College of Science and Health > Academics > School of Nursing > Undergraduate > Combined Degree Program
Students in the combined bachelor’s + master’s degree program will earn a BS in Health Sciences and an MS in Generalist Nursing in as few as five years. You’ll gain the clinical skills to become an excellent nurse and the leadership and research skills to move up the career ladder. Our NCLEX-RN examination pass rate is consistently well above the national average, and graduates of this accelerated track will find themselves increasingly more marketable than their peers with only a bachelor’s in nursing.
Sophomore Health Sciences students in the Bioscience concentration who are members of the Pathways Honors program are eligible to apply to the combined bachelor’s + master’s degree program through a streamlined application process that requires an application and a personal statement only. If accepted, students will be expected to start master’s coursework in year four, closely mirroring the traditional first year of study in the Master’s Entry to Nursing Practice (MS) program. For more information about the admission process and program of study, see Degree Requirements.
The combined bachelor’s + master’s degree program leaves little room for error in planning, so interested students should meet with their advisor as soon as possible to discuss plans.