MS Program of Study: North Country (Watertown)
Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

This program of study lists the courses that you will be required to complete to meet graduation requirements.

Courses Fall 2013 Semester Credits
NURS 612 Family Nursing Theory 3
NURS 571 Information, Quality, and Safety 3
  TOTAL 6 cr
Courses Spring 2014 Semester Credits
NURS 565 Nurse As Educator 3
NURS 616 Advanced Nursing Research 3
  TOTAL 6 cr
Courses Fall 2014 Semester Credits
NURS 626 Leasdership for Advanced Practice 3

NURS 665 OR

Educational Evaluation ++ OR 3
Graduate Elective Graduate Elective  
  TOTAL 6 cr
Courses Spring 2015 Semester Credits
NURS 610 Nursing Theory 3

NURS 655 OR

Curriculum & Program Development ++ OR 3
Graduate Elective Graduate Elective  
  TOTAL 6 cr
Courses Fall 2015 Semester Credits
NURS 607 Advanced Health Assessment 3
NURS 621 Clinical Pathophysiology 3
  TOTAL 6 cr
Courses Spring 2016 Semester Credits
NURS 640 Pharmacology 3
NURS 641 Clin Mgmt Primary HC FNP I 5
  TOTAL 8 cr
Courses Fall 2016 Semester Credits
NURS 642 Clinical Mgmt Primary HC FNP II 6
  TOTAL 6 cr
Courses Spring 2017 Semester Credits
NURS 643 Clinical Mgmt Primary HC FNP III 6
  TOTAL 6 cr

PREREQUISITES

NURS 640 - NURS 621
NURS 655 / NURS 665 - NURS 565
NURS 641 - NURS 607 / NURS 609
NURS 641 - NURS 616 / NURS 640
NURS 642 - NURS 641
NURS 643 - NURS 642

PRE/COREQUISITES

NURS 607 - NURS 621
NURS 609 - NURS 607
NURS 641 - NURS 612, NURS 565, NURS 616, NURS 640

++ Required for Education Minor (Prerequisite is NURS 565)

NOTE: Culminating Graduate Project is required in last year.

Application Deadline
MS Program
Fall Semester: June 1
Joyce Scarpinato, DNP,PNP-BC,FNP-C
Joyce Scarpinato, DNP,PNP-BC,FNP-C
Director of Master's Program
Ibrahim Thabet

After becoming an RN with an associate’s degree, Ibrahim Thabet said, “I felt that my journey was not complete. I decided to continue my education at Upstate Medical University because of the school's rich tradition of prestige.

I could not have imagined an easier transition.” Ibrahim achieved his goal of becoming a Nurse Practitioner by earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the College of Nursing.

—Ibrahim Thabet, FNP (2010)