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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 either an Doctor of Nursing Practice (nurse practitioner), PhD in Nursing (nurse scientist).

Our GEP pathway RN preparation is located in a state of the art learning and simulation community within an academic health science center and top-ranked medical school campus.

Our faculty are committed to student learning and actively practice in acute and community care settings and health care organizations. 

The GEP to DNP & BSN to DNP cohorts entering the Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing for Fall 2021 will be the last class to receive the Master’s in Passing. The DNP curriculum will no longer offer a Master’s degree in accordance with the current DNP degree program requirements.

NursingCAS application opens August 15, 2021 for the Fall 2022 Admissions Cycle.

  • Priority Deadline: 12/1/21
  • Completed Application Deadline: 12/15/21

DNP Program Tracks: Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP; Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP; Family NP and Psychaitric Mental Health NP

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GEP to DNP Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP
GEP to DNP Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP
GEP to DNP Family NP
GEP to DNP Psychiatric Mental Health NP
GEP to PhD

Learn more about the Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing GEP Program:

The UMass Chan Medical School, Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing pre-licensure program is approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing, Nursing Registration in Massachusetts, 239 Causeway Street, Suite 500, Boston, M A 02114.

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