Fast-Track R.N./B.S. to M.S.

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 pursue graduate studies at the Wegmans School of 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.

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)

–AND/OR–

  • 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]

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