Rhode Island College

2013-2014 Catalog


Nursing, M.S.N.

Jane Williams

Dean, School of Nursing

M.S.N. Graduate Program Director: Cynthia Padula

M.S.N. Program Faculty: Professors Byrd, Carty, Padula, Thomas, Williams, Wood; Associate Professors Aflague, Blasdell, Costello, Hetzel, Huntley-Newby, Lockett, Quigley, Schwager; Assistant Professors Blanchette, Brennan, Coia, Creamer, DeNuccio, Foote, Gremel, Griffin, Mock, Molloy, Morris, Records, Ross, Servello, Siskind, Smith, Wilks

Admission Requirements for All M.S.N. Students

  1. A completed application form accompanied by a fifty-dollar nonrefundable application fee.

  2. A baccalaureate degree in an upper-division nursing major from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program.

  3. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate records.

  4. Completion of a course in statistics (MATH 240 or its equivalent), with a minimum grade of C.

  5. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in undergraduate course work.Provisional acceptance is occasionally granted to students with a cumulative grade point average of less than 3.00. Students who are provisionally admitted must achieve a minimum grade of B in three required nursing courses to qualify for full admission.

  6. An official report of scores on the Graduate Record Examination or the Millers Analogies Test.

  7. An official report of scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language from international appli-cants who are from countries where English is not the first language.

  8. Current unrestricted licensure for the practice of nursing in Rhode Island.

  9. A professional résumé.

  10. Three professional references (one from the clinical area).

  11. A brief letter of intent, which includes a statement of goals.

  12. Proof of residency.

  13. An interview may be required.

Course Requirements - Full-Time Students

Select option A or B below

A. Adult/Gerontology Acute Care

First Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 501Advanced Nursing Research

3

Offered fall and summer.
NURS 502Health Care Systems

3

Offered fall and spring.
NURS 505Advanced Pharmacology

3

Offered fall and spring.
NURS 506Advanced Health Assessment

3

Offered fall.

Second Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 503Professional Role Development

3

Offered spring and summer.
NURS 504Advanced Pathophysiology

3

Offered spring and summer.
NURS 510Adult/Older Adult Health/Illness I

3

Offered spring.
 

NURS 530Synergy Model for CNS Practice

3

Offered spring.
Or

NURS 540Differential Diagnosis for Nurse Practitioners

3

Offered spring.

Summer Session I

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 509Professional Project Seminar

1

Offered summer.

Third Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 512Genetics and Genomics in Health Care

3

Offered fall and spring.
NURS 609Master's Major Project

1 Students enroll for a maximum of 2

Offered fall, spring, and summer.
NURS 610Adult/Older Adult Health/Illness II

6

Offered fall.

Fourth Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 609Master's Major Project

1 Students enroll for a maximum of 2

Offered fall, spring, and summer.
NURS 620Adult/Older Adult Health/Illness III

6

Offered spring.
ELECTIVE, chosen with advisor’s consent

3

Total Credit Hours:45

B. Public Health/Community Leadership

First Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 501Advanced Nursing Research

3

Offered fall and summer.
NURS 502Health Care Systems

3

Offered fall and spring.
NURS 508Public Health Science

3

Offered fall.

Second Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 503Professional Role Development

3

Offered spring and summer.
NURS 507Epidemiology and Biostatistics

3

Offered spring.
NURS 511Public Health/Community Leadership I

6

Offered spring.

NURS 507: This course may be substituted for Health Education 507.

Summer Session I

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 509Professional Project Seminar

1

Offered summer.

Third Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 512Genetics and Genomics in Health Care

3

Offered fall and spring.
NURS 609Master's Major Project

1 Students enroll for a maximum of 2

Offered fall, spring, and summer.
NURS 611Public Health/Community Leadership II

6

Offered fall.

Fourth Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 609Master's Major Project

1 Students enroll for a maximum of 2

Offered fall, spring, and summer.
NURS 621Public Health/Community Leadership III

6

Offered spring.
ELECTIVE, chosen with advisor’s consent

3

Total Credit Hours:42

Course Requirements - Part-Time Students

Select option A or B below

A. Adult/Gerontology Acute Care

First Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 501Advanced Nursing Research

3

Offered fall and summer.
NURS 502Health Care Systems

3

Offered fall and spring.

Second Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 503Professional Role Development

3

Offered spring and summer.
NURS 504Advanced Pathophysiology

3

Offered spring and summer.
NURS 512Genetics and Genomics in Health Care

3

Offered fall and spring.

Third Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 505Advanced Pharmacology

3

Offered fall and spring.
NURS 506Advanced Health Assessment

3

Offered fall.

Fourth Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 510Adult/Older Adult Health/Illness I

3

Offered spring.
 

NURS 530Synergy Model for CNS Practice

3

Offered spring.
Or

NURS 540Differential Diagnosis for Nurse Practitioners

3

Offered spring.
 

ELECTIVE, chosen with advisor’s consent

3

Summer Session I

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 509Professional Project Seminar

1

Offered summer.

Fifth Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 609Master's Major Project

1 Students enroll for a maximum of 2

Offered fall, spring, and summer.
NURS 610Adult/Older Adult Health/Illness II

6

Offered fall.

Sixth Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 609Master's Major Project

1 Students enroll for a maximum of 2

Offered fall, spring, and summer.
NURS 620Adult/Older Adult Health/Illness III

6

Offered spring.
Total Credit Hours:45

B. Public Health/Community Leadership

First Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 501Advanced Nursing Research

3

Offered fall and summer.
NURS 502Health Care Systems

3

Offered fall and spring.

Second Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 503Professional Role Development

3

Offered spring and summer.
NURS 507Epidemiology and Biostatistics

3

Offered spring.
NURS 512Genetics and Genomics in Health Care

3

Offered fall and spring.

NUR 507: This course may be substituted for Health Education 507

Third Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 508Public Health Science

3

Offered fall.
ELECTIVE, chosen with advisor’s consent

3

Fourth Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 511Public Health/Community Leadership I

6

Offered spring.

Summer Session I

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 509Professional Project Seminar

1

Offered summer.

Fifth Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 609Master's Major Project

1 Students enroll for a maximum of 2

Offered fall, spring, and summer.
NURS 611Public Health/Community Leadership II

6

Offered fall.

Sixth Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 609Master's Major Project

1 Students enroll for a maximum of 2

Offered fall, spring, and summer.
NURS 621Public Health/Community Leadership III

6

Offered spring.
Total Credit Hours:42