Fast Track Program

  • The Nursing Skills Simulation Lab at Carlow University
    The Nursing Skills Lab provides you with the opportunity to practice nursing techniques on lifelike mannequins that can simulate a patient's breathing, pulse rates, and levels of consciousness.

    The Fast Track Program prepares academically qualified Carlow nursing majors to take a “fast track” approach toward their professional future that includes graduate education and advanced practice roles. If you qualify for this program, you will earn up to nine master’s nursing credits by the completion of your BSN degree at Carlow University.

    A current Pennsylvania nursing license is required. A RN-BSN nursing major requires 120 credits for graduation. Of this total, 30 credits are advanced standing for RN license, 23 credits are in the nursing major, and 67 credits are in general education, support, and liberal arts, including University core requirements.

    Prerequisites: Undergraduate nursing, LAI, and support courses must be completed before beginning “fast track” MSN courses.

    Fast Track Requirements: NU 412, NU 430, NU 435, NU 440 and NU 450; NU 705, NU 725, and NU 737 (may take NU 703).

    In order to begin fast track MSN courses you must:

    • Have a current, valid, unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse. Licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is required for coursework completed in Pennsylvania.
    • Meet both University and clinical agency health requirements.
    • Achieve a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of greater or equal to 3.0 while at Carlow University.
    • Achieve a minimum grade of B- in the fast track MSN courses to continue in the fast-track program.
    • If a student obtains a passing grade below a B-, the student may finish in the RN to BSN program (not fast track) and may apply directly to the MSN program after earning the BSN degree.
    • A grade below a B- in an MSN course must be repeated if accepted into the MSN program.