College of Staten Island

Graduate Catalog 2013-2014

Graduate Programs in Nursing

Graduate Program Coordinator: Professor June Como

Nurse Practitioner Program Coordinator: Professor Patricia Given

Marcus Hall (5S), Room 109

Email: june.como@csi.cuny.edu

Telephone: 718.982.3823

The Department of Nursing offers programs leading to the Master of Science in Adult Health Nursing, Master of Science in Gerontological Nursing, Advanced Certificate in Adult Health Nursing, Advanced Certificate in Gerontological Nursing, Advanced Certificate in Cultural Competence, and Advanced Certificate in Nursing Education.

Master of Science Degree Programs

Master of Science in Adult Health Nursing (MS)

Master of Science in Gerontological Nursing (MS)

The Department of Nursing offers programs leading to the Master of Science (MS) in Adult Health Nursing and the Master of Science (MS) in Gerontological Nursing. Students in the two degree programs take the same courses but focus their course assignments and clinical hours on the population of choice—adults across the life span (adult health nursing) or older adults (gerontological nursing). The MS degree programs have two options: Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) and Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Practitioner (CNS/NP).

These programs are designed to meet health care workforce needs and to provide opportunities for graduate-level education. The program requirements are consistent with the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) competencies published by the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, and the Nurse Practitioner (NP) competencies published by the Division of Nursing, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Nurses who successfully complete the programs are prepared to meet the needs of culturally diverse individuals, families, and communities and will have a competitive edge in the changing environment of health care.

Restructuring of health organizations has created new roles for nurses, especially those with master’s-level preparation. Graduates of the Master’s programs are eligible for certification as specialists in adult health or gerontological nursing through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and other certifications offered by ANCC and nursing specialty organizations. Graduates of the CNS/NP option are also eligible for certification as Adult Nurse Practitioner or Gerontological Nurse Practitioner.

Nursing Admission Requirements

Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school and at least one year full-time experience in appropriate clinical nursing and completion of required nursing, science, and mathematics courses. A TOEFL score of 550 or higher is required for all students for whom English is a second language.

Applications will be evaluated on an individual basis when all official transcripts and supporting documents have been received. Applicants will be notified by mail regarding their acceptance. Enrollment with matriculated status is contingent upon satisfaction of admission criteria.

Matriculated Status

Admission requirements for fully matriculated graduate status:

  1. Official transcript(s) documenting a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale in the nursing major
  2. Evidence of successful completion of undergraduate courses (or comparable learning experiences approved by the Admissions Committee) in nursing research, statistics, and health/assessment physical examination; and management in nursing, general chemistry, and pharmacotherapeutics
  3. Two recommendation letters supporting the applicant’s potential for completing graduate studies; one must be from a current nursing supervisor or recent professor
  4. Personal statement of 300 words or more describing career goals
  5. Current RN license to practice in New York State
  6. A minimum of one year of full-time experience or its equivalent as a registered nurse.

Non-Matriculated Status

Applicants with exceptional qualifications, but who do not meet all the admission requirements, may be granted admission with non-matriculated graduate status at the discretion of the Graduate Nursing Admissions Committee.

Progression and Retention

In order to progress to the clinical courses, students must achieve a grade of B or above in the core courses of BIO 670, Advanced Pathophysiology; BIO/NRS 682 Advanced Pharmacology; and NRS 702, Advanced Health Assessment. Student who achieve a B- or a C+ or C in one or more of these courses may retake the courses. Students who achieve an F in on or more of these courses are dismissed from the program. Students may attend full- or part-time. In specialization courses (i.e., NRS 720, NRS 721, NRS 722, NRS 723, NRS 725, NRS 726, NRS 727, and NRS 728), a student must achieve a B or higher in order to progress in the program. If a student achieves a B-, or C+, or C, he or she may request to repeat the course, if space is available and remedial activities have been completed. If the grade is an F, the student will be dismissed from the program. A minimum of three years of full time experience or its equivalent as a registered nurse are required before enrolling in the clinical courses.

Advisement

Each student admitted to the program will be provided academic guidance and career support. The program coordinator will monitor and evaluate each student’s progress and recommend appropriate counseling and/or academic support services. The faculty members assigned to coordinate clinical role practica will collaborate with agency preceptors to guide students’ progress in clinical settings.

Nursing Degree Requirements

Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Option: 42 credits

The program requires 42 credits with 500 supervised hours toward development of clinical competencies for specialty practice, and a thesis option. Students may attend on a full-time or part-time basis. Completion of the program requires a minimum of one and a half years of full-time study; part-time study may take three years or more. Requirements include a graduate core of 15 credits, an advanced practice core of nine credits, specialty (CNS role) courses of 12 credits, and six credits of elective courses. Three of the elective credits may satisfy the thesis option.

Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Practitioner (CNS/NP) Option: 48 credits

The program requires 48 credits with a minimum of 360 supervised hours in addition to the 500 hours required in the CNS program. In these additional clinical hours, students focus on the development of nurse practitioner competencies that do not overlap with CNS role competencies. Completion of the CNS/NP option requires a minimum of two years of full-time study; part-time study may take four years or more.

Requirements include the same graduate core of 15 credits, advanced practice core of nine credits, and specialty (CNS role) courses of 12 credits as for the CNS program. An additional 12 credits of specialty (NP role) courses are required to fulfill the minimum number of credits for the Nurse Practitioner option.

Graduate Core (15 credits)

NRS 700

Transcultural Concepts and Issues in Health Care

NRS 701

Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing

NRS 705

Health Organizations, Policy, Financing, and Ethics

NRS 706

Applied Statistical Thinking and Methods in Health Research

NRS 730

Nursing Research for Advanced Practice Nurses

Advanced Practice Core (9 credits)

BIO 670

Pathophysiological Concepts in Health and Illness

NRS 682/

 

BIO 682

Advanced Pharmacology

NRS 702

Advanced Health Assessment

Specialty (CNS Role) Courses (12 credits)

NRS 720

Advanced Practice Nursing with Adults in Community Settings

NRS 721

Role Practicum: Adults in Community Settings

NRS 722

Advanced Practice Nursing with Adults in Acute Care Settings

NRS 723

Role Practicum: Adults in Acute Care Settings

Specialty (NP Role) Courses (12 credits)

NRS 725

Primary Health Care with Young and Middle-aged Adults

NRS 726

Primary Health Care with Older Adults

NRS 727

Role Practicum: Primary Health Care I*

NRS 728

Role Practicum: Primary Health Care II*

*A minimum of 360 hours of supervised practice are completed in these 2 courses, in addition to the 500 hours required in the CNS program, for a minimum total of 860 hours.

Electives:

NRS 703

Teaching and Learning for Cultural Competence Development

NRS 704

Cultural Competence in HealthCare: Project Development

NRS 711

Health Care Program Development

NRS 712

Nurse as Educator

NRS 724

Case Management

NRS 725

Primary Health Care with Young and Middle-Aged Adults

NRS 726

Primary Health Care with Older Adults

Advanced Certificate Programs

Gainful Employment Programs

Gainful Employment Disclosure

The College of Staten Island offers the following Gainful Employment programs: If you seek additional information about any of the Nursing programs, please contact Dr. June Como in the Department of Nursing at 718.982.3823 or email her at june.como@csi.cuny.edu.

Advanced Certificate in Cultural Competence

Advanced Certificate in Nursing Education

Advanced Certificate in Adult Health Nursing

Advanced Certificate in Gerontological Nursing

Advanced Certificate in Adult Health Nursing

The Department of Nursing offers an Advanced Certificate in Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist. This certificate prepare nurses who have Master’s degrees in Nursing to meet the requirements for certification as Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialists of New York State and the American Nurses Credentialing Center. A current NYS RN license and appropriate clinical experience is required.

Students in the two certificate programs take the same courses but focus their course assignments and clinical hours on the population of choice—adults across the life span or older adults.

Admission Requirements: Advanced Certificate in Adult Health Nursing

A Master’s degree in Nursing and master’s-level courses in pathophysiology, health assessment, and pharmacology are required. Candidates who do not have the required master’s-level courses may take them before beginning the required Nurse Practitioner courses.

Requirements: Advanced Certificate in Adult Health Nursing

This certificate requires 12-21 credits with a minimum of 500 supervised hours toward development of Nurse Practitioner competencies and satisfactory demonstration of Nurse Practitioner competencies. The number of credits required is derived from the Nurse Practitioner courses listed below (12 credits) and those master’s-level courses specified in the admission requirements that were not taken prior to admission. These certificate prepare nurses who have Master’s degrees in Nursing to meet the requirements for certification as Adult Nurse Practitioners of New York State and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Required Nurse Practitioner Courses

NRS 725

Primary Health Care with Young and Middle-aged Adults

NRS 726

Primary Health Care with Older Adults

NRS 727

Role Practicum: Primary Health Care I

NRS 728

Role Practicum: Primary Health Care II

Advanced Certificate in Gerontological Nursing

The Department of Nursing offers an Advanced Certificate in Adult Health Nursing and an Advanced Certificate in Gerontological Nursing. These certificates prepare nurses who have Master’s degrees in Nursing to meet the requirements for certification as Adult or Gerontological Nurse Practitioners of New York State and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Students in the two certificate programs take the same courses but focus their course assignments and clinical hours on the population of choice—adults across the life span (adult health nursing) or older adults (gerontological nursing).

Admission Requirements: Advanced Certificate in Gerontological Nursing

A Master’s degree in Nursing and master’s-level courses in pathophysiology, health assessment, and pharmacology are required. Candidates who do not have the required master’s-level courses may take them before beginning the required Nurse Practitioner courses. A current NYS RN license and appropriate clinical experience is required.

Requirements: Advanced Certificate in Adult Health Nursing and Advanced Certificate in Gerontological Nursing

This certificate requires 12-21 credits with a minimum of 500 supervised hours toward development of Nurse Practitioner competencies and satisfactory demonstration of Nurse Practitioner competencies. The number of credits required is derived from the Nurse Practitioner courses listed below (12 credits) and those master’s-level courses specified in the admission requirements that were not taken prior to admission. This certificates prepare nurses who have Master’s degrees in Nursing to meet the requirements for certification as Gerontological Nurse Practitioners of New York State and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Required Nurse Practitioner Courses

NRS 725

Primary Health Care with Young and Middle-aged Adults

NRS 726

Primary Health Care with Older Adults

NRS 727

Role Practicum: Primary Health Care I

NRS 728

Role Practicum: Primary Health Care II

Advanced Certificate in Cultural Competence
Admission Requirements: Advanced Certificate in Cultural Competence

All applicants must have a bachelor's degree in nursing with a GPA of 3.0 or above in nursing courses, or a higher degree in nursing, or other related fields. Applicants must also submit a personal goal statement of 300-500 words that describes their cultural competence goals. Students who enroll in the Advanced Certificate in Cultural Competence who later want to matriculate in one of the Master's degree in nursing programs must meet admissions criteria of the degree program.

Requirements: Advanced Certificate in Cultural Competence

The certificate requires 9 credits and would enable graduates to become resources for the health care system in which they work.

Required Cultural Competence Certificate Courses (9 credits)

NRS 700

Transcultural Concepts and Issues in Health

NRS 703

Teaching and Learning for Cultural Competence Development

NRS 704

Cultural Competence in HealthCare Education

Advanced Certificate in Nursing Education
Admission Requirements: Advanced Certificate in Nursing Education

All applicants must have a Master's degree in Nursing or be accepted as master's degree students in the graduate program of the College of Staten Island, using the standard admission requirements for the Master's degree in Nursing programs. A current NYS RN license is required.

Requirements: Advanced Certificate in Nursing Education

The certificate requires 12 credits and would enable graduates to become resources for the health care system in which they work.

Required Nursing Education Certificate Courses (12 credits)

NRS 750

Curriculum in Nursing

NRS 754

Evaluation in Nursing Education

NRS 758

Teaching and Learning in Nursing Education

NRS 760

Practicum in Nursing Education

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Graduate Catalog 2013-2014

Message from the President

About the College

Admissions

Registrar

Tuition and Fees

Financial Aid

Academic Policies and Procedures

Academic Services/Student Services

Graduate Degrees and Certificate Programs

CUNY Doctoral Degree Programs

Graduate Programs, Disciplines, and Course Offerings

Master of Science in Accounting (MS)

Autism Spectrum Disorders Advanced Certificate

Master of Science in Biology (MS)

Master of Science in Business Management (MS)

Master of Arts in Cinema and Media Studies (MA)

Master of Science in Computer Science (MS)

Graduate Programs in Education

Master of Arts in English (MA)

Master of Science in Environmental Science (MS)

Master of Arts in History (MA)

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MA)

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)

Master of Science in Neuroscience, Mental Retardation, and Developmental Disabilities (MS)

Graduate Programs in Nursing

Master of Science Degree Programs

Advanced Certificate Programs

Nursing Courses

Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT)

Program Overview

Accreditation Status

Program Goals

Graduation, Enrollment, Licensure Pass Rates

Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) Admission, Application, Progression and Retention Requirements

Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) Degree Requirements

Physical Therapy Courses

PHT 70100 Clinical Anatomy

PHT 70200 Medical Terminology

PHT 70300 Foundations of Patient Care

PHT 70400 Introduction to Physical Therapy Practice & Ethics

PHT 70500 Upper Extremity Kinesiology & Assessment

PHT 70600 Psychosocial Aspects of Clinical Practice

PHT 71000 Research Design

PHT 72000 Human Physiology and Exercise Physiology

PHT 73000 Structure and Function of the Nervous System

PHT 74000 PT Interventions and Preventions

PHT 75000 Physical Modalities - Clinical Decision Making and Application

PHT 76000 Lower Extremity Kinesiology & Assessment

PHT 77000 Directed Research I

PHT 78000 Clinical Medicine for PT

PHT 79500 Integumentary System: Assessment & Intervention

PHT 80000 Introduction to Musculoskeletal Examination

PHT 80100 Pulmonary Evaluation and Interventions

PHT 80200 Clinical Education: Education Theories

PHT 80300 Differential Diagnosis & Intervention in Clinical Orthopedics

PHT 80400 Introduction to Neurological PT

PHT 80500 Musculoskeletal Examination I

PHT 80600 Clinical Affiliation I

PHT 80700 Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation

PHT 80800 Differential Diagnosis in Neurological Evaluation

PHT 80900 Directed Research II

PHT 81000 Neurological Interventions I

PHT 81100 Cardiac Rehabilitation

PHT 82000 Clinical Orthopedics II/Radiology and Imaging

PHT 83000 Orthotics & Prosthetics

PHT 84000 Differential Diagnosis & Intervention in Clinical Neurology

PHT 85000 Musculoskeletal Examination II

PHT 86000 Directed Research III

PHT 87000 Health Promotion through the Life Span

PHT 87200 Topics in PT

PHT 88000 Neurological Interventions II

PHT 88100 Seminar on Organization and Management

PHT 88200 Pediatric Development and Assessment

PHT 88300 Pharmacology and Systems Review

PHT 88400 Musculoskeletal Examination III

PHT 88500 Electroneuromyography and Motion Analysis

PHT 88600 Clinical Affiliation II

PHT 88700 Clinical Decision Making

PHT 88800 Directed Research IV

PHT 88950 Clinical Affiliation III

PHT 89000 Clinical Affiliation IV

PHT 90000 Directed Research V

Clinical Affiliations

Program FAQS

Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT)

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Master of Social Work (MSW) Mission and Goals

Master of Social Work (MSW) Admission Requirements

Master of Social Work (MSW) Dismissal, Probation, and Graduation

Master of Social Work (MSW) Degree Requirements

Social Work Courses

SWK 672 MSW Social Welfare Policy II

Topics Courses and Independent Study

Graduate Courses in Selected Disciplines

American Studies Courses

Art Courses

Biology Courses

Computer Science Courses

Dramatic Arts Courses

Environmental Science Courses

Geography Courses

History Courses

Mathematics Courses

Political Science Courses

Science Courses

Appendix

Travel Information

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