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Potential MSN Degree Timeline

Below is a hypothetical timeline showing a sequence of how a student could complete the MSN degree program at Thomas Edison State University. This sequence includes all courses for the MSN, including those that would be completed by students enrolled in the University’s RN to BSN program. 

To demonstrate how you could progress through the program over a 36-month period, we are using the January term as your first term and move through the program during the four graduate nursing terms offered each year. Each term is 12 weeks.

This timeline is for informational purposes only and does not represent an actual program plan. Enrolled nursing students work with our nursing advisors to develop a program plan that maps out how a student will complete their degree and whether they can transfer previously earned graduate credits or earn graduate credit for what they know through prior learning assessment.

Term (runs for 12 weeks) Courses To Take
First Graduate Nursing Term:
Starts beginning of January
NUR-529: Health Policy (3 credits)*
Second Graduate Nursing Term:
Starts beginning of April
NUR-530: Evidence-Based Nursing Practice (3 credits)
Third Graduate Nursing Term:
Starts beginning of July
NUR-531: Nursing Informatics - Concepts and Issues (3 credits)*
Fourth Graduate Nursing Term:
Starts beginning of October
NUR-600: Nursing Leadership in a Global Community (3 credits)
Fifth Graduate Nursing Term:
Starts beginning of January
NUR-516: Advanced Health Assessment (3 credits)* (ED) or graduate elective (3 credits) (ADM and INF)
Sixth Graduate Nursing Term:
Starts beginning of April
NUR-640: Advanced Pathophysiology (3 credits) (ED) or NUR-582: Financial Management for Nursing Practice (3 credits) (ADM and INF)
Seventh Graduate Nursing Term:
Starts beginning of July
NUR-650: Advanced Pharmacology (3 credits) (ED) or graduate elective (3 credits) (ADM and INF)
Eighth Graduate Nursing Term:
Starts beginning of October
NUR-630 (ED), NUR-631 (INF), or NUR-632 (ADM) (3 credits)
Ninth Graduate Nursing Term:
Starts beginning of January
NUR-700 (ED), NUR-701 (INF), or NUR-702 (ADM) (3 credits)
Tenth Graduate Nursing Term:
Starts beginning of April
NUR-710 (ED), NUR-711 INF), or NUR-712 (ADM) (3 credits)
Eleventh Graduate Nursing Term:
Starts beginning of July
MSN Seminar and Practicum I (3 credits)
Twelveth Graduate Nursing Term:
Starts beginning of October
MSN Seminar and Practicum II (3 credits)

*RN to BSN students at Thomas Edison State University would have completed this course as part of their BSN program; many RNs who intend to earn both their BSN and MSN enroll in our RN to BSN/MSN program, which provides a seamless transition from the BSN to the MSN.