Jun 17, 2019  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog

Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner Track (RN-MS) - On-campus and Online

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Director, Graduate Nursing Education Program
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 Family Nurse Practitioner (RN-MS Track) are eligible to sit for national nurse practitioner certification examinations.


  • Undergraduate statistics (evidence of successful completion B or better)
  • 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)
  •  NSG 409 Community and 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 priot to practicum courses.

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