Registered Nurse Baccalaureate to Master's Program

 

Offered Through Distance Education with On-site Requirements


Dr. Gambino

Summer Admission: RN license required



Program Overview

The Registered Nurse Baccalaureate to Master’s Program is designed for students with either an associate degree or diploma in nursing. The curriculum is concentrated in the upper division and leads to a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing. Upon meeting progression criteria, students will continue to the Master of Science program in their designated specialty.

 

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 is required
  • Minimum 1 year clinical experience as an
    RN in clinical area of interest
  • 57 college credits with a grade C or better
    in the following courses
Required Courses*   Credits
English Composition 3
Sociology 3
Psychology 3
Lifespan Development 3
Microbiology/Lab 4
Anatomy and Physiology I/Lab 4
Anatomy and Physiology II/Lab 4
Chemistry 3
Statistics 3
Humanities 6
Fine Arts 3
US History 3
Global Issues 3
Second Semester of Elementary Foreign Language** 3
Electives 9

Total Credits

  57 minimum

*The SUNY Transfer Path for Nursing may affect admission requirements for graduation of SUNY AS degree programs in nursing. Applicants are urged to attend Information Sessions for further advisement regarding admission requirements.
**Stony Brook University students who satisfy the LANG(Communicate in a language other than English) requirement for foreign language through the Stony Brook University Placement Exam will fulfill the foreign language admission requirement for the School of Nursing. However, the number of required elective credits must increase from 9 to 12 in order to meet the minimum requirement of 57 credits.



Additional Application Requirements

  • Application and personal statement
  • Paid application fee or approved waiver
  • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Three online letters of recommendation
  • Completion of three prerequisite sciences by the application deadline
  • Proof of one to two years clinical experience as a registered nurse in clinical area of interest
  • Meet the Professional Standards For Admission and Retention (see below)


Additional Requirements upon Admission

  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • All newly admitted students will receive an email from the SON Required Documentation email address, shown below, with detailed instruction to utilize the required CastleBranch web-based software system. This system requires a one time fee and is where students will upload and manage required documents."son_required_documentation@stonybrook.edu"
  • All preadmission classes must be completed prior to the start of the program
  • Technical Requirements


Notes

  • Applications are available after August 1 at www.nursing.stonybrookmedicine.edu
  • Receipt of application, letters of recommendation and paid application fee (or approved waiver) are due at application deadline
  • All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by the World Education Services (http://www.wes.org) or a comparable institution
  • Admission to the Nursing program is highly competitive. Meeting minimum criteria for admission does not guarantee acceptance. The School of Nursing reserves the right to make final decisions based upon the applicant pool each year.
  • All admissions required coursework must be completed prior to beginning the nursing major.

THE SCHOOL OF NURSING RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE ADMISSION AND PROGRAM CRITERIA TO MEET PREVAILING ACCREDITATION AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS


Registered Nurse Baccalaureate to Master’s Program Curriculum

Graduation Requirements Credits

Professional Socialization
HNC 350 Professional Role Development in Nursing 2
HNC 440 Research in Nursing 2
HNC 479 Transitions Into Professional Practice 3

Health Related Sciences
HBP 310/HNC 310 Pathophysiology 3
HNC 333 Fundamentals of Pharmacology 4
HNC 499 Clinical Epidemiology 3

Clinical Nursing
Clinical Practice Portfolio - submitted while in program 28
HNC 340 Novice to Expert:A Capstone Experience for RN to BS Students 6
HNC 370 Health Assessment 3
HNC 469 Population Health Nursing 6
HNC 471 Nursing Management Practicum for BS/MS students 3
Electives 0

BS/MS - Graduate Core Classes
HNH 503 Organizational Leadership and Role Formation 3
HNH 504 Quality Improvement, Safety and Healthcare Technologies 3
HNH 505 Healthcare Policy and Advocacy 2

Total Credits

  *71
(*43 Curriculum + 28 Clinical Practice Portfolio)



Advanced Placement Credits

RN Baccalaureate students are required to submit a clinical practice portfolio to be evaluated for 28 advanced placement credits. If the portfolio does not meet academic standards, the student will not be able to continue in the program.The cost is $300.00

For more information, please contact:

Valerie DiGiovanni
Email address: Valerie.DiGiovanni@stonybrook.edu