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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Education Track (RN-MS) - Online


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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 Nursing Education (RN-MS Track) are eligible to sit for national certification through the National League for Nursing (NLN) once they have met the requisite work experience requirements.

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 a mastery of BS competencies.

Degree Requirements (42 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 to NSG 516.

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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