Prerequisite and Transition Courses for the ADN to MSN program
The ADN to MSN student must complete all prerequisite courses prior to matriculation into the program (see admission requirement ADN to MSN Program). Once admitted, the student is required to take transition courses: NURS 3000 OL -Theoretical & Evidence Based Foundation in Nursing); NURS 3510 OL -Community Health Nursing; INST 2200 -Reflection & Responsibility before beginning MSN clinical courses in his/her selected major. (Please see the Otterbein University Undergraduate Course Catalog for descriptions of INST 2200, NURS 3000 OL and NURS 3510 OL level courses).
Prerequisite courses must be completed at an accredited college with a grade of C or higher. If the applicant has prerequisite courses which are not completed prior to the application deadline, the courses must be completed prior to fall entry into the program. An updated official transcript must be sent to the Graduate School upon course completion.
Prerequisite courses (to be completed prior to the start of the program) include:
- Composition & Literature (2 courses)
- Chemistry 1
- Introduction to Psychology
- Developmental Psychology
- Anthropology/Sociology (either course)
INST 2200 – Philosophy (U) (Take INST 2201, 2202, 2203, 2204, or 2205). (Faculty recommend one of these courses be taken during the first year of the program or prior to entry).
NURS 3000 OL– Theoretical & Evidence Based Foundation for Practice in Nursing (U) (taken first year)
NURS 3510 OL-Community Health Nursing; includes 8 hours of clinical hours/week, usually on a weekday between 8 am – 6 p). (U) (taken first year)
NURS 5320-- Advanced Physical Assessment (G) (taken third year)