RN to MSN Nurse Practitioner Bridge Program

Program Overview

Go from your ADN to your MSN with a specialization as a nurse practitioner faster and more affordably than pursuing your BSN first. Continue working as an RN while studying to be a nurse practitioner – no mandatory login times and only *one course at a time.

Program Tracks

  • Family Nurse Practitioner Degree
    • Develop the autonomy and skills required to treat patients of all ages.
    • This program is 55 credits, and courses are taken one at a time
  • Adult-Gerontology, Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Degree:  
    • Learn to specialize in care of adolescents, adults and the elderly with SAU’s online RN-MSN/AGPCNP.
    • This program is 50 credits, and courses are taken one at a time

*excluding clinical & residency coursework

To learn more, download a program guide or use our easy online scheduling tool to book an appointment with an admissions advisor.

Careers & Outcomes

  • Nurse practitioners work in a range of workplaces including physician offices, outpatient care centers, surgical hospitals and home health care organizations.  In some states, nurse practitioners can work independently.
  • *The median annual wage is $107,460 for Nurse Practitioners (60% higher than RNs)
  • SAU’s programs prepare you to sit for national certification.

Fill out the form on this page to download a program guide; or, use our easy online scheduling tool to book an appointment with an admissions advisor now.


Program Curriculum

Featured courses:

  • NUR 341 Patient Centered Care I (3)
  • NUR 645 Family Systems and Clinical Management of the Child Bearing Family (3)
  • NUR 642 Chronic Disease and Complex Problems in Older Adults (2)

For a full course listing and descriptions, download a program guide.

About SAU Online

Since 1873, Spring Arbor University has helped students pursue wisdom by offering an education grounded in the Christian faith. What began as a small elementary and secondary school in the late 1800s has evolved into a premier private Christian university that offers engaging online programs designed to meet the unique needs of busy, working adults. While we’re not the only university to offer online degree programs, our distinction lies in our total commitment to providing educational excellence within a Christ-honoring and supportive online community.

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