2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
    
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2015-2016 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED 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 nurse executive or administrative positions in a variety of health care settings. Benefits of the Master of Science degree include allowing graduates to demonstrate sound decision-making based upon organizational, economic, leadership and nursing theories. The concentration consists of core nursing courses with an addition of 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
    • 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.

 

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
  • 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.

 

Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Concentration


Program Description:

Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) focus on providing care to adults experiencing physiologic problems and related social and behavioral concerns. Expert knowledge and advance practice concepts are applied to the care of individuals, families, and groups. 

Adult-Gerontology CNS Patient Care Focus 

Students in the Adult-Gerontology CNS 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 organize and integrate interventions 

* Design and implement programs of care for specific populations 

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

* Identify researchable clinical problems 

Adult-Gerontology CNS System Influence Focus 

Students in the Adult-Gerontology CNS concentration: 

* Identify care problems associated with existing nursing practice 

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

* 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 

The concentration is based in theory and research, and includes clinical practice, education, consultation, and systems thinking. Students are expected to complete the concentration within five (5) years. Students have the option of attending either full-time or part-time. Most courses are scheduled in the evening. 

Adult-Gerontology CNS concentration curriculum develops core adult health CNS advanced practice nursing competencies while building expert knowledge and skill in a student selected 

specialty area. Students may decide the focus of clinical courses, such as oncology, neurology, cardiology, orthopedics, gerontology or others. Faculty advisors help students design clinical experiences. 

Students are eligible to take advanced practice certification exams upon completion of 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:

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 Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist 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 

 


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.



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. 

The Wright State University College of Nursing and Health has developed a collaborative program with the University of Cincinnati wherein courses in this concentration are shared. Each university will offer its own degree. WSU Neonatal Nurse Practitioner students will take five (5) courses taught by the University of Cincinnati that will transfer to Wright State as part of the student’s coursework. 

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 one year 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 challenged either by examination 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 some laboratory experiences on site at the University of Cincinnati. 

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


Courses to be transferred in from the University of Cincinnati (14 credit hours)


  • 29ANPC 8076 - Neonatal Pathophysiology and Advanced Nursing Management I Credit Hour(s): 3
  • 29ANPC 8078 - Neonatal Pathophysiology and Advanced Nursing Management II Credit Hour(s): 3
  • 29ANPC 8074 - Advanced Newborn/Infant Pharmacotherapeutics Credit Hour(s): 3
  • 29ANPC 8070 - Developmental Physiology Credit Hour(s): 2
  • 29ANPC 8072 - Advanced Newborn Health Assessment Credit Hour(s): 3

Total: 49 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.

 


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 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. 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. 

Coursework 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 acute care area. PNP 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 cardiology, dermatology, gastroenterology, and many others. Visit the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners website for more information 

Graduates of the PNP 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 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 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.

 

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 PNPs 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 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:

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.

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. 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.



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 take the Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification exam offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. 

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 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
  • 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 to become an advance practice nurse (maximum of two pages)
    • 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. The anticipated start date for students enrolling in the traditional Master’s program is Fall semester.

Keep in mind that it takes 2-6 weeks to process an application in the Graduate School. A personal interview with the Director of the Psychiatric Mental Health NP Program will be required after review of submitted documents is completed.

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.



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 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 with a School Nurse concentration is offered online or on campus and includes classroom and 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 nurse administrator
    • 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.

 

 

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