Fast-Track Master's Nursing Programs
Petition for Graduate Study
If you are a current undergraduate nursing student and have a GPA of 3.3 or higher in your junior nursing courses, you may petition to complete graduate-level coursework at the end of your second semester junior clinical year and thus shorten the time needed to complete a M.S. in Nursing.
The accelerated option allows specific graduate-level courses to be taken and for one course to fulfill a designated undergraduate requirement. This shortens graduate degree requirements without compromising didactic and clinical learning experiences.
Fast-Track Option for Traditional Nursing Students
If you are beginning the Nursing program at Fisher, you will follow the curriculum of the Traditional Nursing B.S. Program with the following additions/substitutions:
First Semester Senior Year (S1)
GNUR 505 - Advanced Practice in the Care of Families (2) –OR–
GNUR 506 - Population Health & Epidemiology (2) –OR–
GNUR 507 - Health Policy (2) –OR–
GNUR 508 - Healthcare Delivery Systems (2)
Second Semester Senior Year (S2)
GNUR 509 - Professional and Systems Leadership (3) –in place of–
NURS 446 - Nursing Leadership & Patient-Centered Care III, and lab (3)
You may petition to take courses in the graduate program after all NURS 300-level undergraduate courses have been completed.
Application deadline for graduate courses is July 1 for fall admission and January 1 for spring admission.
If you are interested in this accelerated program, consult your advisor and the graduate program director during your junior year at St. John Fisher College.
Fast-Track Option for RN to BSN Online Students
If you are enrolled in the RN to BSN Online program and have a GPA of 3.3 or higher in your nursing courses, you may petition to complete graduate-level coursework after completing four undergraduate online RN to BSN courses and thus shorten the time needed to complete the M.S. in Nursing degree.
The Fast-Track program allows you to substitute two graduate courses for undergraduate nursing courses as follows:
- GNUR 507 – Health Policy (2) –and– GNUR 508 – Healthcare Delivery Systems (2)
in place of NURS 458 – Contemporary Professional Issues (4)
- GNUR 543 – Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
in place of NURS 459 – Capstone Professional Portfolio (3)
You may petition to take graduate courses after completing four undergraduate online RN to BSN courses with a GPA of 3.3 by submitting the Petition for Graduate Courses [pdf]