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Description:

The MUW Department of Graduate Nursing was established in 1975 to offer programs of study leading to the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree. This historic department has maintained full nursing accreditation status since its initial accreditation.

Currently there are three post-masters clinical tacks leading to eligibility to sit for national board certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner (30 semester hours, 12 months), Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner (21 semester hours, 12 months), and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (25 semester hours, 16 months).

There are also two post-master certificate options: one for individuals who are not nurse practitioners but hold a Master of Science in Nursing degree (the MSN-RN option), and one for nurse practitioners who hold a Master of Science in Nursing degree but are nationally certified in another specialty (the MSN-NP option).

No more than six semester hours of approved course work may be transferred for credit.

Classes usually meet on Mondays (according to the academic calendar).

For the post-master options, required coursework is dependent upon graduate transcripted coursework and remaining deficiencies identified during the interview.

Clinical experiences are arranged in the learner's geographic area by graduate faculty and total 668 hours.

The ratio of clinical credit hours to practice time is set at a 1:4 for assessment and 1:4.5 for the practice courses ratio in the graduate nursing curriculum.

 

General Admission Requirements:

  • Application Deadline is February 1.
  • A completed Graduate Application form.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work from each institution attended, including MUW transcripts. Transcripts must verify that the applicant received a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited four-year institution and that the applicant has a minimum 3.0 overall GPA on a four-point scale for undergraduate studies.
  • Official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Test scores may not be more than five years old at the time of application.
  • Three letters of professional recommendation stating the applicant's qualifications for graduate work from persons (excluding family members) who have personal knowledge of the applicant's academic/work performance. One letter of recommediation should come from a faculty member or advisor.
  • An immunization form showing proof of two doses of measles vaccines and one of rubella. See the Graduate Bulletin for more details.
  • A $25 application fee, payable to MUW Graduate Studies.

 

Program-Specific Requirements:

Post-Master's Certificate (MSN-RN Option)

  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Unencumbered MS nursing license
  • A minimum score of 3.0 in analytical writing on GRE
  • Three written letters of reference (one should be from an undergraduate nursing instructor/faculty member)
  • Pass a nationwide background check and drug screening(9 panel)
  • A personal interview with graduate nursing faculty

Post-Master's Certificate (MSN-NP Option)

  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Unencumbered MS nursing license
  • Evidence of current national board certification
  • A minimum score of 3.0 in analytical writing on GRE
  • Three written letters of reference (one should be from an undergraduate nursing instructor/faculty member)
  • Pass a nationwide background check and drug screen (9 panel)
  • A personal interview with graduate nursing faculty

Tuition & Costs:

See Graduate Tuition & Costs

Additional Expenses for Nursing Students

(Values listed below are approximate and will vary from year to year)

Malpractice Insurance --------------------------------------------- $20.00 - up
Medical Books (for entire program of study)---------------------$2,500.00
Diagnostic and Lab Software -------------------------------------$150.00 - up
Typhon Clinical Tracking ------------------------------------------$75.00
Procedure Course Equipment -------------------------------------$150.00
Typist/Editing service ---------------------------------------------$500.00 - up
Equipment (for clinic practice)------------------------------------$1,000.00*
*You must buy your equipments from WelchAllyn. You will be able to choose from two packages.

Certification Application and Review Course-----------------------$650.00

 

Application Documents

Graduate Nursing Application

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