Fast-Track B.S. to M.S. in Nursing

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.

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)


  • 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.

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