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1 Master’s Program Orientation Shirley C. Gordon PhD, NCSN Assistant Dean Graduate Practice Programs

2 Mission and Philosophy Mission and Vision nav=636http://nursing.fau.edu/index.php?main=1& nav=636 Philosophy nav=635http://nursing.fau.edu/index.php?main=1& nav=635

3 Deans/Directors Dean Dr. Marlaine Smith Associate Dean for Academics: Dr. Karethy Edwards Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship: Dr. Patricia Liehr Dr. Shirley Gordon: Assistant Dean Graduate Practice Programs Dr. Sharon Dormire: Assistant Dean Undergraduate Programs Dr. Christine Williams: Director PhD Program Dr. Ruth McCaffrey: Director DNP Program

4 Leadership Team/Staff Boca/Davie NP Program Coordinator –Dr. Lynne Palma –http://nursing.fau.edu/index.php?template=faculty&na v=508&faculty=36http://nursing.fau.edu/index.php?template=faculty&na v=508&faculty=36 HBOI NP Program Coordinator –Dr. Josie Weiss v=281&faculty=45 v=281&faculty=45 Master’s Program Staff Assistant –Carol Kruse

5 Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing Building Moved in Fall 2005 Energy Principles – “Green Building” Leadership in Energy and Environment (LEED) Certified Please cooperate in Protecting and Nurturing all our Buildings! Tour our new building!

6 College of Nursing Centers 6&nav=352http://nursing.fau.edu/index.php?main= 6&nav=352

7 Program Objectives nav=96http://nursing.fau.edu/index.php?main=2& nav=96

8 Curriculum Overview GRADUATE CORE COURSES (12 Credits) NGR 6110 Advanced Nursing Practice: Grounded in Caring NGR 6891 Advanced Nursing Practice: Roles, Policy, & Finance NGR 6811 Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Nursing NGR 6812 Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice DIRECT CARE CORE and/or ELECTIVE COURSES ( 9 Credits) All tracks except Administrative and Financial Leadership NGR 6002 Advanced Nursing Situations: Health Assessment NGR 6002L Advanced Nursing Situations in Practice: Health Assessment* NGR 6141 Advanced Pathophysiology NGR 6172 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics CONCENTRATION COURSES (Track Specific )

9 Directed Independent Study(DIS) Can be used as elective –Plan ahead (file form)

10 Master’s Program Offerings Direct Care Focus Tracks –Family Nurse Practitioner –Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner –Clinical Nurse Leader Advanced Holistic Nursing Nurse Educator Non- Direct Care Focus Tracks Administrative and Financial Leadership Individualized Track (May be Direct or non- Direct Care) Bridge Dual Degree BS/MS Post Master’s Certificate

11 Doctoral Programs Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Post Master’s DNP ( NPs and Administration) BS-DNP ( NP entry program) Doctor of Philosophy PhD BS-PhD

12 NP Program Tracks Lead Faculty Advisors Family Nurse Practitioner –Dr. Lynne Palma - Boca/Davie –Dr. Josie Weiss – TCC Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner –Dr. Debra Hain

13 Master’s Tracks Dr. Rose Sherman –Administrative and Financial Leadership Dr. Kathryn Keller Nurse Educator Dr. Bernadette Lange –Advanced Holistic Nursing Dr. Terry Eggenberger –Clinical Nurse Leader

14 Advisement Seek out your advisor –Course Selection –Preceptor experiences –General Academic support Before withdrawing from courses

15 University Academic Calendar Go to University Website

16 University Course Schedule chdl.phphttp://www.fau.edu/registrar/schedule/crss chdl.php Click on CRN number to see additional course information

17 Registration for Courses Carol Kruse to receive departmental permission to register for –Course Name –Course Number & CRN Number –Your name and Z Number You can cut and paste course information from course schedule into the

18 E-College Many courses have E-College option –How to get in Login is FAU login Initial password is “student” –FAU Net ID and PIN Don’t disappear If you do not get response use phone FAU College of Nursing Gateway:

19 Health forms Clinical requirements –Required for all practicum courses –It is the students responsibility to have current health information on file with the college –All information is uploaded into the clinical tracking system –Clinical Faculty will review requirements prior to students being cleared to enter practicum settings

20 Background Checks Colleen Alcantara-Slocombe is contact Florida Law restricts access to children, elderly, and disabled patients by persons convicted of specific misdemeanors and felonies (Chapter 435 Florida Statues). This law places restrictions on all health care facilities, which in turn require students to comply with the same restrictions as their employees and volunteers. Therefore, a two part background check is required of all applicants prior to admission to the College of Nursing and for all students in order to secure access to nursing practice experiences as required by the College of Nursing degree programs.

21 Oath & Affirmation If the student experiences a break in enrollment of one or more calendar year(s) from the original background check or most recent oath and affirmation statement, a new complete background check (both components) will be required before the student may resume coursework. The College of Nursing requires the annual submission of a signed and notarized Oath and Affirmation statement indicating that the student has not been arrested or charged with any crime or misdemeanor since the date of the initial background check. However, some agencies may require annual background checks and will not accept the Oath and Affirmation statement. It is the student's responsibility to find out if she or he will need to resubmit the background check or if the Oath and Affirmation statement will be acceptable for the agency she or he will attend.

22 New Clinical Requirements: HIPAA and SIP HIPAA –Mandatory training will be presented in the Advanced Health Assessment course. Students will upload completion form into the clinical tracking system

23 FAU Self Insurance Program (SIP) URL: Title: SIP 101: SIP 101 is an online, 30 minute overview of the university SIP which provides faculty and students with malpractice coverage. Faculty and students register for the course by clicking on the FAU icon before beginning the course. (Please note SIP 101 can be viewed without registering but you must register as an FAU student or faculty member to successfully receive the certificate). At the end of the program, print the certificate of completion and upload the certificate into the CON clinical tracking program.

24 Plan of Study Must be filed with the Graduate College at midpoint of program listing all anticipated courses Plans must be approved the semester before you graduate Forms are located online on the Graduate College Website

25 Continuous Enrollment Must enroll 2 of three terms each year to maintain good standing If students violate the continuous enrollment policy, they must reapply to the university and college of nursing There is no guarantee of re-admission into limited access programs If you have any problems, please communicate with us early!

26 Graduation Applications You must apply to graduate! File graduation application early in the semester you plan to graduate The Graduate College posts deadlines online and the deadlines are firm.

27 Academic Resources Library –Get your OWL card to access from home –http://www.fau.edu/business-services/owlcard/ FAU Center for Writing Excellence Online Skype appointments are available – book early – midterm and end of semester are very busy.

28 Additional Resources Student Group Health Insurance from University (short term health insurance programs are available) Discounts at Office Depot Sport facilities Counseling Center Student Health

29 Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing Iota Xi Chapter Can be dual chapter member Can apply for membership after ¼ of MS program complete Lifetime membership (annual dues) nav=191http://nursing.fau.edu/index.php?main=3& nav=191

30 College of Nursing Website Students are responsible for all information in the Graduate Student Handbook nav=466http://nursing.fau.edu/index.php?main=3& nav=466

31 Student Participation Committees welcome students –Committee on Programs –Committee on Faculty –Committee on Students –Master’s Programs Committee Meet 1 st Monday of the Month –Students can participate in person or by phone.

32 Questions? Dr. Shirley Gordon Carol Kruse Program Assistant (All Campuses) –Krisa Kolbe (Dual Degree and Bridge) (All Campuses)


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