Sep 18, 2021  
2021-2022 Rivier University Academic Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Rivier University Academic Catalog

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


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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 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 (46 Credits)


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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