Rhode Island College

2014-2015 Catalog


Nursing, M.S.N.

Learning Goals

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, B, or C below

A. Adult/Gerontology Acute Care

First Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 501Advanced Nursing Research

3

Fall, Summer.
NURS 502Health Care Systems

3

Fall, Spring.
NURS 505Advanced Pharmacology

3

Fall, Spring.
NURS 506Advanced Health Assessment

3

Fall.

Second Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 503Professional Role Development

3

Spring, Summer.
NURS 504Advanced Pathophysiology

3

Fall, Spring.
NURS 510Adult/Older Adult Health/Illness I

3

Spring.
 

NURS 530Synergy Model for CNS Practice

3

Spring.
Or

NURS 540Differential Diagnosis for Nurse Practitioners

3

Spring.

Summer Session I

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 509Professional Project Seminar

1

Summer.

Third Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 512Genetics and Genomics in Health Care

3

Fall, Spring.
NURS 609Master's Major Project

1

Fall, Spring, Summer.
NURS 610Adult/Older Adult Health/Illness II

6

Fall.

Fourth Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 609Master's Major Project

1

Fall, Spring, Summer.
NURS 620Adult/Older Adult Health/Illness III

6

Spring.
ELECTIVEChosen with advisor’s consent

3

Total Credit Hours:45

B. Nurse Anesthesia

First Semester - Summer Session II

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 501Advanced Nursing Research

3

Fall, Summer.

Second Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIOL 535Advanced Physiology I

4

Fall.
CHEM 519Biochemistry for Health Professionals

3

Spring.
NURS 502Health Care Systems

3

Fall, Spring.
NURS 505Advanced Pharmacology

3

Fall, Spring.
NURS 506Advanced Health Assessment

3

Fall.

Third Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIOL 536Advanced Physiology II

4

Spring.
NURS 503Professional Role Development

3

Spring, Summer.
NURS 504Advanced Pathophysiology

3

Fall, Spring.
NURS 514Advanced Pharmacology for Nurse Anesthesia

2

Spring.
NURS 517Foundational Principles of Nurse Anesthesia

3

Spring.

Fourth Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 509Professional Project Seminar

1

Summer.
NURS 516Advanced Principles of Nurse Anesthesia Practice I

3

Summer.
NURS 570Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum I

1

Summer.

Fifth Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 512Genetics and Genomics in Health Care

3

Fall, Spring.
NURS 616Advanced Principles of Nurse Anesthesia Practice II

3

Fall.
NURS 630Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum II

1

Fall.

Sixth Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 609Master's Major Project

1

Fall, Spring, Summer.
NURS 626Advanced Principles in Nurse Anesthesia III

3

Spring.
NURS 640Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum III

1

Spring.

Seventh Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 609Master's Major Project

1

Fall, Spring, Summer.
NURS 670Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum IV

1

Spring.

Eighth Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 636Transition into Nurse Anesthesia Practice

2

Fall.
NURS 690Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum V

1

Spring.
Total Credit Hours:56

C. Population/Public Health Nursing

First Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 501Advanced Nursing Research

3

Fall, Summer.
NURS 502Health Care Systems

3

Fall, Spring.
NURS 508Public Health Science

3

Fall.

Second Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 503Professional Role Development

3

Spring, Summer.
NURS 507Epidemiology and Biostatistics

3

Spring.
NURS 511Population/Public Health Nursing

6

Spring.

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

Summer Session I

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 509Professional Project Seminar

1

Summer.

Third Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 512Genetics and Genomics in Health Care

3

Fall, Spring.
NURS 609Master's Major Project

1

Fall, Spring, Summer.
NURS 611Population/Public Health Nursing II

6

Fall.

Fourth Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 609Master's Major Project

1

Fall, Spring, Summer.
NURS 621Population/Public Health Nursing III

6

Spring.
ELECTIVEChosen 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

Fall, Summer.
NURS 502Health Care Systems

3

Fall, Spring.

Second Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 503Professional Role Development

3

Spring, Summer.
NURS 504Advanced Pathophysiology

3

Fall, Spring.
NURS 512Genetics and Genomics in Health Care

3

Fall, Spring.

Third Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 505Advanced Pharmacology

3

Fall, Spring.
NURS 506Advanced Health Assessment

3

Fall.

Fourth Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 510Adult/Older Adult Health/Illness I

3

Spring.
 

NURS 530Synergy Model for CNS Practice

3

Spring.
Or

NURS 540Differential Diagnosis for Nurse Practitioners

3

Spring.
 

ELECTIVEChosen with advisor’s consent

3

Summer Session I

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 509Professional Project Seminar

1

Summer.

Fifth Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 609Master's Major Project

1

Fall, Spring, Summer.
NURS 610Adult/Older Adult Health/Illness II

6

Fall.

Sixth Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 609Master's Major Project

1

Fall, Spring, Summer.
NURS 620Adult/Older Adult Health/Illness III

6

Spring.
Total Credit Hours:45

B. Population/Public Health Nursing

First Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 501Advanced Nursing Research

3

Fall, Summer.
NURS 502Health Care Systems

3

Fall, Spring.

Second Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 503Professional Role Development

3

Spring, Summer.
NURS 507Epidemiology and Biostatistics

3

Spring.
NURS 512Genetics and Genomics in Health Care

3

Fall, Spring.

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

Third Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 508Public Health Science

3

Fall.
ELECTIVEChosen with advisor’s consent

3

Fourth Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 511Population/Public Health Nursing

6

Spring.

Summer Session I

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 509Professional Project Seminar

1

Summer.

Fifth Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 609Master's Major Project

1

Fall, Spring, Summer.
NURS 611Population/Public Health Nursing II

6

Fall.

Sixth Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 609Master's Major Project

1

Fall, Spring, Summer.
NURS 621Population/Public Health Nursing III

6

Spring.
Total Credit Hours:42