7-1-7 Model 

Take one course at a time, with a break between

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From Enrollment to Graduation



Program meets the highest quality of standards

RN to MSN Program

Already have your BSN? Our BSN to NP programs for registered nurses are designed for you.

Our RN to MSN Programs Specialization Tracks: 

Spring Arbor University’s CCNE-accredited RN to NP programs prepare the next generation of nurse practitioners to provide compassionate patient care. Specially designed for working nurses, this online program is perfect if you are looking to complete your MSN while earning your BSN along the way.

NUR 510 Moral & Ethical Decision Making

Provides a metacognitive foundational approach to advanced nursing practice in the contemporary world. Explores worldview presuppositions, with an emphasis on a Christian perspective and development of a consistent, conscious framework for making ethical choices.

NUR 522 Theoretical Perspectives for Advanced Practice

Promotes examination, analysis, and synthesis of a variety of conceptual frameworks, models, and theories that provide a foundation for research and applied practice in nursing. Explores philosophical ideation, beliefs, scope, and assumptions of select theories and models.

Program Details

Our RN to MSN online programs allow you to:

  • Earn your BSN and MSN degree without skipping a beat, allowing you to continue working full-time 
  • Enjoy a week off in between classes with our 7-1-7 model (7 week courses, 1 week break)
  • Receive assistance during clinicals in various settings, including Cardiac, Orthopedic, Psychiatric facilities and more 
  • Become a part of a caring community - connect to other students with shared values and learn from engaged faculty
  • Grow personally and spiritually through an enriching curriculum grounded in Christian teachings
  • Receive support during the admissions process so you can easily apply 
  • Work with a Student Success Coach during the program, who is invested in your journey and development as a student
  • Graduate prepared for national licensure and be a part of inspiring outcomes. Our graduates have a strong 88% first-time pass rate (with second-time test takers passing at 100%). Take either the ANCC or AANP exam.
Next Steps: 
  1. Our online Admissions Representatives can answer your questions about our RN to NP programs. For more information, fill out the contact form and download a program brochure.
  2. You can also book an appointment with an Admissions Representative by clicking here or using the scheduling tool below.

We also offer a BSN to MSN-NP degree program for registered nurses with a BSN degree.

NUR 532 Role Development and Leadership

This course focuses on understanding the professional role of the advanced professional nurse. The processes associated with role development, socialization, and effective collaboration with diverse interdisciplinary partnerships will be examined. Practical leadership roles will be identified and interpreted in a nursing practice context.

RN to MSN Online Curriculum

For a full course listing and descriptions, contact us for a program guide.

Featured courses:

Fast Facts

Our online Admissions Representatives can answer your questions about our RN to NP programs. Fill out the contact form and download a program brochure for more information.

You can also contact us to book an appointment with an Admissions Representative.

The master's degree program in nursing at Spring Arbor University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Upcoming Start Dates

Next application deadline:

  • July 30, 2024

Next start date:

  • September 3, 2024

What Sets SAU Online Nursing School Apart?

RN to MSN Careers & Outcomes

Spring Arbor’s RN to MSN programs are an efficient way to earn your BSN degree while staying on track for your MSN. Uniquely designed for working nurses, our RN to MSN bridge program will prepare you to evaluate and treat illnesses, helping the community you serve.  

Qualified nurse practitioners in some states can work independently like physicians do and are needed in areas such as: 

  • Physician offices
  • Outpatient care centers
  • Private practice
  • Surgical hospitals
  • Home health care organizations

*The median annual salary is $107,460 for NPs (60% higher than RNs)

Contact us to discuss Spring Arbor’s RN to MSN programs.