THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234

 

TO:

The Honorable the Members of the Board of Regents

FROM:

Johanna Duncan-Poitier

COMMITTEE:

Higher Education and Professional Practice

TITLE OF ITEM:

Proposed Amendment to the Board of Regents

DATE OF SUBMISSION:

November 19, 2004

PROPOSED HANDLING:

Discussion

RATIONALE FOR ITEM:

To Implement Policy

STRATEGIC GOAL:

Goal 2

AUTHORIZATION(S):

 

 

SUMMARY:

 

Attached for discussion is a proposed amendment to paragraph (2) of subdivision (d) of section 3.47 and paragraph (17) of subdivision (b) of section 3.50 of the Rules of the Board of Regents relating to the authorization of degrees.  Supporting materials for the proposed amendment are available on request from the Secretary to the Board of Regents.

 

The purpose of the proposed amendment is to authorize the conferral in New York State of the degree Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.), for completion of a practice oriented doctoral program in nursing.  The proposed amendment arose from a request by Columbia University to confer this degree.  The amendment will benefit students in New York by affording them the opportunity to earn a doctoral degree that is specific to advanced clinical practice in nursing.  The Department expects the degree to be used primarily by, but not limited to, those programs that educate nurse practitioners and nurse-midwives.  The State Board for Nursing supports the authorization of this new degree title.  In addition, the American Association of Colleges of Nurses, which is a national organization representing four-year college and university nursing programs, supports the use of the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. 

 

A Notice of Proposed Rule Making will be published in the State Register no later than November 24, 2004.  It is recommended that formal action on the proposed amendment be taken at the February 2005 meeting of the Board of Regents.

 

Attachment

 

AMENDMENT TO THE RULES OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS

Pursuant to sections 207, 210, 218, and 224 of the Education Law.

1.  Paragraph (2) of subdivision (d) of section 3.47 of the Rules of the Board

of Regents is amended, effective March 3, 2005, as follows:

(2) Professional degrees.  Graduate professional degree programs must be comprised of advanced studies in professional or vocational fields.  While they may have strong theoretical underpinnings, they must have as their primary purpose knowledge for application in professional practice.  Masterís degree programs of this type are primarily terminal in nature.  They may serve as preparation for advanced studies at the doctoral level, but they shall not be designed primarily for this purpose.  The doctorate in such studies is likewise practical, insofar as it prepares the student to train or supervise others in the field, to discover new knowledge that has practical application in the field, or to prepare the student for a life of practice in the studentís particular profession.  Only the following degrees may be conferred upon completion of a professional oriented graduate program:

Bachelor of Divinity (B.D.)

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)

----Engineer (--E.)

Master of Architecture (M.Arch.)

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Master of Comparative Jurisprudence (M.C.J.)

Master of Comparative Law (M.C.L.)

Master of Divinity (M.Div.)

Master of Education (Ed.M. or M.Ed.)

Master of Engineering (M.E.)

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

Master of Food Science (M.F.S.)

Master of Forestry (M.F.)

Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.)

Master of Hebrew Literature (M.H.L.)

Master of Industrial and Labor Relations (M.I.L.R.)

Master of Industrial Design (M.I.D.)

Master of International Affairs (M.I.A.)

Master of Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.)

Master of Laws (LL.M.)

Master of Library Science (M.L.S.)

Master of Management in Hospitality (M.M.H.)

Master of Music (Mus.M.)

Master of Nutritional Science (M.N.S.)

Master of Physical Therapy (M.P.T.)

Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.)

Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)

Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)

Master of Regional Planning (M.R.P.)

Master of Religious Education (M.R.E.)

Master of Sacred Music (S.M.M.)

Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.)

Master of Science for Teachers (M.S.T.)

Master of Science in Education (M.S. in Ed.)

Master of Science in Pharmacy (M.S. in Pharm.)

Master of Social Science (M.S.Sc.)

Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)

Master of Theology (Th.M.)

Master of Urban Planning (M.U.P.)

Doctor of Arts (D.A.)

Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.)

Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.)

Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.)

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

Doctor of Engineering (D.Eng.)

Doctor of Engineering Science (Eng.Sc.D.)

Doctor of Hebrew Literature (D.H.L.)

Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.)

Doctor of Law (J.D.)

Doctor of Library Science (L.S.D.)

Doctor of Medical Science (Med.Sc.D.)

Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)

Doctor of Ministry (D. Min.)

Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.)

Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)

Doctor of Nursing Science (D.N.S.)

Doctor of Optometry (O.D.)

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.)

Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)

Doctor of Professional Studies (D.P.S.)

Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.)

Doctor of Public Administration (D.P.A.)

Doctor of Public Health (D.P.H.)

Doctor of Religious Education (D.R.E.)

Doctor of Sacred Music (S.M.D.)

Doctor of Science in Veterinary Medicine (D.Sc. in V.M.)

Doctor of Social Science (D.S.Sc.)

Doctor of Social Welfare (D.S.W.)

Doctor of the Science of Law (J.S.D.)

Doctor of Theology (Th.D.)

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.)

2.  Paragraph (17) of subdivision (b) of section 3.50 of the Rules of the Board of Regents is amended, effective March 3, 2005, as follows:

(17) Nursing:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S. in Nursing)

Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)

Doctor of Nursing Science (D.N.S.)