Master of Science

 

Advanced Practice Nursing Program in Perinatal Women’s Health


Professor CollinsPerinatal Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

Distance Education with On-Site Requirements

No longer accepting applications to this program. Program information on this page is applicable to currently enrolled students only.


Program Overview

The Perinatal/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program prepares nurses as expert providers of primary health care to women and their families across health care settings. The primary focus of the program is to prepare the graduate to promote, maintain, supervise and restore health, identify health risks, and assess, diagnose, and manage acute and chronic illnesses common in primary care. The ability to function as an educator, leader, consultant, advocate, and change agent is an essential to the development of clinical expertise in this role.

Admission Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing (non-nursing bachelor degrees, see Clinical Practice Portfolio below)*
  • Minimum of one year's recent relevant experience (preferred)
  • Unofficial transcripts from all college/universities attended
  • Cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0
  • Current professional Registered Nurse license
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Three credit undergraduate course in Health Assessment
  • Three credit undergraduate course in Statistics
  • Meet all Technical Standards for Admission and Retention


  • * Clinical Practice Portfolio - Applicants to a master's program with a non-nursing bachelor's degree are required to submit a clinical practice portfolio to be evaluated for baccalaureate-level nursing competencies once they have been admitted to a program. The Clinical Practice Portfolio fee is $300. If the portfolio does not meet academic standards, the student cannot be matriculated. 
    The Clinical Practice Portfolio is only required for those applicants with a non-nursing bachelor's degree who have been offered conditional acceptance.


    Additional Requirements Upon Admission

  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume
  • Evidence of meeting all Stony Brook University and School of Nursing health requirements
  • Evidence of health insurance and RN/student nurse practitioner malpractice insurance
  • Certification in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) with AED
  • Technical Requirements
  • Transcripts from foreign institutions must be evaluated for transfer equivalency credits by an accredited evaluation service, such as the World Education Services (WES) http://www.wes.org

    Graduates from this program will be eligible for certification and registration as a nurse practitioner by New York State Education Department and are also eligible for National Certification as a Women's Health Care NP.

    The Stony Brook University School of Nursing reserves the right to change admission and program criteria to meet prevailing accreditation, regulatory and registration requirements. 

    Meeting clinical course requirements is dependent upon the availability of appropriate clinical sites and preceptors in a student’s region. The Stony Brook University School of Nursing cannot guarantee the availability of clinical sites and preceptors or the results of clinical contract/affiliation negotiations.

    Graduation Requirements   Credits

    Core
    HNH 503 Organizational Leadership and Role Transformation 3
    HNH 504 Quality Improvement, Safety, and Health Care Technologies 3
    HNH 505 Health Care Policy and Advocacy 2

    Research
    HNG 541 Statistical Methods & Scholarly Inquiry 3
    HNG 543 Applications in Clinical Nursing Research 3

    Pharmacology
    HNG 540 Clinical Pharmacology 3

    Health Assessment
    HNG 515 Advanced Health Assessment 3

    Pathophysiology
    HNG 588 Clinical Pathobiology 3

    Clinical Courses
    HNG 501 Primary Care 3
    HNG 514 Advanced Theory & Clinical Practice in Perinatal/Women’s Health Nursing I 4
    HNG 524 Advanced Theory & Clinical Practice in Perinatal/Women’s Health Nursing II 4
    HNG 534 Advanced Theory & Clinical Practice in Perinatal/Women’s Health Nursing III 5
    HNG 554 Advanced Theory & Clinical Practice in Perinatal/Women’s Health Nursing IV 4

    Electives

      2

    Total Credits

      45



    Students are prepared to sit for the following national certification exam:

    Womens Health Care Nurse Practitioner
    (NCC: https://www.nccwebsite.org/)


    For more information, please email:

    cnm@stonybrook.edu