RN to MSN Program

Returning to our Roots:

Between 1908 and 1929 NCU constructed and operated the Pacific Christian Hospital (known today as PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center).

Don’t lose your momentum. Reach your career goals faster with Northwest Christian University’s online RN to MSN track which allows RNs to complete a bachelor and master’s degree in nursing in less time and at a lower cost than earning each degree separately.

The online RN to MSN track is perfect for RNs who know they want to complete their master’s degree. Students are admitted to the MSN program and upon completion of 9 bachelor-level courses (27 credits) will seamlessly be enrolled into master-level courses. Upon completion of all bachelor and master’s level coursework, you will receive both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing.

For more information on the MSN program and available concentrations, click here.

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Program format

This program can be completed entirely online allowing busy working adults to maintain a healthy work, life, and school balance. This program is designed to allow you to study anytime from anywhere, providing you the flexibility to arrange your studies around your own schedule. With multiple starts a year, you can start your program when it’s convenient for you!

Already have a bachelor’s degree?

If you currently have your RN license and have already completed your bachelor’s degree (outside of nursing), then NCU’s RN to MSN bridge may be the perfect fit for you! The RN to MSN bridge is for RNs who have a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing and wish to pursue a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree. NOTE: A Bachelor of Science in Nursing is not awarded upon completion of the bridge program.


  • 30+ years experience educating working adults
  • Flexible, 100% online accredited program
  • A supportive academic environment that puts students first
  • Program prepares students for graduate education
  • Project-based practice experiences completed in your local community

Transfer Credits

  • Transfer up to 94 credits at no cost
  • Free, no-obligation transcript evaluation
  • No transfer credit expiration*
  • Free and low-cost test out options available for select general education courses
*There is a 10 year age limit on computer science courses

Most nurses have completed the majority of the general education requirements as part of their AAS Nursing program, but it varies case-by-case. To identify any gaps, all applicants receive a free transcript evaluation. If general education courses are needed, students can take them online through NCU (while enrolled in the BSN program) or through a community college. In some cases, test-out options are also available. Enrollment advisors assist students in determining the best options for their situation.

Contact an enrollment advisor today to begin your transcript evaluation process.

Tuition and Financial Aid


BSN Tuition Rate: $485/credit

MSN Tuition Rate: $525/credit

Financial Aid Information

At NCU, we know financial aid inside and out and can help you apply for and receive the best financial aid package available.

Veteran Benefit Information

NCU is approved by the Oregon Department of Education and the Department of Veteran Affairs for educating students who are eligible for VA educational benefits. You can begin receiving your educational benefits in just a few, simple steps!


Northwest Christian University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

The baccalaureate degree/master’s degree program in nursing at Northwest Christian University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.ccneaccreditation.org).




Program Objectives

Courses within the BSN Program

Courses within the MSN Program

Enrollment Process


State Authorization

Program Director: Linda Veltri, Ph.D., RN

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
MSN Gonzaga University
BSN Whitworth College
BA Whitworth College

Dr. Veltri arrived at NCU in 2016. She serves as the Associate Dean of Nursing and teaches within the RN to BSN and MSN programs. She completed her bachelor of science in nursing at Whitworth College in 1996. Her area of clinical expertise is maternal-newborn …

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