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Master’s in Nursing (M.S.)

The Master’s of Science in Nursing programs at Endicott College are designed for students seeking career advancement and professional growth in the fields of nursing education, administration, global health or Family Nurse Practitioner.

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Program Overview

The Master of Science (MS) Program in Nursing is designed to provide registered nurses with the knowledge to advance their career as a global health nurse, nurse educator, nurse administrator or family nurse practitioner. Courses are designed to build from existing knowledge to more advanced knowledge in a selected area of concentration. The student achieves competencies in leadership, nursing, nursing theory, professional role, ethical, legal and cultural issues.  The program provides a foundation for doctoral studies.

Courses of Study

Traditional Master’s Pathway is designed for registered nurses with a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Courses follow a detailed sequence designed to develop expertise in each concentration.

The Pre-Masters Pathway is designed for applicants who are registered nurses with an associate’s or diploma in nursing and who have a bachelor’s degree or higher education in a field other than nursing. Students are required to complete four undergraduate professional nursing courses:

  • MTH 126 Applied Statistics (3 credits)
  • NU306 Nursing Research (3 credits)
  • NU 408 Leadership and Management in Nursing (3 credits)
  • NU411 Community Health Nursing (4 credits)

The Pre-Masters pathway does not grant a bachelor’s degree in nursing. It does exempt the student for graduate program admission requirement of a nursing baccalaureate degree.

MS Program in Nursing Highlights

  • 33 credits
  • Hybrid Model –Combination of on-line and face to face meetings
  • Program can typically be completed in 18 to 24 months
  • Accelerated 4 -6 week coursework
  • Internship in area of concentration
  • Courses held in the evening and on Saturday
  • Up to 6 transfer credits accepted
  • Cumulative GPA 3.0 required
  • E-portfolio developed at program end to assess comprehensive understanding of program  outcomes

Admission Criteria

Admission to a graduate program requires a Bachelor degree from an accredited college. To be considered for admissions, a candidate must submit the following credentials:

  • Application form and a $50 application fee
  • Statement of professional goals
  • Complete official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A photocopy of Registered Nurse License, which must be current and unrestricted
  • Official copy of scores on either the Miller Analogies Test or Graduate Record Examination
  • A basic Statistics course is required of all students
  • An admission interview
  • TOEFL required for all students for whom English is not a first language
  • Official scores on either Miller Analogies of Graduate Record examination, unless you hold a masters degree


The tuition for the 2013-14 academic year is $637 per credit.  Additional fees are listed in the Graduate School Catalog.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse about the health needs and problems of patients, families, groups and communities throughout the life cycle.
  2. Promote the rights of patients, families, groups and the community in relation to professional practice standards, ethical considerations and legal implications of the nursing profession.
  3. Utilize research findings in nursing practice.
  4. Synthesize knowledge from the physical, behavioral, social sciences and humanities into the practice of nursing while implementing the nursing process to promote health of patients, families, groups and the community.
  5. Integrate nursing and related theories and research in nursing practice to perform therapeutic nursing interventions and implement teaching-learning principles to promote, maintain and restore health for diverse patients in a variety of settings, across the health/illness continuum.
  6. Provide culturally competent nursing care.
  7. Use technology to provide patient-centered care.
  8. Communicate within the conventions of the discipline of nursing.
  9. Collaborate with interdisciplinary team members within the context of the healthcare environment.
  10. Develop a commitment to lifelong learning, professional development, and active involvement in professional nursing organizations.
  11. Integrate leadership and management skills in health care systems promoting the professional role of nursing and the delivery of safe and quality health care.
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