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Accelerated Studies for Adults Program (ASAP)

Master of Science in Nursing

The vision of Keuka College’s nursing division is, “Today’s nurse leaders for tomorrow: Embracing a global perspective.” With this in mind, Keuka’s master’s in nursing is designed to produce future nursing educators in order to address the ongoing nursing shortage.

Nursing educators are in high demand across clinical and academic settings; nursing schools turn away more than 40,000 qualified applicants each year due to an insufficient number of faculty.

As a Keuka nursing student, you will examine the roles of the nurse educator, develop plans of instruction, evaluate methods to assess learning needs, explore how research is used to care for patients across the lifespan, and dive into the specialty educator’s track.

Once you’ve completed 18 months of study and practical application, you’ll be prepared for positions in nursing education and for advancement to professional and leadership roles. Our graduates work in schools of nursing at community colleges, hospitals, and universities, and at staff development offices in patient-care centers, health care organizations, and seminar companies.

Throughout the program, students will participate in an internship designed by the student and in collaboration with the nursing faculty advisor. This begins with educator-track specialty courses and culminates in a capstone professional seminar course.

For more information about becoming a student, including admissions requirements, click here. 

Attend class one night each week. Finish your degree in 18 months.

Locations

Earn your M.S. in Nursing at one of the following locations:

Arnot Ogden Medical Center Elmira
FLCC- Victor Campus Center Victor
Lourdes Hospital Binghamton
Onondaga Community College Syracuse

Program Curriculum

The M.S. in Nursing curriculum consists of 13 courses and 38 credit hours. For planning purposes, classes meet one night each week for four hours. Students spend additional time outside of class to complete readings, assignments, case studies, online discussions, and group work.

The below curriculum is based on guidelines developed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, The Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing.

Courses You’ll Take

Course Title Credits
EXP 500 Foundations for Adult & Exp Learning 1
NUR 500 Issues/Trends Leadership/Management I 3
NUR 510 Nursing Theory and Research 4
NUR 520 Nursing Informatics 3
NUR 530 Issues/Trends Leadership/Management II 3
NUR 550 Advanced Health Assessment 3
NUR 560 Advanced Pathophysiology/Pharmacology I 3
NUR 570 Advanced Pathophysiology/Pharmacology II 3
NUR 620 Philosophy/Theories Teaching/Learning 3
NUR 630 Teaching/Learning Environments/ Governance 3
NUR 640 Teaching/ Learning Methods 3
NUR 710 Education Internship 3
NUR 750 Professional Seminar/Capstone 3

*EXP 500 – Foundations for Adult and Experiential Learning - This course is offered year-round at the following locations: Keuka College, Onondaga Community College or Corning Community College. All graduate nursing students are required to attend this one time Saturday EXP class from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and to complete additional online work as required.

Skills & Job Information

Please visit the HESC website for scholarship information.

Upon program completion, graduates will be able to:

  • Take actions aimed at improving the diverse healthcare system through the delivery, education, and administration of relationship-based, compassionate and culturally sensitive care.
  • Utilize research that is both evidence-based and value-based to assure the delivery of high quality, cost-effective, professional nursing interventions.
  • Demonstrate competency in nursing informatics to expand nursing’s knowledge base as educators of nursing care.
  • Build interdisciplinary community healthcare service-learning partnerships to resolve mutually identified health related problems.
  • Expand the use of experiential learning in advance nursing practice.
  • Acquire competency in nursing education at an advanced level.
  • Commit to life-long personal and professional development.

The M.S. in nursing prepares graduates for positions in:

  • Schools of nursing at community colleges, hospitals and universities
  • Staff development departments in patient care centers, health care organizations, home health organizations, seminar companies and professional membership organizations

Accreditation

Keuka College’s nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The CCNE is an autonomous arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and is the nation’s leading accrediting agency for baccalaureate and master’s level nursing programs.