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Accelerated Pathway to the MSN for RNs Prerequisites

You need not complete all prerequisites before you apply, but the majority should be completed before an admissions decision can be made. All prerequisites must be completed before you enter the program. You may also earn credits through standardized tests, including CLEP.

GPA: 3.0 GPA strongly recommended

Test scores: GRE or MAT (not required for those with a conferred Master’s degree or undergraduate degree GPA higher than 3.20; required for those with undergraduate degree GPA less than 3.20; official test scores are sent to Jefferson; test scores are valid for 2 years from the date taken)

Course Credit
Anatomy & Physiology I1 w/Lab
Anatomy & Physiology II1 w/Lab 4
Microbiology1 w/Lab 4
Elective2 49
Total credits 64

1 8 credits of A&P I and II or 4 credits of Human Anatomy
   and 4 credits of Human Physiology. Labs must be included.
2 Cannot be remedial or review in nature and cannot be Physical
   Education or Technical courses. May include Arts, Humanities,
   and Social Sciences.

Course Clarification: All science courses must be completed within 10 years of application to Jefferson. Courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or above to be eligible for transfer. A grade of “C-“ or below will not be eligible for transfer.

Acceptable elective courses are theory-based, not performance-based, coursework.  For example; we will accept Introduction to Music but not Piano, and we will accept Introduction to Art but not Painting.  We will not accept coursework that is remedial or review in nature, Physical Education or Technical courses.  Coursework may include Arts, Humanities, Social Science, Foreign Languages, Science, Math, Business, and History.

In addition to meeting all academic requirements, students must meet all performance requirements for the program. Visit the Performance Requirements/Technical Standards page for details.

The curriculum for the Accelerated Pathway to the MSN for second degree students is outlined here.

*Course Acceptance Subject to Academic Counselor Approval
Questions? 1-877-JEFF-247 or (215) 503-8890

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