Oct 18, 2018  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Science in Nursing: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Track (Cohort Model) (RN-MS)


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Director, Graduate and Doctoral Nursing Education
Donna Proulx, RN. PhD (candidate), CCRN-CSC

Office : Sylvia Trottier Hall
Phone : (603) 897-8647
Email : dproulx@rivier.edu

The RN-MS in Nursing is a program entry path to the MS in Nursing designed for the experienced registered nurse with an associate degree or diploma preparation. This opportunity provides a plan of studies by which a student is able to demonstrate satisfactory levels of achievement of baccalaureate knowledge in preparation for successful completion of graduate nursing programs.

Graduates of the Psychiatric Mental Health (PMHNP) Nurse Practitioner RN-MS Track are eligible to sit for national certification.

Prerequisites


  • Undergraduate statistics (or evidence of completion)
  • Document two years (full-time or equivalent) RN experience
  • Show evidence of a minimum GPA of 3.0 from an accredited nursing program
  • Complete a Professional Portfolio documenting mastery of BS competencies.

Degree Requirements (49 credits)


  •  NSG 404 Leadership and Management Credits: 3 (or evidence of completion or challenge class once accepted)
     and
  •  NSG 409 Community/Public Health Nursing Credits: 3 (or evidence of completion or challenge class once accepted)
      both NSG 404 and NSG 409 must be taken prior to NSG 516 and NSG 517.

Other Program Requirements


  • Students may take NSG 404 and NSG 409 prior to matriculating.
  • Students must follow their Program of Studies when registering for courses. If students wish to make a change to their Program of Studies, they must request the change in writing to the Graduate Nursing Education Program Director.
  • Students must complete clinical/practicum requirements four months prior to practicum courses.

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