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2017-2018 Graduate 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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