Citing the changing demands of health care, Columbia University School of Nursing has instituted a new 15-month master’s program. The Masters Direct Entry program will replace a 12-month Entry to Practice program for non-nurse college graduates. The school no longer will offer a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
When Paul Coyne graduates from the Columbia University School of Nursing on May 18, he will add yet another diploma to the five he has already earned. That’s no small feat, especially for someone who just turned 30.
When Dyan Summers’ patient suggested he might have a disease called “Zika Fever” in 2013, she was dubious. In her 15 years as a certified nurse practitioner specializing in tropical medicine, Summers had diagnosed malaria, Dengue fever and more.