If you're interested in using your nursing expertise and experience to further your career, earning your Master's in nursing in New York may be the next step in your career. This advanced degree can adequately prepare you to become a leader in your field while providing evidence-based care. As a response to the changing landscape of healthcare, and in response to the number of nurses looking to earn an MSN, New York nursing schools offer a variety of options. You can find them all here, and we encourage you to obtain as much information from schools as you can, in order to make a well informed decision about your nursing future.
Since most MSN students are working nurses, you may be expected to complete your degree on a part-time basis while continuing to work as a nurse. As a result, most programs can be completed in about three years. Some schools do permit you to attend full-time, which may allow you to graduate in two years.
The curriculum you follow will depend on which specialty you choose. However, most schools require all Master's degree students to complete core courses like Nursing Research, Perspective in Advanced Practice Nursing, and Advanced Pharmacology. Courses like Strategies in Education, Curriculum Design and Implementation, and Assessment in Nursing Education await you if you go into nurse education. A leadership degree may include courses like Organizational Leadership and Leadership in Health Care Organizations. Nurse practitioner students can take classes like Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing and Adult Primary Care.
You can begin applying for graduate nursing scholarships in New York after you get accepted to an MSN program. The New York Office of the Professions funds a number of nursing scholarships and grants. If you want to go into nursing education, you may be eligible for the Senator Patricia K. McGee Nursing Faculty Scholarship. The Lucretia H. Richter Nursing Scholarship is another option for New York students.
To learn more about getting a Master’s in Nursing in New York, visit our specialty pages and request information from those schools that have the programs you are looking for.
While nurse practitioners in New York have operated with a limited scope of practice for many years, new legislature will change that in 2015. The Times Herald Record reports that as of January 1, 2015, New York nurse practitioners with at least 3,600 hours of experience will be able to work without the oversight of a physician. If you become a nurse practitioner, this means that you can fully use your education and experience to take care of your patients.
The growing scope of practice freedom for nurse practitioners is especially important in light of New York's primary care practitioner shortage. Nurse practitioners that can care for patients of all ages may be able to close the primary care gap present in New York.
If you want to work in an administrative role, a Master's degree in nursing can help you get there. Some New York nursing schools are beginning to focus on programs that combine nursing with data analytics and leadership.
Of course, as the demand for nurses grows, the need for passionate nurse educators is also on the rise. The New York Department of Labor notes that nursing is one of the fastest-growing fields in the state. In order to keep up with this demand, schools will likely need more nurse educators, making this a stable route to pursue.
Working as a nurse anesthetist, you ensure that patients are good candidates for anesthesia and provide them safe and appropriate care during surgical procedures or with severe pain. In New York, nurse anesthetists can potentially earn an annual salary of $157,800, based on 2014 annual median salary figures in New York (O*Net, 2015). Job openings for nurse anesthetists are predicted to grow by 18 percent between 2012 and 2022 (O*Net, 2015).
If you enjoy working on policies and managing others, a career as a nurse administrator might be for you. Nurse administrators work with other management teams on risk management and fiscal budgeting. As a nurse administrator in the state of New York, you have the potential to earn around $108,600 per year, based on 2014 median annual salary figures (O*Net, 2015). There is a predicted job growth of 12 percent between 2012 and 2022 (O*Net, 2015).
If you want to find out more about earning your MSN degree or cost, contact one of the schools listed on this page.