MS—Unique Education Minor for Certificate

The College of Nursing offers students in the master’s program an option to minor in Education to prepare for a role as a nurse educator. Students who complete the minor receive a certificate at graduation. This nine­credit minor includes three courses:

  • Nurse as Educator (required of all bachelor’s and master’s students)
  • Curriculum and Program Development
  • Educational Evaluation.
    (In Educational Evaluation, students work with a preceptor to gain experience in the role of educator.)

All courses for the Education Minor may be completed in two semesters. A minimum of 6 credits must be taken at SUNY Upstate.

Application Period
MS Program, Fall 2015
October 15, 2014 –
February 1, 2015

NOTE: There are exceptions to these dates for RNs with a bachelors in another field and for the North Country program. Please see specific application periods for those programs on their respective pages.

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)