Joyce Scarpinato, DNP, PPCNP-BS, FNP-C
Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies
Director of Master's Program
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)
MS Programs of Study
MS students in the Family Nurse Practitioner and Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Programs may choose a 2 year or 3 year program of study to complete their degree, depending on their needs. Pediatric Nurse Practitioner students only have a full time, 2 year option.
On average, part-time students carry six credits per semester and finish in three to five years. Full-time students carry a minimum of nine credits per semester and finish in two to three years. Faculty advisors work closely with students to help them fit courses and program requirements into their work and daily lives.