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 Advanced Practice Nursing degree.

The accelerated program 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 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:

  • GNUR 512 Health Care, Economics, and Policy (4) –OR–
    GNUR 518 Advanced Practice in the Care of Families (3)

-AND-

  • GNUR 529 Advanced Practice Nursing Roles and Leadership (2) in place of
    NURS 446 Nursing Leadership & Patient-Centered Care III (3)

You may petition to take courses in the graduate program after all NURS 300-level undergraduate courses have been completed by submitting the following:

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.

If you are enrolled in the RN-to-BS 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 RN-to-BS courses and thus shorten the time needed to complete the M.S. in Advanced Practice Nursing degree.

The Fast-Track program allows you to substitute two graduate courses for undergraduate nursing courses as follows:

  • GNUR 512 Health Care, Economics, and Policy (4)
    in place of NURS 458 Contemporary Professional Issues

–AND–

  • GNUR 543 Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
    in place of NURS 459 Capstone Professional Portfolio

You may petition to take graduate courses after completing four undergraduate RN-to-BS courses with a GPA of 3.3 by submitting the following:

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