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.
NOTE: Approval to take graduate courses does not guarantee admission to the M.S. in Advanced Practice Nursing program. If you wish to continue your graduate studies at Fisher, you must complete the application process for graduate admissions. Please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions for more information at: (585) 385-8161.
Traditional Nursing Students
If you are beginning the Nursing program at Fisher, you will follow the curriculum of the Traditional Nursing B.S. Program. You will add GNUR 529 (2 credits) during the first semester of your senior year and replace NURS 446 with either GNUR 518 (3 credits) or GNUR 512 (4 credits) in your last semester.
You may petition to take courses in the graduate program after all NURS 300-level undergraduate courses have been completed by submitting the following:
- Traditional Nursing Student Petition for GNUR 529 [pdf]
- Undergraduate Petition for Graduate Course (GNUR 512/518) [pdf]
If you are a licensed registered nurse and enrolled at Fisher, you will follow the curriculum of the RN-to-BS Program and substitute two graduate courses, GNUR 512 Health Economics and Policy or GNUR 543 Advanced Pathophysiology, for undergraduate nursing courses.
You may petition to take graduate courses after completing four undergraduate RN-to-BS courses with a GPA of 3.3 by submitting the Petition for Graduate Courses [pdf] form.