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.

Curriculum Plan for 43-Credit Master of Science in Adult Health Nursing, and Nursing of Older Adults

For Full-Time Students

First Semester (16 credits):

Credits
NUR 600Biostatistics in Health Research

4

NUR 720Concepts and Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice

3

NUR 721Essentials of Clinical Research

3

 

Or

NUR 738Adult Health Nursing I

6

Or

NUR 752Nursing of Older Adults II

6

NUR 720, NUR 721: Core courses.

Second Semester (15 credits):

Credits
NUR 723Strategies for Advanced Nursing Practice

3

NUR 726Health Planning and Policy Making: Leadership Issues

3

 

NUR 748Nursing Administration of Healthcare Systems

3

Or

NUR 756The Nurse's Role in Professional Development

3

Or

Cognate Course

3

 

Or

NUR 739Adult Health Nursing II

6

Or

NUR 752Nursing of Older Adults II

6

NUR 723, NUR 726: Core courses.

Third Semester (12 credits):

Credits
NUR 749.1Nursing Practice Synthesis & Application, Section 01, Advanced Nurse Practice Role

6

Or

NUR 749.2Nursing Practice Synthesis and Application, Section 02, Nurse Administrator Role

6

Or

NUR 749.3Nursing Practice Synthesis and Application, Section 03, Nurse Educator Role

6

 

Elective

3

NUR 787Advanced Professional Seminar

3

NUR 787: Core course.

For Part-Time Students

First Year

Fall (10 credits):

Credits
NUR 600Biostatistics in Health Research

4

NUR 720Concepts and Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice

3

NUR 721Essentials of Clinical Research

3

NUR 720, NUR 721: Core courses.

Spring (6 credits):

Credits
NUR 723Strategies for Advanced Nursing Practice

3

Cognate Course

3

 

NUR 748Nursing Administration of Healthcare Systems

3

Or

NUR 756The Nurse's Role in Professional Development

3

Or

Clinical Support Elective

NUR 723: Core course.

Second Year

Fall (6 credits):

Credits
NUR 738Adult Health Nursing I

6

NUR 751Nursing of Older Adults I

6

Spring (6 credits):

Credits
NUR 739Adult Health Nursing II

6

NUR 752Nursing of Older Adults II

6

Third Year

Fall (6 credits):

Credits
NUR 749.1Nursing Practice Synthesis & Application, Section 01, Advanced Nurse Practice Role

6

Or

NUR 749.2Nursing Practice Synthesis and Application, Section 02, Nurse Administrator Role

6

Or

NUR 749.3Nursing Practice Synthesis and Application, Section 03, Nurse Educator Role

6

Spring (6 credits):

Credits
NUR 726Health Planning and Policy Making: Leadership Issues

3

Elective

3

NUR 726: Core course.

Fourth Year

Fall (3 credits):

Credits
NUR 787Advanced Professional Seminar

3

NUR 787: Core course.

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

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