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Outstanding UMass Lowell students in the Bachelor of Science nursing program may apply for admission to the bachelor's to master's degree in nursing. Students with a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average can apply no earlier than second semester junior year. Application deadline is Feb. 1 for Fall semester course enrollment matriculation and October 1 for Spring semester course enrollment.
Several designated courses (6 credits) can be taken in the master's program while a student is an undergraduate. Courses can be applied to both the BS (as an elective) and the MS program (as an elective or required course). When the B.S. degree is awarded, accepted Fast Track students can enter the master's degree program if they have maintained a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average.
Undergraduate nursing students from the Solomont School of nursing usually complete 3 to 6 credits of graduate courses prior to completion of their BS degree. Pre-enrollment advising will be done by a graduate faculty member to facilitate course enrollment.
The Fast Track MS Program is for enrolled pre-licensure Bachelor of Science nursing students. Admission requirements include:
Students in the combined fast track program are expected to work at least part-time as an RN upon passing the NCLEX examination and upon entry to the MS program. (Enrollment in upper-level graduate specialty courses may be delayed until you have working experience as an RN).
Accepted students must confer with graduate faculty on appropriate coursework prior to registration.
Contact: Valerie King , DNP FNP-BC