Feb 27, 2020  
Graduate Studies Catalog 2012-2013 
    
Graduate Studies Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accelerated M.S.N. Degree


An Accelerated Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) option is available for registered nurses with an associate degree or diploma in nursing from a NLNAC accredited program and for outstanding 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 484 Special Topics (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 Physiology and 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 Physiology and 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.

Registered nurse students and students who are licensed practical nurses may apply to the accelerated option 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  Traditional undergraduate nursing majors may apply to the accelerated option upon completion of 96 undergraduate credit hours and a minimum GPA at The University of Scranton of 3.3.  To apply to the accelerated option, the student must complete 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.