M.S. Program in Nursing
- Bachelor's degree with a major in nursing from a CCNE/NLNAC accredited college or university.*
- Demonstrate the ability to successfully pursue graduate study, that is, have attained a minimum undergraduate grade average of B in Nursing and also a minimum grade average of B in the undergraduate record as a whole.
- Registered nurse license in New York State.
- Names and addresses of two persons who can attest to the applicant's scholastic or professional performance. One reference must be from a former instructor or academic adviser and the second from a recent employer or supervisor.
- Interview with a member of the graduate curriculum committee.
- Successfully complete the Department's Graduate English Proficiency Exam.
- Submit a one-page essay outlining career objectives related to the Master of Science degree in Nursing.
- All students must complete a graduate level statistics course and earn a grade of B, 3.0 or better prior to matriculation. All students must complete the 45-credit curriculum with a cumulative index of 3.0 or better.
* Registered nurses with a bachelor's degree who majored in other areas should consult the Department.
Curriculum Plan for 43-Credit Master of Science in Parent-Child Nursing, Adult Health Nursing, and Nursing of Older Adults
For Full-Time Students
- Second Semester (15 credits): **NUR 723 (3), **NUR 726 (3), NUR 748 (3), or NUR 756 (3), or Cognate Course (3), NUR 733 (6) (Parent- Child), or 739 (6) (Adult), or NUR 752 (6) (Older Adult).
- Third Semester (12 credits): NUR 749 (6), Elective (3), **NUR 787 (3).1
For Part-Time Students
Fall (10 credits): NUR 600 (4), **NUR 720 (3), **NUR 721 (3).
Spring (6 credits): **NUR 723 (3), Cognate (3) (NUR 748 or 756 or Clinical Support Elective).
Fall (6 credits): NUR 732 (6), NUR 738 (6), or NUR 751 (6).
Spring (6 credits): NUR 733 (6), NUR 739 (6), or NUR 752 (6).
Fall (6 credits): NUR 749 (6).
Spring (6 credits): **NUR 726 (3), Elective (3).
Fall (3 credits): **NUR 787 (3).
Students may attend full- or part-time and have up to five years after matriculation to complete the program.
Master of Science in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Curriculum
: Concepts and Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice (3 credits)
NUR 721: Essentials of Clinical Research. (3 credits)
NUR 723: Strategies of Advanced Practice. (3 credits)
NUR 726: Health Planning and Policy: Leadership Issues. (3 credits)
NUR 766: Advanced Pathophysiology. (3 credits)
NUR 767: Advanced Pharmacology of Infants and Children. (3 credits)
NUR 769: Family Development Theory. (3 credits)
NUR 770: Advanced Clinical Practice I. (6 credits)
NUR 771: Advanced Clinical Practice II. (6 credits)
NUR 772: Advanced Clinical Practice III. (6 credits)
NUR 773: Advanced Health Assessment. (3 credits)
NUR 787: Advanced Professional Seminar. (3 credits)
Last modified: 9/6/2013