RNs with a Bachelor's in a Non-Nursing Field

Registered Nurses with a non-nursing bachelor's degree can earn a master's degree without a BS in nursing. Candidates take only five courses to complete the bachelor's requirement and enter the master's program.  The five courses are listed below.  Students who have completed their associate's degree or diploma in nursing by the end of December may apply for acceptance to the Spring semester, take these five courses over the spring and summer, and matriculate into the master's program in the fall.  For questions on this program of study, please contact Beth Hopkins (hopkinbe@upstate.edu) or apply online.  This is the only local clinical program of this kind.

  • Comprehensive Health Assessment
  • Statistics
  • Nursing Management/Leadership
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Nursing Research
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