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Fast-Track Master's Nursing Options

St. John Fisher College offers two options to include master's degree courses as part of your undergraduate program.

Accelerated Opportunity: B.S. to M.S. Option

Current undergraduate nursing students at St. John Fisher College may petition to complete graduate-level coursework during their senior year of undergraduate study. This offers an accelerated approach for qualified traditional baccalaureate students who wish to pursue graduate study at the Wegmans School of Nursing. The accelerated option allows specific graduate-level courses to be taken during the senior year. Students may take advantage of one or both accelerated options.

Note: Approval to take graduate courses does not guarantee admission to the M.S. programs. Students who wish to continue their graduate studies at Fisher must complete the application process for graduate admissions. Please contact the Office of Transfer and Graduate Admissions for more information.

Students beginning their study of nursing at St. John Fisher College follow the curriculum of the traditional nursing B.S. program. They may petition to take courses in the graduate program after all 300-level undergraduate courses have been completed with a GPA in nursing of 3.30 or higher. Students interested in an accelerated option should consult with their academic advisor and the graduate program director during their junior year at St. John Fisher College, Additional information will be provided during the J2 semester. Approved traditional baccalaureate students may pursue one or both of the following options:

First Semester Senior Year (S1)

Choose ONE of:

  • GNUR 704 - Advanced Technology in the Support of Clinical Management (3)
  • GNUR 707 - Biostatistics & Epidemiology (3)

Second Semester Senior Year (S2)

Choose ONE of:

  • GNUR 704 - Advanced Technology in the Support of Clinical Management (3)
  • GNUR 707 - Biostatistics & Epidemiology (3)

Enrollment Status

GNUR 704 or 707 is taken along with the other required undergraduate nursing courses. These courses are posted as graduate credit, and there is no additional charge for this course as long as the student is full-time in the undergraduate B.S. Nursing program.

The application of these GNUR fast track courses for graduate credit may be affected by curriculum changes in the graduate program in the future.

Accelerated Opportunity: RN to BS to M.S. Option

St. John Fisher College RN to BS online students may petition to complete graduate-level coursework during their undergraduate study. This offers an accelerated approach to R.N. baccalaureate students who wish to pursue graduate study at the Wegmans School of Nursing. The fast track options allow specific graduate-level courses to fulfill designated undergraduate requirements. Students may take advantage of one or both courses.

Note: Approval to take graduate courses does not guarantee admission to the M.S. nursing program. Students who wish to pursue their graduate studies at Fisher must complete the application process for graduate admissions. Please contact the Office of Transfer and Graduate Admissions for more information.

RN/BS program students with a nursing GPA of 3.30 or higher in nursing can substitute two graduate courses for two undergraduate nursing courses Students must have completed courses in nursing research, undergraduate health assessment, and introductory statistics with grades of "B" or higher and four undergraduate RN to BS courses. Students should consult with their academic advisor and complete the Petition for Graduate Courses form.

  • GNUR 704 - Advanced Technology in the Support of Clinical Management (3)
  • in place of NURS 456 - Informatics in Health Care(3)

–AND/OR–

  • GNUR 707 - Biostatistics & Epidemiology (3)
    in place of NURS 459 - Capstone Professional Portfolio (3)

Enrollment Status

The completed graduate courses are posted as undergraduate credit on the student’s academic record, and there is no additional charge for these courses for students in the undergraduate RN/BS online nursing program. The graduate courses are added to the student’s graduate transcript at the end of the first semester of graduate study at the Wegmans School of Nursing.

The application of these GNUR fast track courses for graduate credit may be affected by curriculum changes in the graduate program in the future.