2013-2014 Samford University Catalog 
    
    Nov 29, 2022  
2013-2014 Samford University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Undergraduate Programs and Requirements

Majors

Nursing Major, B.S.N. 
Nursing Major (18-Month Accelerated Second Degree), B.S.N. 
Nursing Major (Five-Semester Second Degree), B.S.N. 

Students enrolled in the bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program in the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing are prepared to use knowledge, critical thinking skills, and practice skills learned from both nursing and liberal arts to provide professional nursing care in a variety of clinical settings. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Our graduates consistently achieve pass rates above state and national averages on the NCLEX-RN and experience excellent employment rates.

In addition to the traditional B.S.N. program, individuals who already hold a baccalaureate degree in a field other than nursing may pursue a B.S.N. through the accelerated 18-month second degree program, or the five-semester second degree program. Students may apply to the school of nursing immediately upon admission to Samford University.

Admission Policies

  1. All prospective undergraduate students who desire to enter the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing (IVMSON) must meet the following:
         Submit an application for admission to Samford University AND submit the nursing application form.
  2. Freshman applicants must meet the following academic requirements:
    1. Achieve a minimum composite score of 21 on the ACT or 1000 on the SAT.
    2. High school graduates must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above, have completed four units of English, two units of math, and two units of lab sciences with a grade of C (2.00) or better.
  3. Transfer students with less than 24 semester credits or 36 quarter credits in total at other institutions must also meet the requirements of entering freshmen.
  4. Transfer students with 24 credits or more must meet one of the following admission requirements:
    1. Have a cumulative GPA of 2.70 or above in all coursework and a 21 ACT or 1000 SAT within the last five years. OR
    2. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above in all coursework taken to be admitted.
    3. Submit a satisfactory Like Live video recorded interview following required guidelines and thoroughly answering all required questions or have a personal interview with the recruitment and admissions counselor.
    4. Have a minimum science GPA of 2.3 on a 4.0 scale in all required science courses (anatomy, physiology, chemistry, microbiology); or to be considered for conditional admission have a 2.3 on two of the four required courses (anatomy, physiology, chemistry, microbiology). Additionally, the 2.3 or higher GPA must be maintained for the remaining two science courses in order to be removed from conditional admission.
  5. Five-semester second degree students must meet the following admission requirements:
    1. Hold a minimum of a baccalaureate degree in another discipline/field.
    2. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale in courses required for prior bachelors and/or graduate degree(s).
    3. Submit a satisfactory Like Live video recorded interview following required guidelines and thoroughly answering all required questions or have a personal interview with the recruitment and admissions counselor.
    4. Have a minimum science GPA of 2.3 on a 4.0 scale in all required science courses (anatomy, physiology, chemistry, microbiology); or to be considered for conditional admission have a 2.3 on two of the four required courses (anatomy, physiology, chemistry, microbiology). Additionally, the 2.3 or higher GPA must be maintained for the remaining two science courses in order to be removed from conditional admission.
  6. Accelerated second degree students (18-month program) must meet the following admission requirements:
    1. Hold a minimum of a baccalaureate degree in another discipline/field.
    2. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale on in courses required for prior bachelor and/or graduate degree(s).
    3. Submit three letters of recommendation speaking to the applicant’s ability to successfully complete a rigorous academic load.
    4. Submit a satisfactory Like Live video interview.
    5. Have a minimum science GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in all required science courses (anatomy, physiology, chemistry, microbiology) at the time of enrollment.
  7. Be recommended by the School of Nursing Undergraduate Council. The committee reviews all completed admission folders and makes recommendations to the associate dean regarding applicant’s admission to the School of Nursing.

Transfer Credit and Placement

  1. Credit through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is available. Contact the Office of Student Records for information.
  2. A student wishing to transfer to the School of Nursing from another division within Samford University must apply to the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing through Slate.
  3. The student who voluntarily withdraws from the School of Nursing and remains out for 12 months or longer must apply for readmission. The student who left in good standing may be readmitted but must meet all current criteria for admission and adhere to current performance standards, progression and graduation requirements. Re-admission is contingent upon seat and clinical space availability.

Progression Policies

In order to progress in the undergraduate program in the School of Nursing, the student must:

  1. Have a completed Health Data Record (with all required immunizations) updated annually and on file in the School of Nursing.
  2. Submit negative results on drug screen and background check.
  3. Have a signed Confidentiality Statement on file.
  4. Make a grade of C (2.00) or better in each required or prescribed course in the School of Nursing curriculum. Note: a grade of D or F constitutes failure in any required or prescribed course in the curriculum. The nursing school accepts a C- in any required general education course in the nursing curriculum.
  5. All undergraduate baccalaureate nursing students must achieve at least an overall, cumulative 2.30 GPA on all required science courses (anatomy, physiology, microbiology, and chemistry), including all attempts in each course.
  6. Accelerated second degree students must achieve a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale in all required science courses (anatomy, physiology, microbiology, and chemistry), including all attempts in each course.
  7. Students may repeat up to 16 credits in which they earned a C- or lower grade, but only in core and general education courses.
  8. A student may not enroll in the same nursing course more than twice.
  9. Satisfy all prerequisites as prescribed in this catalog.
  10. Adhere to the following policies regarding course failure:
    1. A traditional or non-accelerated second degree student who fails one nursing course in which a grade of D or F was received may repeat the course the following semester, if space is available. If the student fails a clinical nursing course the student may not enroll in another clinical nursing course until the failed course is successfully completed.
    2. A student who fails one nursing course in the accelerated second degree program (ASDP) may apply to the Undergraduate Council to transfer to the non-accelerated program, depending on space availability, or wait until the following year when the ASDP course is offered again. If the ASDP student fails a clinical nursing course the student may not enroll in another clinical nursing course until the failed course is successfully completed.
    3. A student who fails two nursing courses with grades of D or F will be terminated from the School of Nursing.
    4. A student who fails three or more nursing courses with grades of D or F will be permanently terminated from the School of Nursing and is not eligible to be considered for readmission.
    5. A student who fails the same nursing course twice is permanently terminated from the School of Nursing and is not eligible to be considered for readmission.
    6. A student who fails two courses in the ASDP is not eligible to apply for consideration for readmission to the ASDP. If the student wishes to be considered for readmission to the IVMSON, he/she may apply to the associate dean of the undergraduate nursing program for consideration for readmission to the non-accelerated BSN program.
    7. Any student who is terminated from the School of Nursing due to failure of two nursing courses with grades of D or F and who wishes to be considered
      for readmission is responsible for submitting a formal, written letter (no email) to the associate dean of the undergraduate program asking to be considered for readmission.
      1. Students seeking readmission must meet current admission criteria and readmission is contingent upon approval from the Undergraduate Council and the associate dean, and space availability.
      2. Those readmitted must enroll in and successfully complete all nursing courses.
      3. After readmission due to academic failure, one failure in a required nursing course results in permanent termination from the School of Nursing. Termination from the School of Nursing does not change the status of the student’s admission or progression at Samford University.
  11. The student must adhere to the Code of Ethical/Professional Conduct as specified in this catalog, School of Nursing section.
  12. A student who fails to maintain progression standards may continue as a Samford student but will be terminated from the School of Nursing.
  13. The student with an incomplete (INC) in any nursing course may not progress in the nursing curriculum until the incomplete is removed. All prerequisites must be satisfied as prescribed in this catalog.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

BSN Program Outcomes

Graduates with a B.S.N. from Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing will be prepared to:

  1. Synthesize and apply knowledge gained from a liberal education and nursing to deliver safe, compassionate, and therapeutic nursing care.
  2. Apply principles of leadership, management, and quality improvement to positively impact healthcare outcomes.
  3. Integrate reliable evidence from multiple sources to inform practice, make clinical judgments and positively impact patient outcomes.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge and skills to use information management and patient care technologies to enhance safe nursing practice.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the significance of financial and regulatory agencies on quality patient care outcomes and nursing practice.
  6. Demonstrate effective communication and collaboration within an interprofessional team to deliver care that is patient-centered and evidence-based.
  7. Apply health promotion and disease prevention strategies to assist individuals, population groups, and communities in maintaining and/or improving an optimal level of wellness across the lifespan.
  8. Demonstrate professional standards and accountability in working with other health professionals, patients, and communities.
  9. Design, implement and coordinate patient centered, evidence-based nursing care across the life span in a variety of health care settings.

General Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing

  1. Completion of overall general University graduation requirements for the bachelor’s degree.
  2. Completion of the required curriculum of 128 credits.
  3. Maintenance of a cumulative Samford GPA of 2.00.
  4. Transfer students must follow the University policy for resident credit as outlined in this catalog.
  5. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 54 nursing credits.
  6. Nursing students may pursue a minor in a field other than nursing. It is not required that nursing students complete a minor, and there is no limitation on the selected minor. Non-nursing students may not pursue a minor in nursing.

 Graduate Programs and Requirements

Degrees/Majors

Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)

  Nurse Anesthesia, M.S.N. 
  Nursing
   

Family Nurse Practitioner, M.S.N. 
Health Systems Management & Leadership, M.S.N. 
Nurse Educator, M.S.N. 

RN to M.S.N. Option 

  Nursing
   

Family Nurse Practitioner, M.S.N. 
Health Systems Management & Leadership, M.S.N. 
Nurse Educator, M.S.N. 

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

 

Administration, D.N.P. 
Advanced Practice, D.N.P. 

Certificate Programs

Post-Master of Science in Nursing Certificate

Family Nurse Practitioner, Post-M.S.N. 

The Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing offers flexible, innovative options in a program leading to a master of science in nursing degree. Graduates are prepared to practice in an advanced role to meet and/or manage health care needs of families across the life span. The graduate will be prepared to practice in a variety of settings with a functional focus in one of the following areas: family nurse practitioner practice, health systems management and leadership, nursing education, and nurse anesthesia.

Through the RN to M.S.N. option, the School of Nursing provides experienced registered nurses, who currently hold an associate of science in nursing or a hospital diploma, the opportunity to earn an M.S.N. through a nontraditional path. As in the main M.S.N. program, the same options are available, with the exception of nurse anesthesia.

A post-master of science in nursing certificate is available in family nurse practitioner (FNP). Students completing the post-M.S.N./FNP option will have fulfilled the educational requirements to take the Family Nurse Practitioner Certification examinations.

M.S.N. Outcomes

Graduates with a master of science in nursing from the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing will be prepared to:

  1. Integrate multidisciplinary scientific findings for the continual improvement of nursing care across diverse settings.
  2. Demonstrate leadership skills that emphasize ethical and critical decision making, effective working relationships, and a systems perspective to promote high quality and safe patient care.
  3. Articulate and apply quality methods, tools, performance measures, and standards within organizations.
  4. Apply research outcomes within the practice setting to resolve practice problems, work as a change agent, and disseminate results.
  5. Utilize patient-care and communications technologies to deliver, enhance, integrate, and coordinate care.
  6. Intervene at the system level by developing and advocating policy to influence health and health care.
  7. Demonstrate effective collaborative, communicating, and consulting skills as a leader and as a member of inter-professional teams to manage and coordinate care.
  8. Provide evidenced-based clinical prevention and health promotion care and services in a client-centered manner to individuals, families, and populations.
  9. Synthesize an advance level of understanding of nursing and relevant sciences to integrate this knowledge for direct or indirect care.

M.S.N. Program

Admission to the Family Nurse Practitioner, Health Systems Management and Leadership, and Nurse Educator Programs

Applications for the M.S.N. degree program are considered on a competitive basis by the School of Nursing; thus, applicants’ admission profiles are evaluated according to stated admission criteria. The applicant will be considered for admission to Samford University and the School of Nursing graduate program upon submission of the following required material:

  1. Completion of application through www.nursingcas.org. For complete admission instructions, visit www.samford.edu/nursing.
  2. Completed the Supplemental Application form for the M.S.N. program, found at www.samford.edu/nursing/supplemental-application-forms.aspx.
  3. Attach a CV/résume to your NursingCAS application.
  4. Current unencumbered license as a registered nurse.
  5. Bachelor of science in nursing degree from a NLN or CCNE accredited program.
  6. One undergraduate course in nursing research with a grade of C (2.00) or better.
  7. One undergraduate health assessment course with a grade of C (2.00) or better (for FNP students only).
  8. Cumulative GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
  9. Minimum MAT or GRE score within the last 5 years.
    1. MAT: 402
    2. Old test: Combined score (verbal and quantitative): 970; Analytical writing: 4.0
    3. New test: Verbal: 153; Quantitative: 144; Analytical 4.0
    4. The MAT or GRE is waived if the applicant has a cumulative GPA of 3.20 overall or a 3.20 GPA of the last 60 hours taken. Post-graduate applicants (applicants who have successfully completed a graduate program) with a 3.00 or above are also waived.
  10. International applicants or American citizens who learned English as a second language must score at least 550 (paper), 213 (computer), or 80 (Internet) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
  11. Computer proficiency.
  12. Video conference interview.
  13. If accepted, a non-refundable fee of $750 is required to secure admission into the program. This fee is applied to the first semester’s tuition.

Conditional Admission

A student who is admitted conditionally must complete the first nine credits of the required Graduate Nursing Curriculum at Samford University with a “B” or better in each course attempted. Failure to meet the requirement as stated will prevent progression in the School of Nursing Graduate Program.

Academic Policy and Progression

Transfer Credit

Graduate students are permitted to transfer a maximum of twelve hours of graduate credit from an accredited college or university. To do so, students should complete a course substitution form and attach a copy of the syllabus. Transfer credits will be evaluated by the appropriate course coordinator for applicability to the graduate program.

Progression Policies

In order to progress in the mater’s program in the School of Nursing, the student must:

  1. Have a completed Health Data Record (with all required immunizations) updated annually and on file in University Health Services and the School of Nursing.
  2. Verify and keep current the following requirements:
    1. Show proof of personal health insurance through United Healthcare
    2. BLS certification
  3. Adhere to the Code of Ethical/Professional Conduct as specified in this catalog.
  4. Possess a current unencumbered registered nursing license.
  5. Submit to a criminal background check and random drug testing.
  6. Make a grade of B or better in each required or prescribed course in the M.S.N. program. Note: A grade of C, D or F constitutes a failure in any prescribed or required course in the M.S.N. program. **Students must maintain a cumulative 3.00 GPA and may not earn a grade below B in any course to progress in the curriculum.
  7. Have a 3.00 cumulative GPA to graduate.
  8. Meet track and department-specific academic policies.
Academic Policies

Graduate students who receive a grade below a B in any required or prescribed course or whose cumulative GPA falls below a 3.00 will be placed on academic probation.

Students placed on academic probation must:
• Repeat any nursing course in which a grade received was below a B and receive a grade of B or better.
• Be aware that a required nursing course can only be repeated one time.
• Failure of the same course twice or failure of two separate courses constitutes dismissal from the program

Students on academic probation who fail to successfully complete a required nursing course within one calendar year of the academic probation notification will be dismissed from the program. Students must be aware that plagiarism, unethical, unprofessional or unsafe conduct may result in immediate dismissal from the School of Nursing.

Program Interruptions

Students who need more than five years to complete the program, may petition the School of Nursing graduate program to request an additional year for completion (a total of six years for completion).

Readmissions

A student who has been dismissed from the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing graduate program may apply through the Office of Graduate Student Services for readmission after an intervening period of not less than one semester. The appropriate graduate admission committee will consider such requests for readmission on presentation of substantial evidence of a responsible and successful period of work or study during the intervening period. There is no guarantee, however, that a student will be readmitted. The decision regarding readmission rests with the Dean and is based upon the faculty’s evaluation of the likelihood of the applicant’s ability to perform successfully in graduate coursework.

RN to M.S.N. Option

The School of Nursing offers the master of science in nursing (M.S.N.) degree through a nontraditional pathway. The program provides the experienced registered nurse (RN) who holds an associate of science in nursing degree or hospital diploma an opportunity to earn a master’s degree within one program of study.

In the RN to M.S.N. option, the graduate does not earn a bachelor’s degree. Should an individual not complete the requirements for the M.S.N., whether for personal or academic reasons, no B.S.N. is awarded nor is academic credit transferred to the B.S.N. program.

The RN to M.S.N. option consists of five bridge courses and the M.S.N. curriculum. The bridge courses (NURG 500 , NURG 501 , NURG 502 , NURG 503 , and NURG 504 ) can be completed in two semesters and must be completed prior to progressing to the M.S.N. core courses. When taken full time and in sequence, the length of the RN to M.S.N. option is approximately seven semesters, or two years. General education courses may be completed at another college or university and then transferred to Samford University prior to enrolling in the RN to M.S.N. option.

Admission Criteria

Applications for the RN to M.S.N. degree program are considered on a competitive basis by the School of Nursing; thus, applicants’ admission profiles are evaluated according to stated admission criteria. The applicant will be considered for admission to Samford University and the School of Nursing graduate program upon submission of the following required materials. In addition, a completion of a minimum of 72 hours of college credit is required for admission to the RN to M.S.N. program:

  1. Completion of application through www.nursingcas.org. For complete admission instructions, visit www.samford.edu/nursing.
  2. Complete the Supplemental Application form for the RN to M.S.N. program, found at www.samford.edu/nursing/supplemental-application-forms.aspx.
  3. Attach a CV/résume to your NursingCAS application.
  4. Current unencumbered license as a registered nurse.
  5. Associate of science in nursing from an NLN or CCNE accredited program.
  6. Cumulative GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
  7. Minimum MAT or GRE score within the last 5 years.
    1. MAT: 402
    2. Old test: Combined score (verbal and quantitative): 970; Analytical writing: 4.0
    3. New test: Verbal: 153; Quantitative: 144; Analytical 4.0
    4. The MAT or GRE is waived if the applicant has a cumulative GPA of 3.20 overall or a 3.20 GPA of the last 60 hours taken. Post-graduate applicants (applicants who have successfully completed a graduate program) with a 3.00 or above are also waived.
  8. International applicants or American citizens who learned English as a second language must score at least 550 (paper), 213 (computer), or 80 (Internet) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
  9. Completion of general education requirements before program begins.
  10. Computer proficiency.
  11. Video conference interview.
  12. If accepted, a non-refundable fee of $750 is required to secure admission into the program. This fee is applied to the first semester’s tuition.

Conditional Admission

A student who is admitted conditionally must complete the first nine credits of the required Graduate Nursing Curriculum at Samford University with a “B” or better in each course attempted. Failure to meet the requirement as stated will prevent progression in the School of Nursing Graduate Program.

RN to M.S.N. Progression Policies

  1. Have a completed Health Data Record (with all required immunizations) updated annually and on file in University Health Services and the School of Nursing.
  2. Adhere to all Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing policies and procedures, as well as the Code of Ethical/Professional Conduct.
  3. Make a grade of B or better in each RN to M.S.N. bridge course.
  4. Submit to a background check and random drug testing.

Post-Master of Science in Nursing Program

Admissions

Applications for the Post-M.S.N. certificate program are considered on a competitive basis by the School of Nursing; thus, applicants’ admission profiles are evaluated according to stated admission criteria. The applicant will be considered for admission to Samford University and the School of Nursing graduate program upon submission of the following required materials:

  1. Completion of application through www.nursingcas.org. For complete admission instructions, visit www.samford.edu/nursing.
  2. Complete the Supplemental Application form for the Post-M.S.N. program, found at: www.samford.edu/nursing/supplemental-application-forms.aspx.
  3. Current unencumbered license as a registered nurse.
  4. Master of science in nursing degree from a NLN or CCNE accredited program.
  5. Cumulative GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
  6. The MAT or GRE is waived if the applicant has successfully completed a graduate program with a 3.00 GPA or higher.
  7. International applicants or American citizens who learned English as a second language must score at least 550 (paper), 213 (computer), or 80 (Internet) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
  8. Computer proficiency.
  9. Video conference interview.
  10. If accepted, a non-refundable fee of $750 is required to secure admission into the program. This fee is applied to the first semester’s tuition.

Doctoral Programs and Requirements

Degrees/Majors

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

Administration, D.N.P. 
Advanced Practice, D.N.P. 

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

The doctor of nursing practice (D.N.P.) is a terminal degree in nursing that can be completed in one calendar year of full-time study or in two years of part-time study. The D.N.P. program will fulfill a need within the profession for advanced practice nurses who can provide leadership in the healthcare system of the 21st century. The D.N.P. will be a visionary leader for the practice of nursing and the delivery of health care in all settings. This program prepares graduates to demonstrate competencies, including organizational and systems leadership, advanced clinical skills, the ability to mobilize interdisciplinary teams, the ability to establish collaborative relationships to solve complex clinical problems, and to initiate policy and programmatic changes. The D.N.P. program will prepare clinicians (nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists, and clinical nurse specialists) and nurse administrators for leadership roles, evidence-based practice, and to fully implement the emerging science and practice innovations in health care.

D.N.P. Outcomes

Graduates with a doctor of nursing practice from the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing will be prepared to:

  1. Practice at the highest level of nursing by integrating nursing science and the biophysical, psychosocial, analytical, organizational and public health sciences to improve health, nursing and education outcomes;
  2. Integrate advanced critical reasoning and judgment in the management of complex clinical situations and systems;
  3. Assimilate ethical principles, personal beliefs, and Christian values to provide a framework for advanced nursing practice;
  4. Engage in scholarship and analytical methods for evidence-based practice to effect optimal outcomes;
  5. Apply information systems and technology for the provision and/or transformation of health care delivery and nursing practice;
  6. Participate in interdisciplinary collaboration for the improvement of individual and population health outcomes;
  7. Advocate change in health care practice through policy development, implementation and evaluation.

Admissions

Applications for the D.N.P. program are considered on a competitive basis by the School of Nursing; thus, applicants’ admission profiles are evaluated according to stated admission criteria. The applicant will be considered for admission to Samford University and the School of Nursing graduate program upon submission of the following required materials:

  1. Completion of application through www.nursingcas.org. For complete admission instructions, visit www.samford.edu/nursing.
  2. Complete the Supplemental Application Form for the D.N.P. program, found at www.samford.edu/nursing/supplemental-application-forms.aspx.
  3. Complete the Verification of Clinical Hours form.
  4. In one document, include a curriculum vitae or résumé AND a 1-2 page paper describing a clinical practice problem that you are interested in. This could be a practice improvement issue, a clinical management problem, or an area of practice in need of change that the applicant will address while in the D.N.P. program. This paper should cite appropriate sources and follow APA format. In addition, the applicant must be able to identify key resources (personnel, preceptors, institutions) necessary to complete the project. Attach this document to your NursingCAS application.
  5. Current unencumbered license as a registered nurse.
  6. Master of science in nursing from an ACEN or CCNE accredited program, One Dupont Circle, Suite 530, Washington, DC, 20036-1120.
  7. Cumulative GPA of 3.50 on a 4.00 scale.
  8. No GRE or MAT required.
  9. International applicants or American citizens who learned English as a second language must score at least 550 (paper), 213 (computer), or 80 (Internet) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
  10. Computer proficiency.
  11. Video conference interview.

Academic Policy and Progression

Transfer Credit

Graduate students are permitted to transfer a maximum of twelve hours of graduate credit from an accredited college or university. To do so, students should complete a course substitution form and attach a copy of the syllabus. Transfer credits will be evaluated by the associate dean of the graduate program for applicability to the program.

Progression Policies

In order to progress in the doctoral program in the School of Nursing, the student must:

  1. Have a completed Health Data Record (with all required immunizations) updated annually and on file in University Health Services and the School of Nursing.
  2. Document and keep current the following requirements:
    1. Show proof of personal health insurance through United Healthcare
    2. BLS certification
  3. Adhere to the Code of Ethical/Professional Conduct as specified in the School of Nursing section.
  4. Completion of Verification of Clinical Hours Form.
  5. Possess a current unencumbered registered nursing license.
  6. Submit to drug testing and background check prior to entering the first clinical or specialty course in each doctoral nursing track.
  7. Students must make a grade of B or better in each required or prescribed course in the D.N.P. program. Note: A grade of C, D or F constitutes a failure in any prescribed or required course in the D.N.P. program. **Students must maintain a cumulative 3.00 GPA and may not earn a grade below B in any course to progress in the curriculum. Students must have a 3.00 cumulative GPA to graduate.
Academic Policies

Graduate students who receive a grade below a B in any required or prescribed course or whose cumulative GPA falls below a 3.00 will be placed on academic probation.

Students placed on academic probation must:
• Repeat any nursing course in which a grade received was below a B and receive a grade of B or better.
• Be aware that a required nursing course can only be repeated one time.
• Failure of the same course twice or failure of two separate courses constitutes dismissal from the program

Students on academic probation who fail to successfully complete a required nursing course within one calendar year of the academic probation notification will be dismissed from the program. Students must be aware that plagiarism, unethical, unprofessional or unsafe conduct may result in immediate dismissal from the School of Nursing.

Program Interruptions

Students who need more than five years to complete the program may petition the School of Nursing doctoral program to request an additional year for completion (a total of six years for completion).

Readmissions Policy

A student who has been dismissed from the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing graduate program may apply through the Office of Graduate Student Services for readmission after an intervening period of not less than one semester. The appropriate graduate admission committee will consider such requests for readmission on presentation of substantial evidence of a responsible and successful period of work or study during the intervening period. There is no guarantee, however, that a student will be readmitted. The decision regarding readmission rests with the dean and is based upon the faculty’s evaluation of the likelihood of the applicant’s ability to perform successfully in graduate coursework.


 

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