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 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.

NOTE: Approval to take graduate courses does not guarantee admission to the M.S. programs.

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 Option 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:

First Semester Senior Year (S1)

GNUR 505 - Advanced Practice in the Care of Families (2) –OR–
GNUR 506 - Population Health & Epidemiology (2) –OR–
GNUR 507 - Health Policy (2) –OR–
GNUR 508 - Healthcare Delivery Systems (2)


Second Semester Senior Year (S2)

GNUR 509 - Professional and Systems Leadership (3) –in place of–
NURS 446 - Nursing Leadership & Patient-Centered Care III, and lab (3)

NOTE: Students choosing this option are required to take the Leadership ATI examination given in NURS 446.

You may petition to take courses in the graduate program after all NURS 300-level undergraduate courses have been completed.

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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