NURIF-AC - Nursing Informatics
NYSED Program Code
Master’s degree in Nursing (could include Nurse Practitioner)
A minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher out of a 4.0 in nationally accredited bachelor’s and master’s programs, all transcripts provided
An unencumbered nursing license and a current registration
Admission essay highlighting education and career achievement, including specific examples of problem-solving while working in the practice setting, leadership experience at the bedside or in other settings, and professional and community awards
Two letters of recommendation, one from a Master’s or Doctoral prepared nurse educator or faculty and one from a nurse leader who served as an immediate supervisor
Writing Sample required: A discussion of an evidence-based practice project completed in nursing school or in the practice setting, with references
All students in the MS in Nursing, the accelerated BS-MS in Nursing and the post-masters Advanced Certificates in Nursing programs will maintain a 3.0 overall GPA per semester and at graduation. To ensure this criterion is met, a minimum grade of “B” is required in all Nursing Program major courses [inclusive of Graduate electives]. Students earning less than a “B” grade in a Nursing course may repeat the course one time and must attain a grade of “B” or better. A second earned grade of less than “B” in any Nursing Program Course will result in dismissal from the program. Students have the right to appeal this decision.
Students must also complete one nursing elective course (3 credits). To satisfy the elective, students may take a course in a specialization area other than the one they are enrolled in, or they may select, in consultation with an academic advisor, a course from another program offered by CUNY SPS (e.g., MA in Disability Studies or the MA in Psychology).