Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

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Collaborative Specializations for MN and PhD Students

Program Overview
Student Responsibilities
Admission Requirements
Program Requirements
  • Program Overview

    Collaborative specializations provide additional multidisciplinary experience and exposure to expertise in an area of interest for students completing the requirements of graduate programs at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing. Students may participate in one of the programs listed below.

    For detailed information about each collaborative specialization, visit the School of Graduate Studies Current Calendar and search by Graduate Unit to visit each collaborative specialization’s home page.

    The following collaborative specializations are available to students in participating degree programs as listed below:

    1. Addiction Studies, Nursing Science, PhD
    2. Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care Across the Life Course, Nursing Science, MN, PhD
    3. Bioethics, Nursing Science, MN, PhD
    4. Global Health, Nursing Science, MN, PhD
    5. Women’s Health, Nursing Science, MN, PhD

    Students who are interested in other collaborative specializations can contact for further information.

    Please ensure that you review information on student responsibilities prior to applying.

  • Student Responsibilities Related to Collaborative Specialization Participation

    Please be aware that Collaborative Specializations (CS) are run independently from our Faculty. Students are responsible for understanding, tracking, and ensuring completion of their CS requirements within the same timeframe as their MN or PhD program. In some cases, it may be challenging to incorporate CS courses into existing course schedules and MN or PhD program demands. It is the student’s responsibility to check course timing/offerings and create a plan of study that allows them to be successful in completing the CS concurrent with their program workload. Additionally, it is the student’s responsibility, in conjunction with the CS, to determine if a specific type of placement is required. Students should reach out to the Clinical Education (CE) Office early to begin working with CE staff to identify placement opportunities that will meet both the degree and CS requirements.

    Please note that the CE Office cannot guarantee they will be able to meet CS placement requirements.

    Please notify the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) and our Student Services Office if you are admitted to a Collaborative Specialization (CS).


  • Admission Requirements

    Collaborative specializations are available to MN and PhD students enrolled at the Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.

    Academic Standing & Prerequisite Courses

    Candidates are accepted under the general regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Meeting minimal requirements does not ensure admission.

    Requirements are as follows:

    • Applicants must meet the admission requirements for a graduate degree program at the Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing (see MN Admission Requirements or PhD Admission Requirements).
    • Applicants must first be admitted to a graduate degree program at the Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing (either the MN or the PhD). Applicants must then apply and be admitted to the collaborative specialization.
    • Applicants must meet the admission requirements for the collaborative specialization they are applying to. Applicants should see the current SGS calendar and search by Graduate Unit for information about to their collaborative specialization of interest.
  • Program Requirements

    Students participating in a collaborative specialization must be registered in a degree program in the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing Graduate Department of the School of Graduate Studies. They must meet all admission standards and complete all degree requirements of the home unit, as well as meet the requirements of the collaborative specialization. The degree conferred is in the home discipline, and there is a notation on the student’s transcript indicating completion of the collaborative specialization.

    Most collaborative specializations require one core course, one elective or seminar series, and that the clinical course placement allows for related experience.

    All requirements must be completed by the end of the final clinical course
    (i.e., NUR1072, NUR1110).

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