Long Island University: Brooklyn (LIU Brooklyn), is a private college located in Brooklyn, which is a borough of New York City. It is a very large college with almost 11,000 undergraduate and over 7,000 graduate students. Attending Long Island University offers the chance to experience New York and its theaters, museums, and other attractions.
The college offers many degrees and the diverse student body includes students from many different countries. There are undergraduate degrees, combined degrees, and various master’s degrees in nursing offered at Long Island University. Some of the master’s degree programs are presented in a blended format with almost half of the course offered online.
BS In Nursing
Students who are interested in obtaining a Bachelor of Science (BS) in nursing have many choices in how they can earn their degree. There is a full-time day track, part-time day track, part-time evening and weekend track, and a full-time 15 month accelerated second degree track for those who already have a bachelor’s degree in another discipline. Applicants to the program must be high school graduates who have an 85 percent high school average over four years or an SAT score of at least 1000. After being admitted to the nursing program, students must take a placement test in reading, English, and math. Students must maintain a grade point average of 2.5 in their science courses at Long Island University-Brooklyn.
Once a student begins the nursing core courses, he or she must also maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or better. Completing the co-requisite courses is also required. Students must also complete 100 hours of community service. The program consists of two phases – the Pre-Professional Phase and the Professional Phase. During the Pre-Professional Phase, all of the liberal arts and sciences courses are completed. The Professional Phase consists of nursing courses and clinical experience. After completing all of these courses, the student may apply for licensure and take the NCLEX to gain the license needed to work in New York State as a Registered Nurse.
Accelerated 15-Month Full-Time Track (RN-BS Connection Program)
If someone who already has a bachelor’s degree in any discipline wants to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, this can be done in the Accelerated 15-month full-time track program. Students must first complete Statistics, Psychology, Sociology, Developmental Psychology, Microbiology, Anatomy and Physiology, General Chemistry, and Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry and maintain a grade point average of 3.0 in these. They must also successfully complete the Nursing progression examination. After completing the required nursing courses and clinical experience, the graduate may then take the NCEX national exam for licensure in the State of New York required for employment as a RN.
MS Executive Program for Nursing and Healthcare Management
This Master of Science (MS) in Nursing and Health Care Management combines advanced nursing courses with business courses related to nursing. It prepares nurses to management positions in hospitals, community health agencies, and businesses. A total of 43 credits are required for this program, consisting of 495 class hours and 420 clinical hours. At the completion of the program, students will qualify to take the national certification exam by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Applicants to the program must be licensed RNs in New York State, must have taken undergraduate courses in statistics and research, and must have a grade point average of 3.0 in nursing courses. Two years of clinical experience are preferred, but one year will be considered. They must also complete a personal interview and submit three professional references and their personal statement of professional goals.
BS/MS in Nursing/Adult Nurse Practitioner
RNs with an associate degree may earn their Bachelor in Science and Master in Science degrees with this 160 credit program. The Adult Nurse Practitioner provides primary care in many different healthcare settings. Graduates of the program may take the Adult Nurse Practitioner exam through the American Nurses Credentialing Center to become certified in this specialty. To be admitted to the program, applicants must be licensed in the U.S. and must be eligible for licensure in New York State. They may have one year’s clinical experience, but two years are preferred. They must also have minimum grade point averages of 3.0 in science and nursing courses.
BS/MS in Nursing/Executive Program for Nursing & Health Care Management
This program is for RNs with an associate’s degree in nursing who want to pursue management positions in nursing homes, hospitals, and other agencies. Students first complete the courses needed for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and then complete the Master of Science coursework that includes advanced nursing courses as well as business related nursing courses. At the end of the program, graduates may take the national test required for certification.
MS in Adult Nurse Practitioner (Blended Format)
This program is for those who have a Bachelor of Science in nursing and wish to pursue graduate studies. It consists of 41 credits to prepare graduates for careers as an adult nurse practitioner. There are 495 class hours and 600 clinical hours required to complete the program. Students may then apply to take the certification exam administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Applicants must be licensed RNs in New York State and must have at least one year’s clinical experience, although two years of experience are preferred. The undergraduate courses of statistics and research must have been completed, and the applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 in undergraduate nursing courses. A personal goal statement, three references, and a personal interview are also required.
MS in Family Nurse Practitioner (Blended Format)
This program prepares RNs who have a bachelor’s degree in nursing to provide care for families in many different settings. This program consists of 49 credits that must be completed to graduate. The credits are made of 555 class hours and 900 clinical hours. After these are completed, students may take the American Nurses Credentialing Center exam for certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Registered nurses with a bachelor’s degree in nursing and licensure in New York State may apply to the program. They must have a 3.0 grade point average in their undergraduate nursing courses and have taken health/physical assessment and statistics and research on the baccalaureate level. Two years of experience are preferred, but one year of clinical experience is considered. Also required are a personal interview, three professional references, and a personal statement of professional goals.
MS in Geriatric Nurse Practitioner (Blended Format)
This graduate level program consists of 43 credits. It prepares RNs to care for older adults in many healthcare settings. Students learn to help geriatric patients maintain and restore health. There are 525 hours of class required for this program and clinical hours required amount to 600 hours. After graduating, students may take the certification exam to be certified as a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner. To qualify for the program, RNs must have a bachelor’s degree in nursing and be licensed in the State of New York. They must have maintained a 3.0 grade point average in nursing courses and completed health/physical assessment and statistics and research as undergraduates. In addition, it is preferable that they have two years of clinical experience, but one year’s experience is considered. Applicants must complete a personal interview; submit three professional references, and a personal statement of professional goals.
MS in Nurse Educator (Blended Format)
This graduate program leads to a Master of Science in Nurse Educator. It prepared the RN who has a bachelor’s degree to learn the educational aspects of teaching nursing. The applicant must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 in the undergraduate nursing courses. It is also required to have licensure as an RN in New York State and at least one year’s clinical experience. Two years of experience are preferred. Applicants must also submit three professional references, a statement of professional goals, and must complete a personal interview.
Tests that are required are for analytical writing and basic computer competency. It is also required that a health assessment course and research and statistics were completed. A Nurse Educator/MS requires 36 credit hours. This amounts to 510 class hours and 60 clinical hours. Students must take advanced nursing courses plus education courses. Upon graduation, they may apply for certification as a Nurse Educator.
Advanced Certificate in Adult Nurse Practitioner
This program is designed for RNs who have a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in nursing. It leads to certification as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. The program consists of 33 credit hours consisting of 375 class hours and 600 clinical hours. After completing the program, students may take the national exam required for certification as Adult Nurse Practitioner.
Advanced Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner (Blended Format)
RNs who have a bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing may add the Family Nurse Practitioner certificate to their credentials. These advanced practice nurses are able to care for the entire family and their healthcare. The program consists of 41 credits or 435 class hours and 900 clinical hours. After graduating, students are eligible to take the exam for certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Advanced Certificate in Geriatric Nurse Practitioner (Blended Format)
This program is designed for RNs who already have earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in nursing. They will be trained to care for older adults in many healthcare settings such as hospitals and assisted living facilities. Thirty-five credits are required for this program, or 405 class hours and 600 clinical hours. Graduates may take the certification exam necessary for certification as a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner.
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