Sep 18, 2019  
2019 - 2020 Academic Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 Academic Catalog

Master of Science Nursing Program


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Master of Science in Nursing Specialty Tracks

The MSN program prepares the Registered Nurse (RN) to assume leadership roles to meet the growing need of the healthcare industry, both in the United States and globally. Students have the option of preparing for leadership, either through the Nursing Administration and Leadership, Nursing Education, or Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) specialty tracks.

The Graduate Nursing program provides RNs with quality teaching and learning experiences in an online format which allows further education while maintaining current professional development. Students participate in a virtual community of learners and are mentored by faculty and preceptors via online coursework.

The MSN curriculum includes didactic, discussions, assignments, projects, practica, and intensives that are integrated into selected nursing courses. The clinical assignments may be completed in the community or other health care agencies outside of the virtual classroom setting, using high and low fidelity simulation, and standardized patients.

Admission

Applicants are considered for admission when they meet the following admission requirements:

  1. Submit an application online with a non-refundable $50 application fee. Admission files are not considered complete until the application fee is paid; any documents received without an application on file will not be processed.
  2. Submit official transcripts from all colleges previously attended.  Admission GPAs will be calculated based on credits from regionally accredited institutions only. Failure to disclose all colleges previously attended could result in denial or dismissal
  3. Submit a copy of current, unencumbered RN license for the state of residence.
  4. Have completed a baccalaureate degree in nursing with an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0.

OR

Have an associate degree in nursing with an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0.Completion of designated bridge courses with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher before progressing to courses numbered 500 and above is also required.

Phase I Curriculum


Total: 11 Credits


Total: 15-18 Credits


Phase I Curriculum Total: 26-29


RNs who graduated from a diploma program or obtained their Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from a non-regionally accredited institution will be considered on an individual basis, as will applicants whose baccalaureate degree is not in nursing.

​Progression


RNs who graduated from a diploma program or obtained their Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from a non-regionally accredited institution will be considered on an individual basis, as will applicants whose baccalaureate degree is not in nursing.

Progression through the program anticipates that the student will:

1. Repeat only one course for any reason only once.

2. Earn a grade of B or higher in each course.

3. Complete within 5 years if holding a B.S. degree

4. Complete within 7 years if holding an A.S. degree

Completion  

AdventHealth University will consider students for graduation and conferral of a Master of Science Degree in Nursing when they have met the general requirements for graduation (see Graduation in the “Academic Information section in the Academic Catalog) and when they:  

  1. Complete a minimum of 31 trimester hours of applicable credits
  2. Complete the prescribed course of study for the degree with a minimum nursing GPA of 3.0 and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  3. Achieve a minimum grade of “B” (3.0) in each nursing, cognate, and general education course   

Note:  AdventHealth University​ does not accept transfer of graduate course credits to meet requirements for its professional clinical graduate programs

Readmission after a Break in the Program 

Students who have not matriculated for one-two trimesters may resume their studies after consulting with an advisor first, with proof of current licensure. Students who were not enrolled in course work for three or more trimesters must apply for readmission by completing a new application process. The program guidelines for the current Academic Catalog will apply.  Students are not normally readmitted after dismissal. 

Curriculum

All students must participate in a series of core classes, which contain material expected of all MSN graduates. Students may choose either the Administration and Leadership, Education, or Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) track. Courses are offered as 7-week or 14-week courses during each trimester.

Students with a BSN, and students who have completed the bridge courses by studying full-time (7-9 credits per trimester), may complete the MSN degree within two (2) years. The MSN may be completed as a part-time option, based on the individualized plan of study.

Practicum Experiences

Practicum experiences are a part of the Administration and Leadership and Education Tracks. These experiences include a variety of activities in collaboration with the advisor’s recommendation, divided between two to three terms, or in the final trimester after preparatory course work completion.

Leadership
Education

Intensive, Check-off, and Clinical Experiences

The FNP students are required to attend campus twice during the Advanced Health Assessment course.  This includes a 5-day, on-campus Intensive experiences prior to the beginning of the Assessment course.  Intensives will include instruction and evaluation of advanced physical assessment using simulation and task-trainers. In addition, an on-campus, 2-day check-off assessment examination will be required by all FNP students towards the end of the trimester, to pass the MSNP 535: Advanced Health Assessment course.

Total: 14 Credit Hours


Total: 17 Credits


Total below obtained after adding Core Courses (14 credit hours)

Program Total: 31 Credit Hours


Total: 17 Credit Hours


Total below obtained after adding Core Courses (15 credit hours)

Program Total: 31 Credit Hours


Total: 23 Credit Hours


Total below obtained after adding Core Courses (14 credit hours)

Program Total: 37 Credit Hours


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