Frontier Nursing University (FNU) is spanning the gap between RN and MSN. FNU’s ADN Bridge Entry Option is the solution for registered nurses to receive their master’s degree in a number of specialty programs – without ever having to earn a bachelor’s degree.
How ADN Bridge Entry Can Benefit You
Are you an RN who has an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and desires to reach the next level? Usually, you’d have to pursue a bachelor’s degree before you could continue on to a master’s program to receive your Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN).
However, if you’ve been in practice as a registered nurse for a year or longer, you don’t need to get a bachelor’s degree first. Instead, you can take advantage of the ADN Bridge Entry Option.
FNU’s ADN Bridge Entry Option offers registered nurses with an associate degree in nursing as their highest degree to enter the Master of Science in Nursing program by completing one year of online courses that prepare nurses for a career as a Nurse-Midwife, Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner or Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner.
After the initial year to bridge the gap to the baccalaureate level, students move into the master’s level coursework designed for the MSN focused on their specialty of choice. The ADN Bridge Entry Option is specifically designed for registered nurses who have an associate’s degree, but do not have a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Those who have an ADN and a bachelor’s degree in another field can apply to FNU’s MSN program with the additional requirement of a portfolio of relevant employment and academic experience.
What Can I Do After the ADN Bridge Entry Program?
With a master’s degree through ADN Bridge, your career will blossom. After receiving your MSN, you can seamlessly continue on to a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). You’ll also be able to take advantage of diverse professional opportunities with your advanced degree.
Any registered nurse with an ADN degree as their highest degree who is looking for a nurse-midwife, family nurse practitioner, or psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner specialty can advance their career by enrolling through the ADN Bridge Entry Option.
Additional Program Benefits
In addition to putting you on the fast-track to receiving an MSN or DNP, the ADN Bridge Entry Option also offers the following benefits:
- All coursework can be completed conveniently online
- You can complete your clinical practicum in your own community
- Bypass your bachelor’s degree entirely and quickly earn your MSN
- Only three short on-campus stays are required
- Both full-time and part-time program options are available
The ADN Bridge Entry Option through Frontier Nursing University may be the perfect fit for your situation. Learn more at Frontier.edu/ADN-Bridge-Entry-Option.