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About the Post-BS to DNP Program

The Post-BS to DNP Program offers flexible learning options with approximately 40 percent of the coursework available online.

The nurse anesthetist program is three years, full time only. In the other specialties, students have the option of completing their program on a full- or part-time basis. The DNP Program culminates in a DNP Project tailored toward individual student interests.

Program Quick Facts

Tuition*

$1,047 per credit hour

Start Term

Part-Time: Fall
Full-Time: Summer
Nurse Anesthesia: Summer

Format

Hybrid

Time to Completion

3-5 years

 

*Estimated tuition is based on the resident rate and does not include fees.

Specialty Areas

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program focuses on the development of advanced practice nurses who are clinically and culturally competent to deliver primary care across the lifespan. Students receive didactic and clinical preparation to assess and treat primary care problems of individuals and families. In addition, didactic content related to the primary care assessment, treatment and referral of clients experiencing addictions and co-occurring mental health problems, organizational and leadership concepts in health care, and epidemiology serve as an important component to the population-focused curriculum.

The mission of the FNP Program is to prepare individuals for advanced practice in professional nursing that is grounded in extant knowledge in the discipline and exercised with a spirit of caring, inquiry and compassion to serve all underserved populations. We incorporate telehealth and underserved primary care opportunities into the FNP currirulum.

Graduates of the program are eligible for New York State certification and are encouraged to take a national FNP certification exam (AANP or ANCC). Graduates are also eligible to sit for the Certified Addictions Registered Nurse — Advanced Practice (CARN-AP) exam, which is administered by the Addictions Nursing Certification Board.

Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGNP)

The Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program focuses on the development of the skills needed to assess, diagnose and manage adults with acute, chronic, and acute-on-chronic illnesses and to identify clinical problems and develop interventions that will have an impact on practice and patient care.

This program meets the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties guidelines and prepares graduates to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s national certification exam.

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

The Psychiatric Mental Health DNP Program prepares graduates to provide primary mental health care services across the lifespan. The focus is individuals within the context of family who are at risk for or experiencing psychiatric disorders, addictions and/or other mental health problems. Primary mental health care includes the promotion of optimal mental health through assessment, prevention, treatment and health maintenance in relation to psychiatric, mental health and addictions disorders. PMHNPs are prepared to diagnose and prescribe various therapeutic interventions and are certified by New York State for practice that includes the prescription of psychotropic and other medications used in mental health and addiction treatments.

Graduates are eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) PMHNP board certification exam. Students can also access addictions nursing specialty courses that can lead to certification by the Addictions Nursing Certification Board (ANCB) as a Certified Addictions Registered Nurse-Advanced Practice (CARN-AP).

Nurse Anesthetist

Program courses, taught exclusively by nurse specialists and CRNAs, are immediately applicable to nursing practice. The school's recently constructed health assessment lab, the Center for Nursing Research and the newly remodeled Patient Simulation Center further support student research and practice needs.

Our nurse anesthesia students receive an education that equips them to assume clinical, educational, research and leadership positions within this advanced nursing specialty. Our Patient Simulation Center, which includes an operating room with advanced monitoring and gas-delivery systems, employs advanced technology to support the surgical and resuscitative care of a full-body, computerized mannequin.

See nurse anesthetist program curriculum below.

Nurse Anesthetist Fall Interview Dates

·         September 26

·         October 17 and 18

·         November 6 and 7

Please note that we will fill September interview timeslots before moving on to October and November. 

Admissions Requirements

Curriculum

All Post-BS to DNP students must complete courses in their specialty area.

Please Note

If a course is offered through distance learning, priority is given to Post-MS to DNP students.

Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (Total Credits: 82)

Foundation Courses

Courses and Credits

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Format

NGC 501

Conceptual Foundations of Nursing

3 Online
NGC 518
Health Promotion and Epidemiologic Methods
3
Online
NGC 520
Scientific Writing
2
Online
NGC 533
Teaching in Nursing
3
Online
Total Foundation Credits 11
 

Research Courses

Courses and Credits

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Format
NGC 526 Evaluating Research Evidence for Health Care I   4 Online
NGC 527 Evaluating Research Evidence for Health Care II  4 Online
NGC 638 Program Evaluation   3 Online
NGC 692 Seminar in Grantsmanship   1 Online
NGC 701 State of Nursing Science   3 Online
Total Research Credits 15  

DNP Core Courses

Courses and Credits

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Format
NGC 502 Applied Informatics to Evaluate Healthcare Outcomes 3 Online
NGC 612 Pharmacotherapeutics in Advanced Practice Nursing 4 In person

NGC 625

Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nurses I

3

Online
NGC 626

Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nurses II

3 Online
NGC 573  Advanced Health Assessment - Acute 1 In person

NGC 576

Advanced Health Assessment

3 In person
NGC 632 Interpreting Health Care Policy 3 Online
NGC 634 Organizational and Leadership Concepts in Health Care 3 Online
Total DNP Core Credits 23  

DNP Project & Advanced Practice Courses

Courses and Credits

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Format

NGC 725

Advanced Clinical Practicum I  

4

Online

NGC 726

Advanced Clinical Practicum II  

4

Online

NGC 798

DNP Project Course I  

1

Online

NGC 799

DNP Project Course II  

1

Online
Total DNP Project & Advanced Practice Credits 10  

AGNP Specialty Courses

Courses and Credits

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Format
NAH 522 Issues in Geriatric Management 3 Online
NAH 587 Primary Health Care Management of the Adult  3 Online

NAH 588

Acute Illness Management

3

Online

NAH 613

Adult/Primary Health Care Clinical Practicum 1 (300 hours)

6

In person

NAH 614

Adult/Acute Clinical Practicum 2 (300 hours)

6

In person

NAH 647

ANP Clinical Seminar I

1

Online

NAH 648

ANP Clinical Seminar II

1

Online
 Total Specialty Course Credits

23

 

Family Nurse Practitioner (Total Credits: 97)

Foundation Courses

Courses and Credits

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Format

NGC 501

Conceptual Foundations of Nursing

3 Online
NGC 518
Health Promotion and Epidemiologic Methods
3
Online
NGC 520
Scientific Writing
2
Online
NGC 533
Teaching in Nursing
3
Online
Total Foundation Credits 11
 

Research Courses

Courses and Credits

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Format
NGC 526 Evaluating Research Evidence for Health Care I   4 Online
NGC 527 Evaluating Research Evidence for Health Care II  4 Online
NGC 638 Program Evaluation   3 Online
NGC 692 Seminar in Grantsmanship   1 Online
NGC 701 State of Nursing Science   3 Online
Total Research Credits 15  

DNP Core Courses

Courses and Credits

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Format
NGC 502 Applied Informatics to Evaluate Healthcare Outcomes 3 Online
NGC 612 Pharmacotherapeutics in Advanced Practice Nursing 4 In person

NGC 625

Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nurses I

3

Online
NGC 626

Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nurses II

3 Online
NGC 574  Advanced Health Assessment - Child 2 In person

NGC 576

Advanced Health Assessment

3 In person
NGC 632 Interpreting Health Care Policy 3 Online
NGC 634 Organizational and Leadership Concepts in Health Care 3 Online
Total DNP Core Credits 24  

DNP Project & Advanced Practice Courses

Courses and Credits

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Format

NGC 725

Advanced Clinical Practicum I  

4

Online

NGC 726

Advanced Clinical Practicum II  

4

Online

NGC 798

DNP Project Course I  

1

Online

NGC 799

DNP Project Course II  

1

Online
Total DNP Project & Advanced Practice Credits 10  

FNP Specialty Courses

Courses and Credits

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Format
NFN 559 Family: Theory, Foundations & Perspectives 3 Online

NPM 553

Primary Care of Individuals & Family Experiencing Addictions

3

Online

NPM 569

Neurological Basis of Mental Health & Addictions

3

Online
NFN 560 Care of the Young Family 7 In person

NFN 561

Care of the Mature Family

7

In person

NFN 564

Care of the Complex Family

7

In person

NFN 610

DNP FNP Clinical Seminar I

1

In person

NFN 611

DNP FNP Clinical Practicum I

6 In person
Total Specialty Course Credits 37  

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Total Credits: 94)

Foundation Courses

Courses and Credits

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Format

NGC 501

Conceptual Foundations of Nursing

3 Online
NGC 518
Health Promotion and Epidemiologic Methods
3
Online
NGC 520
Scientific Writing
2
Online
NGC 533
Teaching in Nursing
3
Online
Total Foundation Credits 11
 

Research Courses

Courses and Credits

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Format
NGC 526 Evaluating Research Evidence for Health Care I   4 Online
NGC 527 Evaluating Research Evidence for Health Care II  4 Online
NGC 638 Program Evaluation   3 Online
NGC 692 Seminar in Grantsmanship   1 Online
NGC 701 State of Nursing Science   3 Online
Total Research Credits 15  

DNP Core Courses

Courses and Credits

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Format
NGC 502 Applied Informatics to Evaluate Healthcare Outcomes 3 Online
NGC 612 Pharmacotherapeutics in Advanced Practice Nursing 4 In person

NGC 625

Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nurses I

3

Online
NGC 626

Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nurses II

3 Online

NGC 574

Advanced Health Assessment - Child

2 In person
NGC 576 Advanced Health Assessment 3 In person
NGC 632 Interpreting Health Care Policy 3 Online
NGC 634 Organizational and Leadership Concepts in Health Care 3 Online
Total DNP Core Credits 24  

DNP Project & Advanced Practice Courses

Courses and Credits

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Format

NGC 725

Advanced Clinical Practicum I  

4

Online

NGC 726

Advanced Clinical Practicum II  

4

Online

NGC 798

DNP Project Course I  

1

Online

NGC 799

DNP Project Course II  

1

Online
Total DNP Project & Advanced Practice Credits 10  

PMHNP Specialty Courses

Courses and Credits

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Format

NPM 553

Primary Care of Individuals & Families with Addictions

3

Online

NFN 559

Family Theory

3

Online
NPM 562 PMHN: Theoretical Foundations: Practice Perspective 3 In person
NPM 563 PMHNP Practice: Individual Intervention 2 Online
NPM 565 Group Work in Practice Psychiatric Nursing 2 In person
NPM 566 PMHNP: Clinical Practicum (Group Intervention) 2 Online
NPM 568 Clinical Pharmacology 3 Online

NPM 570

Diagnosis & Treatment

3

Online

NPM 618

PMHNP Clinical Practicum I

4

In person

NPM 619

PMHNP Clinical Practicum II

4

In person
NPM 652 PMHNP Clinical Practicum Seminar I 1 In person

NPM 653

PMHNP Clinical Practicum Seminar II

1

Online
NPM 569 Neurobiological Basis of Mental Health & Addictions 3 Online
Total Specialty Course Credits 34  

Nurse Anesthetist (Total Credits: 124)

Foundation Courses

Courses and Credits

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Format

NGC 501

Conceptual Foundations of Nursing

3 Online
NGC 518
Health Promotion and Epidemiologic Methods
3
Online
NGC 520
Scientific Writing
2
Online
NGC 533
Teaching in Nursing
3
Online
Total Foundation Credits 11
 

Research Courses

Courses and Credits

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Format
NGC 526 Evaluating Research Evidence for Health Care I   4 Online
NGC 527 Evaluating Research Evidence for Health Care II  4 Online
NGC 638 Program Evaluation   3 Online
NGC 692 Seminar in Grantsmanship   1 Online
NGC 701 State of Nursing Science   3 Online
Total Research Credits 15  

DNP Core Courses

Courses and Credits

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Format
NGC 502 Applied Informatics to Evaluate Healthcare Outcomes 3 Online
NGC 612 Pharmacotherapeutics in Advanced Practice Nursing 4 In person

NGC 625

Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nurses I

3

Online
NGC 626

Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nurses II

3 Online

NGC 576

Advanced Health Assessment

3 In person
NGC 632 Interpreting Health Care Policy 3 Online
NGC 634 Organizational and Leadership Concepts in Health Care 3 Online
Total DNP Core Credits 22  

DNP Project & Advanced Practice Courses

Courses and Credits

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Format

NGC 725

Advanced Clinical Practicum I  

2

Online

NGC 726

Advanced Clinical Practicum II  

2

Online

NGC 798

DNP Project Course I  

1

Online

NGC 799

DNP Project Course II  

1

Online
Total DNP Project & Advanced Practice Credits 6  

Nurse Anesthetist Specialty Courses

Courses and Credits

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Format

NAN 543

Principles of Anesthesia I

3

In person

NAN 544

Principles of Anesthesia II

2

In person

NAN 544L

Principles of Anesthesia II Lab

1

In person
NAN 545 Principles of Anesthesia III 3 In person
NAN 546 Principles of Anesthesia IV 3 In person
NAN 547 Principles of Anesthesia V 3 In person

NAN 672

Clinical Pharmacology of Anesthetic & Adjunctive Drugs

3

In person
NAN 711 Current Topics in Anesthesia I 1 In person
NAN 712 Current Topics in Anesthesia II 1 In person
NAN 713 Current Topics in Anesthesia III 1 In person
NAN 714 Current Topics in Anesthesia IV 1 In person
NAN 718 Professional Aspects of Nurse Anesthesia I 1 In person

NAN 719

Professional Aspects of Nurse Anesthesia II

1

In person
NAN 721 Anesthesia Crisis Resource Management I 1 In person
NAN 722 Anesthesia Crisis Resource Management II 1 In person

NAN 598

Introduction to Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practice

2

In person

NAN 601

Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum I 

6

In person

NAN 602

Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum II 

8

In person

NAN 603

Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum III

8

In person

NAN 604

Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum IV

6

In person

NAN 605

Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum V 

6

In person

NAN 606

Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum VI 

8

In person
Total Specialty Course Credits 70  

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