baccalaureate level.   

The RN to MS option is available for all three of our concentrations:

This program is completely online with clinicals being completed within your geographic area. 

Upon completion of the RN to MS, which typically takes nine to 11 semesters to complete, you will have earned a master’s degree. A second bachelor’s degree is not awarded as part of the RN to MS option.