Nursing

Accelerated Program

nursesAn 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 outstanding undergraduate nursing majors (refer to Admission and Registration ).  

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.  Completion of 96 undergraduate credits and a minimum GPA at the University of Scranton of 3.3 are required for admission to the accelerated nursing program.   In addition, registered nurse students must have completed Nursing 241 and 242.  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.

Specifically, the recommended course substitutions for the registered nurse student are:

1. The Undergraduate NURS 493 Research in Nursing (three credits) requirement may be satisfied by graduate NURS 593 Research Methodology (three credits);

2. The 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. The Undergraduate nursing elective option (three credits) requirement may be satisfied by graduate NURS 510 Advanced Pathophysiology (three credits), or graduate NURS 520 Advanced Clinical Pharmacology (three credits), or graduate NURS 595 Nursing Ethics (three credits);

4. The Undergraduate free elective option (three credits) requirement may be satisfied by graduate NURS 510 Advanced Pathophysiology (three credits), or graduate NURS 520 Advanced Clinical 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.

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