Albany Medical College

Degree Type

Master of Science in Nursing.

Program Length

28 months, full time

Credit Hours

72 semester hours

Starting Month


Application Deadline


Program Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Nursing is required.

Verification of initial and current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in the United States. You’ll need to obtain a New York and Massachusetts RN license prior to the start of the program.

Minimum of one year (two years preferred) recent (within five years preferred) experience as a registered professional nurse in a critical care area. Acceptable critical care experience in order of preference includes: Surgical ICU, Post-Open Heart, Coronary Care Unit, Medical ICU, Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), Pediatric ICU, or Neonatal ICU. Other experience types will be considered if they involved: Critical decision making, Psychomotor skills, Invasive monitoring, Ventilators, and Critical care pharmacology.

A minimum GPA of 3.0.

Required Certifications: Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and CCRN is preferred (Critical Care Registered Nurse).

New York State Infection Control and Barrier Precautions Certificate (Obtain before start of the program)

Course Requirements: Critical Care Essentials I & II (or equivalent), Research Methods, and Organic Chemistry.


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