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 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)
- 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]