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M.S. in Nursing Program Requirements

体育投注The Master of Science in Nursing offers five areas of study/practice/role development.

M.S. in Nursing

体育投注The Master of Science in Nursing offers five APRN programs. Clinical core course credits vary based on program of study.

Requirements

体育投注The number of credits for each course is designated in parentheses after the course title. For courses with a precepted clinical component, the number of hours required is also designated in parentheses.

Scholarship Core - 22 credits

  • GNUR 503 - Foundations in Nursing Research (3)
  • GNUR 558 - Capstone Development (2)
  • Choose ONE:
    • GNUR 559 - Capstone Implementation (2) CNS students only
    • GNUR 695 - NP Comprehensive Exam (2) NP students only
  • GNUR 702 - Foundations of Evidence-Based Practice & Applications in Advanced Practice Nursing (3)
  • GNUR 704 - Advanced Technology in Support of Clinical Management (3)
  • GNUR 706 - Healthcare Policy, Healthcare Delivery Systems & Health Law (3)
  • GNUR 707 - Biostatistics and Epidemiology (3)
  • GNUR 708 - Complex Systems & Leadership (3)

Direct Core - 9 credits

  • GNUR 543 - Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
  • GNUR 570 - Pharmacology (3)
  • GNUR 571 - Diagnostic Reasoning (3)

Specialty Clinical Core - 13-23 credits

Choose ONE clinical core grouping from the options below.

Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)
  • GNUR 566 - Advanced Concepts in the Care of Older Adults (3)
  • GNUR 567 - Advanced Concepts in the Care of Adults (3)
  • GNUR 641 - AGACNP Acute Care Diagnosis & Management Seminar I (1) (150)
  • GNUR 643 - AGACNP Acute Care Diagnosis & Management Seminar II (1) (150)
  • GNUR 645 - AGACNP Acute Care Diagnosis & Management Seminar III (1) (150)
  • GNUR 647 - AGACNP Acute Care Diagnosis & Management Seminar IV (1) (150)
  • GNUR 669 - Complex Care of Chronically Ill Adult (3)
  • GNUR 699 - Issues in Acute Care (3)

Graduates are eligible for New York state certification as an adult/gerontology acute care nurse practitioner and national, professional certification.

Adult/Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (AGCNS)
  • GNUR 566 - Advanced Concepts in the Care of Older Adults (3)
  • GNUR 567 - Advanced Concepts in the Care of Adults (3)
  • GNUR 632 - Adult Applications of the Spheres of Influence CNS Seminar (1) (125)
  • GNUR 639 - Older Adult Applications of the Spheres of Influence CNS Seminar (1) (125)
  • GNUR 688 - Synthesis CNS Practicum (1) (125)
  • GNUR 689 - Synthesis of the Spheres of Influence CNS Seminar (1) (125)
  • GNUR 699 - Issues in Acute Care (3)

Graduates are eligible for New York state certification as a clinical nurse specialist and national, professional certification.

Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP)
  • GNUR 566 - Advanced Concepts in the Care of Older Adults (3)
  • GNUR 567 - Advanced Concepts in the Care of Adults (3)
  • GNUR 642 - AGPCNP Primary Care Diagnosis & Management Seminar I (1) (150)
  • GNUR 644 - AGPCNP Primary Care Diagnosis & Management Seminar II (1) (150)
  • GNUR 646 - AGPCNP Primary Care Diagnosis & Management Seminar III (1) (150)
  • GNUR 648 - AGPCNP Primary Care Diagnosis & Management Seminar IV (1) (150)
  • GNUR 669 - Complex Care of Chronically Ill Adult (3)
  • GNUR 699 - Issues in Acute Care (3)

Graduates are eligible for New York state certification as an adult/gerontology primary care nurse practitioner and national, professional certification.

Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner (PCFNP)*
  • GNUR 566 - Advanced Concepts in the Care of Older Adults (3)
  • GNUR 567 - Advanced Concepts in the Care of Adults (3)
  • GNUR 576 - Advanced Concepts in the Care of Women (3)
  • GNUR 577 - Advanced Concepts in the Care of Children (3)
  • GNUR 584 - Diagnosis and Management for Adults - FNP Seminar (1) (150)
  • GNUR 585 - Diagnosis and Management for Older Adults - FNP Seminar (1) (150)
  • GNUR 586 - Diagnosis and Management for Women - FNP Seminar (1) (150)
  • GNUR 587 - Diagnosis and Management for Pediatric Patients - FNP Seminar (1) (150)

*Students in the PCFNP program may elect to add GNUR 699 - Issues in Acute Care (3 credits) to their degree program.

Graduates are eligible for New York state certification as a primary care family nurse practitioner and national, professional certification.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
  • GNUR 513 - PMHNP Clinical Practicum I: Trauma-informed Assessment & Intervention (1) (150)
  • GNUR 514 - PMHNP Clinical Practicum II: Evidence-based Treatment Modalities (1) (150)
  • GNUR 515 - PMHNP Clinical Practicum III: Interactive Management of Complex Co-morbidities (1) (150)
  • GNUR 516 - PMHNP Clinical Practicum IV: Advanced Strategies for At-risk Populations (1) (150)
  • GNUR 520 - Foundations of Advanced Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Practice (3)
  • GNUR 521 - Advanced Neuropsychiatric Assessment & Intervention (2)
  • GNUR 522 - Advanced Psychopharmacology (2)
  • GNUR 523 - Advanced Concepts in Psychotherapy with Individuals, Groups & Families (3)
  • GNUR 524 - Advanced Concepts in Health Integration (3)
  • GNUR 544 - Psychopathology & Differential Diagnosis (3)
  • GNUR 545 - Advanced Concepts in Child & Adolescent Mental Health (3)

Graduates are eligible for New York state certification as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and national, professional certification.

Total: 44-54 credits


Post-Master's Certificates

Adult/Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Nurses who hold a master's degree in nursing or a non-clinical master's degree and wish to become adult/gerontology clinical nurse specialists may be eligible to obtain a CNS certificate. The post-master's program requires the student to complete coursework in the clinical nurse specialist program. All students entering the post-master's APRN certificate program will have a gap analysis performed to determine their individual plans of study.

体育投注Upon completion of this variable-credit program, the nurse will be eligible for certification as a CNS in New York state and national professional CNS certification.

Note: Students with a non-nursing master's degree may need to take additional courses from the core.

All Nurse Practitioner Programs

体育投注Nurses who hold a master's degree in nursing or a non-clinical master's degree and wish to become a nurse practitioner in an area of specialty may be eligible to obtain a post master's certification as a nurse practitioner. The post-master's program requires the student to complete coursework in the chosen nurse practitioner program.

体育投注Students who have already completed a master's program (either NP or non-NP) in nursing may be eligible for course waivers at the discretion of the chair. All students entering the post-master's APRN certificate program will have a gap analysis performed to determine their individual plans of study.

体育投注Upon completion of this variable-credit program, the nurse will be eligible for certification in the selected NP role in New York state and national professional NP certification.

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