Program in Nursing Graduate Programs St. Joseph's College, New York

Program in Nursing Graduate Programs St. Joseph's College, New York

Brooklyn, NY
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fall application deadline
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1 Degree Offered
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An Affordable Degree at a Top Private College

A private institution, St. Joseph's College offers working professionals an excellent education that includes individualized attention from faculty members and outstanding research opportunities. For the 13th consecutive year, St. Joseph's College has been ranked among America's Best Colleges by "U.S. News and World Report," and named to "Forbes'" America's Top college list for 7 straight years.

St. Joseph's 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 82 percent retention rate is evidence of its stability and commitment to academic excellence.

Master of Science (M.S.) with a Major in Nursing

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 Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), this part-time, cohort-based program can be completed in seven semesters and offers two concentrations: adult-gerontology clinical nurse specialist and nursing education.

M.S. in Nursing Curriculum

The program's curriculum consists of 25 credits in core courses in addition to 13 credits for the clinical nurse specialist in adult gerontology 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.

Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Students in the clinical nurse specialist in adult gerontology 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.

Nursing Education Concentration

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.

Emphasis on Research

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.

Accomplished Faculty

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.

Employment Opportunities for Graduates

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 in adult gerontology concentration are well-versed in the three areas of clinical nurse specialist 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.

Graduate Nursing Student Organization

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.

Financial Assistance Programs

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.

Cultural Diversity and Opportunities in the Heart of New York

Students who attend St. Joseph's College are within close proximity to a variety of attractions, including the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Carnegie Hall.

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Location & Contact

Program in Nursing

Graduate Programs
St. Joseph's College, New York

245 Clinton Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205-3688
United States

Ms. Florence Jerdan

Associate Professor and Director

Phone: 718-9409892

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Nursing Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 19
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Not reported
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Not reported
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


72% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 18
    • Accepted 13
    • Acceptance Rate 72
    • Enrolled 9
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic Not Reported
    • Application Fee - International Not Reported
    • Electronic applications accepted? Not Reported
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesNot Reported
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students32
    • Female Percentage94%
    • Male Percentage6%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students32
    • Part-time Percentage100%
    • Full-time Percentage0%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino3%
    • Black / African American81%
    • White / Caucasian3%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian0%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown13%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty2
    • Full-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Part-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Female Percentage50%
    • Male Percentage50%