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  Dec 15, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

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Administration of Nursing and Health Care Systems Concentration


Program Description

Wright State University-Miami Valley College of Nursing and Health recognizes the dynamic changes in health care and offers a comprehensive concentration for the Administration of Nursing and Health Care Systems. 

The purpose of the concentration is to prepare individuals for nursing leadership or administrative positions in a variety of health care settings. The Master of Science degree prepares graduates to develop sound health care decision-making based upon organizational, economic, leadership and nursing theories. The concentration consists of core nursing courses that are built upon with essential nursing administration courses. For further program information and admission requirements, refer to the College of Nursing and Health website at www.nursing.wright.edu, and click on the Graduate tab.

Admissions Requirements:

To be eligible to apply to this graduate nursing program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a bachelor prepared nurse, having earned a BSN in nursing with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for your baccalaureate degree and any subsequent graduate work
  • Be a Registered Nurse with an unencumbered license, having a minimum of two years experience
  • Apply to Wright State Graduate School (http://www.wright.edu/graduate-school/admissions/apply-now).
    The application to the Graduate School must contain:
    • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
    • Professional statement (no more than 250 words)
  • Submit an Application for the Administration of Nursing and Health Care Systems program (https://nursing.wright.edu/sites/default/files/page/attachements/Generic%20MS%20CONH%20application%2011-5-14.pdf)
    The application to the College of Nursing and Health must contain:
    • Resume
    • An essay about a meaningful clinical situation which helped you clarify your goals and desire to become a nurse administrator (you can write this as your professional statement)
    • Two recommendation letters from your current or most recent supervisor or faculty member of your BSN program or a previous employer
  • Provide evidence of no criminal history record on file from both a Federal Bureau of Investigation and Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (or applicable state) for background check. Please be aware that background checks may take up to 30 days to process. It is your benefit to complete the background check on month prior to the College of Nursing and Health application deadline. Background checks can be done in the Educational Resource Center at 116 Allyn Hall. The results must be sent to Zane Jacks, 160 UH CONH, Wright State University, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435.

Admission is based on a rolling deadline.

Keep in mind that it takes 2-6 weeks to process an application in the Graduate School. Once all your application materials have been received, you will be contacted to interview with the Director of the Administration of Nursing and Health Care Systems concentration.

Download the Graduate Financial Aid Application (https://nursing.wright.edu/sites/default/files/page/attachements/Grad%20financial%20aid%202014.pdf)

Faculty:

Click here for a full listing of nursing faculty. (http://nursing.wright.edu/about/faculty-and-staff-profiles)

Program Requirements:


All students are required to complete a graduate level statistics course prior to NUR 7005 - Nursing Research and Evidence for Practice  course. This concentration has a rolling admission with no specific deadline. Please see sample full-time pattern below. Individualized plans, including part-time, will be developed on admission by the associate director of the concentration.

Program Core and Electives


Total: 35 Hours


 

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration


Program Description:

The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program of study enables you to assume primary responsibility for direct care of patients with acute and chronic conditions in a variety of care settings. These settings may include emergency departments, intensive care units, acute care units, specialty labs, clinics, or physician practices. Students can select an area of emphasis such as critical care, cardiology, pulmonary, neurology, oncology, trauma, as well as additional specialty areas. The concentration consists of core nursing courses along with concentration coursework. Students interested in cardiology can complete optional elective cardiac course which is an additional 3 credit-hour course. 

The concentration consists of advanced clinical practice and nursing science, built on a core of physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology. Clinical preceptors in various clinical settings will help prepare you to: 

* Conduct comprehensive health assessments 

* Appraise health risks and behaviors 

* Order and interpret diagnostic tests 

* Diagnose and manage commonly occurring health problems and disease-related symptoms 

* Prescribe and evaluate drugs and other treatments 

* Coordinate care during transitions in settings 

* Provide guidance and counseling to restore, promote, and maintain health and quality of life 

* Work independently and collaboratively to enhance access to quality care for patients and families 

* Achieve a cost-effective, outcome-oriented practice 

Second Masters Option 

For those with a master’s degree in nursing, a second-master option is available. The university requires 22 semester hours. A gap analysis will be done to determine the number of clinical hours and didactic courses that need to be taken. Depending upon this analysis, students can complete the program in one to two years. 

Graduates are eligible through certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Association (ANCC) or American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) as an Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Requirements are based on previous course work and experience. 

For further program information and admission requirements, refer to the College of Nursing and Health website at www.nursing.wright.edu, and click on the Graduate tab

Admissions Requirements:

To be eligible to apply to this graduate nursing program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a bachelor prepared nurse, having earned a BSN in nursing with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for your baccalaureate degree and any subsequent graduate work
  • Be a Registered Nurse with an unencumbered license, having a minimum of two years recent critical care nursing experience as an RN in the United States
  • Apply to the Wright State Graduate School (http://www.wright.edu/graduate-school/admissions/apply-now).
    The application to the Graduate School must contain:
    • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
    • Professional statement (no more than 250 words)
  • Submit the application for the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program (https://nursing.wright.edu/sites/default/files/page/attachements/Generic%20MS%20CONH%20application%2011-5-14.pdf) (https://nursing.wright.edu/sites/default/files/page/attachements/ACNP_Application.pdf)
    The application to the College of Nursing and Health must contain:
    • Essay describing a meaningful clinical situation in which you were involved and how this situation helped heighten your desire to pursue graduate education (no longer than two pages)
    • Three letters of recommendation. Recommendation may be relative to either academic studies or professional experience.
    • A copy of your resume
    • A copy of your ACLS certification
  • Provide evidence of no criminal history record on file from both a Federal Bureau of Investigation and Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (or applicable state) for background check. Please be aware that background checks may take up to 30 days to process. It is your benefit to complete the background check on month prior to the College of Nursing and Health application deadline. Background checks can be done in the Educational Resource Center at 116 Allyn Hall. The results must be sent to Zane Jacks, 160 UH CONH, Wright State University, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435.

Applications are reviewed and admitted on a rolling basis.

Keep in mind that it takes 2-6 weeks to process an application in the Graduate School. Once all your application materials have been received, you will be contacted to interview with the Director of the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner concentration.

Download the Graduate Financial Aid Application (https://nursing.wright.edu/sites/default/files/page/attachements/Grad%20financial%20aid%202014.pdf)

For additional information:

Faculty:

Click here for a full listing of nursing faculty. (http://nursing.wright.edu/about/faculty-and-staff-profiles)

Program Requirements:


All students are required to complete a statistics course prior to NUR 7005 Nursing Research and Evidence for Practice . Individualized plans, including part-time, will be developed on admission by the director of the concentration. Please see the following sample curriculum plan for a full-time student.

Program Core and Electives


Total: 51 Hours


 

Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Concentration


Program Description:

The Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (AGCNS) concentration broadly prepares the advanced practice nurse for a complex health care environment. Students analyze relevant theory for AGCNS role development and practice in complex health care systems. Students focus on developing theoretical and clinical expertise in the following areas: clinical judgment and consultation; clinical inquiry; enabling learning; collaboration; systems expertise; care delivery models; advocacy and moral agency; coaching; caring practices and cultural competency in either inpatient or outpatient healthcare settings. The AGCNS concentration can be completed on either a full-time or part-time basis.

The AGCNS is an advanced practice nurse who directly influences health outcomes by practicing within the three spheres of influence: the patient, the nurse, and the health care system. This is accomplished by consultation, collaboration, expert patient care, mentoring, coaching, and clinical inquiry.

AGCNS  Patient Sphere  

Students in the AGCNS  concentration: 

* Assess symptoms, functional problems, and risk behaviors 

* Differentiate between disease and non-disease based illness 

* Implement pharmacologic and other interventions 

* Coordinate care transitions among health care settings and providers 

* Collaborate with other professionals to plan and organize care

* Design and implement programs of care for specific populations 

* Create innovative educational programs for patients, families, and groups 

* Identify researchable clinical problems 

AGCNS  System Sphere  

* Students in the AGCNS concentration: 

* Identify care problems associated with existing nursing practice 

* Design and implement programs to meet competency needs of nursing staff

* Use creative problem solving to discover new alternatives to system problems 

* Work within systems to improve nursing practice 

* Develop innovative, cost-effective patient programs of care 

* Create and advise system-level policies 

* Use aggregate data for evaluation and decision making 

Post-Masters Certificate Option

For those masters prepared nurses who do not possess the necessary education to meet eligibility requirements for national certification as an AGCNS. A GAP analysis will be conducted to determine your specific program of study.

All graduates meet eligibility requirements for national certification as an AGCNS through the American Nurses Credentialing Association (ANCC).

Admissions Requirements:

To be eligible to apply to this graduate nursing program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

Application Deadlines are December 15 and May 15.

Keep in mind that it takes 2-6 weeks to process an application in the Graduate School. Once all your application materials have been received, you will be contacted to interview with the Director of the AGCNS concentration.

Download the Graduate Financial Aid Application (https://nursing.wright.edu/sites/default/files/page/attachements/Grad%20financial%20aid%202014.pdf)

For additional information:

Faculty:

Click here for a full listing of nursing faculty. (http://nursing.wright.edu/about/faculty-and-staff-profiles)

Program Requirements:


**Note: All students must have a graduate level statistics course within 5 years of taking NUR 7005 . Recommended: EDL 7510 

Program Core and Electives


Total: 43 Hours


 


Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration


Program Description:

Family Nurse Practitioners are advanced practice nurses who have received the additional education and training necessary to provide primary health care, health information, and community-based case management in multiple settings. As a graduate from the Wright State University Family Nurse Practitioner concentration, you will be able to help meet the growing demand for primary care and preventive care. As a master’s-prepared Family Nurse Practitioner, you will be qualified to: 

* Provide primary care to families and persons of all ages; 

* Work in collaboration with physicians and other health care providers to treat common health problems such as sore throats and ear infections, manage chronic illnesses such as diabetes and high blood pressure, and perform and interpret common screening and diagnostic tests 

* Care for the person as a whole and not simply the illness 

* Provide information needed so persons can make informed decisions about their lifestyle choices 

* Work with families to increase their ability to care for themselves and to become informed consumers of health care 

Graduates are eligible for certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Associate of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). 

For further information on the program, admission requirements, available scholarships or financial aid information, please refer to the College of Nursing and Health website at www.nursing.wright.edu, and click on the Graduate tab.

Admissions Requirements:

To be eligible to apply to this graduate nursing program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a bachelor prepared nurse, having earned a BSN in nursing with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for your baccalaureate degree and any subsequent graduate work
  • Be a Registered Nurse with an unencumbered license, having a minimum of two years full time experience post BSN at the time of admission review
  • Apply to Wright State Graduate School (http://www.wright.edu/graduate-school/admissions/apply-now).
    The application to the Graduate School must contain:
    • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
    • Professional statement (no more than 250 words)
  • Submit an Application for the Family Nurse Practitioner Program (PDF) (https://nursing.wright.edu/sites/default/files/page/attachements/Generic%20MS%20CONH%20application%2011-5-14.pdf)
    The application to the College of Nursing and Health must contain:
    • Resume
    • An essay about a meaningful clinical situation which helped you clarify your goals and desire to become an advanced practice nurse (maximum of two pages)
    • Two recommended letters from your current of most recent supervisor or a faculty member of your BSN program or a previous employer
  • Provide evidence of no criminal history record on file from both a Federal Bureau of Investigation and Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (or applicable state) for background check. Please be aware that background checks may take up to 30 days to process. It is your benefit to complete the background check on month prior to the College of Nursing and Health application deadline. Background checks can be done in the Educational Resource Center at 116 Allyn Hall. The results must be sent to Zane Jacks, 160 UH CONH, Wright State University, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435.

Application Deadline is January 15.

Keep in mind that it takes 2-6 weeks to process an application in the Graduate School. Once all your application materials have been received, you will be contacted to interview with the Director of the Family Nurse Practitioner concentration.

Download the Graduate Financial Aid Application (https://nursing.wright.edu/sites/default/files/page/attachements/Grad%20financial%20aid%202014.pdf)

For additional information:

Faculty:

Click here for a full listing of nursing faculty. (http://nursing.wright.edu/about/faculty-and-staff-profiles)

Program Requirements:


All students are required to complete a graduate level statistics course prior to NUR 7005 - Nursing Research and Evidence for Practice  course. Nursing Research and Evidence for Practice course. Individualized plans, including part-time, will be developed on admission by the director of the concentration. The concentration can be completed online; however, all students must come to campus five times during the online study: Orientation and for final examinations and OSCE standardized patients at the end of each term.

Program Core and Electives


Total: 44 Hours




Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Concentration


Program Description:

The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner concentration is designed to prepare the neonatal nurse practitioner student with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide a high level of comprehensive care to ill newborns and their families, patients residing in the neonatal intensive care unit, and high risk infants and children through the age of 2.

Upon completion of the concentration, students will be eligible to take the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner certification exam offered by the National Certification Corporation. 

For further information on the program, admission requirements, available scholarships or financial aid information, please refer to the College of Nursing and Health website at www.nursing.wright.edu, and click on the Graduate tab. 

Keep in mind that it takes 2-6 weeks to process an application in the Graduate School. Once all your application materials have been received, you will be contacted to interview with the director of the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner concentration. Leadership potential, motivation, ability to express ideas and opinions, view of advanced nursing practice, diversity in work and life experiences with people of different cultures are all factors considered in the essays and interviews. Compatibility between expressed career goals and program goals is weighted heavily.

Admissions Requirements:

To be eligible to apply to this graduate nursing program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a bachelor prepared nurse, having earned a BSN in nursing with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for your baccalaureate degree and any subsequent graduate work
  • Be a Registered Nurse with an unencumbered license, having a minimum of two years full time experience as an RN in a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit prior to the start of clinical courses
  • Apply to the Wright State Graduate School (http://www.wright.edu/graduate-school/admissions/apply-now).
    The application to the Graduate School must contain:
    • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
    • Professional statement (no more than 250 words)
  • Submit an Application to the College of Nursing and Health Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program (https://nursing.wright.edu/sites/default/files/page/attachements/Generic%20MS%20CONH%20application%2011-5-14.pdf)
    The application to the College of Nursing and Health must contain:
    • Resume
    • An essay describing a meaningful clinical situation in which you were involved and how this situation helped heighten your desire to pursue graduate education (no longer than two pages). Please include a description of your experience caring for newborns.
    • Two recommendation letters from your current or most recent supervisor or a faculty member of your BSN program or a previous employer
  • Provide evidence of no criminal history record on file from both a Federal Bureau of Investigation and Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (or applicable state) for background check. Please be aware that background checks may take up to 30 days to process. It is your benefit to complete the background check on month prior to the College of Nursing and Health application deadline. Background checks can be done in the Educational Resource Center at 116 Allyn Hall. The results must be sent to Zane Jacks, 160 UH CONH, Wright State University, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435.

Admission is based on a rolling deadline.

Keep in mind that it takes 2-6 weeks to process an application in the Graduate School. Once all your application materials have been received, you will be contacted to interview with the Director of the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner concentration. Leadership potential, motivation, ability to express ideas and opinions, view of advanced nursing practice, diversity in work and life experiences with people of different cultures are all factors considered in the essays and interviews. Compatibility between expressed career goals and program goals is weighted heavily.

Download the Graduate Financial Aid Application (https://nursing.wright.edu/sites/default/files/page/attachements/Grad%20financial%20aid%202014.pdf)

For additional information:

Faculty:

Click here for a full listing of nursing faculty. (http://nursing.wright.edu/about/faculty-and-staff-profiles)

Program Requirements:


For purposes of student eligibility for certification, all Neonatal Nurse Practitioner required courses must be taken as part of the program of study while in the NNP program or demonstration of similar course content in another masters nursing program. All courses in the concentration can be delivered online in a hybrid format, making the program highly accessible to participants who have complicated work schedules and might not live in proximity to the Dayton, Ohio campus. Students have the option to take all core courses on campus. 

Efforts will be made to meet students’ individual goals and to provide experiences in their geographical area. Clinical courses are supervised by the NNP faculty. Clinical rotations will take place in Dayton Children’s Hospital, Miami Valley Hospital, Kettering Hospital, selected follow-up clinics and occasionally, clinical rotations will take place in Columbus. 

All students are required to complete a graduate level statistics course prior to NUR 7005 Nursing Research and Evidence for Practice  course. The recommended WSU course is EDL 7510  . Students can begin classes summer, fall, or spring. Individualized plans, including part-time will be developed on admission by the director of the concentration.

 

Program Core and Electives


Total: 55 Hours




Nursing Education Concentration


Program Description:

The purpose of the nursing education concentration is to prepare future instructors to teach nursing courses at the college level. The concentration consists of core nursing courses, advanced pathophysiology, applied pharmacology, advanced assessment, and nursing education courses. 

For further information on the program, admission requirements, available scholarships or financial aid information, please refer to the College of Nursing and Health website at www.nursing.wright.edu, and click on the Graduate tab.

Admissions Requirements:

To be eligible to apply to this graduate nursing program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a bachelor prepared nurse, having earned a BSN in nursing with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for your baccalaureate degree and any subsequent graduate work
  • Be a Registered Nurse with an unencumbered license, having a minimum of one year experience
  • Apply to Wright State Graduate School (http://www.wright.edu/graduate-school/admissions/apply-now).
    The application to the Graduate School must contain:
    • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
    • Professional statement (no more than 250 words)
  • Submit an Application for the College of Nursing and Health Nursing Education program (https://nursing.wright.edu/sites/default/files/page/attachements/Generic%20MS%20CONH%20application%2011-5-14.pdf)
    The application to the College of Nursing and Health must contain:
    • Resume
    • An essay about a meaningful clinical situation which helped you clarify your goals and desire to become a Nursing Educator
    • Two recommendation letters from your current or most recent supervisor or faculty member of your BSN program or a previous employer
  • Provide evidence of no criminal history record on file from both a Federal Bureau of Investigation and Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (or applicable state) for background check. Please be aware that background checks may take up to 30 days to process. It is your benefit to complete the background check on month prior to the College of Nursing and Health application deadline. Background checks can be done in the Educational Resource Center at 116 Allyn Hall. The results must be sent to Zane Jacks, 160 UH CONH, Wright State University, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435.

Admission is based on a rolling deadline. Students generally begin the program Summer or Fall semester.

Keep in mind that it takes 2-6 weeks to process an application in the Graduate School. Once all your application materials have been received, you will be contacted to interview with the Director of the Nursing Education concentration.

For additional information:

Faculty:

Click here for a full listing of nursing faculty. (http://nursing.wright.edu/about/faculty-and-staff-profiles)

Program Requirements:


All students are required to complete a statistics course prior to NUR 7005 Nursing Research and Evidence for Practice   course. Individualized plans, including part-time, will be developed on admission by the director of the concentration.

Total: 46 Hours


 


Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Acute Care Concentration


Program Description:

The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specialty is designed to prepare advanced practice nurses to provide care for children from birth to 21 years of age. Since 1965, PNPs have worked with pediatricians and other health care providers to provide comprehensive care to children and families by focusing on health maintenance and education, illness prevention, and minor and chronic illness management. 

This Acute Care concentration provides a broad theoretical and research foundation in advanced concepts of parent, child and adolescent nursing. Clinical experiences occur across a variety of acute care settings and focus on providing care to children. Acute Care PNPs are qualified to perform complete physical exams, take health histories, diagnose and treat acute  and complex illnesses or injuries, order and interpret lab results and x-rays, manage complex chronic illness, counsel clients, and provide health education. The majority prescribe medications according to state law. 

Coursework aligned with clinical experiences specific to specialization focus provides the knowledge, skills, and values inherent in the development of clinical excellence as an Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner . Students have course assignments and clinical experiences specific to the acute care area. Students are precepted by pediatricians or PNPs with clinical experiences in a variety of acute care settings. The concentration consists of advanced clinical practice and nursing science, built on a core of pathophysiology, pharmacology, and family-centered care. Acute care PNPs offer a variety of services including: 

* Provide care to children who are acutely, chronically, and critically ill 

* Perform in-depth physical assessments 

* Interpret results of laboratory and diagnostic tests 

* Order medications and perform therapeutic treatments in a variety of settings 

* Acute Care PNPs may practice in a variety of pediatric specialty areas, such as intensive care, cardiology, dermatology, gastroenterology, and many others. Visit the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB)website for more information.

Graduates of the PNP-AC concentrations are eligible to apply for the national certification exam administered by either ANCC or PNCB. National certification is necessary to obtain advanced practice licensure in most states. 

For further information on the program, admission requirements, available scholarships or financial aid information, please refer to the College of Nursing and Health website at www.nursing.wright.edu, and click on the Graduate tab.

Admissions Requirements:

To be eligible to apply to this graduate nursing program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

Current CPR + PALS documentation is required prior to the start of clinicals.

  • Provide evidence of no criminal history record on file from both a Federal Bureau of Investigation and Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (or applicable state) for background check. Please be aware that background checks may take up to 30 days to process. It is your benefit to complete the background check on month prior to the College of Nursing and Health application deadline. Background checks can be done in the Educational Resource Center at 116 Allyn Hall. The results must be sent to Zane Jacks, 160 UH CONH, Wright State University, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435.

Admission for start in Fall or Spring semesters.

Keep in mind that it takes 2-6 weeks to process an application in the Graduate School. Once all your application materials have been received, you will be contacted to interview with the Director of the Graduate concentration. Leadership potential, motivation, ability to express ideas and opinions, view of advanced nursing practice, diversity in work and life experiences with people of different cultures are all factors considered in the essays and interviews. Compatibility between expressed career goals and program goals is weighted heavily.

Download the Graduate Financial Aid Application (https://nursing.wright.edu/sites/default/files/page/attachements/Grad%20financial%20aid%202014.pdf)

For additional information:

Faculty:

Click here for a full listing of nursing faculty. (http://nursing.wright.edu/about/faculty-and-staff-profiles)

Program Requirements:


All students are required to complete a statistics course prior to NUR 7005 - Nursing Research and Evidence for Practice . Individualized plans, including part-time, will be developed on admission by the director of the concentration.

Program Core and Electives


Total: 54 Hours


 

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care Concentration


Program Description:

The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specialty is designed to prepare advanced practice nurses to provide care for children from birth to 21 years. Since 1965, PNPs have worked with pediatricians and other health care providers to provide comprehensive care to children and families by focusing on health maintenance and education, illness prevention and minor and chronic illness management.

This concentration provides a broad theoretical and research foundation in advanced concepts of parent, child and adolescent nursing. Clinical experiences occur across a variety of settings and focus on providing care to well and ill children. PNPs are qualified to perform complete physical exams, take health histories, diagnose and treat common acute minor illnesses or injuries, order and interpret lab results and x-rays, manage stable chronic illness, counsel clients and provide health education. Many may prescribe medications according to state law.

Course work aligned with clinical experiences specific to specialization focus provides the knowledge, skills, and values inherent in the development of clinical excellence as a pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP). Students have course assignments and clinical experiences specific to the primary care area. PNP students are precepted by pediatricians or NPs with clinical experiences in a variety of primary care settings. The program consists of advanced clinical practice and nursing science, built on a core of pathophysiology, pharmacology, and family-centered care. The total program is 45 semester hours.

Primary care PNPs offer a variety of services including:

  • Provide health maintenance care for children, including well child examinations
  • Perform routine developmental screenings
  • Diagnose and treat common childhood illnesses
  • Provide anticipatory guidance regarding common child health concerns
  • Provide childhood immunizations
  • Perform school physicals
  • Primary care PNP’s may practice in a variety of outpatient pediatric specialty areas, such as cardiology, dermatology, gastroenterology, and many others.

Visit the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners website for more information (http://www.napnap.org)

Graduates of the PNP concentration are eligible to apply for the national certification exam administered by either ANCC or PNCB.

National certification is necessary to obtain advanced practice licensure in most states.

Admissions Requirements:

To be eligible to apply to this graduate nursing program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a bachelor prepared nurse, having earned a BSN in nursing from an NLN or CCNE accredited institution with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for your baccalaureate degree and any subsequent graduate work
  • Be a Registered Nurse with an unencumbered license, having a minimum of one year full-time experience as an RN in pediatrics
  • Complete a basic physical assessment course or equivalent within the last 10 years
  • Apply to Wright State Graduate School (http://www.wright.edu/graduate-school/admissions/apply-now).
    The application to the Graduate School must contain:
    • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
    • Professional statement (no more than 250 words)
  • Submit an Application for the College of Nursing and Health Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care program (https://nursing.wright.edu/sites/default/files/page/attachements/Generic%20MS%20CONH%20application%2011-5-14.pdf)
    The application to the College of Nursing and Health must contain:
    • Resume
    • An essay about a meaningful clinical situation in which you were involved and how this situation helped heighten your desire to pursue graduate education (no longer than two pages)
    • Two recommendation letters from your current or most recent supervisor or faculty member of your BSN program or a previous employer
    • Current CPR + PALS documentation
  • Provide evidence of no criminal history record on file from both a Federal Bureau of Investigation and Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (or applicable state) for background check. Please be aware that background checks may take up to 30 days to process. It is your benefit to complete the background check on month prior to the College of Nursing and Health application deadline. Background checks can be done in the Educational Resource Center at 116 Allyn Hall. The results must be sent to Zane Jacks, 160 UH CONH, Wright State University, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435.

Keep in mind that it takes 2-6 weeks to process an application in the Graduate School. A personal interview will be required for those applicants in the final selection pool after review of submitted documents is completed. Leadership potential, motivation, ability to express ideas and opinions, conception of advanced nursing practice, diverse work and life experiences with people of different cultures are factors considered in the essays and interviews. Compatibility between expressed career goals and program goals is weighted heavily.

Download the Graduate Financial Aid Application (https://nursing.wright.edu/sites/default/files/page/attachements/Grad%20financial%20aid%202014.pdf)

For additional information:

Faculty:

Click here for a full listing of nursing faculty. (http://nursing.wright.edu/about/faculty-and-staff-profiles)

Program Requirements:


All students are required to complete a statistics course prior to NUR 7005 Nursing Research and Evidence for Practice  course. Students can only begin classes summer or fall term. Individualized plans, including part-time, will be developed on admission by the associate director of the concentration.

Program Core and Electives


Total: 47 Hours




Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Concentration


Program Description:

The Psychiatric - Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) concentration is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills necessary to provide psychiatric and mental health care to individuals and families throughout the lifespan. 

Upon completion of the concentration, students are eligible to sit for the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification exam offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. 

There is a second master’s degree option for this program that is primarily aimed at nurse practitioners from other specialties who wish to pursue the specialty of psychiatry. Admission requirements, as required by the Graduate School policies, are the same as the admission requirements for the program with the addition of a master’s degree in nursing.

For further information on the program, available scholarships or financial aid information, please refer to the College of Nursing and Health website at www.nursing.wright.edu, and click on the Graduate tab.

Admissions Requirements:

To be eligible to apply to this graduate nursing program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a bachelor prepared nurse, having earned a BSN in nursing from an NLN or CCNE accredited institution with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for your baccalaureate degree and any subsequent graduate work
  • Be a Registered Nurse with an unencumbered license
  • Have a minimum of one year full-time experience as an RN in the field of psychiatry in the United States.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate proficiency per the Graduate School policies
  • Apply to Wright State Graduate School (http://www.wright.edu/graduate-school/admissions/apply-now).
    The application to the Graduate School must contain:
    • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
    • Professional statement (no more than 250 words)
  • Submit an Application for the College of Nursing and Health Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program (https://nursing.wright.edu/sites/default/files/page/attachements/Generic%20MS%20CONH%20application%2011-5-14.pdf)
    The application to the College of Nursing and Health must contain:
    • Resume
    • An essay about a meaningful clinical situation which helped you clarify your goals and desire to become an advance practice nurse (2-3 pages)
    • Two recommendation letters from your current or most recent supervisor or faculty member of your BSN program or a previous employer. At least one, and preferably both, of the letters should be from individuals familiar with your work in a psychiatric setting.
  • Provide evidence of no criminal history record on file from both a Federal Bureau of Investigation and Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (or applicable state) for background check. Please be aware that background checks may take up to 30 days to process. It is your benefit to complete the background check on month prior to the College of Nursing and Health application deadline. Background checks can be done in the Educational Resource Center at 116 Allyn Hall. The results must be sent to Zane Jacks, 160 UH CONH, Wright State University, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435.

Admission to the program is based on cohort groups who complete their practicum sequence together at the end of the program. Applications are due by April first for consideration for admission the following fall. A personal interview with the concentration director will be scheduled after review of the complete application. Most interviews will occur in April and May and notification of admission decisions will occur by June 15.

All applications are reviewed as they are completed.  Exceptional applicants may be identified during this process and may be interviewed and admitted early. Also, part-time and transfer/second master’s students may inquire about a different start date. Such admissions are based on cohort availability and may vary as limited openings occur. Please contact the program director regarding the possibility of joining an earlier cohort.

Download the Graduate Financial Aid Application (https://nursing.wright.edu/sites/default/files/page/attachements/Grad%20financial%20aid%202014.pdf)

For additional information:

Faculty:

Click here for a full listing of nursing faculty. (http://nursing.wright.edu/about/faculty-and-staff-profiles)

Program Requirements:


All students are required to complete a graduate level statistics course prior to taking NUR 7005 Nursing Research and Evidence for Practice  . Individualized plans will be developed on admission by the director of the concentration.

Program Core and Electives


Total: 49 Hours




School Nurse Concentration


Program Description:

Wright State University-Miami Valley College of Nursing and Health recognizes the importance of health in the entire school community including children, staff, parents, and families. Standards for professional licensure of personnel in schools currently lean toward preparation at the master’s degree. In order to be a leader in school health and an equal member of the educational team, it is important to be prepared as a school nurse with an advanced nursing degree. 

The School Nurse concentration at Wright State University meets the needs of registered nurses to be licensed as school nurses in addition to those wanting to assume a leadership role in the profession through a Master of Science degree in Nursing with a School Nurse concentration. Visit the National Association of School Nurses website or the Ohio Association of School Nurses website for more information about the practice of School Nursing. 

The Master of Science degree in Nursing with a School Nurse concentration is offered online or on campus and includes clinical experiences. The curriculum builds a foundation for master’s level nursing practice. Students who complete the program will meet the requirements to be eligible to apply to the Ohio Department of Education for a Pupil Services License as a School Nurse. 

Applications for the School Nurse concentration are accepted on a year-round basis. Once accepted, students will meet with the Director of the School Nurse concentration to complete an approved program of study and be oriented to the program.  

For further information on the program, admission requirements, available scholarships or financial aid information, please refer to the College of Nursing and Health website at www.nursing.wright.edu, and click on the Graduate tab.

Admissions Requirements:

To be eligible to apply to this graduate nursing program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a bachelor prepared nurse, having earned a BSN in nursing with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for your baccalaureate degree and any subsequent graduate work
  • Be a Registered Nurse with an unencumbered license, having a minimum of one year full-time experience as an RN
  • Apply to Wright State Graduate School (http://www.wright.edu/graduate-school/admissions/apply-now).
    The application to the Graduate School must contain:
    • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
    • Professional statement (no more than 250 words)
  • Submit an Application for the College of Nursing and Health School Nurse concentration (https://nursing.wright.edu/sites/default/files/page/attachements/Generic%20MS%20CONH%20application%2011-5-14.pdf)
    The application to the College of Nursing and Health must contain:
    • Resume
    • An essay about a meaningful clinical situation which helped you clarify your goals and desire to become a school nurse
    • Two recommendation letters from your current or most recent supervisor or faculty member of your BSN program or a previous employer
  • Provide evidence of no criminal history record on file from both a Federal Bureau of Investigation and Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (or applicable state) for background check. Please be aware that background checks may take up to 30 days to process. It is your benefit to complete the background check on month prior to the College of Nursing and Health application deadline. Background checks can be done in the Educational Resource Center at 116 Allyn Hall. The results must be sent to Zane Jacks, 160 UH CONH, Wright State University, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435.

Applications are reviewed and admitted on a rolling basis.

Keep in mind that it takes 2-6 weeks to process an application in the Graduate School. Once all your application materials have been received, you will be contacted to interview with the Director of the School Nurse concentration.

Download the Graduate Financial Aid Application (https://nursing.wright.edu/sites/default/files/page/attachements/Grad%20financial%20aid%202014.pdf)

For additional information:

Faculty:

Click here for a full listing of nursing faculty. (http://nursing.wright.edu/about/faculty-and-staff-profiles)

Program Requirements:


All students are required to complete a graduate statistics course prior to NUR 7005 Nursing Research and Evidence for Practice   Individualized plans will be developed on admission by the concentration director.

Program Core and Electives


Total: 43 Hours


 

 

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