B.S./M.S. in Nursing/Adult Nurse Practitioner
The 160-credit B.S./M.S. Nursing/Adult Nurse Practitioner program is designed for the registered nurse with an associate’s degree who wishes to fulfill career goals by combining the baccalaureate and the master’s degree.
The program focuses on preparing advance-practice nurses for primary care roles in a variety of health care settings.
The program is approved by New York State Education Department and fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Graduates are eligible for New York State certification as an Adult Nurse Practitioner and for national certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Synthesize knowledge from advanced theoretical and empirical sciences to generate nursing theory relevant to the advanced practice nursing role
- Evaluate clinical data for planning, implemention and evaluation of health care to promote, maintain and/or restore an optimum level of health and adaptation in selected client populations
- Utilize the research process in the systematic investigation of factors that influence the health and the adaptation of client populations
- Assume a collegial role in consultation with other care providers to enhance the quality and the accessibility of health care services to consumers
- Utilize the advanced practice role to exercise leadership responsibility, professional accountability and a scholarly approach to health care
- Generate a personal philosophy and a role definition that reflects commitment to human values and contributes to the evolution of nursing as a profession
- Utilize oral and written communication skills to actualize the advanced practice of nursing role