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1 Iron Range RN Baccalaureate Completion Program Cohort Note: Please also click to see: Informational video (or )Informational videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcgY7oG6IT0&noredirect=1 Presented by: Dr. Laura Schwarz, RN-BS Coordinator School of Nursing

2  Iron Range Nursing is a new model for rural communities and their healthcare providers and offers academic progression from Hibbing Community College’s Associate Degree Nursing program to Bachelor of Science in nursing and Master of Science in Nursing and/or Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees for qualified students.  This presentation will discuss the Iron Range RN Baccalaureate Completion Program as a part of Iron Range Nursing

3 Minnesota State University Mankato WELCOMES YOU!

4 People to Know- We are Here to Help You!

5 Dr. Laura Schwarz, DNP, RN, CNE RN Baccalaureate Completion Program Coordinator   Phone:  Coordinate the implementation of the RN Baccalaureate Completion Program including the Iron Range Cohort  Coordinate student admission and progression through the RN Baccalaureate Completion Program.  Contact Dr. Schwarz for questions regarding the program or courses

6 Dr. Julie Hebinstreit, EdD, RN, CNE School of Nursing Chairperson   Phone:  SON Faculty member elected to serve as chairperson for 3 years  Coordinates activities within the nursing department, chairs department meetings, & facilitates planning  Contact Dr. Hebinstreit for concerns related to the school of nursing or the greater university

7 Terri Brandt Iron Range RN-BS Cohort Advisor Hibbing (HCC) Location   (218)  Contact Ms. Brandt for questions related to applying to the program, advisement & creating a plan of study  Can meet “live” at HCC

8 Cindy Larson Undergraduate Program, Administrative Assistant   Phone:  Send all paperwork (e.g. required forms) to Ms. Larson

9 School of Nursing Organizational Structure

10 RN Baccalaureate Completion Program  Part of the larger School of Nursing (SON) at Minnesota State University, Mankato  BS Completion Program Webpage (http://ahn.mnsu.edu/nursing/undergraduate/completi on/)Program Webpagehttp://ahn.mnsu.edu/nursing/undergraduate/completi on/

11 School of Nursing  Established in 1953  School of Nursing website  SON Philosophy:  Faculty and Staff webpage:

12 Strong Emphasis on Family & Societal Nursing  Shifting of paradigms to “Think Family” (not individual) across the lifespan  Woven through the curriculum  Faculty wrote textbook: “Family-Focused Care, Think Family and Transform Nursing Practice” -to be published in 2014  Partnership with Glen Taylor Nursing Institute for Family and Society

13 THE GLEN TAYLOR NURSING INSTITUTE FOR FAMILY AND SOCIETY  In 2008, Glen '62 and Becky Taylor pledged $7 Million to Minnesota State Mankato's School of Nursing to be used to establish the Glen Taylor Nursing Institute for Family and Society  Website  Hosted 2013 International Family Nursing Conference in Minneapolis MN-June 2013

14 SON Programs  Basic Nursing Program  RN Baccalaureate Completion Program (including Iron Range Nursing cohort of 20 admitted spring & fall semesters, starts Spring 2014)  Masters of Science: Nurse Educator Program  Family Nurse Practitioner Program (including Iron Range Nursing Cohort starting Fall 2014)

15 College of Allied Health and Nursing (CAHN)  School of Nursing is part of the College of Allied Health and Nursing (CAHN)  website

16 Dr. Kristine Retherford Dean of CAHN

17 Requirements Prior to Starting RN-BS Program  RN by time semester applied for starts  Cumulative (career) GPA of 2.8 or higher  A College Level Statistics Course with a grade of “C” or better completed by time semester applied for starts  Completion of at least 30 college semester credits.  Minimum of a “C” earned in all nursing courses

18 College Level Statistics Courses In Iron Range Area  HCC: MATH 2010 Statistics (4 cr)

19 Admission Cohort  We will admit up to 20 Iron Range RN-BS cohort students each semester

20 Steps to Applying to the Iron Range RN-BS Completion Program, it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

21 Step 1: Apply to and be accepted by Minnesota State University, < Go to this website: and apply as a transfer student: <$20 application fee

22 Step 2: Apply to the RN-BS Program: Iron Range applicants will have a “special” application denoting they are applying for the Iron Range Cohort

23 Step 3: Be accepted to the RN-BS program:

24 Tiered Admission System  A tier system will be used for admission to the RN Baccalaureate Completion Program in the case of more than 20 qualified applicants  Tier 1 students are those who have all of their general education requirements completed at the time of the application deadline.  Tier 2 students are those who have not completed their general education requirements at the time of the application deadline.

25 Tiered Admission System  Priority admission will be granted to Tier 1 students first. If there are spots left in the 20 student cohort, Tier 2 students will be ranked by the number of general education areas they have left. If needed, random selection tie breakers will be held between Tier 2 students with the same number of general education areas left to fulfill.

26 Tiered Admission System  If there are more Tier 1 candidates than the 20 student cohort holds, a random selection will be utilized to choose those who are admitted. Of these students, those who are not admitted will be placed on a waiting list. During the subsequent admission cycles, the wait listed students will be given first right of refusal. The remainder of spots in the cohort will utilize the Tier 1 and Tier 2 system.

27 RN Baccalaureate Completion Program Spring & Fall 2014 Admits  Follow Bulletin  60 credits are transferred in from AD program and another 30 given for RN licensure (these 30 go toward the 40 upper division credits).  Students still most often still need to fulfill some gen eds

28 General Education  Transfer students with Associate Nursing Degrees must fulfill all 3 requirements for Gen Eds: 1.40 Credits overall in Goal Areas A minimum of 1 course in each of Goals course in each part of Goal area 1 <1 written communication course <1 verbal communication course

29 General Education  As members of the MnSCU system, MSU, Hibbing and INEC schools all have the same 1-10 Goal Areas. According to state policy, whatever Goal Area a course is placed into at Hibbing or an INEC school, must be the same Goal Area MSU will place it into after transfer. Select your Hibbing or INEC school courses by following the 3 requirements on the previous slide and your General Eds will be completed for MSU!

30 General Education  Transfer students with completed MnTC or AA Degree have fulfilled all General Education requirements at MSU  Transfer students with a completed BA/BS Degree have fulfilled all General Education requirements at MSU

31 Diverse Cultures Requirement All students must complete two different Diverse Cultures courses for Graduation from MSU  Transfer students with at least 60 semester credit hours have fulfilled the Diverse Cultures requirement at MSU  Transfer students with a completed AA Degree have fulfilled the Diverse Cultures requirement at MSU

32 Writing Intensive Requirement All students must complete 2 (two) Writing Intensive courses for a minimum of 6 credits  Transfer students with at least 30 semester credit hours will be granted 3 Writing Intensive credits (one course)  Transfer students with a completed AA Degree will be granted 3 Writing Intensive credits (one course)

33 Writing Intensive Options at Hibbing & INEC Schools (Choose 1)

34 Writing Intensive Options Continued (Choose 1)

35 Program Requirements Summarized  Must meet all 10 Undergraduate Goal areas (if you have an AA degree, you have met this)  Must meet Diverse Cultures Course Requirement (if you have 60 semester credit hours, you have met this)  Writing Intensive Course requirement-minimum of 2 courses (if you are a transfer student, you will be granted 3 credits/one course and may have met the requirement for the second class depending on which writing course(s) you have taken in you AD program  Strongly Suggest MSU’s NURS 101 W Courage Caring and Team Building as Writing Intensive course if you have not yet taken (is offered online)

36 RN Baccalaureate Completion Program  Bachelor of Science (BS) with a major in Nursing (not Bachelor of Science in Nursing or BSN)  Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Accredited  Baccalaureate Essentials (set forth by CCNE) woven throughout curriculum  Curriculum-30 Credits  We will schedule you for 300 level courses first  7 Core courses  100% online

37 NURS 320 Critical Inquiry & Evidence Based Practice for RN’s (4)  Introduction to fundamental theories, concepts, evidence, and competencies pertaining to scientific inquiry, development of nursing knowledge, evidence-based and informed practice, and research utilization in nursing practice.

38 NURS 362 Family & Societal Nursing for RNs(4)  NURS 362 Family & Societal Nursing for RNs(4) Examination of family level approaches that promote health while exploring concepts of family as client, family health experience, and nurse – family relationships. Nursing strategies to enhance family level care during acute, chronic and critical illnesses are analyzed.

39 NURS 382 Provider of Care I for RNs (4)  Explores the nurse’s role in interacting with and providing care to families of diverse religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds across the lifespan. Examines spirituality and the integration of complementary and alternative therapies with conventional practices to provide holistic care.

40 NURS 402 Psychosocial & Interprofessional Communications for RNs (4)  Communication is an essential skill for professional RNs. This course will cover professional communication strategies, including patient and family interactions, dealing with mental-health issues, effective inter- professional communication, and issues unique utilizing technology and information systems.

41 NURS 412 Leadership & Management Principles for RNs (4)  This course explores leadership and management principles and concepts necessary for the professional nurse to function effectively in a changing health care system incorporating collaborative strategies, technology, financial issues, and the complexity of care.

42 NURS 420 Informatics, Quality & Safety in Nursing Practice for RNs (4)  Enhances the role of the nurse in the promotion of quality and safety and the use of national guidelines, technology, and informatics to create a culture of quality and safety, prevent and reduce medical errors, and support health care reimbursement.

43 NURS 482 Provider of Care II for RNs (6)  Synthesis of nursing and public health practice within the community. Nursing care of individuals, families, and groups is addressed within context of promoting, maintaining, and restoring health. Health promotion, disease prevention and health education are interventions to reduce health disparities.  You will have 90 experiential (clinical) hours for NURS 482, some students prefer to reduce their work hours or vacation time during the semester they take NURS 482

44 Important Regarding NURS 482  MUST be taken last  Faculty must be public health certified to teach community health clinical  You will be eligible for public health certification after taking NURS 482!  NURS 482 is a clinical course which is non- precepted (you will not need to find a clinical “site”) with activities out in the community

45 Course Offering & Load  We offer all of the courses each semester

46 Example of full-time (finish in 1 year)  Fall Semester (12 credits):

47 Homework Expectations  3-4 hours of homework per credit per week  Example: a 3-credit course would be 9-12 hours of homework per week  Strongly suggest going part-time if you work full time!

48 Online Synchronous Orientation Meetings  Most of the program faculty schedule online synchronous meetings for their courses the first Wednesday of the semester  Please plan to take the first Wed. of each semester off from work so that you may attend these “virtual” meetings

49 Desire2Learn (D2L)  All courses will be delivered 100% online through D2L  This will be asynchronous with the exception of online synchronous orientation meetings at the start of each semester  NOT self-paced, NOT independent-study  Each course will follow a schedule and you can expect to have course work which you will need to complete each week.

50 Online Tuition Rates  Tuition for credits is $ per credit.  Banded tuition is $3, (from credits) + $35 per credit (online tuition rate)

51 Student Fees  Student Fees from credits is $35.91 per credit  Banded student fees from credits is $432.25

52 Success!!!

53 Questions & Best Wishes  Don’t be afraid to ask, we are here to help and want you to be successful!


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