Graduate Entry Pathway


The Graduate Entry Pathway (GEP) is for individuals with a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing, leading first to Registered Nurse (RN) licensure, then to a Master's of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Population Health or Doctor of Nursing Practice.

Plans of Study: 

  • GEP to Doctor of Nursing Practice Options for APNs
    • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP)
    • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) 
    • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) 
  • GEP to Master’s in Nursing Population Health Track Option
    • The purpose of the GEP to MS in Nursing/ concentration in Population Health is to prepare nurses at the master’s level for leadership roles involving health promotion, prevention, and education working in community health settings.
  •  GEP to PhD Track Option
    • The purpose of the GEP to PhD Track is to accelerate the research careers of nurse scientists with an opportunity to complete the PhD in Nursing in a period of five to six years. Graduates receive a PhD in Nursing degree. 

 Specialty options for matriculated GEP students

Frequently Asked Questions:  
GEP to DNP    
GEP to MS in Nursing Population Health
GEP to PhD

Program Track Fact Sheets:

*GEP to Doctor of Nursing Practice
*GEP to Master's in Nursing Science

Application Deadline - May 1, 2015

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