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 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.
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
- 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: