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M.A. Professorial Studies (NEPM)
The Faculty envisions the Executive Program for Nurses with specializations in Administration and Professorial Studies as preparing leaders for roles in healthcare organizations--both service and education. These roles are defined as those that advance, implement, and manage the practice of nursing and healthcare without primarily operating in one-to-one relationships with students or clients. Hence, the graduates of this program will have their major impact on nursing and healthcare by influencing other interdisciplinary healthcare providers and learners. All role preparation in the Department of Organization and Leadership, Executive Program for Nurses, is based upon an approach of open inquiry, scholarly pursuit, and the ability to synthesize knowledge from diverse disciplines.
Program Objectives - Master of Arts Degree
- Evaluates the contribution of knowledge from related fields to the development of nursing science.
- Engages in the application and evaluation of nursing theory to education and practice.
- Uses both inductive and deductive strategies in examining the relevance of nursing science to nursing practice and education.
- Formulates nursing research questions from practice situations.
- Derives propositions from nursing theory for systematic investigation in education and practice.
- Evaluates nursing research findings to advance nursing practice and education.
- Applies knowledge from related disciplines in the area of role concentration.
- Analyzes nursing issues in historical, political, social, and economic contexts.
- Develops plan for translating knowledge acquired in program into future practice.
- Articulates selected career role within a theoretical body of knowledge.
- Incorporates knowledge from related disciplines into inquiry methods in nursing.
Professorial: Admission Requirements
- A Baccalaureate degree in accordance ith Teachers College admission requirements.
- Current Registered Nurse Licensure in a state in the United States of America or in a province of Canada.
- For students from other countries, a current permit from the New York State Board of Nursing is required to practice nursing. In addition, students from other countries must have a license to practice from their own country. International students should also contact the Office of Admissions for further application requirements.
- Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better in undergradaute course work. Applicants are expected to formally document fulfillment of this requirement upon admission.
- One year of continuous post-baccalaureate fulltime clinical nursing practice experience in a particular area is required for professorial studies. Applicants are expected to formally document fulfillment of this requirement upon admission.
- Potential candidates who do not meet these admission standards but who can demonstrate substantial ability shall have the option to petition the Faculty of the Executive Program for Nurses to be considered for admission based on alternative evidence of ability.
The accelerated Master of Arts program has ongoing admissions every semester.
Professorial: Degree Requirements
The Master of Arts degree in the Executive Program for Nurses requires 48 points beyond the baccalaureate degree. The program must include a minimum of 12 points from the major field (see " Master of Arts Point Requirement" and "Program of Study" sections in the Teachers College Catalog).
The Capstone Project is a requirement for a Master's Degree during the semester in which a student applies for the Master's degree. Details are provided in "Guidelines for the Capstone Project," which can be obtained in the office of the Executive Program for Nurses and through Faculty Advisors. Although this requirement must be completed during the last semester of study, the student is encouraged to begin the Project in the semester prior to the one in which graduation is planned.
Professorial: Academic Coursework
The Program for the Master of Arts degree preparing for Professorial Studies emphasizes the development of teaching and learning skills for applications in classroom and clinical education settings, building on the advanced study of nursing education and practice. The program includes content in evaluation procedures and basic curriculum design.
Generally, the curriculum falls into the following categories
|Required Core Courses||(Foundational Courses)||15 points|
|Elective Core Courses||(Professional Courses)||6 to 9 points|
|Required Context Courses||(Role Concentration)||15 points|
|Elective Context Courses||(Cognates)||9 to 12 points|
|Capstone Project||0 points|
Students are required to take a minimum of three Teachers College courses in which at least six points are earned outside of the Executive Program for Nurses. Out-of-department courses or any course with a prefix other that "ORLN" are applicable toward this minimum three-course requirement. In the Executive Program for Nurses, inquiry, research, and other cognates satisfy this College requirement.
|Required Core Courses (Foundational Courses)||(15 points)|
|ORLN||4005||Theories of Nursing||(3 Points)|
|ORLN||5000||Nursing Science||(3 Points)|
|HUDM||4120||Basic Concepts in Statistics||(3 Points)|
|ORLN||5013||Informatics in Nursing||(3 Points)|
|ORLN||5040||Methods in Nursing Research||(3 Points)|
|Elective Core Courses (Professional Courses)||(6 to 9 Points)|
|ORLN||4001||Contemporary Issues in Nursing||(3 Points)|
|ORLN||4004||Historical Trends in Nursing||(3 Points)|
|ORLN||4050||Health Problems and Issues in Society||(3 Points)|
|ORL||4003||Crisis Intervention||(3 Points)|
|ORL||5551||Ethics for Healthcare Professionals||(3 Points)|
|Required Context Courses (Role Concentration)||(15 Points)|
|ORLN||5530||Seminar: Clinical Teaching and Evaluation||(3 Points)|
|ORLD||4051||How Adults Learn||(3 Points)|
|ORL||4054||Leadership and Management in Healthcare Organizations||(3 Points)|
|ORLN||6501||Seminar in Professional Nursing||(3 Points)|
|ORLN||5230||Fieldwork in Nursing Education||(3 Points)|
|Elective Context Courses (Cognates)||(9 to 12 Points)|
|These courses should be in a discipline relevant to preparation for the role. Such disciplines include organizational psychology, philosophy, higher education, human resource management, adult education, and others. Electives may be from the Department of Organization and Leadership, including, but not limited to:|
|ORLD||4053||Facilitating Adult Learning||(3 Points)|
|ORLD||5055||Staff Development and Training||(3 Points)|
|ORLD||4844||Helping Adults Learn||(3 Points)|
|ORL||4014||Legal Issues in Healthcare Organizations||(3 Points)|
|Capstone Project||(0 Points)|
|Students should refer to "Degree Requirements."|
Approved by Professor Elaine La Monica Rigolosi, Program Director, Executive Program for Nurses, Department of Organization and Leadership, February 1, 2018
Professorial: Sample Program
Below is a sample Cohort Program spanning four full-time semesters, meeting every Friday. Please make note that this is only a sample and is subject to change. Program schedules are posted every semester.
|Semester I: Autumn (12 Points)|
|ORL||4054||Leadership and Management in Healthcare Organizations|
|HUDM||4120||Basic Concepts in Statistics|
|ORLN||4005||Theories of Nursing|
|ORL||4014||Legal Issues in Healthcare Organizations|
|Semester II: Spring (12 Points)|
|ORLD||5055||Staff Development and Training|
|ORLN||5013||Informatics in Nursing|
|Semester III: Autumn (12 Points)|
|ORLD||4051||How Adults Learn|
|ORLN||5040||Methods of Nursing Research|
|ORLN||5530||Seminar: Clinical Teaching and Evaluation|
|ORLD||4844||Helping Adults Learn|
|Semester IV: Spring (12 Points)|
|ORLN||6501||Seminar in Professional Nursing|
|ORLN||5230||Fieldwork in Nursing Education|
|ORLN||4050||Health Problems and Issues in Society|
|ORLD||4053||Facilitating Adult Learning|
|Period of Candidacy|
|At the time of admission, students are notified by the Admissions Office of the dates of their candidacy (five years from the date of admission). Should this time expire, the Faculty Advisor and the Registrar may grant an extension based on the student's written request and proof of hardship. When students are requesting such an extension, the Faculty Advisor may require a written plan for completing the degree requirements before endorsing the student's request.|
Note: This Guide should be read in conjunction with the current Teachers College Catalog. The student is responsible for meeting the requirements in both documents. If an inconsistency in student interpretation exists between this Guide and the Teachers College Catalog, policies in the Teachers College Catalog prevail.