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M.S. Program in Nursing

Admission Requirements

  • 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

  • First Semester (16 credits): NUR 600 (4), **NUR 720 (3), **NUR 721 (3), NUR 732 (6) (Parent-Child), or NUR 738 (6) (Adult), or NUR 752 (6) (Older Adult).

  • 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

    First Year

    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).

    Second Year

    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).

    Third Year

    Fall (6 credits): NUR 749 (6).

    Spring (6 credits): **NUR 726 (3), Elective (3).

    Fourth Year

    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.

    **Core Courses

Master of Science in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Curriculum

NUR 720

: 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: 11/20/2014