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    Online Master of Science Degree in Nursing - Leadership and Management Track

    INSTITUTION INFORMATION Institutional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Program Accreditation: Southern Association of College and Schools Institutional Membership(s): SOC PROGRAM DETAILS Program Information: Master of Science - Master's Enrollment: 55 seats total Application Deadline: Open How Students and Instructors Communicate: E-mail, Online Assignment Submission, Threaded Discussion Board Subject: Nursing METHOD OF COURSE INSTRUCTION

    The program is delivered primarily through internet

    Supplemental delivery formats include internet

    This course uses WebCT

    The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is designed to build upon the student's baccalaureate nursing education and professional experience. The goal of the program is to prepare advanced practice nurses to assume leadership positions in a variety of health care settings. The Nursing Leadership and Management track is designed to prepare nurses for a variety of leadership or administrative roles within health care agencies and organizations. Electives and practical experiences can be tailored to meet individual learning objectives.
    A few visits to the Orlando campus over the course of the program will be required.
    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.
    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
    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.


    Requirements for admission to this program are listed below under Special Program Prerequisites.
    Graduate students must complete a minimum of 41-49 semester hours of graduate-level course work, depending on the major. Either a thesis or research scholarly work is required.
    The program coordinator is Dr. Jacquie Byers (jbyers@mail.ucf.edu) who will advise graduate students in the Nursing-Leadership and Management track.
    See the Credit section.
    A few visits to the Orlando campus will be required.
    Requirements for admission to the program include the following:
    1. A baccalaureate degree in nursing from a program accredited by the NLNAC (National League for Nursing Accreditation Commision) or CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
    2. An overall grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for upper-division undergraduate course work and a combined GRE score of 900 on the verbal and quantitative exams; OR an overall grade point average of 2.8 (on a 4.0 scale) for upper-division course work and a combined GRE score of 1000 on the verbal and quantitative exams;
    3. Licensure as a Registered Nurse in Florida;
    4. One year (or equivalent) experience as a Registered Nurse
    5. Completion of an undergraduate course in statistics;
    6. Completion of an undergraduate course in health assessment. If health assessment content was integrated into other nursing course work, written documentation must be obtained from the School of Nursing;
    7. A personal statement describing interest in the field and career goals;
    8. A resume no longer than 2 pages;
    9. Three references; at least one should be from a former faculty member; and
    10. Score of 220 (computer-based test; or equivalent score on the paper-based test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or passing score on CGFNS (Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools; for international students).


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