Master's Completion Programs


Kristina Korsesch, Student, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Kristina Kordesch has a BS in psychology from the University of California, Davis. She co-presented "Implementing Evidence-based Practice: Shared Strategies and Insights from the Perspective of Nursing Students" with two classmates at the Eastern Nursing Research Society 23rd Annual Scientific Session, winning first place in the BS/MS poster and exposition category. Kristina volunteers with the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center pediatric department and plays on Columbia's women's water polo team, which qualified for state finals this year. She plans to become an acute care nurse practitioner and is also interested in clinical research.

ANPs, FNPs, WHNPs

Program Description

This program is designed for advanced practice nurses who possess a baccalaureate and national professional certification in their area of specialty. The School of Nursing recognizes that many baccalaureate prepared nurses pursued various pathways to professional certification on the advanced practice level and recognizes this with the reward of up to fifteen (15) credits for this certification, based on evaluation of previous course work, transcripts, testing and references.

This program requires 30 credits in residency at the University. This program was specially designed for CNM's, certified ANP's, FNP's, PNP's, or WHNP's.

Admission

Please contact the Office of Admissions for details regarding admission and financial aid packages. Faculty review applications on a rolling basis so that students may apply to begin this program in the summer or fall semester. Please note, applications for the Master's Completion Program can only be submitted online.

Admission criteria include:

  • Current New York State nursing license or eligibility
  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing from an NLN or CCNE accredited program with official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions
  • Satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
  • Three references attesting to applicant's academic ability and potential
  • Personal goal statement that is congruent with program goals (two pages, double-spaced, 12 pt. font)
  • Current certification as an Advanced Practice Nurse - Expired certifications are not acceptable
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae

The above listing represents the basic master's completion courses in this major. Individual students may need additional course work, depending on previous study and experience. Students may receive advanced standing or exemption, based on standard School policy.

Anesthesia

Program Description

The Master's Completion Program for CRNA's is designed to provide graduate students with an opportunity to relate theoretical knowledge with their current clinical practice. This program is offered for currently practicing certified nurse anesthetists who desire to obtain a graduate degree.

Admission

Please contact the Office of Admissions for details regarding admission and financial aid packages. Faculty review applications on a rolling basis so that students may apply to begin this program in the summer or fall semester. Please note, applications for the Master's Completion Program can only be submitted online.

Admission criteria include:

  • Current New York State nursing license or eligibility
  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing from an NLN or CCNE accredited program with official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions
  • Satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
  • Three references attesting to applicant's academic ability and potential
  • Personal goal statement that is congruent with program goals (two pages, double-spaced, 12 pt. font)
  • Current certification as a CRNA - Expired certifications are not acceptable
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum

Required Core Credits
Assessing Clinical Evidence 4
Health and Social Policy: Context Practice & Research 4
Incorporating Genetics into Advanced Nursing Practice 3
Advanced Pharmacology 3
Intensives 3
  17
Master's Nursing Electives 13
CRNA Certification 15
Total Credits 45

The above listing represents the basic master's completion courses in this major. Individual students may need additional course work, depending on previous study and experience. Students may receive advanced standing or exemption, based on standard School policy.

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