Registered Nurse Baccalaureate to Master's Program
Offered On-Site or Through Distance Education with On-site Requirements
The Registered Nurse Baccalaureate to Master’s program is designed for students with either an associate degree or diploma in nursing. The curriculum is concentrated in the upper division and leads to a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing. Upon meeting progression criteria, students will continue to the Master of Science program in their designated specialty.Admission Requirements
*Stony Brook University students who satisfy the skill level 3 requirement for foreign language through the Stony Brook University Placement Exam will fulfill the foreign language admission requirement for the School of Nursing. However, the number of required elective credits must increase from 9 to 12 in order to meet the minimum requirement of 57 credits.
Additional Application Requirements
Additional Requirements upon Admission
THE SCHOOL OF NURSING RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE ADMISSION AND PROGRAM CRITERIA TO MEET PREVAILING ACCREDITATION AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
Registered Nurse Baccalaureate to Master’s Program Curriculum
Advanced Placement Credits
RN Baccalaureate students are required to submit a clinical practice portfolio to be evaluated for 28 advanced placement credits. If the portfolio does not meet academic standards, the student will not be able to continue in the program. The Clinical Practice Portfolio must be submitted by the end of your first year of study. The cost is $300.00
Undergraduate Curriculum Objectives
Upon completion of the program the student will be able to:
Technical Standards for Admission and Retention
The Stony Brook University School of Nursing faculty has specified technical standards critical to the success of students in any Stony Brook University nursing program. Qualified applicants are expected to meet all academic admission criteria, as well as these technical standards, appropriate to their program of study.
The applicant/nursing student must be able to participate actively in all classroom, clinical and laboratory exercises. The applicant/nursing student must be able to assess and comprehend the condition of all patients assigned to her or him. Such observation and information acquisition usually requires the functional use of visual, auditory, olfactory and somatic senses.
The applicant/nursing student must be able to communicate effectively and sensitively with patients in order to elicit information, describe changes in mood, activity and posture, assess non-verbal communications, and be able to effectively and efficiently transmit information to patients, fellow students, faculty, staff and all members of the health care team. Skills include verbal, written, and nonverbal abilities consistent with effective communication.
The applicant/nursing student must be able to use the senses of seeing, hearing, touch, and smell to make correct judgments regarding patient conditions for the purpose of demonstrating competence to safely engage in the practice of nursing. The applicant/nursing student must have sufficient motor function to elicit information from patient and be able to execute motor movements reasonably required to provide general care and emergency treatment to patients.
4. Intellectual-Conceptual, Integrative and Quantitative Abilities
The applicant/nursing student must be able to measure, calculate, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate to engage completely in the safe practice of nursing.
5. Behavioral and Social Attributes
The applicant/nursing student must have the emotional health to fully use her or his intellectual ability, exercise good judgment, and complete all responsibilities attendant to the diagnosis and care of patients. The practice of nursing requires applicants/nursing students to be able to develop mature, sensitive, and effective relationships with patients and colleagues. To provide safe patient care applicants/nursing students must possess characteristics of adaptability, flexibility, and be able to function in the face of uncertainty. The health care environment requires applicants/nursing students to be able tolerate physical and emotional stress and continue to function effectively and efficiently. She/he must have a high level of compassion for others, motivation to serve, integrity and a consciousness of social values. Candidates and students must possess sufficient interpersonal skills to interact positively with people from all levels of society, all ethnic backgrounds and all belief systems.
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