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    Online Master of Science Degree in Nursing

    INSTITUTION INFORMATION Institutional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Program Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Institutional Membership(s): SOC PROGRAM DETAILS Program Information: Master of Science - Master's Enrollment: 300 seats total Application Deadline: Open How Students and Instructors Communicate: Chat Room, E-mail, Online Assignment Submission, Postal, Threaded Discussion Board Subject: Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General METHOD OF COURSE INSTRUCTION

    The program is delivered primarily through internet

    Supplemental delivery formats include internet

    This course uses WebCT

     
    DESCRIPTION
    The online M.S.N. program offers four tracks of study: education, business administration, health law, and public/community health nursing. Dual degrees are available in M.S.N./M.B.A. or M.S.N./M.H.L. While the core M.S.N. courses remain constant, courses for each track are specific to the area of interest and are provided by the appropriate schools. Courses can be added to the student's program track to accommodate the student's overall interest, employment, and educational goals. The program director is available for individualized program advisement. Capstone nursing courses allow the student to apply synthesized knowledge gained from all prior courses to an individualized project in the chosen role track.

    The M.S.N. education track prepares nurses for career paths in staff development, vocational-technical or community college education. This degree serves as a foundation for doctoral study for those interested in teaching in B.S.N. or higher programs. Twenty-one semester hours of core foundational nursing courses are taken online with students in all M.S.N. tracks. An additional fifteen semester hours of nursing education courses are required for this track including six semester hours of online nursing education practicum and capstone project work applying what has been learned. These courses are taught online by nursing department faculty members with advanced preparation and extensive experience in higher education. Thus, a total of 36 semester hours are required to complete the M.S.N. education track; however, additional elective courses may be taken by students with special interests.

    The M.S.N. business administration track prepares nurses for career paths in health care administration and entrepreneurship. Twenty-one semester hours of core foundational nursing courses are taken online with students in all M.S.N. tracks. An additional three semester hour nursing entrepreneurship course is taken online through the nursing department. Twelve semester hours of coursework in areas such as accounting, finance and management are completed online through the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship. Finally, six semester hours of nursing business administration practicum and capstone project work conclude the program. Thus, a total of 42 semester hours are required to complete the M.S.N. business administration track. Students in this track may choose to complete the dual degrees M.S.N./M.B.A. Contact the nursing department's graduate program director for information on the dual degree option.

    The MSN Health Law track prepares nurses for careers in areas such as legal nurse consulting, legal research or long term care facility administration/ownership. Twenty-one semester hours of core foundational nursing courses are taken online with students in all M.S.N. tracks. An additional thirteen semester hours of coursework in areas of health law and regulation are taken online through the Shepard Broad Law Center. The MSN Health Law track is the only M.S.N. program that requires the student to visit the campus. An initial summer week on campus serves as the pre-requisite for subsequent law center courses. Finally, six semester hours of nursing health law practicum and capstone project work conclude the program. Thus, a total of 42 semester hours are required to complete the M.S.N. health law track. Students in this track may choose to complete the dual degrees M.S.N./M.H.L. Contact the nursing department's graduate program director for information on the dual degree option.

    The M.S.N. Public/Community health nursing track prepares nurses for career paths in community and public health nursing. All students in M.S.N. tracks take 21 semester hours of core foundational nursing courses online. An additional 3-semester hour Public/Community health nursing course is taken online through the nursing department. Twelve semester hours of coursework in public health are completed online through the College of Osteopathic Medicines� Master of Public Health Program. Finally, 6 semester hours of nursing Public/Community health nursing practicum and capstone project work conclude the program. Thus, a total of 42 semester hours are required to complete the M.S.N. Public/Community health nursing track. Students in this track may choose to complete the dual degrees M.S.N./M.P.H. Contact the nursing department's graduate program director for information on the dual degree option.

    Core required M.S.N. courses
    Core Courses (21 semester hours)

    NSG 5100 Advanced Theoretical Foundations in Nursing (3)
    NSG 5110 Nursing Research 1: Advanced Nursing Research (3)
    NSG 5120 Nursing Research 2: Utilization of Nursing Research (3)
    NSG 5130 Health Care Policy, Organization & Finance (3)
    NSG 5140 Ethical Issues in Nursing (3)
    NSG 5220 Health Promotion & Disease Prevention (3)
    NSG 5340 Nurse Leadership Roles in Health Care Systems (3)

    Additional required courses by track

    M.S.N. education (15 semester hours)
    In addition to the core M.S.N. courses the following courses are required to complete the M.S.N. Education track:

    NSG 5300 Nursing Curriculum Development (3)
    NSG 5310 Instructional Strategies for Nurse Educators (3)
    NSG 5320 Evaluation and Testing for Nurse Educators (3)
    NSG 5360 Nurse Educator Practicum (3)
    NSG 5500 Nursing Education Capstone Project (3)

    M.S.N. business administration (21 semester hours)

    In addition to the core M.S.N. courses the following courses are required to complete the M.S.N. Business Administration track:

    NSG 5270 Nursing Entrepreneurship (3)
    NSG 5460 Nursing Business Administration Practicum (3)
    NSG 5510 Nursing Business Administration Capstone Project (3)

    BUSINESS COURSES to be completed at the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business prior to NSG 5460 and NSG 5510

    GMPF 5001 Introductory Accounting (3)
    GMPF 5008 Business Finance (3)
    GMP 5020 Managing Organizational Behavior (3)
    GMP 5012 21 st Century Management Practices (3)
    OR
    GMP 5030 Managing Human Resources (3)

    M.S.N. health law (21 semester hours)

    In addition to the core M.S.N. courses the following courses are required to complete the M.S.N. Health Law track:

    NSG 5470 Nursing Health Law Practicum (3)
    NSG 5520 Nursing Health Law Capstone Project (3)



    HEALTH LAW COURSES to be completed through the Shepard Broad Law Center prior to NSG 5470 and NSG 5520

    #1010 Institute for the Study of Health Law, Part I (1)
    #1030 Administrative Law (2)
    #1020 Legal Research, Methods, & Reasoning (3)
    #1050 Law of Medicare & Medicaid (3)
    #1080 Law of Patients' Rights and Advocacy (2)
    #1090 Law of Accreditation & Licensing (2)
    #2030 Law of Risk Management (2)

    M.S.N. public/community health nursing (21 semester hours)

    In addition to the core M.S.N. courses, the following courses are required to complete the M.S.N. Public/Community Health Nursing track:

    NSG 5280 Introduction to Public/Community Health Nursing (3)
    NSG 5480 Public/Community Health Nursing Practicum (3)
    NSG 5530 Public/Community Health Nursing Capstone Project (3)

    Public Health Courses to be completed through the Master of Public Health Program prior to NSG 5480 and NSG 5530

    PUH 5430 Epidemiology (3)
    PUH 5220 Environmental and Occupational Health (3)
    PUH 5802 Epidemiological Surveillance (3)

    PUH 5004 Public Health Grant Writing (3)
    OR
    PUH 5111 Public Health Issues of the Elderly (3)
    OR
    PUH 5500 School Health (3)

    Course descriptions for nursing courses can be found in the HPD catalog. Course descriptions for courses offered outside the nursing department can be found in the catalog of the school offering the course.


     
    SPECIAL ENROLLMENT ISSUES
    For further information, call the nursing department at (954) 262-1983 or 800-356-0026, ext. 1983. For information on the RN to BSN online track call (239) 267-6278, ext 5.
     
    TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
    Students are provided university computer accounts but must have an active account with an Internet service provider. Students may use either an IBM-compatible PC or Apple/Macintosh computer. The university accounts allow access to certain databases, Forums, ESET, and other programs. The following are minimum requirements. Individual professors may have additional software and hardware requirements, depending on the course. Such additional requirements will be posted well before the start of the term. IBM-compatible PC Pentium 200 MMX processor or higher, Pentium III/4 processor recommended; 64 Megabytes of RAM (128MB or higher preferred); CD-ROM; 20GB hard drive (30GB or higher preferred); SVGA (1024 x 768) or higher display; Full Duplex Sound card with speakers/headphones and microphone; Windows Operating System; 56 kb Modem (or faster) Internet connection through an account on an ISP, or a network connection to the Internet. Macintosh PowerPC 120Mhz processor or higher, G4 processor recommended; 64 Megabytes of RAM (128MB or higher preferred); CD-ROM; 20GB hard drive (30GB or higher preferred); 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution, thousands of colors; Full Duplex Sound with a microphone; System 8.6 or higher operating system; 56 kb Modem (or faster) Internet connection through an account on an ISP, or a network connection to the Internet. Software Netscape 4.75 or higher, or Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher. Proprietary browser versions (those not downloaded directly from Netscape or Microsoft) may not work reliably with the school抯 systems; Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0; Microsoft Office 2000 (or higher) (If you use other office type programs, some professors may require you to convert your files to a MS-Office compatible format for online submission.) Your connection to the internet must not initiate from behind a firewall. Any other operating system may be used (e.g. Linux) but must support the software specified here.
    ACCESS TO LEARNING RESOURCES
    The university抯 library system provides off-campus students almost all of the library services available to on-campus students. The online catalog, NovaCat, is accessible to students and faculty members wherever they may be located. The library system provides access to more than 10 million volumes and 200 subscription databases and provides online access to a variety of full-text resources including 20,000 unduplicated full-text journals, 260,000 dissertations, 70,000 ERIC ED documents, and 27,000 ebooks. Students may request delivery of books and other documents to their homes or offices. Requests can be made via online forms or fax. Journal articles can be e-mailed, mailed, faxed, or scanned and accessed digitally from the student's desktop. These services are provided by the Alvin Sherman Library抯 Document Delivery Department and the Health Professions Division Library, which can be reached by toll-free phone, email, or via the web. Students can request up to 25 free documents per week while they are enrolled. Print materials sent to students in the United States are sent by first-class mail. Students also may call the HPD or Alvin Sherman Library抯 Reference Desk for reference information, advice on research strategies and resources, and suggestions on other library resources that may be of use. The desk is staffed 90 hours per week. To send questions after hours: refdesk@nova.edu. The university抯 website provides instructions on the use of the library.

    The NSU Student Information System enables students to access and update their personal information online using their web browsers. The university抯 WebSTAR system gives students the ability to review their grades, print unofficial transcripts, review financial aid information, and review their financial account balances.

    The Help Desk of the university抯 Office of Information Technologies (OIT) provides assistance with many online technology issues via phone or email support. Examples of services include help with connecting to the university from home, configuring a PPP connection, troubleshooting email account problems, navigating through WebCT, setting up Outlook, Netscape Navigator, Internet Explorer, and other technology issues.

    The school, using WebCT as an online course management system, provides a range of tools and methods to support faculty-to-student interaction including online discussion boards, chat rooms, white boards, email, telephone, and a system for online submission, review and grading of assignments. Professors also use email, the telephone, and fax.

    The IZone within NSU抯 Office of Information Technologies maintains a website which provides students with an online orientation, including tutorials, to WebCT, email, and other methods necessary for coursework completion.
    ACCESS TO FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES
    The Office of Student Financial Assistance administers the university抯 financial aid programs of grants, loans, scholarships, and student employment and provides professional financial advisers to help students plan for the most efficient use of their financial resources for education. In order to participate in financial aid programs, a student must be admitted into a university program and must be a citizen, a national, or a permanent resident of the United States, or be in the United States for other than a temporary purpose. A prospective student who requires financial assistance must apply for financial aid while he or she is a candidate for admission. Students/applicants may apply for financial aid online. For additional information or application forms call 800-806-3680 or 954-262-3380. To continue financial aid, at a minimum, enrolled students must demonstrate satisfactory academic progress toward a stated educational objective in accordance with the university抯 policy on satisfactory progress for financial aid recipients. Any student admitted provisionally is not eligible for financial aid. Provisionally admitted students are permitted to register for one term and must meet requirements for full admission status by the 90th day of the first term of enrollment or further registration will not be permitted.

    SPECIAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in order to graduate from the program. The Office of the University Registrar maintains a permanent record of each student抯 achievement. Transcripts are available online to students, documenting their achievement in each course and in the program overall.
    SPECIAL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
    To receive an M.S.N. degree all students must fulfill the following
    requirements:

    � successfully complete a minimum of 36 semester hours of coursework
    � satisfactorily complete the program requirements for the degree including
    all required courses for the chosen track with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and with no course with a grade below B- applied toward the degree
    � apply for graduation
    � have satisfactorily met all financial and library obligations
    � receive a recommendation for graduation by the program director
    ACCESS TO ADVISING/MENTORING SERVICES
    Students are provided academic and administrative support by the Nursing Department抯 Graduate Program Office. The program office coordinates the scheduling of faculty and courses, provides advisement to students, organizes registration, and monitors student progress. Students may reach the Graduate Program Office through email or telephone or in person on the Fifth floor of the Terry Building on the main NSU campus.
    SPECIAL TRANSFER POLICIES
    N/A
    SPECIAL ENROLLMENT ISSUES
    To progress in the M.S.N. program, the student must take a minimum of one course per semester, with no more than one semester taken off per year. All coursework must be completed within five years. All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of B- for credit to be received toward the M.S.N. degree. A course may be repeated once if a grade less than B- is obtained. Only one repeated course can be applied toward the M.S.N. degree. A second course with a grade less than B- will
    preclude completion of the program and the student will be dismissed from
    the program. A GPA of 3.0 or above must be maintained throughout the program in
    order for the student to progress. If the student抯 GPA falls below 3.0 he or she
    will be on probation and must increase his or her GPA to 3.0 or above within
    the next semester attended to remain in the program. Otherwise, the student
    is automatically dismissed from the program. Students who have been dismissed
    may petition the program director for reinstatement if a year has passed since
    the dismissal. The applicant is required to present adequate evidence that the
    factors that caused the prior inadequate academic performance have changed significantly so that there is reasonable expectation that the applicant can perform satisfactorily if permitted to resume his or her study. Readmission will be at the discretion of the program director.
    SPECIAL ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS
    N/A
    SPECIAL PROGRAM PREREQUISITES
    Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Nursing
    OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
    N/A

     


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