A private institution, St. Joseph's College offers working professionals an excellent education that includes individualized attention from faculty members and outstanding research opportunities. Consistently ranked as a top tier college by "U.S. News and World Report," St. Joseph's College is one of the most affordable private colleges in the New York metropolitan area. It provides each student with an academically solid and value-oriented education that emphasizes integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, and social responsibility. The fact that the college has an 84 percent retention rate is evidence of its stability and commitment to academic excellence.
St. Joseph's College's Master of Science (M.S.) with a major in nursing prepares registered nurses who have earned baccalaureate degrees in nursing for advanced professional practice and doctoral study. Accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, this part-time, cohort-based program can be completed in seven semesters and offers two concentrations: clinical nurse specialist in adult health and nursing education.
The program's curriculum consists of 25 credits in core courses in addition to 13 credits for the clinical nurse specialist in adult health specialization and 12 for the nursing education specialization. Students must also pass a comprehensive examination that is administered during the last semester of study.Because the curriculum uses the cohort format, students must take courses in a particular sequence. Therefore, failure to register for any given semester will require students to request a leave of absence until the course sequence is repeated.
Students in the clinical nurse specialist in adult health concentration are required to complete at least 38 credits of classroom instruction and 525 clinical hours. They gain hands-on experience conducting health assessments and designing health care plans for patients. They work with patients, families, and communities to provide individualized, quality nursing care.
The nursing education concentration requires students to earn a minimum of 37 credits. Students also participate in a 100-hour practicum that gives them the opportunity to apply concepts of assessment, instruction, and evaluation in their role as educators.They work in academic and service-based settings under the guidance of faculty and agency personnel. Weekly seminars enable students to share experiences, exchange ideas, and solve problems related to their practicums.
Research is a major component of the program's curriculum. In fact, the curriculum focuses on evidence-based research and its relevance to advanced practice nursing. Students are given the opportunity to identify their research interests, develop research proposals, and explore research opportunities.
St. Joseph College's nursing faculty members are experts in their field. Their practical experience, extensive research, and academic certifications enable them to provide students with the most advanced theoretical and empirical knowledge in the field. For instance, associate professor Catherine Pearsall has been a practicing nurse since 1992. She holds a Ph.D. in Nursing and post-master's certifications in forensic nursing and nurse education. She has also completed extensive research on elder abuse and published a number of articles on the subject including "Forensic Biomarkers of Elder Abuse: What Clinicians Need to Know, - which appeared in the "Journal of Forensic Nursing."
Students acquire the knowledge base and experiences needed to transition into advanced practice nursing and work with diverse populations in a variety of settings.For instance, graduates of the clinical nurse specialist (CNS) in adult education concentration are well-versed in the three areas of CNS practice: patient/client, nurses and nursing practice, and organization/systems. They also acquire the skills needed to consistently improve patient outcomes and nursing care.Graduates of the nurse education concentration gain the skills needed to work in academic or service settings where they teach and mentor nurses and nursing students or administer patient education programs.
The Graduate Nursing Student Organization helps students take full advantage of the opportunities that St. Joseph's College offers. It facilitates collaboration between students, faculty members, the college community, and other graduate nursing programs.The organization also promotes scholarly dialogue, engages in community outreach, and encourages students to participate in college activities.
Students may be eligible to apply for grants, loans, and scholarships that help them pay their college expenses. They may also participate in St. Joseph's College's tuition financing program that allows students to pay for educational expenses in monthly installments.
With locations in Brooklyn and Patchogue (located on Long Island) in the state of New York, the college is accessible to a diverse population of students, and its campuses are within close proximity to a variety of attractions.Students who attend classes at the Brooklyn campus have easy access to the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Carnegie Hall. The Long Island campus is just a short distance from the Great South Bay, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Orient Point, and a number of ocean beaches.Apply Now
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