College of Staten Island

Graduate Catalog 2014-2015

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 or patricia.given@csi.cuny.edu

Telephone: 718.982.3823

Master of Science in Adult - Gerontological Nursing (MS)

The Department of Nursing offers programs leading to the Master of Science (MS) in Adult-Gerontological Health Nursing. The MS degree programs have two options: Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) and Nurse Practitioner (NP). Students in the two degree programs take many of the same courses but focus their course assignments, competency development and clinical hours on the role of choice— as clinical nurse specialists to work with the adult and gerontological populations within the spheres of direct care, nursing personnel, and organizations/networks or as primary care nurse practitioners to work with the adult and gerontological populations to promote health, prevent disease, and manage the care of individuals, their families, and communities.

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, the Nurse Practitioner (NP) competencies published by the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, and the Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Competencies and Adult-Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist Competencies published by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. 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-gerontological health nursing through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and other certifications offered by ANCC and nursing specialty organizations. Graduates of the NP option are also eligible for licensing as Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioners.

Nursing Admission Requirements

Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree with a major in nursing from an accredited school or a bachelor’s degree in another field, three years of appropriate full time clinical experience in nursing as determined by the graduate nursing faculty, 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. Application deadlines are as follows: October 15th for spring admission. 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 courses.
  2. Evidence of successful completion of undergraduate courses (or comparable learning experiences approved by the Graduate Admissions Committee) in nursing research, statistics, and health assessment/physical examination; community health nursing, leadership 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 who can speak to clinical performance.
  4. Personal Statement:

    Instructions: All master’s degree applicants must answer questions below. Your personal statement should be 300 words, 2 to 4 pages in length total, double-spaced with one-inch margins, in 12 point font.

    1. We want to know more about you – your life and goals, your challenges and strengths, and the clinical path that you have chosen that has lead you to this point in your career. Imagine that you are writing your autobiography and you are describing your greatest nursing career achievement.
    2. Share specific experiences from your nursing career where your leadership efforts and caring intentions fostered the success of patients from diverse cultural backgrounds.
    3. Describe why you want to advance your career by becoming one of the following advanced practice nurses: clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner, or clinical nurse specialist/nurse practitioner. Include a discussion of whether your interests lie in the wellness to acute care continuum or in the primary care realm.
  5. Current RN license to practice in New York State

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.

Requirements for Retention

Students must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B) to be retained in a graduate program. Students whose GPA falls below 3.0 are on probationary status. Students may attend full- or part-time. 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 and provide verification of three years appropriate clinical experience. Students 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. In role 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. Any grade below C is equivalent to an F grade. If the grade is an F, the student will be dismissed from the program. A minimum of three years of appropriate full time clinical experience or its equivalent as a registered nurse is 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, Nurse Practitioner, Dual Degree

Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Option: 42 credits

The program requires 42 credits with 500 supervised hours toward development of clinical competencies for adult-gerontological population with a specialty practice focus. 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.

Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (NP) Option: 42 credits

The program requires 42 credits with a minimum of 500 supervised hours toward development of clinical competencies for primary care of teh adult-gerontological population. 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 (NP role) courses of 12 credits, and six credits of elective courses.

Adult-Gerontological Health Nursing - Clinical Nurse Specialist or Nurse Practitioner (CNS or NP) Dual Degree Program Completion Option: 12 additional credits

This is a completion program that is intended for the student who is completing their MS in Adult-Gerontological Health Nursing who wishes to complete a dual degree. The program requires 12 additional credits. The student who has completed the Adult-Gerontological Health Nursing MS program in either role (as a CNS or NP) may elect to complete the advanced certificate as a subplan in the remaining role as a CNS or NP. In the additional clinical hours, students focus on the development of competencies that do not overlap with their previous MS program role competencies. Completion of this option requires a minimum of one year of full-time study; part-time study may take two years or more.

Requirements include a Master’s degree in Nursing and master’s-level courses in pathophysiology, health assessment, and pharmacology are required. These requirements are the same graduate core of 15 credits, advanced practice core of nine credits, and role specialty (CNS or NP role) courses of 12 credits as for the Adult-Gerontological Health CNS or NP program. The additional 12 credits of role specialty (CNS or NP role) courses are required to fulfill the minimum number of credits for the dual degree option. Students who take elective courses with the CNS/NP option will graduate with more than 42 credits.

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

Evidence-Based Nursing for Advanced Practice

 

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) (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

and

 

A minimum of 500 hours of supervised practice.

 

Specialty (NP Role) (12 credits)

NRS 725

Primary Health Care Adult-Gerontology I

NRS 726

Primary Health Care Adult-Gerontology II

NRS 727

Role Practicum: Primary Health Care I*

NRS 728

Role Practicum: Primary Health Care II*

and

 

A minimum of 500 hours of supervised practice.

Electives: 6 credits

 

Electives:

NRS 703

Teaching and Learning for Cultural Competence Development

NRS 704

Cultural Competence in Health Care Project

NRS 711

Health Care Program Development

NRS 712

Nurse as Educator

NRS 724

Case Management

NRS 725

Primary Health Care Adult-Gerontology

NRS 726

Primary Health Care Adult-Gerontology II

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.

Post-Master's Advanced Certificate in Cultural Competence

Post-Master's Advanced Certificates in Nursing Education

Post-Master's Advanced Certificates in Adult - Gerontological Nursing: Clinical Nurse Specialist or Nurse Practictioner

Post-Master's Advanced Certificates in Adult- Gerontological Nursing: Clinical Nurse Specialist or Nurse Practitioner: 12-21 credits

The Department of Nursing offers two Post-Master’s Advanced Certificates in Adult-Gerontological Health Nursing. These certificates prepare nurses who have Master’s degrees in Nursing to meet the requirements for certification as Adult-Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialists or Primary Care Nurse Practitioners of New York State and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Students in the two certificate programs take courses that focus their course assignments and clinical hours on the role of choice – as clinical nurse specialists in the adult-gerontological population from wellness through acute care and beyond or as primary care nurse practitioners in the adult-gerontological population across the life span.

Post-Master's Advanced Certificate in Adult-Gerontological Nursing: Admission Requirements

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 Clinical Nurse Specialist or Nurse Practitioner courses.

Post-Master's Advanced Certificates in Adult-Gerontological Health Nursing Certificate Requirements

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

Post-Master's Advanced Certificate in Clinical Nurse Specialist Courses

12 credits

NRS 720

Advance 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

A minimum of 500 hours of supervised practice.

Post Master's Advanced Certificate in Nurse Practitioner Courses

12 Credits

NRS 725

Primary Health Care Adult-Gerontology

NRS 726

Primary Health Care Adult-Gerontology II

NRS 727

Role Practicum: Primary Health Care I

NRS 728

Role Practicum: Primary Health Care II

A minimum of 500 hours of supervised practice.

Advanced Certificate in Cultural Competence: 9 credits
Advanced Certificate in Cultural Competence Admission Requirements

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.

Advanced Certificate in Cultural Competence Requirements

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

Advanced Certificate in Cultural Competence Courses

9 Credits

NRS 700

Transcultural Concepts and Issues in Health Care

NRS 703

Teaching and Learning for Cultural Competence Development

NRS 704

Cultural Competence in Health Care Project

Post-Master's Advanced Certificate in Nursing Education: 12 credits
Post-Master's Advanced Certificate in Nursing Education: 12 credits

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.

Post Master's Advanced Certificate in Nursing Education Requirements

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

Post-Master's Advanced Certificate in Nursing Education 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 2014-2015

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)

Advanced Certificate in Business Analytics of Large-Scale Data

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 Science in Childhood Education (MSEd)

Master of Science in Adolescence Education (MSEd)

Master of Science in Special Education (MSEd)

Master of Science in Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (MSEd)

Post Master's Advanced Certificate for Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate for Leadership in Education

Graduate Education Courses

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 in Adult - Gerontological Nursing (MS)

Advanced Certificate Programs

Nursing Courses

Clinical Doctorate Programs in Nursing

Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Adult-Gerontological Health Nursing (DNP)

Doctorate of Nursing Practice Admission Requirements

Clinical Nursing Doctorate Degree Requirements

Advanced Certificate in Cultural Competence: 9 credits

Post-Master's Advanced Certificate in Nursing Education: 12 credits

Doctoral Nursing Courses

BIO 670 Pathophysiological Concepts in Health and Illness

NRS 682 Advanced Pharmacology

NRS 700 Transcultural Concepts and Issues in Health Care

NRS 701 Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing

NRS 702 Advanced Health Assessment

NRS 703 Teaching and Learning for Cultural Competence Development

NRS 704 Cultural Competence in Health Care Project

NRS 705 Health Organizations, Policy, Financing, and Ethics

NRS 706 Applied Statistical Thinking and Methods in Health Research

NRS 711 Health Care Program Development

NRS 712 Nurse as Educator

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

NRS 724 Case Management for Advanced Practice Nursing

NRS 725 Primary Health Care Adult-Gerontology

NRS 726 Primary Health Care Adult- Gerontology II

NRS 727 Role Practicum: Primary Health Care I

NRS 728 Role Practicum: Primary Health Care II

NRS 730 Evidence Based Nursing for Advanced Practice

NRS 750 Curriculum in Nursing

NRS 754 Evaluation in Nursing Education

NRS 755 Application of Leadership Models in Professional Practice

NRS 756 Technological Integrations

NRS 757 Professional Nursing Bioethics

NRS 758 Teaching and Learning in Nursing Education

NRS 759 Clinical Finance & Management

NRS 760 Practicum in Nursing Education

NRS 761 Advanced Therapeutics

NRS 762 Integrative Practice Proposal (Capstone I)

NRS 763 Intergrative Practice Application (Captsone II)

NRS 799 Thesis Option

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

Clinical Affiliations

Program FAQS

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

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, Continuation and Graduation

Master of Social Work (MSW) Degree Requirements

Social Work Courses

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

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