Nurse Practitioner Watertown Program

Master's Degree Programs For North Country Area Nurses

Important Dates

  • May 1 - Deadline for completion of Nursing CAS Application for the Fall semester
  • May 15 - Deadline for completion of Upstate Secondary Application for the Fall semester

The College of Nursing at Upstate Medical University has expanded two of it's well-received Nurse Practitioner programs in Family Psychiatric Mental Health and Family Health master's programs to a location convenient to Watertown area nurses. These part-time programs are designed to meet the needs of the working nurse, will feature two courses each semester and can be completed in four years of study. This program is offered at Jefferson Community College, Watertown. We need a minimum of 10 students to run the North Country program. Nurses enrolled in the master’s degree program can receive certification in the following specialties:

For more information, call Student Admissions at (315) 464-4570 or Apply Online through NursingCAS

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0. A higher GPA may be necessary to be competitive for admission.
  • Current New York state RN license
  • Current CPR certification
  • Basic Health Assessment (NURS 310 or 300 level or higher course) and Basic Statistics (3 credits each) ideally taken within the last five years.
    Note: Students may apply directly from a bachelor's program. GREs and RN work experience are not required.
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)