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  Dec 11, 2017
 
 
    
2014-2015 Graduate Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accelerated M.S.N. Degree


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An Accelerated Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree is available for any student in the undergraduate nursing program, including registered nurse students (RN to BS students), LPN studts (LPN to BS students), and traditional undergraduate nursing majors.  To qualify for admission to the accelerated program, the applicant must have completed 90 credits and obtained a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher.  After acceptance to the accelerated program, the student must maintain at least a 3.20 cumulative undergraduate GPA,  a 3.00 GPA in the nursing major, and a 3.00 cumulative graduate GPA.  This option is designed for students who wish to pursue specialty preparation at the master’s level. With the accelerated program, 12 graduate credits may satisfy 12 undergraduate credit requirements.  Specifically, the recommended course substitutions are: (1) Undergraduate NURS 493 Research in Nursing (three credits) requirement may be satisfied by graduate NURS 593 Research Methodology  (three credits); (2) Undergraduate nursing or free elective courses may be satisfied by graduate NURS 510 - Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology  (three credits), or graduate NURS 520 - Advanced Pharmacology  (three credits), or graduate NURS 591 - Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing  (three credits) or graduate NURS 595 - Nursing Ethics  (three credits).  To apply to the accelerated option, the student must complete the application for graduate admission to the CGCE. Upon acceptance into the accelerated program, all policies and procedures of the CGCE apply.  Applicants are accepted in the fall and spring of each year.

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