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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 Advanced Generalist RN (not a nurse practitioner) or 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. 

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The University of Massachusetts Medical School, 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.

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

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

NursingCAS application process for admission cycle 2022 opens end of August 2021.

Applicants must submit a completed application to Nursing CAS by the deadline date to be considered for admission. Application status emails will be sent to the email provided on the application via Nursing CAS.

Admission Criteria

  • Undergraduate GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Completed Application by deadline date
  • GRE's are not required

Requirements for Admission

  • Completed Application submitted to Nursing CAS refer to Nursing CAS instructions for admission requirements.
  • Complete Graduate School of Nursing checklist, submit directly to the Graduate School of Nursing.
  • A notarized proof of residency (all applicants, both Massachusetts Residents and non-residents, must submit) PRINT FORM


  • Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab (taken within five years grade C or higher)
  • Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab (taken within five years grade C or higher)
  • Microbiology with Lab (taken within five years grade C or higher)
  • College Level Statistics Course (no time limit)
  • Nutrition Course (taken within 5 years grade C or higher)
  • Human Growth & Development Across the Lifespan Course (taken within five years grade C or higher)
  • CPR Certification for Health Providers (BLS) by the American Heart Association (After acceptance to program and prior to August orientation)

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