Health Sciences Bulletin

School of Nursing

  • Basic Baccalaureate Program

    Basic Baccalaureate Program (BBP)

    The BBP builds upon the foundation acquired through lower division prerequisite courses from the arts, humanities and sciences to prepare students for the role of generalist professional nurse.  Students engage in experiential learning opportunities that focus on individuals, families, groups and communities across the health care continuum. In addition, students are exposed to various delivery models of professional nursing and health care. Stony Brook University Hospital is utilized as a clinical site along with other settings.  Stony Brook University Hospital is utilized as a clinical site along with other settings.

    Admission Requirements:

    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 is required
    • 57 college credits with a grade of C or higher in all required pre-admission coursework

     Pre-Admission Coursework for applicants WITHOUT a Baccalaureate Degree on Admission

    Required Pre-Admission Coursework Credits
    English Composition 3
    Lifespan Development 3
    Microbiology/Lab 4
    Anatomy & Physiology I/Lab 4
    Anatomy & Physiology II/Lab 4
    Chemistry 3
    Statistics 3

     

    * Stony Brook University students who satisfy the skill level 3 requirement for foreign language through the Stony Brook University Placement Exam fulfill the foreign language requirement for the School of Nursing.  However, the number of elective credits must increase from 9 to 12 in order to meet the minimum requirements of 57 credits.  

    These courses together satisfy the SUNY General Education requirements. The SUNY competencies requirements are satisfied within the cumulative curriculum.

     Pre-Admission Coursework for Applicants WITH a Baccalaureate Degree on Admission

     

    Required Pre-Admission Coursework Credits
    English Composition 3
    Sociology 3
    Psychology 3
    Lifespan Development 3
    Microbiology/Lab 4
    Anatomy & Physiology I/Lab 4
    Anatomy & Physiology II/Lab 4
    Chemistry 3
    Statistics 3
    Humanities 6
    Fine Arts 3
    US History 3
    Global Issues 3
    Second Semester of Elementary Foreign Language* 3
    Electives 9
    Total Credits 57

     

     

    Graduation Requirements Credits
    Professional Socialization  
    HNI 350 Professional Role Development in Nursing 2
    HNI 440 Research in Nursing 2
    HNI 479 Transitions in Professional Practice 3
    Health Related Sciences  
    HNI 301 Mathematics for Health Care 1
    HNI 310 Pathophysiology 3
    HNI 333 Fundamentals of Pharmacology 4
    Clinical Nursing  
    HNI 370 Health Assessment 3
    HNI 373 Psychosocial Mental Health Nursing 6
    HNI 377 Principles and Applications of Nursing Interventions I 6
    HNI 378 Principles and Applications of Nursing Interventions II 6
    HNI 455 Adult/Gerontological Health Nursing I 6
    HNI 456 Adult/Gerontological Health Nursing II 6
    HNI 463 Maternal and Newborn Health Nursing  5
    HNI 464 Child and Adolescent Health Nursing 5
    HNI 469 Population Health Nursing 6
    HNI 474 Capstone Nursing Practicum 5
    Electives 2
    Total Credits 71

     

  • Registered Nurse, Baccalaureate Program

    Registered Nurse to Baccalaureate Program (RNBP)

    Offered through Distance Learning with On-Site Requirements

    The Registered Nurse to Baccalaureate 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.

    The upper-division nursing major draws on the lower-division prerequisite courses from the arts, humanities, and natural and social sciences. Learning experiences are focused on the world's evolving health care environment.  Communication, negotiation, and leadership skills are emphasized as students provide care to individuals, families, groups and communities. Various models of professional nursing and health care are introduced.

    Spring Admission:  Program begins in January*

    Summer Admission:  Program begins in May*

    *RN license is required within 11 weeks from the start of the program

     Admission Requirements:

    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required
    • 57 college credits with a grade of C or higher in all required pre-admission coursework 
    Required Pre-Admission Coursework* Credits
    English Composition 3
    Sociology 3
    Psychology 3
    Lifespan Development 3
    Microbiology/Lab 4
    Anatomy & Physiology I/Lab 4
    Anatomy & Physiology II/Lab 4
    Chemistry 3
    Statistics 3
    Humanities 6
    Fine Arts 3
    US History 3
    Global Issues 3
    Second Semester of Elementary Foreign Language** 3
    Electives 9
    Total Credits 57

     

    *The SUNY Transfer Path for Nursing may affect admission requirements for graduation of SUNY AS degree programs in nursing. Applicants are urged to attend Information Sessions for further advisement regarding admission requirements.

    ** Stony Brook University students who satisfy the skill level 3 requirement for foreign language through the Stony Brook University Placement Exam fulfill the foreign language requirement for the School of Nursing.  However, the number of elective credits must increase from 9 to 12 in order to meet the minimum requirements of 57 credits.  

     

    Graduation Requirements Credits
    Professional Socialization  
    HNC 350 Professional Role Development in Nursing 2
    HNC 440 Research in Nursing 2
    HNC 479 Transitions into Professional Practice 3
    Health Related Sciences  
    HNC 310 Pathophysiology 3
    HNC 333 Fundamentals of Pharmacology 4
    HNC 499 Clinical Epidemiology 3
    Clinical Nursing  
    Clinical Practice Portfolio - Submitted while in program 28
    HNC 340 Novice to Expert 6
    HNC 370 Health Assessment 3
    HNC 469 Population Health Nursing 6
    HNC 470 Nursing Management Practicum 6
    Electives 5
    Total Credits 71

     

    Advanced Placement Credits

    Registered Nurse to 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 cost is $300.  

  • Registered Nurse, BS/MS Program

    Registered Nurse Baccalaureate to Master of Science Program (BS/MS Program)

    Offered through Distance Learning with On-Site Requirements

    The Registered Nurse Baccalaureate to Master of Science 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

    •Minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 is required
    •Minimum 1 year clinical experience as an
    RN in clinical area of interest
    •57 college credits with a grade C or better
    in the following pre-admission courses: 

    Required Pre-Admission Coursework* Credits
    English Composition 3
    Sociology 3
    Psychology 3
    Lifespan Development 3
    Microbiology/Lab 4
    Anatomy & Physiology I/Lab 4
    Anatomy & Physiology II/Lab 4
    Chemistry 3
    Humanities 3
    Fine Arts 3
    US History 3
    Global Issues 3
    Second Semester of Elementary Foreign Language** 3
    Electives 9
    Total Credits 57


    *The SUNY Transfer Path for Nursing may affect admission requirements for graduation of SUNY AS degree programs in nursing. Applicants are urged to attend Information Sessions for further advisement regarding 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.  

     

    Graduation Requirements Credits
    Professional Socialization  
    HNC 350 Professional Role Development in Nursing 2
    HNC 440 Research in Nursing 2
    HNC 479 Transitions into Professional Practice 3
    Health Related Sciences  
    HNC 310 Pathophysiology 3
    HNC 333 Fundamentals of Pharmacology 4
    HNC 499 Clinical Epidemiology 3
    Clinical Nursing  
    Clinical Practice Portfolio - submitted while in program 28
    HNC 340 Novice to Expert 6
    HNC 370 Health Assessment 3
    HNC 469 Population Health Nursing 6
    HNC 471 Nursing Management Practicum for BS/MS students 3
    Electives 0
    BS/MS - Graduate Core Classes  
    HNH 503 Organizational Leadership and Role Formation 3
    HNH 504 Quality Improvement, Safety and Health Care Technologies  3
    HNH 505 Health Care Policy and Advocacy 2
    Total Credits *71

     

    Advanced Placement Credits

    Registered Nurse to 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 cost is $300.  

  • Master of Science Programs

     

    Admission requirements for the Master of Science programs

    • Completed application
    • Baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing(non-nursing bachelor's degrees, see Clinical Practice Portfolio below)
    • Minimum of one year's recent relevant experience (preferred)
    • Unofficial transcripts from all college/universities attended
    • Cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0
    • Current professional Registered Nurse license
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Three credit undergraduate course in Health Assessment (by advisement)
    • Three credit undergraduate course in Statistics (by advisement)
    • Meet all Technical Standards for Admission and Retention

    Applicants with Non-Nursing Bachelor Degrees

    Applicants to a master's program with a non-nursing bachelor's degree are required to submit a clinical practice portfolio to be evaluated for baccalaureate-level nursing competencies once they have been offered conditional acceptance to a program. The Clinical Practice Portfolio fee is $300. If the portfolio does not meet academic standards, the student cannot be matriculated.

    Additional Requirements Upon Admission

    • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
    • Current curriculum vitae/resume
    • Evidence of meeting all Stony Brook University and School of Nursing health requirements
    • Evidence of health insurance and RN/student nurse practitioner malpractice insurance
    • Certification in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) with AED
    • Technical Requirements

    Transcripts from foreign institutions must be evaluated for transfer equivalency credits by an accredited evaluation service, such as the World Education Services (WES) http://www.wes.org



    Progression Requirements for the Master of Science Programs

    • Successful completion of all program required courses

    • Maintenance of a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better

    • Satisfactory professional and ethical conduct

    • Maintenance of current Registered Professional Nurse license during enrollment in clinical courses and health insurance requirements and malpractice insurance; graduate students who do not meet the above standards are subject to the same academic sanctions, warning, jeopardy, suspension and dismissal as the undergraduate students

    • Failure to register for two consecutive semesters may result in termination

     

    Master of Science Program Curriculums

    Advanced Practice Nursing Program in Adult-Gerontological Health (HNAZM)

    Offered through Distance Education with On-Site Requirements

    The Adult-Gerontological Health Nurse Practitioner Program prepares nurses as expert providers of primary health care to young adults, adults, older adults and their families across health care settings. The primary focus of the program is to prepare the graduate to promote, maintain, supervise, and restore health, identify health risks, and assess, diagnose, and manage acute and chronic illnesses common in primary care. The ability to function as an educator, leader, consultant, advocate, and change agent is an essential to the development of clinical expertise in this role.

    Course # Title Credits
    HNH 503 Organizational Leadership and Role Formation 3
    HNH 504 Quality Improvement, Safety and Healthcare Technologies 3
    HNH 505 Healthcare Policy and Advocacy 2
    HNG 515 Advanced Health Assessment  3
    HNG 519 Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Adult Health Nursing I 4
    HNG 529 Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Adult Health Nursing II 5
    HNG 539 Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Adult Health Nursing III 5
    HNG 540 Clinical Pharmacology 3
    HNG 541 Statistical Methods and Scholarly Inquiry 3
    HNG 543 Applications in Clinical Nursing Research 3
    HNG 549 Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Adult Health Nursing II 5
    HNG 588 Clinical Pathobiology 3
      Electives 3
    Total Credits   45

    Advanced Practice Nursing Program in Child Health (HNKZM)

    Offered through Distance Education with On-Site Requirements

    The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program prepares nurses as expert providers of primary health care to children and their families across health care settings. The primary focus of the program is to prepare the graduate to promote, maintain, supervise and restore health, identify health risks, and assess, diagnose, and manage acute and chronic illnesses common in primary care. The ability to function as an educator, leader, consultant, advocate, and change agent is an essential to the development of clinical expertise in this role.

    Course # Title Credits
    HNH 503 Organizational Leadership and Role Formation 3
    HNH 504 Quality Improvement, Safety and Healthcare Technologies 3
    HNH 505 Healthcare Policy and Advocacy 2
    HNG 520 Selected Topics in Childhood Morbidity 3
    HNG 525 Advanced Health Assessment Child Health 3
    HNG 540 Clinical Pharmacology 3
    HNG 541 Statistical Methods and Scholarly Inquiry 3
    HNG 543 Applications in Clinical Nursing Research 3
    HNG 518 Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Child Health Nursing I 4
    HNG 528 Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Child Health Nursing II 4
    HNG 538 Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Child Health Nursing III 5
    HNG 548 Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Child Health Nursing IV 4
    HNG 588 Clinical Pathobiology 3
      Electives 2
    Total Credits   45

    Advanced Practice Nursing Program in Neonatal Health (HNNZM)

    Offered through Distance Education with On-Site Requirements

    The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program prepares nurses as expert providers of health care to neonates and their families across health care settings. The primary focus of the program is to prepare the graduate to promote, maintain, supervise and restore health, identify health risks, and assess, diagnose, and manage acute and chronic illnesses. The ability to function as an educator, leader, consultant, advocate, and change agent is an essential to the development of clinical expertise in this role.

    Course # Title Credits
    HNH 503 Organizational Leadership and Role Formation 3
    HNH 504 Quality Improvement, Safety and Healthcare Technologies
    HNH 505 Healthcare Policy and Advocacy
    HNG 513 Advanced Health Assessment of the Neonate and Infant
    HNG 522 Selected Topics in Neonatal Pathophysiology 2
    HNG 541 Statistical Methods and Scholarly Inquiry
    HNG 542 Neonatal Pharmacology
    HNG 543 Applications in Clinical Nursing Research
    HNG 564 Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Neonatal Health Nursing II: Primary Care for High Risk Infant 3
    HNG 569 Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Neonatal Health Nursing I: The Childbearing Family
    HNG 578  Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Neonatal Health Nursing III: The High Risk Neonate I
    HNG 579  Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Neonatal Health Nursing IV: The High Risk Neonate II 
    HNG 588  Clinical Pathobiology 3
    Total Credits   45

    Advanced Practice Nursing Program in Perinatal/Women's Health (HNWZM) 

    Offered through Distance Education with On-Site Requirements

     No longer accepting applications to this program. Program information on this page is applicable to currently enrolled students only.

    The Perinatal/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program prepares nurses as expert providers of primary health care to women and their families across health care settings. The primary focus of the program is to prepare the graduate to promote, maintain, supervise and restore health, identify health risks, and assess, diagnose, and manage acute and chronic illnesses common in primary care. The ability to function as an educator, leader, consultant, advocate, and change agent is an essential to the development of clinical expertise in this role.

    Course # Title Credits
    HNH 503 Organizational Leadership and Role Formation 3
    HNH 504 Quality Improvement, Safety and Healthcare Technologies 3
    HNH 505 Healthcare Policy and Advocacy 2
    HNG 501 Primary Care 3
    HNG 514 Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Perinatal/Women's Health Nursing I 4
    HNG 515 Advanced Health Assessment  3
    HNG 524 Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Perinatal/Women's Health Nursing II  4
    HNG 534 Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Perinatal/Women's Health Nursing III 5
    HNG 540 Clinical Pharmacology 3
    HNG 541 Statistical Methods and Scholarly Inquiry 3
    HNG 543 Clinical Applications in Nursing Research 3
    HNG 554 Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Perinatal/Women's Health Nursing IV 4
    HNG 588 Clinical Pathobiology 3
      Electives 2
    Total Credits   45

    Advanced Practice Nursing Program in Psychiatric/Mental Health (HNMZM)

    Offered through Distance Education with On-Site Requirements

    The Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program prepares nurses as expert providers of health care to patients with psychiatric or psychosocial issues across health care settings. The primary focus of the program is to prepare the graduate to promote, maintain, supervise and restore mental health, identify health risks, and assess, diagnose, and manage mental health issues. The ability to function as an educator, leader, consultant, advocate, and change agent is an essential to the development of clinical expertise in this role.

    Course # Title Credits
    HNH 503 Organizational Leadership and Role Formation 3
    HNH 504 Quality Improvement, Safety and Healthcare Technologies 3
    HNH 505 Healthcare Policy and Advocacy 2
    HNG 515 Advanced Health Assessment  3
    HNG 517 Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing I 4
    HNG 527 Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing II 4
    HNG 537 Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing III 5
    HNG 540 Clinical Pharmacology 3
    HNG 541 Statistical Methods and Scholarly Inquiry 3
    HNG 543 Applications in Clinical Nursing Research 3
    HNG 547 Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing IV 5
    HNG 551 Psychopharmacology 2
    HNG 588 Clinical Pathobiology 3
      Electives 2
    Total Credits   45

    Advanced Practice Nursing Program in Nurse Midwifery (HNEZM)  

    Offered through Distance Education with On-Site Requirements

    The Nurse Midwifery Program prepares nurses as expert providers of health care to women across the lifespan. The certified nurse midwife is prepared to provide and/or collaborate in the care of women and the healthy newborn with a focus on normal birth in a variety of settings. The ability to function as an educator, leader, consultant, advocate, and change agent is an essential to the development of clinical expertise in this role.

    Course # Title Credits
    HNH 503 Organizational Leadership and Role Formation 3
    HNH 504 Quality Improvement, Safety and Healthcare Technologies 3
    HNH 505 Healthcare Policy and Advocacy 2
    HNG 501 Primary Care 3
    HNG 515 Advanced Health Assessment  3
    HNG 540 Clinical Pharmacology 3
    HNG 541 Statistical Methods and Scholarly Inquiry 3
    HNG 543 Applications in Clinical Nursing Research 3
    HNG 555 Professional Issues in Midwifery 1
    HNG 581 Midwifery I 4
    HNG 585 Midwifery II 4
    HNG 586 Midwifery III 5
    HNG 587 Midwifery IV 5
    HNG 588 Clinical Pathobiology 3
    Total Credits   45

    Advanced Practice Nursing in Family Health (HNLZM)

    Offered through Distance Education with On-Site Requirements

    The Family Health Nurse Practitioner Program prepares nurses as expert providers of primary health care to individuals across the lifespan in a variety of health care settings. The primary focus of the program is to prepare the graduate to manage common acute and chronic health problems through health promotion, maintenance, supervision and restoration. The ability to function as an educator, leader, consultant, advocate, and change agent is an essential to the development of clinical expertise in this role.

    Course # Title Credits
    HNG 577 Family Theory 3
    HNH 503 Organizational Leadership and Role Transformation 3
    HNH 504  Quality Improvement, Safety, and Health Care Technologies 3
    HNH 505 Health Policy and Advocacy 2
    HNG 541 Statistical Methods & Scholarly Inquiry 3
    HNG 543 Applications in Clinical Nursing Research 3
    HNG 540 Clinical Pharmacology 3
    HNG 515 Advanced Health Assessment 3
    HNG 588 Clinical Pathobiology 3
    HNG 572 Advanced Theory & Clinical Practice in Family Health Nursing I 4
    HNG 573 Advanced Theory & Clinical Practice in Family Health Nursing II 5
    HNG 574 Advanced Theory & Clinical Practice in Family Health Nursing III 5
    HNG 575 Advanced Theory & Clinical Practice in Family Health Nursing IV 5
    Total Credits   45

     

    Nursing Leadership (HNHZM)

    Offered through Distance Education with On-SIte Requirements

    The Master of Science in Nursing Leadership prepares nurses as leaders to assume leadership positions across all levels of nursing and health care continuum.  This program is offered as an executive cohort program using a blended model with scheduled on-site immersions and curriculum delivery via a computer mediated modality.

    Course # Title Credits
    HNH 503 Organizational Leadership and Role Transformation 3
    HNH 504 Quality Improvement, Safety and Health Care Technologies 3
    HNH 505 Health Care Ploicy and Advocacy 2
    HNG 541 Statistical Methods & Scholarly Inquiry 3
    HNG 543 Applications in Clinical Nursing Research 3
    HNH 530 Communication and Relationship Management 3
    HNH 531 Business Skills for Nurse Leaders 3
    HNH 532 Finance and Economics in Nursing LeadershipHNH 533 3
    HNH 533 Legal/Ethical/Regulatory Issues in Nursing Leadership 3
    HNH 540 Advanced Theory and Practice in Nursing Leadership I 4
    HNH 534 Advanced Leadership Seminar 3
    HNH 541 Advanced Theory and Practice in Nursing Leadership II 3
      Total Credits 36

     

    Nursing Education (HNUZM)

    Offered through Distance Education with On-Site Requirements

    The Master of Science in Nursing Education prepares nurses as educators to teach new and advanced nurses, in schools of nursing as well as in clinical settings.  This program is offered as an executive cohort program usinga blended model with scheduled on-site immersions and curriculum delivery via a computer-mediated modality.

    Course # Title Credits
    HNH 503 Organizational Leadership and Role Transformation 3
    HNH 504 Quality Improvement, Safety and Health Care Technologies 3
    HNH 505 Health Care Policy and Advocacy 2
    HNG 541 Statistical Methods & Scholarly Inquiry 3
    HNG 543 Applications in Clinical Nursing Research 3
    HNG 540 Clinical Pharmacology 3
    HNG 515 Advanced Health Assessment 3
    HNG 588 Clinical Pathobiology 3
    HNH 510 Facilitating Adult Learning 3
    HNH 511 Curriculum Design, Implementation and Evaluation in Nursing Education 3
    HNH 512 Advanced Theory and Practice in Nursing Education  3
    HNH 513 Advanced Theory and Practice in Nursing Education I 3
    HNH 514 Advanced Theory and Practice in Nursing Education II 4
    HNH 515 Advanced Theory and Practice in Nursing Education III 4
      Electives 2
      Total Credits 45
  • Advanced Certificate Programs

    Advanced Certificate PrograMs

    Admission Requirements

    • Completed application
    • Master's degree from an accredited nursing program
    • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
    • Minimum of one year recent relevant experience (preferred)
    • Cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0
    • Current registered professional nurse licensure
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Three-credit undergraduate course in Health Assessment (by advisement)
    • Three-credit undergraduate course in Statistics (by advisement)
    • Technical Standard for Admission and Retention

    Transcripts from foreign institutions must be evaluated for transfer equivalency credits by an accredited evaluation service, such as the World Education Services (WES) http://www.wes.org

    The  Advanced Certificate Program offers the masters or doctoral prepared nurse the ability to continue graduate education to specialize in another clinical area. This Advanced Certificate Program reflects state and national requirements for certification, as well as national trends. This provides the student with eligibility to apply for New York State Certification as well as national certification in their specialty.  Program credit requirements may vary depending upon program and previous graduate course level work.

    Stony Brook University School of Nursing reserves the right to change admission and program criteria to meet prevailing accreditation, regulatory and registration requirements.

    Meeting clinical course requirements is dependent upon the availability of appropriate clinical sites and preceptors in a student’s region. The Stony Brook University School of Nursing cannot guarantee the availability of clinical sites and preceptors or the results of clinical contract/affiliation negotiations.

     

     Advanced Certificate Program Curriculums*

    Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (HNAZC)

    Offered through Distance Education with On-Site Requirements

      

    Course # Title Credits
      Core Courses  
    HNG 519 Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Adult Health Nursing I 4
    HNG 529 Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Adult Health Nursing II 5
    HNG 539 Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Adult Health Nursing III 5
    HNG 549 Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Adult Health Nursing IV 5
        (19) minimum
      By Individual Advisement (Gap Analysis)  
    HNH 503 Organizational Leadership and Role Transformation 3
    HNH 504 Quality Improvement, Safety and Health Care Technologies 3
    HNH 505 Health Care Policy and Advocacy 2
    HNG 515 Advanced Health Assessment  3
    HNG 540 Clinical Pharmacology 3
    HNG 588 Clinical Pathobiology 3

    Child Health Nurse Practitioner (HNKZC)

    Offered through Distance Education with On-Site Requirements

     

    Course # Title Credits
      Core Courses  
    HNG 520 Selected Topics in Childhood Morbidity 3
    HNG 518 Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Child Health Nursing I 4
    HNG 528 Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Child Health Nursing II 4
    HNG 538 Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Child Health Nursing III 5
    HNG 548 Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Child Health Nursing IV 4
        (20) minimum
      By Individual Advisement (Gap Analysis)  
    HNH 503 Organizational Leadership and Role Transformation 3
    HNH 504 Quality Improvement, Safety and Health Care Technologies 3
    HNH 505 Health Care Policy and Advocacy 2
    HNG 525 Advanced Health Assessment Child Health 3
    HNG 540 Clinical Pharmacology 3
    HNG 588 Clinical Pathobiology 3

    Perinatal/Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (HNWZC)

    Offered through Distance Education with On-Site Requirements

    No longer accepting applications to this program. Program information is applicable to currently enrolled students only.

     

    Course # Title Credits
      Core Courses  
    HNG 501 Primary Care 3
    HNG 514 Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Perinatal/Women's Health Nursing I 4
    HNG 524 Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Perinatal/Women's Health Nursing II 4
    HNG 534 Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Perinatal/Women's Health Nursing III 5
    HNG 554 Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Perinatal/Women's Health Nursing IV 4
        20 (minimum)
      By Individual Advisement (Gap Analysis)  
    HNH 503 Organizational Leadership and Role Transformation 3
    HNH 504 Quality Improvement, Safety and Health Care Technologies 3
    HNH 505 Health Care Policy and Advocacy 2
    HNG 515 Advanced Health Assessment  3
    HNG 540 Clinical Pharmacology 3
    HNG 588 Clinical Pathobiology 3

    Neonatal Health Nurse Practitioner (HNNZC)

    Offered through Distance Education with On-Site Requirements

     

    Course # Title Credits
      Core Courses  
    HNG 522 Advanced Topics in Fetal and Neonatal Pathophysiology 2
    HNG 542 Neonatal Clinical Pharmacology  3
    HNG 578 Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Neonatal Health Nursing III: The High Risk Neonate I 7
    HNG 579 Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Neonatal Health Nursing IV: The High Risk Neonate II 7
        19 (minimum)
      By Individual Advisement (Gap Analysis)  
    HNH 503 Organizational Leadership and Role Transformation 3
    HNH 504 Quality Improvement, Safety and Health Care Technologies
    HNH 505 Health Care Policy and Advocacy
    HNG 513 Advanced Health Assessment of the Neonate and Infant
    HNG 564 Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Neonatal Health Nursing II: Primary Care Concepts for High Risk Infants 3
    HNG 569 Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Neonatal Health Nursing I: The Childbearing Family
    HNG 588 Clinical Pathobiology 

    Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (HNMZC)

    Offered through Distance Education with On-Site Requirements

     

    Course # Title Credits
      Core Courses  
    HNG 517 Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing I 4
    HNG 527 Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing II 5
    HNG 537 Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing III 5
    HNG 547 Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing IV 5
    HNG 551 Psychopharmacology 2
        21 (minimum)
      By Individual Advisement (Gap Analysis)  
    HNH 503 Organizational Leadership and Role Transformation 3
    HNH 504 Quality Improvement, Safety and Health Care Technologies 3
    HNH 505 Health Care Policy and Advocacy 2
    HNG 515 Advanced Health Assessment  3
    HNG 540 Clinical Pharmacology 3
    HNG 588 Clinical Pathobiology 3

    Nurse Midwifery (HNEZC)

    Offered through Distance Education with On-Site Requirements

     

    Course # Title Credits
      Core Courses  
    HNG 555 Professional Issues in Midwifery 1
    HNG 581 Midwifery I 4
    HNG 585 Midwifery II 4
    HNG 586 Midwifery III 5
    HNG 587 Midwifery IV 5
        19 (minimum)
      By Individual Advisement (Gap Analysis)  
    HNH 503 Organizational Leadership and Role Transformation 3
    HNH 504 Quality Improvement, Safety and Health Care Technologies 3
    HNH 505 Health Care Policy and Advocacy 2
    HNG 515 Advanced Health Assessment  3
    HNG 540 Clinical Pharmacology 3
    HNG 588 Clinical Pathobiology 3

    Family Health Nurse Practitioner

    Offered through Distance Education with On-Site Requirements

     

     

    Course # Title Credits
      Core Courses  
    HNG 572 Advanced Theory & Clinical Practice in Family Health Nursing I 4
    HNG 573 Advanced Theory & Clinical Practice in Family Health Nursing II 5
    HNG 574 Advanced Theory & Clinical Practice in Family Health Nursing III 5
    HNG 575 Advanced Theory & Clinical Practice in Family Health Nursing IV 5
    HNG 577 Family Theory 3
        22 (minimum)
      By Individual Advisement (Gap Analysis)  
    HNH  509 Organizational Leadership and Role Transformation 3
    HNH 504 Quality Improvement, Safety, and Health Care Technologies 3
    HNH 505 Health Policy and Advocacy 2
    HNH 515 Advanced Health Assessment 3
    HNH 540 Pharmacology 3
     HNH 588 Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan 3

    Nursing Education

     Offered through Distance Education with On-Site Requirements

     

    Course # Title Credits
      Core Courses  
    HNH 510 Facilitating Adult Learning 3
    HNH 511 Curriculum Design, Implementation and Evaluation in Nursing Education 3
    HNH 512 Advanced Teaching Strategies in Nursing Education 3
    HNH 513 Advanced Theory and Practice in Nursing Education I 3
    HNH 514 Advanced Theory and Practice in Nursing Education II 4
    HNH 515 Advanced Theory and Practice in Nursing Education III 4
    Total   20 (minimum)
      By Individual Advisement (Gap Analysis)  
    HNH 503 Organizational Leadership and Role Transformation 3
    HNH 504 Quality Improvement, Safety, and Health Care Technologies 3
    HNH 505 Health Care Policy and Advocacy 2
    HNG 515 Advanced Health Assessment 3
    HNG 540 Clinical Pharmacology 3
    HNG 588 Clinical Pathobiology 3

     

    Nursing Leadership 

    Offered through Distance Education with On-Site Requirements

    Course # Title Credits
    HNH 530 Communication and Relationship Management 3
    HNH 531 Business Skills for Nurse Leaders 3
    HNH 532 Finance and Economics in Nursing Leadership 3
    HNH 533 Legal/Ethical/Regulatory Issues in Nursing Leadership 3
    HNH 534 Advanced Leadership Seminar 3
    HNH 540 Advanced Theory and Practice in Nursing Leadership I 4
    HNH 541 Advanced Theory and Practice in Nursing Leadership II 3
    Total Credits

      22

     

    *Please visit our website at www.nursing.stonybrookmedicine.edu for Gainful Employment information 

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice

    Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) 

     Offered through Distance Education with On-Site Requirements


    Program Overview

    The DNP degree was adopted in 2004 by the Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) in response to numerous societal, scientific, and professional advances. These ongoing developments include expansion of scientific knowledge required for safe practice, an increasingly interprofessional work environment, and growing interest in the quality of patient care and outcomes of care. Practice demands associated with an increasingly complex healthcare system create a mandate to educate professional nurses engaged in advanced practice with doctoral level competencies. The DNP degree represents attainment of the highest level of preparation in nursing practice.

    The Post-Baccalaureate DNP Program at Stony Brook University School of Nursing prepares diverse students to be clinical leaders, stimulate innovation in practice, and influence policy, thereby impacting patient outcomes and population health. Our DNP graduates have skills and tools that enable them to identify opportunities for improvement in health care delivery, critically appraise evidence to inform change, utilize information technology to analyze complex practice models and organizational issues, improve systems of care to enhance safety and quality of care when needed, and facilitate translation of evidence into practice to advance health outcomes.

    The license-qualifying Post-Baccalaureate DNP Program is designed for registered nurses who hold a baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing, and prepares them to sit for a national certification exam in an advanced practice nursing specialty. The program requires 87 credits of coursework, including a minimum of 1,000 scholarly/clinical practice hours. The Post-Baccalaureate DNP Program is offered in the following population foci:  Adult-Gerontology-Primary Care, Family, Pediatric-Primary Care, Psychiatric-Mental Health, Women’s Health, Neonatal, and Nurse Midwifery.

    Nurse practitioners and nurse midwives who hold a Master’s degree  may be eligible to enter our DNP Program with advanced standing (post-masters entry). A gap analysis is conducted to confirm previous coursework taken and validate the number of clinical hours performed at the Master’s level. With advanced standing, the program requires 42 credits of coursework, including a minimum of 500 scholarly practice hours (to meet the 1,000+ post-baccalaureate practice hour requirement).

    The DNP program at Stony Brook University School of Nursing is offered through distance education with on-site requirements.  DNP students pursue study in various areas of clinical inquiry, and develop a practice-relevant quality improvement or evidence-based practice project. The faculty of the School of Nursing is committed to the spirit of collaboration and mentorship. Major foci of the DNP Program are developing a community of scholars, fostering a commitment to lifelong learning, and cultivating an area of clinical scholarship.

     

     

    Graduation Requirements (with Advanced Standing)

     
    Course # Course Title Credits
      Scientific Underpinnings  
    HND 612 Theories of Applied Science 3
    HND 650 Systems Theory 3
      DNP Project Core  
    HND 647 DNP Seminar (Clinical Inquiry, Review of Literature) 4
    HND 655 Doctoral Synthesis I (Planning, Methods, Implementation) 5
    HND 655 Doctoral Synthesis II (Management& Analysis of Data) 6
    HND 675 Doctoral Synthesis III (Scholarly Dissemination) 6
       Analytics & Informatics Core  
    HND 635 Biostatistics 3
    HND 645 Large Datasets 3
      Advanced Clinical Practice Core  
    HND 615 Genomics 3
      Population Health Core  
    HND 625 Health Policy and Social Justice 3
    HND 640 Principles of Epidemiology/Global Health 3
    Total Credits   42

     

  • Accelerated Baccalaureate Program

    Accelerated BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM (ABP)

    On-Site, One Year

    The Accelerated Baccalaureate Program is designed for students who have already completed a bachelor's degree, either at the State University of New York at Stony Brook or another comparable institution. The concentrated nursing curriculum leads to a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam.

    This second bachelor's degree draws on the prerequisite courses from the humanities and the natural and social sciences as a means of assisting the student to use theory and utilize nursing process to provide health promotion, health maintenance and restoration of diverse populations of patients. Students are provided learning experiences focused on individuals, families, groups and communities. In addition, students are exposed to various delivery models of professional nursing and health care. Stony Brook University Hospital is utilized as a clinical site along with various other settings.


    Admission Requirements
    •B.A. or B.S. Degree
    •Minimum cumulative GPA 2.8 and grades of C or higher in the following courses:

    Required Courses Credits
    Microbiology/Lab 4
    Anatomy & Physiology I/Lab 4
    Anatomy & Physiology II/Lab 4
    Chemistry 3
    Statistics 3
    Lifespan Development 3

     

     

    Graduation Requirements Credits
    Professional Socialization  
    HNI 350 Professional Role Development in Nursing 2
    HNI 440 Research in Nursing 2
    HNI 479 Transitions into Professional Practice 3
    Health Related Sciences  
    HNI 301 Mathematics for Health Care 1
    HNI 310 Pathology 3
    HNI 333 Fundamentals of Pharmacology 4
    Clinical Nursing  
    HNI 370 Health Assessment 3
    HNI 373 Psychosocial Mental Health Nursing 6
    HNI 377 Principles and Applications of Nursing Interventions I 6
    HNI 378 Principles and Applications of Nursing Interventions II 6
    HNI 455 Adult/Gerontological Health Nursing I 6
    HNI 456 Adult/Gerontological Health Nursing II 6
    HNI 463 Maternal and Newborn Health Nursing 5
    HNI 464 Child and Adolescent Health 5
    HNI 469 Population Health Nursing 6
    HNI 474 Capstone Nursing Practicum 5
    Total Credits 69

     

     

     

     

  • Leadership and Education

    ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE

    • Completed application
    • Baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing(non-nursing bachelor's degrees, see Clinical Practice Portfolio below)
    • Minimum of one year's recent relevant experience (preferred)
    • Unofficial transcripts from all college/universities attended
    • Cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0
    • Current professional Registered Nurse license
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Three credit undergraduate course in Health Assessment (by advisement)
    • Three credit undergraduate course in Statistics (by advisement)
    • Meet all Technical Standards for Admission and Retention

    Applicants with Non-Nursing Bachelor Degrees

    Applicants to a master's program with a non-nursing bachelor's degree are required to submit a clinical practice portfolio to be evaluated for baccalaureate-level nursing competencies once they have been offered conditional acceptance to a program. The Clinical Practice Portfolio fee is $300. If the portfolio does not meet academic standards, the student cannot be matriculated. 

    Additional Requirements Upon Admission

    • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
    • Current curriculum vitae/resume
    • Evidence of meeting all Stony Brook University and School of Nursing health requirements
    • Evidence of health insurance and RN/student nurse practitioner malpractice insurance
    • Certification in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) with AED
    • Technical Requirements

    Transcripts from foreign institutions must be evaluated for transfer equivalency credits by an accredited evaluation service, such as the World Education Services (WES) http://www.wes.org



    PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MASTER OF SCIENCE PROGRAM

    • Successful completion of all program required courses

    • Maintenance of a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better

    • Satisfactory professional and ethical conduct

    • Maintenance of current Registered Professional Nurse license during enrollment in clinical courses and health insurance requirements and malpractice insurance; graduate students who do not meet the above standards are subject to the same academic sanctions, warning, jeopardy, suspension and dismissal as the undergraduate students

    • Failure to register for two consecutive semesters may result in termination

     Nursing Leadership (HNHZM)

    Offered through Distance Education with On-Site Requirements

     The Master of Science Program in Nursing Leadership prepares nurses as leaders to assume leadership positions across all levels of nursing and health care continuum. This program is offered as an executive cohort program using a blended model with scheduled on-site immersions and curriculum delivery via a computer mediated modality.

      Graduation Requirements  
    Course # Course Title Credits
      Core  
    HNH 503 Organizational Leadership and Role Transformation 3
    HNH 504 Quality Improvement, Safety and Health Care Technologies 3
    HNH 505 Health Care Policy and Advocacy 2
      Research  
    HNG 541 Statistical Methods & Scholarly Inquiry 3
    HNG 543 Applications in Clinical Nursing Research 3
      Nursing Leadership Courses  
    HNH 530 Communication and Relationship Management 3
    HNH 531 Business Skills for Nurse Leaders 3
    HNH 532 Finance and Economics in Nursing Leadership 3
    HNH 533 Legal/Ethical/Regulatory Issues in Nursing Leadership 3
    HNH 540 Advanced Theory and Practice in Nursing Leadership I 4
    HNH 534 Advanced Leadership Seminar 3
    HNH 541 Advanced Theory and Practice in Nursing Leadership II 3
    Total Credits   36

     

    NURSING EDUCATION (HNUZM)

    Offered through Distance Education with On-Site Requirements

    The Master of Science Program in Nursing Education prepares nurses as educators to teach new and advanced nurses, in schools of nursing as well as in clinical settings. This program is offered as an executive cohort program using a blended model with scheduled on-site immersions and curriculum delivery via a computer-mediated modality.

      Graduation Requirements  
    Course # Course Title Credits
      Core  
    HNH 503 Organizational Leadership and Role Transformation 3
    HNH 504 Quality Improvement, Safety and Health Care Technologies 3
    HNH 505 Health Care Policy and Advocacy 2
      Research  
    HNG 541 Statistical Methods & Scholarly Inquiry 3
    HNG 543 Applications in Clinical Nursing Research 3
      Pharamacology  
    HNG 540 Clinical Pharmacology 3
      Health Assessment  
    HNG 515 Advanced Health Assessment 3
      Pathophysiology  
    HNG 588 Clinical Pathobiology 3
      Nursing Education Courses  
    HNH 510 Facilitating Adult Learning 3
    HNH 511 Curriculum Design, Implementation and Evaluation in Nursing Education 3
    HNH 512 Advanced Theory and Practice in Nursing Education 3
    HNH 513 Advanced Theory and Practice in Nursing Education I 3
    HNH 514 Advanced Theory and Practice in Nursing Education II 4
    HNH 515 Advanced Theory and Practice in Nursing Education III 4
      Electives 2
    Total Credits   45

     

     

     

  • PhD Program

    Doctor of philosophy (Phd) in nursing 

     

     The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) represents the highest level of formal education for a career in nursing research and the scholarship of discovery. It prepares scholars for expression and communication of the knowledge base in the profession of nursing.  PhD graduates develop the scientific foundation, steward the profession, define its uniqueness, maintain its professional integrity and educate the next generation of nurses. The PhD in Nursing program at Stony Brook University (SBU) School of Nursing (SON) will have a strong scientific emphasis within the discipline of nursing and an understanding of the science of related disciplines and translation science.  The program is designed in a broad, cross-functional perspective to prepare nurse scientists to collaborate across disciplines to solve complex problems and address multiple issues facing individuals, families, communities and populations. Translational and innovative research, promoting interdisciplinary collaboration at the highest level, will be foundational to the program. To foster success and promote transformational, far-reaching opportunities, students will engage in a diversified curriculum.

     The 54-credit curriculum is designed for Master’s-prepared nurses who aspire to research and academic roles within health care and educational settings.  It will build on the foundation of research and scholarship gained at the master’s level.  The full-time, cohort-based program, to be offered on-site (one day/week) with web-enhanced technologies, contains three phases:  Coursework, Proposal Development and Dissertation. Coursework and proposal development will take two and one-half years to complete with an additional one year for dissertation completion.  The PhD candidate will select an area of research congruent with interdisciplinary faculty expertise.  The SBU intensive research environment provides opportunities for mentorship by faculty within and outside the SON.  Our Office of Nursing Research assists faculty and doctoral students in meeting research goals by providing administrative support, grant preparation support and management, statistical consultation, and dissemination of research findings through poster/podium presentation and manuscript preparation.

     

    Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

    Application procedures and requirements as set forth in this Bulletin must be followed.  Applications will be reviewed by PhD in Nursing program faculty and the Committee on Admissions and Academic Standards.  All admissions for the PhD in Nursing will begin annually in June.  The number of openings for the PhD in Nursing program is small and acceptance is competitive.  Additionally, congruency of the applicant’s research interest with faculty expertise may impact admission decisions.   

    Requirements for admission include:

    1. Applicants to the Ph.D. in Nursing Program must hold a Master's degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program or its international equivalent. Students with a master's degree in a related discipline (i.e, MPH or MPH) and a Bachelor’s in Nursing may also be considered.
    2. A current unencumbered license to practice as a registered professional nurse
    3. One official copy of any transcript from any undergraduate college or university attended, from which a degree was conferred. Applicants must submit one official copy of any transcript relating to any graduate level work undertaken, regardless of whether or not a degree was earned. Note:  Educational systems that cannot be compared to the United States must be evaluated by a US credentials evaluation service before admission can be finalized.
    4. Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    5. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test. Official score reports must be sent directly from ETS (photocopies are not acceptable).
    6. Three letters of recommendation attesting to your academic ability and
    7. Evidence of successful completion (grade C or better) of a graduate-level statistics course within the last five years
    8. Curriculum Vitae including education and employment history; honors and awards; and publications and grantsmanship. Must demonstrate a progressive record of professional development in nursing
    9. A personal interview with PhD program faculty
    10. An exemplar of scholarly writing (e.g., publications)
    11. A statement of professional goals and research interests including reference to Stony Brook University School of Nursing PhD faculty whose current research is aligned with your areas of interest and expertise.
    12. Documented proficiency in English for international student (see the English Proficiency Requirements for Non-Native Speakers of English in the Graduate Bulletin  (http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/gradbulletin/current/degrees/phd/index.php)
    13. International Applicants: Each person planning to study in the United States is required to have the appropriate immigration status.  The immigration documents for F-1 and J-1 student status are issued by Visa and Immigration Services at Stony Brook University based on receipt of required supporting documentation, including evidence of admission, English language proficiency, an proof of financial support for the program of study.  (see the International Students section in the Graduate Bulletin  (http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/gradbulletin/current/degrees/phd/index.php)

     These admission requirements constitute the minimum expectations for applicants.  Applicants should be aware that students selected for admission generally exceed these requirements. 

     Requirements for the PhD in Nursing Program

     Curriculum Requirements

    The full-time, cohort-based program, to be offered on-site (one day/week) with web-enhanced technologies, contains three phases:  Coursework, Proposal Development and Dissertation. Coursework and proposal development will take two and one-half years to complete with an additional one year for dissertation completion.  All students will follow an approved program of courses, called the Academic Program Plan, determined to meet his or her needs and to satisfy program requirements.  The Academic Program Plan, developed by the student in consultation with the faculty advisor, should provide sufficient depth and breadth for the chosen are of research, including specific content areas, methodological and analytic approaches.  Any changes to the plan must be approved by the faculty advisor and submitted to the Director of the PhD in Nursing Program for final review.  The following includes minimum curriculum requirements:

     

    COURSE

    CREDIT

    PRE-REQUISITE

    Statistics/Research Design

    NUR  635 Biostatistics

    3

     

    NUR 636 Advanced Statistical Methods

    3

    NUR 635

    NUR 647  Doctoral Research Seminar

    4

     

    NUR 660 Quantitative Methods in Nursing Research

    3

     

    NUR 661  Qualitative Methods in Nursing Research

    3

     

     

    Philosophy/Theory/Foundations

    NUR 630 Philosophical Foundations of Nursing Science

    3

     

    NUR 631 Concepts, Theories and Knowledge Development in Nursing Science

    3

     

    NUR 531 Introduction to Biobanking, Biomedical Informatics and Biomarker Research 

    1

     

    JRN 501 Distilling Your Message:  Communicating Science 

    1

     

    MCR 562 Data Management and Informatics for Clinical Scientists

    3

    NUR 635

    NUR 636

     

    Research Practicum

    Cognates (3)

    9

     

    NUR 690 Dissertation Seminar I

    6

    Successful completion of Qualifying Examination

    NUR 691 Dissertation Seminar II

    6

    Successful defense of Dissertation Proposal

     

    Doctoral Role Formation

    NUR 697 Research Practicum

    3

     

    NUR 698 Teaching Practicum

    3

     

     

    TOTAL CREDITS   

     

    54

     

                                                                                                                           

    By Advisement

    Qualifying Examination

    N/C

    To be taken prior to dissertation phase

    NUR 699 PhD Dissertation Research – On campus; or,

    NUR 700 PhD Dissertation Research – Off campus (Domestic); or,

    NUR 701 PhD Dissertation Research – Off campus (International)

    (until Dissertation Defense)

    (1)

    Following completion of Dissertation Seminar II, students will register for one (1) credit per semester until dissertation is completed and defended

     

     Cognates

    Students will select a minimum of three cognate courses (9 credits) to support the dissertation.  They individually and collectively enhance the depth of understanding of the student’s chosen area of research.  Cognate courses are taken after the first year of coursework when a student’s chosen research area has become more clearly defined.  Cognates are typically in specific content areas (i.e., self-management, biomarkers, biomedical informatics) or in specific methodological or analytical approaches (i.e., research design methodologies or data analytical methods).  These courses must be at the graduate level and taught by doctorally-prepared faculty either from with the School of Nursing or the University community at large.  Students should consult with their faculty advisor regarding possible content and methodological areas that will support the chosen area of research. 

     Teaching Practicum Requirement

     All doctoral students in the PhD in Nursing Program at Stony Brook University must complete at least one semester of practicum in teaching under supervision.  Students in the PhD in Nursing Program will register for HND 698 Seminar Series:  Academic Role and Teaching Practicum to enhance their expertise in the role of an academician.  The practicum will be individualized according to the student’s prior experiences in the academic role.  The practicum will provide students with expertise in course development, teaching pedagogies and strategies for curriculum delivery, test construction and evaluation methodologies for didactic and clinical learning, approaches to teaching diverse learners and difficult student situations, and professional role development among others.

     The practicum may include making seminar or class presentations, assisting in laboratories, or leading discussion sessions. Grading experience by itself will not be considered sufficient for satisfaction of this requirement. Faculty are responsible for providing informal feedback and formal evaluation. Following (or in some cases, concurrent with) proper training through a teaching practicum and after having fulfilled other requirements for teaching (e.g., demonstration of spoken English proficiency for non-native speakers of English), a graduate student may serve as a teaching assistant (TA) in courses at Stony Brook University, where the instructor of record is a faculty member. An advanced graduate student may act as the instructor of record for an undergraduate course offered at Stony Brook University only if he or she is appointed to an adjunct faculty position as a lecturer. No student shall be appointed to such a position until he or she has been advanced to candidacy (G5 only). It is not required that such students be enrolled in full time status, although this is recommended. Appointment procedures follow the same process as regular faculty appointments. Graduate students at G4 level or below cannot be designated as the Instructor of Record for any course offered at Stony Brook University. They may be appointed as Teaching Assistants. In addition, there must be a designated faculty supervisor who serves as the Instructor of Record for the course.

     Each student, with the help of their faculty advisor, will identify the semester during which they will complete the teaching practicum, develop individualized student learning outcomes based on prior experiences in the academic role and identify a faculty preceptor.  The faculty advisor, faculty preceptor and student will develop the structure of the practicum and plan activities to accomplish the student learning outcomes. 

     Research Practicum Requirement

    All doctoral students in the PhD in Nursing Program at Stony Brook University must complete at least one semester of practicum in research under supervision.  Students in the PhD in Nursing Program will register for HND 697 Seminar Series:  Investigator Role and Research Practicum to enhance their expertise in the role of an investigator.  The practicum will be individualized according to the student’s prior experiences in the investigator role.  The practicum will provide students with expertise in selected aspects of the research process, including development of the conceptual/theoretical foundation of the study, study implementation (e.g. start-up activities, consent, intervention, fidelity management), data collection, data management, data analysis, participate in preparation of grant proposal and dissemination of findings.

     Each student, with the help of their faculty advisor, will identify the semester during which they will complete the research practicum, develop individualized student learning outcomes based on prior experiences in the investigator role and identify a faculty preceptor.  The faculty advisor, faculty preceptor and student will develop the structure of the practicum and plan activities to accomplish the student learning outcomes. 

     Qualifying Examination

    The purpose of the Qualifying Examination is to ascertain the breadth and depth of the student’s preparation and to appraise readiness to undertake significant original investigation. Successful completion of the examination signifies the student’s advancement to candidacy and potential to complete continuing coursework and the dissertation.  It also represents the faculty’s commitment to provide scholarly resources to assist the student in meeting these benchmarks.  The advancement to candidacy is achieved by satisfactory completion of the Qualifying Examination, which is taken prior to the dissertation phase (HND 690 Dissertation Seminar I).  At the discretion of the program, the Qualifying Examination may be oral, written, or both.  The Examination Committee is appointed by the Program Director.  The Committee must include at least two faculty members from the program and may include one or more members from outside the University or program. Results of the examination will be communicated to the student as soon as possible and to the Graduate School within one week of the completion of the examination. A repetition of the preliminary examination, upon failure, may be scheduled at the discretion of the Program Director. The dean of the Graduate School must approve a request for repeat examination.

     Dissertation Proposal

    The dissertation proposal is prepared under the guidance of a faculty advisor.  The proposal will be defended orally at a seminar, announced two (2) weeks in advance, and is open to PhD in Nursing faculty and students and to the larger academic community.  The dissertation proposal defense committee must include at least two faculty members from the program and may include one or more members from outside the University or program.  The dissertation proposal defense will be scheduled after successful completion of HND 691 Dissertation Seminar II.  Upon successful defense of the proposal, the student may register for HND 699/700/701 PhD Dissertation Research

    Dissertation

    The three requirements for the Ph.D. are assessed in the final defense of a dissertation.

    1. The dissertation should demonstrate significant original work.
    2. The final dissertation should be presented with clarity of thought and excellence of exposition that make it suitable for publication as a book or a series of papers in learned journals.
    3. The dissertation should demonstrate a breadth and depth of the candidate’s knowledge beyond the confines of his or her own research and is also critically assessed in the defense and at various examinations during the student’s studies.

    Successful oral defense of the dissertation to the candidate’s dissertation committee and the University community at large is required.  The dissertation committee will include the candidate’s dissertation advisor, at least two faculty members from the program and may include one or more members from outside the University or program. 

     Program Time Limit

    The time limit for a doctoral degree, including coursework, examinations, practicums, and dissertation is seven (7) years from date of matriculation in the PhD in Nursing Program.  In exceptional cases where the program cannot be completed within these periods, students may petition for an extension of the time limit. The Request for Waiver of Graduate Time Limit form can be found by selecting the forms link from the Graduate School Web site. These petitions require the approval of the student’s faculty advisor and Director of the PhD in Nursing Program. Requests for a time limit extension must be filed before the limit is exceeded and must contain a significant justification. The final decision rests with the Dean of the Graduate School, who may impose additional requirements.

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