Master's Entry Route to Entry
william f. connell school of nursing
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The master's entry route to entry prepares those with a baccalaureate degree or higher in non-nursing fields for advanced practice nursing. During the first full-time 11 months of study, students complete all requirements to become registered nurses; students will not receive another bachelor's degree, but will progress to the master's degree. Specialization at the master's level prepares students to sit for certification examinations in any of our advanced practice specialties except CRNA (nurse anesthesia), which requires a bachelor's degree in nursing.
The plan of study can be completed in 22 months of full-time study. After the completion of Year I, students are eligible to take the examination for RN licensure (NCLEX-RN). Students may take part-time options that are available after year I.