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1 Daryl L. Canham, EdD, RN, BC-CHN Professor Graduate Coordinator 408-924-1323

2 Mission Statement Provide innovative education in the art and science of professional nursing while empowering our baccalaureate and masters graduates to be socially and ethically responsible and knowledgeable clinicians, leaders, and scholars who will meet the changing healthcare needs of a global community.

3 Graduate Program Website grams/masters_nursing/index.htm grams/masters_nursing/index.htm Access the Valley Foundation School of Nursing website for updated information and forms

4 Ultimate Goal Meet your personal and professional goals

5 Application Process Graduate Program, SJSU Graduates University Application On-line School of Nursing Application: CA RN license, BSN; Goal Statement; health statement; immunization hx GPA 3.0 Last 60 units 2 References Copy of Transcripts Statistics within 3 yrs Writing Requirement WST & HPRF 100W Renewal Options Stat 95, SJSU or Community College Econ 1A

6 Application Deadline Spring 2012/Fall 2012 The online Applications are due by September 30, 2011 for Spring 2012 admissions. Application documents for Fall 2012 are due to Graduate Studies and the School of Nurisng by April 1, 2012 If you are requesting transcripts request 3 sets one directly one to School of Nursing, one to Graduate Admissions and yourself, keep it sealed Nursing Application is sent to Graduate Coordinator in the School of Nursing by October 31, 2011 and by April 15, 2012 for Fall 2012; Yes you must complete two applications Forms for Nursing application are available at the Nursing website click on

7 Conditions You may be admitted with “Conditions” You need to provide the Graduate Coordinator with documentation that you met those conditions ASAP You cannot progress to “Candidacy” until all conditions are met and Graduate Studies has the form stating that you have met all conditions.

8 Writing Competency Requirement Met if CSU graduate after 1983 Must take Writing Skills Test; fee $25 Test datesRegistration February 4, 2012January 12, 2012 April 21, 2012March 29, 2012 June 9, 2012May 17, 2012 408-924-5980 You must Enroll in HPRF 100W after completing the WST your first semester in the graduate program. You may not enroll in any option courses until HPRF100W is completed.

9 Conditions: Statistic Renewal Economics Update statistics at community college, equivalency MATH 10 or SJSU, APSci 201 fall only or SJSU STAT 95; Principles of Economics (Econ1A) must have a B or better Check articulation website for courses in community colleges http://artic.sjsu.edu On-line courses, are available in some colleges Option to request “credit” rather than a “grade” for statistics renewal only Must meet within the 1 st semester of the program

10 Other Conditions: Submit Immediately Copy of current CA RN license Health Statement Immunization Status Letters of reference; make sure person completes the rating scale and the letter Various transcripts GPA below 3.0

11 Program Outcomes Incorporating systems theory concepts, ANA Social Policy Statement (1995), relevant ANA Standards of Care, AACN Essentials for Master’s Education for Advanced Practice Nursing (1996),National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF); and the California Board of Nursing, the master’s nursing graduate will: apply critical thinking and ethical decision-making including the use of the nursing and research processes; provide theory and research-based culturally competent, safe therapeutic nursing interventions for clients in advanced nursing practice; employ advanced interpersonal skills in professional relationships with clients, families/caregivers, and multidisciplinary health care team members; support health promotion and disease prevention activities in developing and monitoring holistic plans of care for well and at-risk clients, considering access, quality and cost;

12 Program Outcomes Cont. demonstrate the collaborative and leadership skills required in advanced nursing practice within a multidisciplinary and multicultural (community) health care context; plan, implement, and evaluate advanced nursing practice that promotes and preserves health and healthy lifestyles of individual clients and aggregates; plan, implement, and evaluate advanced therapeutic nursing practice in a rapidly changing, multicultural health care environment; implement care management, including but not limited to case management, resource management, advocacy, and outcome evaluation; employ information technology in advanced nursing practice to evaluate and improve heath care delivery and outcomes; actualize the advanced nursing practice role by incorporating professional standards, ethical guidelines, legal mandates, and professional activities.

13 Program Updates Reviewing AACN Master’s Essentials for update of program Nursing Informaticist option planned for Fall 2012 A co-requisite course is offered each Fall semester: Nurs 203, Introduction to Technology for Nursing (1 unit course that introduces students to the online resources at SJSU and practice with using online platforms)

14 Exit Survey of Graduates December 2007 and May 2008 N = 22

15 Quality of Faculty Instruction Exit Survey, Dec 07 & May 08 N = 22

16 Learning Outcomes Core Courses N = 22, Dec 07 & May 08 Exit Survey

17 Recent Publications from Nurs 297 Projects Byrd, P., Gonzales, I., & Parsons, V. (2009). Exploring barriers to pain management in newborn intensive care units (NICU): A pilot survey of NICU nurses. Advances in Neonatal Care, 9(2), 87-88. Hong, S., Murphy, S. O. & Connolly, P. M. (2008). Parental satisfaction with nurses’ communication and pain management in a pediatric unit. Pediatric Nursing, 34, 289-293. Luong, J., Yoder, M., & Canham, D. (2009) Southeast Asian parents raising a child with autism: A qualitative investigation of coping styles. The Journal of School Nursing, 25 (3), 222-229. Young, M. E., Stuenkel, D. L., & Bawel-Brinkley, K. (2008). Strategies for easing the role transformation of graduate nurses. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, 24(3), 105-110.

18 Spring 2008 Students by Ethnicity African American/ Black/NonHispanic6 American Indian/Alaskan Native1 Asian Indian6 Other Asian5 South American1 Chinese7 Filipino14 Other Pacific Islander2 Latino4 Mexican/Chicano5 Others3 Vietnamese6 White64 Hawaiian2 Central American3 Black, Non -Hispanic, Including African American1 Other Latino2 Other South East Asian3 Korean1 Decline to State2 Unknown3 Total145

19 Innovative Learning Environment D2L Webpage: internet Blended; on campus & online Home computer E-mail Elluminate

20 Blended Courses On campus, D2L, Elluminate Structured number of must attend on campus classes with in person assignments D2L Shell and tools to use Email Discussion Board Assignment area Modules Course materials Elluminate online voice and video

21 Highlights ☺ 36 units: Full and part-time approaches Traineeship financial awards Some core courses televised and/or webcasted (view on your home computer); blended courses Some Online courses High satisfaction of graduates NO GREs required Many classes are in the evening

22 More Highlights Ethnically diverse student body Doctorally prepared faculty active in professional and scholarly activities Mixed program of web-based and in person Admissions accepted Spring and Fall (as of Spring 2012) Research Project Approximately 10-40% of the manuscripts are published in scholarly journals

23 Faculty Supported Research Opportunities Outcome Omaha Documentation System Study on-going (Dr. Canham 924-1323); SIMS Study (Dr. Colleen O’Leary-Kelley, 924-1319), colleen.o'

24 Fees Regular University, Fall 2011/Spring 2012 $4, 047.00 per semester, full time 6.1 units and above $2,631.00 per semester, 1-6 units Parking permit additional Check the SJSU website for updated fees

25 Administrator, Educator, Informaticist Options Courses: Special Sessions Fees 22 units for specialty courses for Nurse Administrator Nurse Educator Nurse Informaticist (Fall 2012) Post Master’s Nurse Educator Certificate (16 units) $400/unit for 22 units Total $8,800 $400 fee may increase in near future

26 Special Sessions Information Costs have increased Proposing to increase special sessions fees Examples of costs: $600/unit x 22 units = $13,200; $700/unit x 22 units = $15,400

27 Financial Aid University Scholarships: College, School of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau, Int. Private Research Awards for Projects $500.00, must apply with First Advisor

28 Frequently Asked Questions Do you have on-line courses? ANSWER We have several courses: NURS 266 Health Care Informatics offered NURS 236A Nursing Administration Theory, Concepts and Practicum I. NURS 236B Nursing Admin Theory & Practicum II Blended courses NURS 246; BUS 285; BUS 286; EDUC 186; EDUC 272 Webcasted Courses when rooms are available: NURS 200, NURS 202 and NURS 204

29 Frequently Asked Questions If I have a degree which is not in nursing can I be admitted? Yes, on an individual basis and you need to take Nurs 127B, Community Health Nursing; Nurs 137 Process; Nurs 147B Community Nursing Practicum; and Nurs 128 Research before taking any graduate courses. You may also need Econ1A; updated statistics and HPRF100W.

30 Frequently Asked Questions Who is my Advisor? Dr. Canham, Graduate Coordinator is your Advisor Spring 2012, Advisor is Dr. McNiesh, Interim Graduate Coordinator

31 Frequently Asked Questions If my GPA in the last 60 units of undergraduate work is less than a 3.0 can I be accepted? ANSWER You may be admitted conditionally to take one graduate course after review of your undergraduate transcript and with a consultation interview with the Graduate Coordinator. After successful completion with a B or better, you will be evaluated again and expected to maintain a minimum of a B average throughout program.

32 Frequently Asked Questions If I have conditions when can I start the graduate courses? ANSWER You may be able to meet some conditions (non courses) while you are enrolled in the core courses with the approval of the Graduate Coordinator. The first condition which needs to be met is the writing competency (100W) and you must take that course before other graduate courses. Statistics renewal and Econ1A should be done within the first semester.

33 Curriculum Design: Core Courses 14 Units NURS 200 Health Care Systems, 3 Units NURS 202 Theoretical Foundations, 2 units NURS 204 Diverse Populations and Health Care, 3 units NURS 295 Research Design, 3 units NURS 297 Seminar Project or Thesis, 1 unit NURS 297 Project or Thesis, 2 units

34 Nurse Administrator NURS 246 Modern Organizations & Health Care, 3 units NURS 236A Nursing Adm. Theories, & Practicum I, 3 units NURS 236B, Nursing Adm. Theories, & Practicum, II, 4 units NURS 266 Health Care Informatics BUS 220 Accounting Principles, 3 units BUS 285 Total Quality Management, 3 units BUS 286 Project Management, 3 units

35 Nurse Educator Option 22 Units NURS 212 Curriculum Design, 3 units NURS 214 Nursing Education Theory & Practicum I, 5 units (250 hrs clinical) NURS 216 Nursing Education Theory & Practicum II, 5 units (250 hrs. clinical) NURS 208 Special Topics (20 clinical hrs.) or EDUC 272, Distance Education; or APSCI 201 NURS 266 Health Care Informatics on-line course, 3 units* EDUC 186 Instructional Media/ 3 units; blended online and in person

36 Post-Master’s Nurse Educator Certificate (16 Units) NURS 212 (3 units) Curriculum Design NURS 214 (5 units) 250 clinical hours Nurs Edu Theory & Practicum I, NURS 216 (5 units) 250 clinical hours Nurse Edu theory and Practicum II EDUC 186 (3 units) Instructional Media/ 3 units; blended online and in person

37 Completion of MS Degree Culminating Experience (form submitted by Graduate Coordinator Orals Presentation Completion of NURS 297 Project Submission of manuscript to scholarly journal Convocation Student event Each Dec. & May Commencement SJSU Spartan Stadium, May each year Details in Graduate Newsletter each semester

38 Planning Your Program Select your option Complete advising form and update annually All core courses Review planned schedule for offerings Meet all conditions early Make arrangements with family & work

39 Helpful Hints Stress Management Time Management Ask for help Healthy life style Nutrition Exercise Sleep Rest & leisure

40 Practice what you preach

41 Contacts & Resources School of Nursing, 408-924-3131 Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Canham 408-924-1323 Graduate Studies, 408-924-2480 Interim Graduate Coordinator, Dr. McNiesh, 408-924-3151 (Spring 2012)

42 Resources Advising Graduate Newsletter Schedule of Classes University Catalogue Graduate Studies Office Student Organizations Library Peers Family Scholarships

43 Graduate Newsletter June 2011 then click on newsletter information

44 Dr. Canham’s Faculty page

45 Web Sites San Jose State University website http://www.sjsu.edu School of Nursing Graduate website h ttp:// h ttp:// University catalog on line Articulation agreements; course equivalency Graduate forms Graduate Forms: Dr. Canham’s Faculty Web Page

46 The End: Looking Forward to Seeing You Soon

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