Nursing M.S. Program

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.

Master of Science in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Curriculum

Credits
NUR 720Concepts and Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice

3

NUR 721Essentials of Clinical Research

3

NUR 723Strategies for Advanced Nursing Practice

3

NUR 726Health Planning and Policy Making: Leadership Issues

3

NUR 766Advanced Pathophysiology

3

NUR 767Advanced Pharmacology

3

NUR 769Family Developmental Theory

3

NUR 770Advanced Practice I

6

NUR 771Advanced Nursing Practice II

6

NUR 772Advanced Nursing Practice III

6

NUR 773Advanced Health Assessment

3

NUR 787Advanced Professional Seminar

3