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2  Laurie C. Blondy Ph.D. JD, PNP-BC  Associate Director, Graduate Programs  Assistant Professor  Roberta Towne MSN, RN  Program Coordinator 2

3  Please type in any questions you may have during the webinar. At the completion of the presentation all questions will be answered.  Thank you for joining us today. 3

4 Submission of Application FormEMU Graduate Application Form submitted to Graduate Admissions Office indicating NUR/MSN-HH as the “Program Code” on the application form “Line 12, a” and indicate W 16 semester for admission. Application Fee $25 for on-line application or hard copy submitted directly to the Admissions Office. $35 for mailed in applications. TranscriptsOfficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended are required. 4

5 Graduation GoalMasters of Science in Nursing (MSN) 2 track options: Nurse Practitioner in Adult Gerontology, Primary Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Gerontology Health Application DeadlinesPriority application deadline for the MSN program (either CNS or NP track) cohort beginning in Winter 2016, is March 2, 2015. Applications accepted after this date, space permitting. 5

6 GPA 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA (Applicants with a 2.75 undergraduate GPA may seek conditional admission) Applicants with a master’s degree may use that GPA vs. undergraduate GPA. Writing Sample4-5 pages demonstrating your writing skills, ability to support ideas with literature, and properly cite literature using APA format (6 th Edition). Personal goal statement2-3 page narrative statement demonstrating your writing skills in which you discuss your choice of CNS or NP track, in relation to your personal goals and skills. Goal statement does not require APA format. 6

7 Past EducationBSN from an accredited school *Completion of a basic statistics course (descriptive and inferential statistics) with a grade of B or better within the last 10 years. Contact for acceptable statistics RN LicensureLicensed to practice in Michigan or eligible to obtain Michigan licensure. TOEFL Score/MELAB550/80 7

8 References2 references that document professional competence in nursing practice & perception of your ability to function in an advanced practice role. AdvisorsAssigned upon admission. InterviewMay be required. 8

9  RN’s with a bachelor’s degree in another discipline may seek conditional admissionto the CNS track, contingent upon successful completion of the following bridge courses: 1. Completion of a basic health assessment course 2. Completion of a community health nursing course and clinical from an approved university or completion of the ATI Community Health Examination 3. Introductory Statistics (Descriptive and Inferential) EMU’s MA 170 or SOC 250 will satisfy this requirement. These requirements must be satisfied prior to the start of the MSN coursework. Note, that applicants to the NP track, must possess a BSN by the start of coursework. 9

10 1. If you are offered and accept admission into the MSN Program, you will need to do the following: 2. Send in a $100 non-refundable deposit to hold your seat by the due date noted on your admission letter. If the deposit is not received by the due date, you will forfeit your seat. 10

11 3. Conditional admission requirements must be fulfilled prior to starting coursework in January 2016 (Winter term). 4. Contact for conditional coursework 5. If you provide a deposit but later accept a seat elsewhere (another school) notify so that your seat may be offered to the next student. 11

12 CriterionRater Score 0-1 = not met/poor 2-3 = Fair 4= very good Comments Ability to express self through writing Writing Sample topic pertains to a nursing issue and is a scholarly paper. Goal Statement specifically addresses personal career plans/goal 12

13 CriterionRater Score 0-1 = not met/poor 2-3 = fair 4 = very good Comments Degree of scholarly content in Writing Sample (minimum of 3 relevant, professional references are utilized to support factual data) Spelling and grammar in Writing Sample & Goal Statement 13

14 CriterionRater Score 0-1 = not met/poor 2-3 = fair 4 = very good Comments APA (6 th Edition) format utilized for entire Writing Sample, including appropriate title page and reference page; Goal statement is professionally written Faculty Reviewer Recommendations: Total /20 A writing course may be required as a condition to admission, as determined by the Admission Committee, and dependent upon the applicant’s writing score. 14

15  Certificate program courses may start before Winter 2016, you may seek admission any time before the courses begin.  Remember that it does take time to process applications; therefore, apply early so that you are admitted and can register by the start of classes. 15

16  Admission requirements include:  1. Admission to Eastern Michigan University Graduate School indicating Teaching Certificate Program and Program Code HCS/CTHC-HH (Applications are online at  2. Send official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.  3. Minimum GPA of 2.7 cumulative undergraduate.  4. Bachelors degree in any field (nursing is needed if intent is to teach in nursing)  5. TOEFL or MELAB score of 550/80 if English is a second language 16

17  Course Work:  NURS 605 – Health Status and Trends (3)  NURS 620 – Instructional Strategies (3)  NURS 622 – Curriculum Development (3)  NURS 624 – Teaching Practicum (3) 17

18  The graduate certificate in Continuous Quality Improvement in Health Care requires 12 credit hours of graduate coursework.  NURS 605 can also be applied to MSN 18

19  There are nine credits of required courses for the program :  NURS 605 – Health Status Trends and Health Care Delivery Systems (3)  NURS 686 – Practicum in QI in Health Care Systems (3) (Pre-requisite courses must be completed prior to registering for NURS 686)  HLAD 525 – Quality Improvement in Health Care (3)  The remaining three credits can be selected from the following list of program electives:  QUAL 546 – Total Quality Management (3)  QUAL 568 – Lean Service Quality (3)  MGMT 638 – Building Continuous Improvement Teams (3) 19

20  Courses over 10 years of age at the time of graduation from a certificate and/or program will not transfer.  Students admitted to a certificate program that later desire to also seek an MSN, must complete a second application for consideration of admission to the MSN program. 20

21 Core Courses (24 credits) NURS 500 – Adv. Pathophysiology (3) NURS 502 – Adv. Health Assessment (3) *20 Clinical hours required NURS 506 – Nursing Theory (3) NURS 510 – Adv. Pharmacology (3) NURS 605 – Health Status and Trends (3) NURS 606 – Adv. Practice Role Development (3) NURS 640 – Evidence Based Nursing I (3) NURS 642 – Evidence Based Nursing II (3) (or NURS 608) 21

22 Adv. Adult-Gerontology CNS Track (16 credits required) NURS 653 – Adv. Adult Gerontology Nursing I – CNS (5) *120 Clinical hours required NURS 663 – Adv. Adult-Gerontology Nursing II – CNS (5) *120 Clinical hours required NURS 668 – Practicum in Adv. Adult-Gerontology for CNS (6) *240 Clinical hours required *NURS 668 or 693 – Field Study (2) or Thesis (4) Optional 22

23 Adv. Adult-Gerontology NP Track (18-20 credits required) NURS 664 – Adv. Adult-Gerontology Nursing I – NP (5) *120 Clinical hours required NURS 666 – Adv. Adult-Gerontology Nursing II – NP (5) *120 Clinical hours required NURS 669 – Practicum in Adv. Adult-Gerontology NP (6) *240 Clinical hours required * NURS 688 or 693 – Field Study (2) or Thesis (4) – Required 23

24 Certificate (Role Concentration) Options (9-12 credits) TeachingQuality ImprovementIndividual Study NURS 605 (3) Courses determined by student & advisor. NURS 686 (3) HLAD 525 (3) NURS 620 (3)& one of the following: NURS 622 (3)QUAL 546 (3) or QUAL 568 (3) NURS 624 (3)MGMT 638 (3) 24

25 Outcome MSN in Adult-Gerontology CNS with or without Role Concentration MSN in Adult – Gerontology NP Primary Care, with or without Role Concentration 25

26  Clinical Nurse Specialist  The CNS has a unique APRN role to integrate care across the continuum and through three spheres of influence: patient, nurse, system.  The three spheres are overlapping and interrelated but each sphere possesses a distinctive focus.  In each of the spheres of influence, the primary goal of the CNS is continuous improvement of patient outcomes and nursing care. 26

27  Key elements of CNS practice are to create environments through mentoring and system changes that empower nurses to develop caring, evidence-based practices to alleviate patient distress, facilitate ethical decision-making, and respond to diversity.  The CNS is responsible and accountable for diagnosis and treatment of health/illness states, disease management, health promotion, and prevention of illness and risk behaviors among individuals, families, groups, and communities. 27

28  The NP program at EMU is a primary care NP program. The primary care role is often best suited for positions in the community, such as medical care offices, urgent care centers, etc. Primary care NP’s are generally not found in settings such as the ED or ICU’s. NP’s in these settings usually need preparation in acute care. 28

29  Nurse Practitioner  For the certified nurse practitioner (CNP) care along the wellness-illness continuum is a dynamic process in which direct primary and acute care is provided across settings.  CNPs are members of the health delivery system, practicing autonomously in areas as diverse as family practice, pediatrics, internal medicine, geriatrics, and women’s health care.  CNPs are prepared to diagnose and treat patients with undifferentiated symptoms as well as those with established diagnoses. 29

30  Both primary and acute care CNPs provide initial, ongoing, and comprehensive care, includes taking comprehensive histories, providing physical examinations and other health assessment and screening activities, and diagnosing, treating, and managing patients with acute and chronic illnesses and diseases.  This includes ordering, performing, supervising, and interpreting laboratory and imaging studies; prescribing medication and durable medical equipment; and making appropriate referrals for patients and families. 30

31  Clinical CNP care includes health promotion, disease prevention, health education, and counseling as well as the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic diseases. 31

32 Course Level Resident Tuition Non- Resident Tuition General Fee Technology Fee Student Center Fee 500-699$480.75$947.70$27.25$12.85$3.75 **These rates apply to 2014-15 rates. The General Fee, Tech Fee & Student Center Fees are combines on your bill as Student Fees. They total $43.85 per one credit hour. **The Registration Fee is non-refundable. **Additional Program fees 32

33  To be eligible to qualify for the NFLP, through HRSA, students must be admitted to the MSN program, commit to serving as a nurse educator in a School of Nursing within one year of graduation, complete the Certificate for Teaching in Healthcare Systems (CTHC) program while admitted as a student in the MSN program, and: 33

34  Be a U.S. citizen, a non-citizen national, or a foreign national having in his/her possession, a visa permitting permanent residences in the U.S.  Be a student in good standing (GPA 3.0) in the MSN-Teaching Concentration program at the school.  Have no judgment liens entered against him/her based on the default on a Federal debt. 28 USC 3201 (e) 34

35  Service Requirements and Cancellation:  The borrower has 9 months after graduating to begin working full-time as faculty member in a U.S. School of Nursing.  At that time, the school will cancel an amount up to 85% of the principle and interest of an NFLP loan as follows: ◦ 1. Upon completion by the borrower of each of the first, second, and third year of full-time employment as a faculty member in a School of Nursing, the school will cancel 20% of the principle of and interest on the NFLP loan, as determined on the first day of employment. ◦ 2. Upon completion by the borrower of the fourth year of employment as a faculty member in a School of Nursing, cancel 25% of the principle of and interest on the NFLP loan, as determined on the first day of employment. There are additional details and requirements associated with NLFP funding. If interested, please contact Dr. Laurie Blondy at 35

36  All admitted students must provide the following information to the School of Nursing Office, 311 Marshall.  Please send to Bobbi Towne, Coordinator at 734-487-6949 (fax) or email to 36

37 1. A report of current physical examination (form enclosed) 2. Completion of immunization record (form enclosed) that provides proof of immunity (evidences by titer) or immunization for the following: a.Rubella b.Rubeola c.Mumps d.Varicella Zoster (*History of any of the above diseases is not sufficient proof of immunity) 3. Proof of tetanus vaccination within the past five years. 4. Proof of having at least the first of three Hepatitis-B injections or a positive titer result or submission of a signed declination form (enclosed). 5. Annual documentation that the student is free from Tuberculosis. Freedom by TB is evidenced by: a.Negative TB skin test b.Current negative Chest X-ray c.Negative chest x-ray in the past with current documentation by health care provider that student is free from TB 37

38 CPRDocumentation of current Adult, Child, Infant, Two Person CPR certification for the professional rescuer. Personal Health InsuranceProof of Personal Health Insurance is required. Professional Liability Insurance – Optional Proof of Personal Liability Insurance (1,000,000 each incident – 3,000,000 aggregate) is optional. You can contact the Nursing Service Organization (, Marsh Affinity group ( or any other nursing liability insurance Criminal Background CheckForm attached. You must order and pay for this. Access the website: and the cost is $30.00. MSN Code: WWCFT-92376 Certificate Program Code:VWVKH88649 Nursing LicenseCopy of unexpired, non-restricted nursing license, or license eligibility 38

39 Place a check in each area OutstandingGoodAverageBelow Average N/A or No Info Reliability Integrity Stress Management Ability to work with others Leadership 39

40 Place a check in each area OutstandingGoodAverageBelow Average N/A or No Info Acceptance of criticism Critical Thinking/Problem Solving Clinical Skills Punctuality and attendance Initiative Written communication Verbal communication Potential for graduate study 40

41  Students may take up to 6 credits of MSN coursework as a “non-degree” guest student.  This does not mean you will later gain admission to the MSN program  Q & A 41

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