A private Catholic university located in Bismarck, North Dakota, the University of Mary offers an online ADN-to-MSN program. This accelerated program enables registered nurses to earn their degrees in just 20 months.
Among ADN-to-MSN bridge programs, the University of Mary's stands out for its focus on nursing leadership and management. Nursing students complete courses in healthcare administration, nursing research, and nursing leadership. The curriculum blends advanced nursing courses with classes from the business program and 500 hours of practical leadership experience, building professional skills.
The ADN-to-MSN program requires a minimum 2.75 GPA from the applicant's nursing diploma or associate degree program at an accredited institution. It also requires a current RN license and two letters of reference. The program offers full- and part-time schedules, both of which accommodate working nurses balancing school with their professional careers.