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.
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 Advanced Practice 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]