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Graduate Studies Catalog 2010-2011 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accelerated M.S.N. Degree Program


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An Accelerated Master’s Degree Program is available for registered nurses with an associate degree or diploma in nursing from a NLNAC accredited program and for undergraduate nursing majors. 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 for the registered nurse student are: 1. Undergraduate NURS 493 Research in Nursing (three credits) requirement may be satisfied by graduate NURS 593 Research Methodology  (three credits); 2. Undergraduate NURS 473 Synthesis of  Leadership Concepts in Nursing (three credits) requirement may be satisfied by graduate NURS 591 Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing  (three credits); 3. Undergraduate nursing elective  option (three credits) requirement may be satisfied by graduateNURS 510 Advanced Pathophysiology  (three credits), or graduate NURS 520 Advanced Pharmacology  (three credits), or graduate NURS 595 Nursing Ethics  (three credits); 4. Undergraduate free elective option (three credits) requirement may be satisfied by graduate NURS 510 Advanced Pathophysiology  (three credits), or graduateNURS 520 Advanced Pharmacology  (three credits), or graduate NURS 595 Nursing Ethics  (three credits).

Traditional undergraduate nursing majors and students who are licensed practical nurses should meet with their advisor/mentor regarding recommended course substitutions for the accelerated program.

The application process for the accelerated program involves two phases. Initial application for undergraduate studies (Phase 1) is filed through the CGCE . Upon completion of 96 undergraduate credit hours – including Nurs 241 and Nurs 242, and a minimum GPA at The University of Scranton of 3.3 – the student may proceed with Phase 2 of the application process which involves completion of the application for graduate admission to the CGCE accompanied by the Accelerated Master’s Degree Program form (refer to Admission and Registration ). 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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