Nursing M.S. Program

Admission Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing from ACEN or Commision on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org) accredited nursing program. 
  • 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.
  • An unencumbered nursing license as a registered professional nurse and currently registered in New York State.
  • At least one year working experience as a Registered Nurse.
  • Names and addresses of two persons who can attest to the applicant's scholastic and/or professional performance. (it is preferred that 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.
  • Successful completion of the Department's Graduate Nursing Admission Test (GNAT).
  • Submission of a one-page essay outlining career goals, intellectual and academic interests, and accomplishments 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.

The Curriculum Plan for a 45-credit Master of Science degree in Family Nurse Practitioner and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner allows students to attend full- or part-time.