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    Online Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing

    INSTITUTION INFORMATION Institutional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Program Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLN-AC) Institutional Membership(s): SOC PROGRAM DETAILS Program Information: Bachelor of Science - Bachelor's Enrollment: 30 seats total Application Deadline: Open How Students and Instructors Communicate: E-mail, Online Assignment Submission, Postal, Threaded Discussion Board, Voice Subject: Nursing METHOD OF COURSE INSTRUCTION

    The program is delivered primarily through internet

    Supplemental delivery formats include internet

    This course uses WebCT

     
    DESCRIPTION
    The School of Nursing is pleased to offer a full web-based curriculum for R.N. to B.S.N. students. Students who elect the Web-based study option may complete course work and clinical practica in four or five semesters. Clinical practica are individually arranged between school faculty and students. Students in the web-based courses are poised to learn, using the technology of the future. Course delivery requires new skills for students including electronic mail, word processing, using the Internet, and teamwork online. Students gain exposure and familiarity with sources for health information, online library use, and one-to-one dialog with faculty and fellow students.

     
    SPECIAL ENROLLMENT ISSUES
    All courses require an orientation session at the beginning of the term on the Orlando Campus. Some courses require at least one face-to-face meeting during the semester. Courses with a clinical component require experiences to be concentrated in the greater Orlando area, or in agencies with UCF contracts of affiliation.
     
    TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
    Students are expected to be computer literate upon entry to the program or are expected to obtain these skills immediately upon admission to the program. Computer skills are necessary to access the courses. To participate in Web-based courses, you must have access to the UCF Campus Network or another Internet Service Provider. Recommended PC configuration: CPU: 733MHz or better Intel Pentium III processor, Memory: 128MB RAM, Hard drive: 10GB hard drive, Floppy drive: 3.5", 1.44MB, CD-ROM drive, Monitor: 15" Color SVGA .26mm Dot-pitch, Network Interface Card: 3COM or Intel 10/100 Ethernet card, Operating System: Windows NT Workstation/Windows 2000 (preferred), Windows XP or Windows 98/Millennium Edition w/Y2K Compliant Service packs installed. Recommended Mac configuration: CPU: 500MHz or better Power PC processor (Power Macintosh G4), Memory: 128MB RAM, Hard drive: 30GB hard drive, CD-ROM drive, Monitor: 17" Color SVGA .26mm Dot-pitch, Keyboard and mouse, Network Interface Card: Built-in Ethernet, Operating System: Macintosh OS, current versions (OS 9.2.2/10.1.3), Specific information on current technical requirements is available http://learn.ucf.edu . Word processing is a necessity in virtually any college course today. Online students should be prepared to save word processed files as plain (ASCII) text files, to use their programs' copy & paste functions to post their work into e-mail messages and discussion messages, and to attach word processing files to e-mail. Recommended software includes: Microsoft Office XP for Windows, Microsoft Office 2001 for Macs Some courses may require other software programs in addition to those named here. See the course Web pages or consult with the course instructor about additional software requirements before registering for an online learning course.
    ACCESS TO LEARNING RESOURCES
    UCF provides extensive learning resources for its distant students. The UCF library provides information for distant students. For additional information about the UCF library and other online services, use the Library's home page, Quick Reference service, or phone 407-823-2562 or 1-866-271-7589 toll free. Students enrolled in Web-based courses may purchase textbooks from the UCF Bookstore by phone 407-823-2665 or toll free at 1-866-271-7589 using a credit card. Students may also order books online through the bookstore webpage. The bookstore will ship books within 48 hours via UPS ground. The shipping charges are US$6.00 for the first book and $1.50 for each additional book. For additional information, refer to the bookstore's webpage.
    Visit UCF抯 Career Resource Center provides for information and assistance regarding job placement, employment listings, on-campus recruitment, federal government employment, statewide job fairs, career expos, interviewing techniques, resume writing, internships and other career planning issues. Even though you are a distance learner, it is possible to get a UCF photo ID card by mail. Your unique card identification numbers are needed to gain access to many of the restricted resources through the UCF library. Additional information is available at http://online.ucf.edu
    ACCESS TO FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES
    Online students are eligible for financial aid following the same policies and procedures as on-campus students. The financial aid office phone number is (407) 823-2827. The office can be reached by email at finaid@mail.ucf.edu. Please go to the financial aid UCF website for application forms.

    SPECIAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    Successful completion of CLAST; maintenance of 2.5 GPA, completion of a 3-credit statistics course (STA2014) with 2.0 or better prior to NUR3165.
     
    SPECIAL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
    TO EARN A BACHELOR'S DEGREE FROM UCF, STUDENTS MUST:

    Fulfill the requirements for the chosen major
    Earn a minimum of 120 unduplicated semester credit hours with at least a 2.0. Students must complete 48 semester hours of upper division credit course work with 30 semester hours in regular courses completed at UCF.
    ACCESS TO ADVISING/MENTORING SERVICES
    Telephone and email advising available from Dr. Linda Hennig, Ed. D, RN-BSN coordinator, UCF School of Nursing, 407.823.2744, Box 162210, Orlando, FL 32816-2210
    email: lindah@mail.ucf.edu
     
    SPECIAL TRANSFER POLICIES
    See Credit Section.

     
    SPECIAL ENROLLMENT ISSUES
    Students must make separate application to the limited access upper division nursing program. Contact the School of Nursing for more information. 407-823-2744 or visit http://www.cohpa.ucf.edu/nursing/
     
    SPECIAL ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS
    NUR 3065 Health Assessment:Requires three (3) labs (approximately 6 hours each) on the Orlando Campus for demonstration of physical assessment skills. NUR 4084 Transitional Concepts II Requires two (2) unsupervised clinical field experiences in a community agency approved by the faculty.NUR 4636L Community as a Continuum Clinical: Requires a six (6) hour per week block of partially supervised clinical lab in a community agency. Students meet with clinical faculty for conference at regular intervals. Clinical experiences must be at an agency with which the University and School of Nursing has an affiliation contract. Clinical faculty and/or Preceptors must be approved by the School of Nursing.NUR 4945 Directed Nursing Practice:This is a 180 clinical practicum for the RN-BSN student to gain experience in a concentrated area of nursing. Placement must be at an agency with a UCF/SON contract. Preceptors must be approved by the School of Nursing.
     
    SPECIAL PROGRAM PREREQUISITES
    Current FL RN license; Admission to UCF; AA degree from FL CC or UCF General Education requirements; oveall GPA 2.5 or better
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    OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
    None

     


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