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Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing


Bachelor's Programs


Master's, Post Master's, Bridge Programs

Doctoral Programs

Link to Course Descriptions for Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing

Faculty:
Smith, M. C., Dean and Eminent Scholar; Edwards, K., Associate Dean; Liehr, P., Associate Dean; Gordon, S., Assistant Dean; Dormire, S., Assistant Dean; Archibald, C.; Baer, E.; Barry, C.; Beckerman, A., Emeritus; Blum, C.; Brennan, M.; Chiang-Hanisko, L.; Collins, C.; Dahnke, A.; Dyess, S.; Eggenberger, T.; France, N.; Goodman, R.; Hain, D.; Johnson, V.; Keller, K.; King, B.; Koszalinski, R.; Lange, B.; Locsin, R.; Longo, J.; Lowe, J.; McCaffrey, R.; Newman, D.; Palma, L.; Purnell, M.; Ray, M., Emeritus; Schmitt, T.; Sherman, R.; Tappen, R., Eminent Scholar; Touhy, T., Emeritus; Valentine, K.; Weiss, J.; Williams, C.; Winland-Brown, J.

Accreditation: The baccalaureate, master's and doctor of nursing practice degree programs in nursing are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The baccalaureate program is approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing. All programs are approved as part of the University's accreditation process by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Overview of the College of Nursing
The Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing is dedicated to caring: advancing the science, studying its meaning, practicing the art and living it day to day.

Through its excellent faculty and programs on the Boca Raton, Davie and Harbor Branch campuses, the College offers Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Philosophy and certificate programs to prepare nurses for practice, leadership, research and community service.

The College offers the following programs:

1. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree in a traditional format for qualified junior students.

2. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree for registered nurses with associate degrees.

3. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree in an accelerated format to individuals with a baccalaureate degree in a discipline other than nursing.

4. Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) degree with concentrations in: Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Holistic Nursing, Clinical Nurse Leader, Family Nurse Practitioner, Individualized concentration, Nurse Educator, and Nursing Administration and Financial Leadership. Post Master's Certificate Programs are offered in all nurse practitioner, administration, advanced holistic and nursing education areas.

5. Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) for students with master's degrees in an area of advanced nursing practice or nursing administration, or for highly qualified Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduates through the B.S. to D.N.P. program.

6. Doctor of Philosophy with a Major in Nursing (Ph.D.) degree with admission to students with B.S.N. or M.S.N. preparation. The major area of focus is research and theory development related to the phenomenon of caring.

Vision
The Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing's vision is a world in which health and well being are transformed locally, nationally and globally through nursing grounded in caring.

Mission
The Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, as an integral part of Florida Atlantic University, is committed to the pursuit of higher education grounded in the arts, sciences and humanities. Faculty of the College support the University mission of education, scholarship and service. 
    
The College is dedicated to caring: advancing the science, studying the meaning, practicing the art and living caring day to day.

Philosophy
Nursing is a discipline of knowledge  and professional practice grounded in caring. Nursing makes a unique contribution to society by nurturing the wholeness of persons and environment in caring. Caring in nursing is an intentional, mutual human process in which the nurse artistically responds with authentic presence to calls from persons to enhance well being. Nursing occurs in nursing situations: co-created lived experiences in which the caring between nurses and persons enhance well being. Nursing is both science and art. Nursing science is the evolving body of distinctive nursing knowledge developed through systematic inquiry and research. The art of nursing is the creative use of nursing knowledge in practice. Knowledge development and practice in nursing require the complex integration of multiple patterns of knowing. Nurses collaborate and lead interprofessional research and practice to support the health and well being of persons inextricably connected within a diverse global society.

Persons as participants in the co-created nursing situation refers to individuals, families or communities. Persons are unique and irreducible, dynamically interconnected with others and the environment in caring relationships. The nature of being human is to be caring. Humans choose values that give meaning to living and enhance well being. Well being is creating and living the meaning of life. Persons are nurtured in their wholeness and well being through caring relationships.  

Beliefs about learning and environments that foster learning are grounded in our view of person, the nature of nursing and nursing knowledge and the mission of the University. Learning involves the lifelong creation of understanding through the integration of knowledge within a context of value and meaning. A supportive environment for learning is a caring environment. A caring environment is one in which all aspects of the person are respected, nurtured and celebrated. The learning environment supports faculty-student relationships that honor and value the contributions of all, and shared learning and growth. 

The above fundamental beliefs concerning nursing, person and learning express our values and guide the actions of faculty as they pursue the missions of teaching, research/scholarship and service shared by the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and Florida Atlantic University.

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Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing Professional Statement
When students of nursing begin their course of study, they enter into an implied professional agreement- agreeing to abide by the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Nursing Ethics and to conduct themselves in all aspects of their lives in a manner becoming a professional nurse.

The College of Nursing faculty holds a professional ethic of caring and healing, recognizing that each person's environment includes everything that surrounds an individual. Similarly, the College hopes to create an environment that nurtures the wholeness and dignity of self and others. The faculty encourages socially responsible behavior and will not accept actions that can be perceived as hostile, threatening or unsafe to others. It is the College's expectation that students promote a positive public image of nursing. It is the College's goal, as a professional college, to build an expanding community of nursing scholars and leaders within the context of its caring-based philosophy. Safety of the person being nursed and accountability for individual actions are priorities (or critical components) of a professional nursing education.

Students who do not abide by this policy will be subject to appropriate academic sanctions, which may include dismissal from the College of Nursing and/or disciplinary action, which may include suspension or expulsion from the University.

Legislation aimed at protecting the public has made it necessary to require a background check for all admitted to the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. This check includes the Level II Criminal Background Check (Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation) and an additional background check required by agencies with whom the College partners for student nursing practice experiences. The College of Nursing has asked a firm used by many national nursing schools and colleges to coordinate the background check process. Enrolled students may be required to repeat one or more components of the background check process during the program, dependent upon agency regulations. Results of all components of the background check process must be on file with the College of Nursing for review before students may participate or enroll in any courses or activities that involve or require patient contact. Such courses or activities may be required to complete the degree or certificate program of study for graduation.

If the background check reveals violations that may result in students being denied licensure, admission to a clinical agency and/or access to patients in the agency, admission may be denied. If a comparable assignment cannot be made to meet course objectives, the student may be denied admission to or continuation in the College of Nursing. Random or routine drug screens may be required during the program of study by facilities where patient contact occurs or by the College if reasonable suspicion of substance use exists. Results of drug screens indicating violations of substance use may be basis for dismissal from the program. All costs related to background checks and drug screens are the responsibility of the student or applicant. It is also the student's responsibility to make sure an oath and affirmation is completed yearly from the date of the initial background check.

Bachelor's Programs/Link to Graduate Programs

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) programs lead to a B.S.N. degree, the foundation of professional nursing practice. The baccalaureate program consists of three paths of study to the B.S.N.: the RN to B.S.N. option for currently Registered Nurses and two pre-licensure Nursing options: the Traditional B.S.N. and the Accelerated Second Degree B.S.N. The bachelor's program in Nursing is an upper-division curriculum; students apply for admission after completing 60 lower-division credits. Policies for all bachelor's degree programs are available here.

Pre-Licensure B.S.N. Programs
The Pre-Licensure Nursing Programs lead to a baccalaureate degree in nursing for the non-RN student. Graduates of these programs are qualified to be candidates for the NCLEX and, if successful, achieve RN licensure. The Pre-Licensure B.S.N. programs are limited access. Individuals must be admitted to FAU as Pre-Nursing students prior to being considered for admission to the traditional or accelerated option of the B.S.N. program. Qualified applicants will be admitted into nursing on a space-available basis. Admission as a Pre-Nursing student does not guarantee admission to either the traditional or accelerated second degree option of the B.S.N. program. The Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing supports the University's policy of non-discrimination.

Undergraduate Program Objectives
The purpose of the undergraduate program is to advance the study, understanding and professional practice of the discipline of nursing.

The overall goal of the undergraduate curriculum is to prepare graduates whose practice of nursing nurtures the wholeness of persons through caring in nursing situations in a variety of settings.

The outcome objectives of the undergraduate program are that the graduate will be able to:

1. Unfold a journey of coming to know and care for self as person and nurse.

2. Synthesize knowledge from the sciences, arts and humanities as a foundation for generalist practice in nursing.

3. Use nursing theories and research to guide caring-based, reflective nursing practice.

4. Integrate multiple,  complex patterns of knowing in coming to know persons and responding critically and reflectively to calls within nursing situations in generalist nursing practice.

5. Practice ethical, safe nursing practice guided by professional standards.

6. Demonstrate cultural humility within nursing situations.

7. Use systematic inquiry to inform decision making, create nursing responses and evaluate outcomes.

8. Demonstrate competence in using technology and information systems to promote well being, facilitate decision making and enhance collaboration.

9. Promote well being for persons and populations across the life span in a variety of settings.

10. Participate in creating caring environments that nurture wholeness.

11. Participate in social and political activities that honor human dignity and advocate for equity in healthcare outcomes, local and global health policy and healthcare delivery.

12. Collaborate with others as a caring leader to transform care in complex healthcare systems.

13. Practice responsible stewardship of the discipline and profession, resources and environment.

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Admission Deadlines
The deadline for University admission for the programs on the Boca Raton campus (traditional option and accelerated second degree option) is approximately six months prior to anticipated commencement of the programs. Pre-license programs enroll once per year in the summer semester. The RN-B.S.N. program is on a rolling admissions basis; Interested nurses may apply at any time throughout the year. RN-B.S.N students may enter the program in any semester.

Application Process for the Traditional Program
The traditional program is available on the Boca Raton campus. Students who have been unsuccessful in another nursing program will not be considered for admission into the program at Florida Atlantic University.

1. Apply to Florida Atlantic University here. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA in all undergraduate courses completed.

2. Apply to the College of Nursing by completing an application on the NursingCAS (Centralized Application Service) website. The applicant is cautioned to note the application deadline published on the website. There are no deadline exceptions.

3. Scores on the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) entrance exam are used for overall evaluation of applicants. Check www.atitesting.com for scheduled exam dates and instructions for taking this test. The TEAS V admission examination evaluates each student on skills in reading, math, science and English language. Students may prepare for the TEAS V admission examination by purchasing the TEAS V Pre-Test Study Manual. A minimum TEAS Percentile Rank - National of greater than 70 is required.

4. Minimum requirements for review of application; applications not meeting these criteria will not be reviewed:  Minimum 45 credits of the required 60 Pre-Nursing requirements completed by December of the application year. The following courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better by December of the application year. Grades in these courses compose the Prerequisite Science GPA used for admission decisions.

Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab
Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab
Microbiology with Lab
College Algebra or equivalent
Statistics

5. Qualified students are admitted on a space-available basis. If there are more qualified applicants than available spaces, factors considered for admission include:

a. Prerequisite Science GPA (see number 4 above);
b. Score on TEAS V entrance test;
c. Completion of prerequisite courses at FAU;
d. Overall GPA in all undergraduate courses taken;
e. Other pertinent factors relating to the professional role.

6. If accepted, the following courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better prior to program enrollment:

Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Psychology
Human Growth and Development through the Lifespan
Chemistry with Lab
Nutrition


7. At the time of enrollment, students must have completed a minimum of 60 credits at Florida Atlantic University.

8. All applicants will be notified of the admission decision via email.

9. By the date posted in the offer letter, applicants must confirm via email to the program advisor their intention to either accept or reject the admission offer, or their seat will be given to the next eligible applicant. 

10. A complete background check is required as a condition of admission.

Traditional B.S.N. Requirements
The traditional program is for the non-RN student who has completed 60 credits of general education college-level study. The program requires five semesters of study at the College of Nursing. Students seeking admission must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 in all undergraduate courses taken and a minimum grade of "C" in all general education and required prerequisite courses.

Prerequisite Coursework for Transfer Students
Students transferring to Florida Atlantic University must complete both lower-division requirements (including the requirements of the Intellectual Foundations Program) and requirements for the college and major. Lower-division requirements may be completed through the A.A. degree from any Florida public college, university or community college or through equivalent coursework at another regionally accredited institution. Before transferring and to ensure timely progress toward the baccalaureate degree, students must also complete the prerequisite courses for their major as outlined in the Transfer Student Manual (see www.fau.edu/registrar/tsm.php) and below.

All courses not approved by the Florida Statewide Course Numbering System that will be used to satisfy requirements will be evaluated individually on the basis of content and will require a catalog course description and a copy of the syllabus for assessment.

Prerequisite Courses
Humanities   6
English Composition   6
Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2 with Labs   8
Microbiology with Lab   4
Chemistry with Lab   3-4
Introduction to Sociology   3
Introduction to Psychology   3
Human Growth and Development through
the Lifespan
  3
Nutrition   3
Statistics   3
College Algebra or equivalent   3
Electives (to total 60 lower-division credits)
Upper-Division University Requirements
Arts and Humanities (3000/4000-level courses) 6
Upper-Division elective   3
Traditional Program Courses
First Semester
Introduction to Nursing as a Discipline and
Profession
NUR 3115 3
Nursing Situations: Health Assessment and
Technological Caring
NUR 3119 3
Nursing Situations in Practice: Health
Assessment and Technological Caring
NUR 3119L 2
General Pathophysiology NUR 4125 3
Caring Communities in Nursing Seminar NUR 3018 1
Second Semester
Nursing Situations: Caring for Adults
Experiencing Acute Alterations in Health 1
NUR 3715 3
Nursing Situations in Practice: Caring for
Adults Experiencing Acute Alterations in Health 1
NUR 3715L 2
Pharmacotherapeutics NUR 3145 3
Nursing Situations in Psychiatric and Mental
Health Care
NUR 4525 3
Nursing Situations in Practice: Psychiatric
and Mental Health Care
NUR 4535L 1
Third Semester
Nursing Situations: Caring for Adults Experiencing Acute Alterations in Health 2
NUR 4716 3
Nursing Situations in Practice: Caring for Adults Experiencing Acute Alterations in Health 2 NUR 4716L 2
Nursing Situations in Community NUR 4638 3
Nursing Situations in Practice: Community NUR 4638L 2
Nursing Research NUR 4165 3
Fourth Semester
Nursing Situations in Aging, Chronic Illness, Long-Term and End-of-Life Care NUR 4768 3
Nursing Situations in Practice: Older Adults and Persons in Long-Term and End-of-Life Care NUR 4768L 2
Nursing Situations with Women, Children and Families NUR 3465 4
Nursing Situations in Practice: Childbearing NUR 3455L 1
Nursing Situations in Practice: Children and Families NUR 3356L 2
Fifth Semester
Introduction to Professional Nursing Practice NUR 4827 3
Nursing Situations in Practice: Introduction to Professional Nursing NUR 4827L 5
Nursing Situations: Caring for Self, Others and Environment NUR 4179 3

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Application Process for the Accelerated Second Degree Program

The accelerated program is available only on the Boca Raton campus. Students who have been unsuccessful in another nursing program will not be considered for admission into the program at Florida Atlantic University.

1. Apply to Florida Atlantic University here. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA in their bachelor's degree as calculated by the awarding institution. Post-baccalaureate classes are not included in this calculation.

2. Apply to the College of Nursing by completing an application on the NursingCAS (Centralized Application Service) website. The applicant is cautioned to note the application deadline published on the website. There are no deadline exceptions.

3. Scores on the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) entrance exam are used for overall evaluation of applicants. Check www.atitesting.com for scheduled exam dates and instructions for taking this test. The TEAS V admission examination evaluates each student on skills in reading, math, science and English language. Students may prepare for the TEAS V admission examination by purchasing the TEAS V Pre-Test Study Manual. A minimum TEAS Percentile Rank - National of greater than 70 is required.

4. Minimum requirements for review of application; applications not meeting these criteria will not be reviewed:  The following courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better by December of the application year. Grades in these courses compose the Prerequisite Science GPA used for admission decisions.

Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab
Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab
Microbiology with Lab
College Algebra or equivalent
Statistics

5. Qualified students are admitted on a space-available basis. If there are more qualified applicants than available spaces, factors considered for admission include:

a. Prerequisite Science GPA (see number 4 above);
b. Score on TEAS V entrance test.
c. Graduation from an undergraduate program at FAU;
d. GPA from bachelor's degree;
e. Other pertinent factors relating to the professional role.

6. If accepted, the following courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better prior to program enrollment:

Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Psychology
Human Growth and Development through the Lifespan
Chemistry with Lab
Nutrition

7. All applicants will be notified of the admission decision via e-mail.

8. By the date posted in the offer letter, applicants must confirm via email to the program advisor their intention to either accept or reject the admission offer, or their seat will be given to the next eligible applicant. 

9. A complete background check is required as a condition of admission.

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Accelerated Second Degree B.S.N. Requirements
The accelerated second-degree option in the B.S.N. program is specifically designed for the student with a bachelor's degree in another field who wants to earn a bachelor's degree in nursing. A fast track to a professional nursing career, this accelerated B.S.N. is an intense 12-month program for motivated individuals looking for a challenging and stimulating career in nursing. Students in the program are required to be engaged in coursework or nursing practice experiences approximately 40 hours per week. This is a limited access program, and students must complete all program prerequisites prior to beginning the accelerated program coursework.

Prerequisite Coursework for Transfer Students
Students transferring to Florida Atlantic University must complete both lower-division requirements (including the requirements of the Intellectual Foundations Program) and requirements for the college and major. Lower-division requirements may be completed through the A.A. degree from any Florida public college, university or community college or through equivalent coursework at another regionally accredited institution. Before transferring and to ensure timely progress toward the baccalaureate degree, students must also complete the prerequisite courses for their major as outlined in the Transfer Student Manual (see www.fau.edu/registrar/tsm.php) and below.

All courses not approved by the Florida Statewide Course Numbering System that will be used to satisfy requirements will be evaluated individually on the basis of content and will require a catalog course description and a copy of the syllabus for assessment.

Prerequisite Courses
Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2 with Labs   8
Microbiology with Lab   4
Chemistry with Lab   4
Nutrition   3
College Algebra or equivalent   3
Statistics   3
Introduction to Sociology   3
Introduction to Psychology   3
Human Growth and Development through
the Lifespan
  4
Accelerated Program Courses
Summer Semester
Introduction to Nursing as Discipline and Profession NUR 3115 3
Nursing Situations: Health Assessment and Technological Caring NUR 3119 3
Nursing Situations in Practice: Health
Assessment and Technological Caring
NUR 3119L 2
General Pathophysiology NUR 4125 3 or
Advanced Pathophysiology NGR 6141 3
Nursing Situations in Professional Practice NUR 3717 3
Decision Making in Nursing Situations NUR 3717L 3
Fall Semester
Pharmacotherapeutics (online) NUR 3145 3
Nursing Situations with Women, Children, and Families NUR 3465 4
Nursing Situation in Practice: Women, Children Families NUR 3465L 3
Nursing Situations in Psychiatric and Mental Health Care NUR 4525 3
Nursing Situations in Practice: Psychiatric and Mental Health Care NUR 4535L 1
Nursing Situations in Aging, Chronic Illness, Long-Term and End-of-Life Care NUR 4768 3
Nursing Situations in Practice: Older Adults and Persons in Long-Term and End-of-Life Care NUR 4768L 2
Spring Semester
Nursing Situations in Community NUR 4638 3
Nursing Situations in Practice: Community NUR 4638L 2
Nursing Situations: Caring for Adults
Experiencing Acute Alterations in Health 2

NUR 4716 3
Nursing Situations in Practice: Acute Care of Adults NUR 4219L 3
Introduction to Professional Nursing Practice NUR 4827 3
Transition to Professional Practice Lab NUR 4829L 3
Nursing Research NUR 4165 3

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Application Process for the RN to B.S.N. Program

The RN to B.S.N. program is designed for registered nurses aspiring to a Bachelor's degree in nursing who have 60 completed lower-division college credits from an accredited institution and an Associate's degree program in nursing. Nursing courses for the RN to B.S.N. program are offered on the Boca Raton, Davie and Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute campuses as well as in a distance-learning (online) format.

Prerequisite Coursework for Transfer Students
Students transferring to Florida Atlantic University must complete both lower-division requirements (including the requirements of the Intellectual Foundations Program) and requirements for the college and major. Lower-division requirements may be completed through the A.A. degree from any Florida public college, university or community college or through equivalent coursework at another regionally accredited institution. Before transferring and to ensure timely progress toward the baccalaureate degree, students must also complete the prerequisite courses for their major as outlined in the Transfer Student Manual (see www.fau.edu/registrar/tsm.php).

All courses not approved by the Florida Statewide Course Numbering System that will be used to satisfy requirements will be evaluated individually on the basis of content and will require a catalog course description and a copy of the syllabus for assessment.

Admission Requirements
1. Minimum GPA of 2.75 on 4.0 scale.
2. Current RN license in state of residency.
3. Grade of "C" or better in all required prerequisite courses.

RN to B.S.N. Program Requirements
Required lower-division prerequisite courses will be reviewed with an academic advisor.

Required Courses (FAU or community/state college)
English Composition   6
Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2 with Labs   8
Microbiology with Lab   4
Chemistry   3
Introduction to Sociology   3
Introduction to Psychology   3
Human Growth and Development   3
Nutrition   3
Statistics   3
College Algebra or equivalent   3
General education courses required by the University are described in the Degree Requirements section of this catalog. In addition, students must fulfill Gordon Rule and foreign language requirements.
Upper-Division Nursing Courses*
Pharmacotherapeutics NUR 3145 3
General Pathophysiology NUR 4125 3
Nursing Situations: Health Assessment Modalities NUR 3065 2
Nursing Situations in Practice: Health Assessment Modalities NUR 3065L 1
Introduction to Nursing as Discipline and
Profession

NUR 3115
3
Nurse as Scholar NUR 4805 3
Nursing Situations with Individuals, Families and Groups in Communities NUR 4607 4
Nursing Research NUR 4165 3
Nursing Practice Leadership NUR 4836 3
Practicum in Integrative Nursing NUR 4836L 3
Nursing electives   3
Validated credits granted at completion of nursing courses 20
Upper-division requirements in Arts and Letters or approved Nursing electives 6
Elective   3

* A complete background check is a condition of admission to the RN to B.S.N. program.

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Policies for all Bachelor's Degree Programs


Health and Other Requirements for Nursing Practice

The student who is admitted to the Pre-Licensure Program (traditional or accelerated second degree) must meet the following requirements annually:

1. Complete the following:
a. A complete background check through www.CertifiedBackground.com is required as a condition of admission. By submitting to the background check requirement, students agree to have this information shared with all clinical agencies. Adverse findings may prevent a student from completing the required clinical experiences and graduating from the program. Students with adverse findings may contact the Florida Board of Nursing for clarification regarding the effect of the adverse events on their individual eligibility for licensure.

b. FDLE and FBI Background fingerprinting.

2. Submit each of the following:
a. Annually submit evidence of ongoing personal health insurance coverage for the academic year. If a student is found to have lapsed coverage, the student will be dismissed from the clinical practicum, which may jeopardize progression in their program of study.

b. Proof of completion of any required immunization series must be provided to the College of Nursing by the date specified by the nursing program in which the student is enrolled. TB testing is done annually. Additional health requirements may be necessary for students practicing in specific clinical agencies. Affected students will be notified.

c. Proof of current CPR certification (CPR for Healthcare Providers must be from the American Heart Association).

3. Purchase basic supplies and equipment for nursing practice experiences.

4. Assume responsibility for transportation to and from all off-campus course clinical experiences.

5. Assume responsibility for basic computer knowledge (Microsoft Office, FAU e-mail, email and Internet).

6. Purchase learning materials preparatory for NCLEX (ATI Comprehensive Assessment and Remediation Program, ATI CARP).
a. In the last semester of the curriculum, pre-license students will be required to take a comprehensive exit exam and earn a satisfactory score on the exam prior to graduation.

Failure to provide the above documentation or falsification of the same is grounds for dismissal from the College of Nursing.

Student documents must be current and complete in order to participate in any clinical practice learning experience that involves persons receiving care of any kind. Students who do not have the FBI/FDLE and Drug Screening clearance may not be able to complete the program and graduate. Students may also be asked to successfully complete clinical agency-mandated educational programs to participate in clinical learning experiences.

The student who is admitted to the RN to B.S.N. Program must meet the following requirements annually:

1. Submit a copy of current RN license.

2. Complete background check is required for full admission. By submitting to the background check requirement, students agree to have this information shared with all clinical agencies. Any negative findings may prevent a student from completing the required clinical experiences and graduating from the program.

3. Submit evidence of current health insurance.

4. Complete annual required health forms and immunizations.

5. Assume responsibility for transportation to and from all off-campus course clinical experiences.

6. Provide evidence of BLS certification for Health Care Providers through the American Heart Association. Certification must be valid for the entire academic year and resubmitted annually.

7. Additional health requirements may be necessary for students practicing in specific clinical agencies. Affected students will be notified.

8. Basic computer knowledge (word processing, email and Internet) is expected of students in the Nursing program.

9. Purchase basic tools and equipment for nursing practice experiences.

Progression and Retention Policy
1. Students must achieve a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in each course with an NUR or NSP prefix in order to continue in the undergraduate Nursing program.

2. Each student admitted to the bachelor's degree Nursing program will be formally evaluated periodically throughout the semester. Students who are not making satisfactory progress toward meeting course objectives at any time during the semester will be notified in writing and offered counseling to develop a plan for remediation. Failure to comply with the recommendations on this plan will result in failure of the course. Students who demonstrate unsafe behaviors in the practice setting may be removed at any time.

3. Any student fully admitted to the traditional or accelerated second degree programs of study of the B.S.N. program who withdraws from a course with an NUR or NSP prefix, with the exception of a filed medical withdrawal, is dismissed from the program.

4. In the traditional and accelerated programs, students must be successful on standardized tests at various points in the program to progress.

5. In traditional and accelerated programs, students will be required to take a comprehensive exit exam in the last semester of the curriculum and earn a satisfactory score on the exam prior to graduation.

6. Students are expected to demonstrate professional behavior consistent with the College's philosophy and conceptual framework as expressed in the College of Nursing Professional Statement. Failure to do so may result in dismissal from the program.

Dismissal Policy
A student enrolled in the undergraduate Nursing program who fails to exhibit professional and caring behaviors as stated in the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing Professional Statement, fails to meet academic standards as defined in the Progression and Retention Policy or violates a University policy may be dismissed from the Nursing program. The faculty member responsible for the nursing course in which the failure is noted or who notes unprofessional behavior will refer the student to the Director or Assistant Dean. Students recommended for dismissal have the right to utilize the Student's Appeal Procedure as outlined in the Student Handbook.

A student who is dismissed from the Nursing program may petition only one time for readmission/ continuation in the Nursing program through the Committee on Students in the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. Readmission decisions by the committee will be based on the reason for dismissal, strength of the student's record, length of time since dismissal, space availability and the student's plan to prevent recurrence of the problem that led to the dismissal.

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Master's, Post Master's, Bridge Programs/Link to Doctoral Programs

The Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing offers three master's programs: the Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.), Post Master's Certificate Programs and the Bridge Program.

Those applicants seeking a Master of Science in Nursing choose from one of the following concentrations for a program of study: Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Holistic Nursing, Clinical Nurse Leader, Family Nurse Practitioner, Individualized concentration, Nurse Educator, and Nursing Administration and Financial Leadership. Other paths of study may be approved by the Director or Assistant Dean.

Completion of one of the Nurse Practitioner concentrations prepares the graduate nurse to seek certification as a nurse practitioner in the area of concentration. National certification is required for authorization to practice in the advanced practice role in Florida.

Completion of the Nursing Administration and Financial Leadership concentration prepares the nurse graduate to seek advanced certification in administration.

Completion of the Nurse Educator concentration prepares the graduate to teach in a variety of educational settings and seek certification as a nurse educator.

Completion of the Advanced Holistic Nursing concentration prepares the graduate to seek advanced certification in Holistic Nursing. Additional practice hours following graduation will be required to qualify for the national certification exam.

All required admission data must be received by the Graduate College by the dates given in this College of Nursing section for respective semesters' admissions. Decisions are made only on complete application packets. Refer to the section on Admissions in this University Catalog or www.fau.edu/graduate/ for complete University admissions information. Graduate admissions are competitive. Admissions decisions are made based upon the quality of the application and the number of available slots in the desired program concentration. Meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission.

The number of credits allowed as a non-degree-seeking student are limited and must meet graduate program requirements of the University.

In keeping with Florida Atlantic University's philosophy as a distributed university, courses may be held on various campuses. Modes of delivery include live classes, video conference, web-assisted courses and online offerings.

Depending on the concentration, full-time or part-time study may be pursued in the graduate program. Once the student is admitted to the program, an advisor is assigned to assist with planning the sequence of courses.

International students should contact the Director or Assistant Dean at least one year prior to intended enrollment to plan the program of study.

Link to Post Master's Certificate Programs

Master's Program Outcomes
The purpose of the graduate program is to advance the study, understanding and practice of the discipline of nursing. The goal of this curriculum is to prepare graduates whose practice of nursing nurtures the wholeness of persons through caring in advanced practice nursing situations in a variety of settings. The graduate of the program will:

1. Develop self in caring-based advanced nursing practice.

2. Integrate a broad base of knowledge grounded in caring that includes theory and best evidence for advanced nursing practice.

3. Integrate multiple, complex patterns of knowing in coming to know persons and creatively responding to calls within nursing situations in advanced nursing practice.

4. Demonstrate accountability for ethical, safe practice and inquiry in advanced nursing practice.

5. Demonstrate cultural humility within nursing situations in advanced nursing practice.

6. Engage in systematic inquiry as a foundation for advanced nursing practice, healthcare delivery and the evolution of nursing as a caring science.

7. Participate in the implementation of technology and information systems to promote well being, facilitate decision making and enhance collaboration in advanced nursing practice.

8. Promote well being for persons and populations across the lifespan in advanced nursing practice.

9. Promote caring environments that nurture wholeness in advanced nursing practice.

10. Honor human dignity and advocate for equity in healthcare outcomes, local and global health policy and healthcare delivery in advanced nursing practice.

11. Participate in the transformation of complex healthcare systems through caring leadership that facilitates intra- and interprofessional collaboration to achieve quality outcomes in advanced nursing practice.

12. Promote responsible stewardship to advance the discipline and profession, preserve resources and respect the environment in advanced nursing practice.

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Practicum Requirements

Prior to entering any practicum course for graduate study, students are required to submit the following documentation:

1. Annual student health form (current within the last year);

2. Proof of personal medical insurance;

3. Current CPR certification (BLS);

4. Signed statement to the effect that OSHA/ HIPAA/Safety requirements have been read;

5. Complete background check. Annual renewal of the background check by an Oath and Affirmation Statement is required;

6. Copy of current license as a registered nurse in the state in which practicum course will be completed. All Nurse Practitioner students must be licensed in Florida.

All aforementioned data must be current throughout the program of study.

Academic Standing
Continuation in the graduate program requires a grade of "B" or above in all required nursing graduate courses. For further clarification, see the Progression and Retention Policy in the Graduate Student Handbook at http://nursing.fau.edu.

Link to Bridge Graduate Program

Master of Science in Nursing

Admission Requirements
1. Earned B.S.N. from an accredited bachelor's program in nursing.

2. Minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the final 60 baccalaureate-level course credits in the B.S.N. program, or

3.Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores are required for applicants with a grade point average of less than 3.0.

4. Basic undergraduate statistics course.

5. Baccalaureate-level, upper-division nursing research course.

6. Résumé or Curriculum vitae (CV) presented in specified format located on the website.

7. A written essay describing the student's philosophy of nursing (see essay criteria below). Please do not use FAU form letter.

8. Two letters of recommendation (see criteria for letters below).

9. Current RN licensure to practice nursing.

10. Licensed as a nurse in country of origin if applying as an international student to the Individualized concentration that has no clinical component.

11. An interview and on-site writing sample may be required.

12. Practice experience is not required but may be considered as part of the overall quality of the application.

Guidelines for Philosophy of Nursing Statement and Reference Letters
Philosophy of Nursing
Please provide a typed, double-spaced, no more than three-page statement of your nursing philosophy, specifically addressing:

1. Your beliefs/philosophy of nursing;

2. Why you are interested in pursuing a master's degree in the specific concentration you have chosen; and

3. What you expect the achievement of the degree to provide for you and for nursing.

Letters of Reference
The purpose of letters of reference is to provide the graduate program with information about how colleagues and associates perceive the applicants to the Master of Science in Nursing Program. Letters must be on letterhead, signed with an original signature and dated. Letters older than six months from the date of application or undated letters will not be accepted. One letter must be from a recent place of employment. Reference letters from other current students or peers will not be accepted.

The following points should be addressed in the letters of reference:

1. How long the referee has known the applicant;

2. In what capacity the referee has known the applicant (e.g., manager);

3. Specific information about all of the following in reference to the applicant:

    a. Initiative;
    b. Scholarly achievements and/or dispositions;
    c. Ability to complete tasks;
    d. Orientation to work in a team;
    e. Self-reflection and self-correction;
    f. Career orientation as a nurse;
    g. Impression that the applicant can achieve the Master of Science in Nursing.

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Curriculum Plans for Master of Science in Nursing Concentrations

Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (43 credits)
Provides graduates with the advanced skills and knowledge to assume the role of Adult/Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner with an emphasis on responding to calls from adolescents, adults and older adults. The unique features of this program are that it is inclusive of care to culturally diverse adolescents, adults and older adults.

The Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner curriculum requires a total of 43 credits. The program generally follows a part-time format of study. The curriculum contains a minimum of 600 hours of required clinical practice. Attainment of competencies may require more than 600 hours. Placements may occur in health department clinics, private practice offices, home-health agencies, community-based health centers, hospitals, long-term care institutions and other settings providing health care to adolescents, adults and older adults. 

Graduates of the Adult/Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program are eligible to sit for the Certification Examination offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). 

Graduate Core Courses (12 credits)
Advanced Nursing Practice Grounded
in Caring
NGR 6110 3
Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations
of Nursing
NGR 6811 3
Nursing Research and Evidence-Based
Practice
NGR 6812 3
Advanced Nursing Practice: Roles, Policy and Finance NGR 6891 3
Direct Care Core Courses (12 credits)
Advanced Nursing Situations: Health
Assessment
NGR 6002 2
Advanced Nursing Situations in Practice:
Health Assessment
NGR 6002L 1
Advanced Pathophysiology NGR 6141 3
Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics NGR 6172 3
Concentration Courses (19 credits)
Perspectives of Aging NGR 6251 3
Advanced Nursing Situations: Foundations of Primary Care NGR 6200 3
Advanced Nursing Situations in Practice: Foundations of Primary Care NGR 6200L 3
Advanced Nursing Situations:
Comprehensive Primary Care
NGR 6605 3
Advanced Nursing Situations in Practice:
Comprehensive Primary Care*
NGR 6605L 1-4
Advanced Nursing Situations: Care of Adolescents, Adults and Older Adults with Complex, Specialized Health Needs NGR 6607 3
Advanced Nursing Situations in Practice: Care of Adolescents, Adults and Older Adults with Complex, Specialized Health Needs** NGR 6607L 4

* Requires 180 hours of clinical practical experience.

** Requires 240 hours of clinical practical experience.

Note: Complete background check required.

Note: Baccalaureate-level pharmacology, pathophysiology and health assessment courses are recommended if taken more than five years from program enrollment.

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Advanced Holistic Nursing (33-36 credits)
Advanced Holistic Nursing is a 33-36 credit program of study leading to a Master of Science in Nursing. Grounded in a philosophy of caring, the program follows AACN Essentials of Masters Education for Advanced Practice Nursing, and the AHNA Standards and Core Values for Advanced Holistic Nursing. Faculty members known for their expertise and scholarship in holistic nursing guide students in reflective practice and in developing their expertise in selected practice areas. Students may choose to develop nursing expertise in specific skills in one of three focal areas: mind-body practices, manipulative and body-based practices or energetic healing practices.

Full and part-time study is available, with courses conveniently offered through online and intensive class formats. Opportunities are available for practica in College of Nursing Centers and other community-based locations. Graduates of this program will be able to sit for Board Certification in Advanced Holistic Nursing (AHN-BC).

Graduate Core Courses (12 credits)
Advanced Nursing Practice Grounded in Caring NGR 6110 3
Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Nursing NGR 6811 3
Nursing Research and Evidence-Based
Practice
NGR 6812 3
Advanced Nursing Practice: Roles, Policy
and Finance
NGR 6891 3
Direct Care Core Courses (9 credits)
Advanced Nursing Situations: Health
Assessment
NGR 6002 2
Advanced Nursing Situations in Practice:
Health Assessment
NGR 6002L 1
Advanced Pathophysiology NGR 6141 3
Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics NGR 6172 3
Concentration Courses (12-15 credits)    
Advanced Nursing Situations: Foundations
of Holistic Nursing 1
NGR 6168 3
Advanced Nursing Situations: Foundations
of Holistic Nursing 2
NGR 6169 3
Advanced Nursing Situations: Experiential
Survey of Holistic Modalities**
NGR 6295L 3
Advanced Holistic Nursing: Developing
Expertise in Holistic Healing Modalities***
NGR 6296L 3
Advanced Nursing Situations: Integrating
Expertise in Holistic Practice***
NGR 6297L 3

** May be waived with appropriate documentation of experience/education in complementary and alternative modalities.

*** Requires 180 hours of clinical practical experience.

Note: Complete background check required.

Note: Baccalaureate-level pharmacology, pathophysiology and health assessment courses are recommended if taken more than five years from program enrollment.

Clinical Nurse Leader (33 credits)
Clinical Nurse Leader is a 33-credit program leading to a Master of Science in Nursing and qualifications to sit for a Clinical Nurse Leader certification examination. Courses are provided by the colleges of Nursing and Business, both of which are nationally accredited.

The curriculum is a part-time program designed to be completed in six semesters. At the completion of coursework, students are required to complete a 400-hour, 10-12 week practicum working as Clinical Nurse Leaders in clinical partner sites. Students also take a supporting practicum seminar course and are assigned a preceptor who mentors them throughout this portion of the curriculum.

Graduate Core Courses (9 credits)
Advanced Nursing Practice Grounded in
Caring
NGR 6110 3
Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations
of Nursing
NGR 6811 3
Nursing Research and Evidence-Based
Practice
NGR 6812 3
Direct Care Core Courses (12 credits)
Advanced Pathophysiology NGR 6141 3
Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics NGR 6172 3
Advanced Nursing Situations: Health
Assessment
NGR 6002 2
Advanced Nursing Situations in Practice:
Health Assessment
NGR 6002L 1
Introduction to Health Care Systems** HSA 6103 or  
Advanced Nursing Situations: Health Care Delivery Systems and Nursing NGR 6893 3
Concentration Courses (12 credits)
Nursing Informatics NGR 6871 3
Advanced Nursing Situations: Introduction to the CNL Role NGR 6770 3
Advanced Nursing Situations: Perspectives in CNL NGR 6771 3
Advanced Nursing Situations: CNL
Practicum Seminar***
NGR 6773 3

** This course is offered in the College of Business.

*** This course includes a 400-hour paid practicum at a clinical partner site.

Note: Complete background check required.

Note: Baccalaureate-level pharmacology, pathophysiology and health assessment courses are recommended if taken more than five years from program enrollment.

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Family Nurse Practitioner (43 credits)
Provides graduates with advanced practice role preparation, knowledge and skills in the care of children and adults across all ages within a family framework. Health promotion, disease prevention and management of common acute and chronic long-term health alterations in primary care settings are the foci.

The Family Nurse Practitioner curriculum requires 43 credits. The program generally follows a part-time format of study. The curriculum contains a minimum of 600 hours of required clinical practice, most of which may be arranged by the student in her or his own community. Attainment of competencies may require more than 600 hours. Practicum experiences occur in health department clinics, private practice offices, HMO clinics, community-based health centers, hospital clinics and other settings providing primary health care.

Graduates of the Family Nurse Practitioner program are eligible to sit for the Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Graduate Core Courses (12 credits)
Advanced Nursing Practice Grounded
in Caring
NGR 6110 3
Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations
of Nursing
NGR 6811 3
Nursing Research and Evidence-Based
Practice
NGR 6812 3
Advanced Nursing Practice: Roles, Policy
and Finance
NGR 6891 3
Direct Care Core Courses (12 credits)
Advanced Nursing Situations: Health
Assessment
NGR 6002 2
Advanced Nursing Situations in Practice:
Health Assessment
NGR 6002L 1
Advanced Pathophysiology NGR 6141 3
Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics NGR 6172 3
Advanced Nursing Situations: Care of the
Family Across the Lifespan
NGR 6611 3
Concentration Courses (19 credits)
Advanced Nursing Situations: Foundations of Primary Care NGR 6200 3
Advanced Nursing Situations in Practice:
Foundations of Primary Care**
NGR 6200L 3
Advanced Nursing Situations: Care of the
Childbearing/Childrearing Family
NGR 6634 3
Advanced Nursing Situations in Practice:
Care of the Childbearing/Childrearing
Family**
NGR 6634L 3
Advanced Nursing Situations:
Comprehensive Primary Care
NGR 6605 3
Advanced Nursing Situations in Practice:
Comprehensive Primary Care Lab***
NGR 6605L 1-4

** Requires 180 hours of clinical practical experience.

*** Requires 240 hours of clinical practical experience.

Note: Complete background check required.

Note: Baccalaureate-level pharmacology, pathophysiology and health assessment courses are recommended if taken more than five years from program enrollment.

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Individualized Concentration
(30 credits minimum; 39 credits if concentration reflects a Direct Care Core area)

(Enrollment in this concentration has been suspended.)

Core Courses (12 credits)
Advanced Nursing Practice Grounded in
Caring
NGR 6110 3
Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations
of Nursing
NGR 6811 3
Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice NGR 6812 3
Advanced Nursing Practice: Roles, Policy
and Finance
NGR 6891 3
Direct Care Core Courses (9 credits)
Advanced Nursing Situations: Health Assessment
NGR 6002 2
Advanced Nursing Situations in Practice: Health Assessment NGR 6002L 1
Advanced Pathophysiology NGR 6141 3
Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics NGR 6172 3
Concentration Courses (10 - 12 credits, minimum)
Concentration courses will be planned, which may or may not include practicum experiences.
Cognate Courses (8-10 credits), minimum
Cognate courses will be determined by the plan of study.

Note: Complete background check required.

Note: Baccalaureate-level pharmacology, pathophysiology and health assessment courses are recommended if taken more than five years from program enrollment.

Nurse Educator (39 credits minimum)
Prepares students to function in new and innovative ways as nurse educators. Students choosing the Nurse Educator focus will be able to design methods of teaching, learning and evaluation for nursing education in the classroom, online and nursing practice/clinical settings; Analyze and develop plans of study in nursing based on appropriate curricular principles; Integrate caring as a theoretical model into an educational framework; Apply the role of nurse educator, demonstrating successful instructional methods in the classroom, online and in nursing practice/clinical settings.

The program requires a minimum of 39 credits. Full and part-time programs of study are available.

At the completion of the program and after two years of experience as a nurse educator, graduates are eligible to sit for the National League for Nursing Nurse Educator Certification.

Core Courses (12 credits)
Advanced Nursing Practice Grounded in
Caring
NGR 6110 3
Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Nursing NGR 6811 3
Nursing Research and Evidence-Based
Practice
NGR 6812 3
Advanced Nursing Practice: Roles, Policy
and Finance
NGR 6891 3
Direct Care Core Courses (9 credits)
Advanced Nursing Situations: Health Assessment
NGR 6002 2
Advanced Nursing Advanced Nursing
Situations in Practice: Health Assessment
NGR 6002L 1
Advanced Pathophysiology NGR 6141 3
Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics NGR 6172 3
Concentration Courses (credits/courses concentration-specific)
Direct Care Focus Course (to be determined with advisor) 3
Direct Care Focus Practicum Course (to be determined with advisor) 3
Creative Teaching - Learning Methods in
Nursing Education
NGR 6711 3
Curriculum Evolution and Models in Nursing
Education
NGR 6713 3
Evaluation in Nursing Education NGR 6718 3
Advanced Nursing Education Practicum:
Classroom Setting**
NGR 6940 1
Advanced Nursing Education Practicum:
Online Setting**
NGR 6946 1
Advanced Nursing Education Practicum:
Practice Setting**
NGR 6947 1

** Requires 120 hours of practicum experience.

Note: Total of 360 practicum hours of supervised instruction. Complete background check required.

Note: Baccalaureate-level pharmacology, pathophysiology and health assessment courses are recommended if taken more than five years from program enrollment.

Nursing Administration and Financial Leadership (37-39 credits)
Integrates the caring philosophy into organizational management. Core and cognate courses provide study central to advanced nursing management and financial practice. The nursing concentration courses offer content and practice in nursing and healthcare administration and finance relevant to primary, secondary and/or tertiary settings in rapidly changing times.

The curriculum can be taken completely online, and the needs of students in other geographic areas can be accommodated for the practicum. The program requires a minimum of 37-39 credits for completion. Full and part-time program of study options are available. The curriculum contains a minimum of 180-270 hours of required practica related to administrative and financial management in health care organizations. Students find a preceptor who mentors them throughout this portion of the curriculum. Decisions about preceptors are made with the advisor.

Graduate Core Courses (12 credits)
Advanced Nursing Practice Grounded
in Caring
NGR 6110 3
Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations
of Nursing
NGR 6811 3
Nursing Research and
Evidence-Based Practice
NGR 6812 3
Advanced Nursing Practice: Roles, Policy
and Finance
NGR 6891 3
Cognate Courses (9 credits)
Financial/Accounting Concepts* ACG 6027 3
Human Resources Management* MAN 6156 3
Business Elective 3
Concentration Courses (18 credits)
Financial Administration of Nursing Systems NGR 6722 3
Advanced Nursing Administration
Practicum 1**
NGR 6723L 1-2
Advanced Nursing Administration
Practicum 2
NGR 6724L 4
Leadership in Nursing Administration NGR 6725 3
Advanced Nursing Situations: Influencing
Health Care Policy Through
Nursing Systems
NGR 6892 3
Nursing Informatics NGR 6871 3

* Offered in the College of Business.

** May not be required for all students.

Note: Complete background check required.

Post Master's Certificate Programs

Applicants holding an earned Master of Science degree in Nursing may choose from the following Post Master's Certificate Programs: Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (AGNP), Advanced Holistic Nursing (AHN), Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Nurse Educator (NGRE), and Nursing Administration and Financial Leadership.

Consideration will be given to the student's former master's in Nursing program when planning the specific plan of study for the Post Master's Certificate Program. Programs may vary according to the courses the applicant has taken in the first master's program. This is not a degree-granting option. A Post Master's Certificate is awarded upon program completion.

Advanced Nursing Practice Grounded in Caring, NGR 6110, is required of all post master's students regardless of the concentration.

Any applicant for a Post Master's Certificate must meet with the Assistant Dean/Director for the master's program or program concentration lead faculty for initial advisement, gap analysis and program planning. Post Master's Certificate students are admitted on a space available basis.

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Admission Requirements for Post Master's Certificate Programs
1. Earned M.S. or M.S.N. from an accredited nursing program.

2. Minimum graduate program GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

3. Résumé or CV.

4. A written essay describing the student's philosophy of nursing.*

5. Two letters of recommendation.*

6. Current RN licensure to practice nursing.

7. Complete background check (required following admission).

8. An interview and on-site writing sample may be required.

9. Practice experience is not required but may be considered as part of the overall quality of the application.

* Criteria for essay and letters are previously listed under the heading: Guidelines for Philosophy of Nursing Statement and Reference Letters.

Note: Admissions decisions are made based upon the quality of the application and the number of available slots in the desired  program. Meeting the minimal admission requirements does not guarantee admission.

Bridge Graduate Program

The Bridge Graduate Program at FAU offers a unique perspective to study nursing at an advanced level. The curriculum is designed for registered nurses with a baccalaureate degree in a field other than nursing to earn a master's degree in nursing. It allows for entry into any of the M.S.N. in Nursing concentrations.

With the exception of the Nurse Practitioner (NP) concentrations, applicants who meet admission requirements are admitted conditionally to the master's program. The Bridge Program offers the student the opportunity to complete a plan of study of upper-division undergraduate courses that form a bridge to the master's program. Applicants must have met the prerequisites required for the upper-division undergraduate nursing coursework before being considered for graduate admission. Because recognition for the prior baccalaureate is taken into consideration and the Bridge Program of coursework is abbreviated at the upper division of study in the undergraduate Nursing program, a baccalaureate degree in nursing is not awarded.

Students seeking admission into the Nurse Practitioner (NP) concentrations are encouraged to complete the RN-B.S.N. or dual degree option. The NP concentrations admit only once a year and are highly competitive. NP students must be ready to take courses in sequence with their admission cohort. Therefore, NP Bridge Students are not admitted until they have completed lower-division prerequisite and upper-division Bridge-phase courses. Because NP Bridge students take courses in a non-degree student status until they are ready for admission, required courses may be closed during non-degree registration. Therefore, the Bridge program may not be a good option for students seeking admission into the NP concentrations.

Once the student has completed the Bridge courses satisfactorily (3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale), conditional admission is lifted. The student then may take courses in the chosen concentration in the graduate program for study toward the Master of Science with Major in Nursing degree.

Bridge Program Admission Requirements
1. Earned bachelor's degree from an accredited university.

2. Minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or

3.Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores are required for applicants with a grade point average of less than 3.0.

4. Basic undergraduate statistics course.

5. Required prerequisite courses (see below).

6. Résumé or CV.

7. A written essay describing your philosophy of nursing.*

8. Two letters of recommendation.*

9. Current RN licensure to practice nursing.

10. Licensed as a nurse in the country of origin if applying for Individualized concentration with no clinical component.

11. Complete background check (required upon admission).

12. Practice experience is not required but may be considered as part of the overall quality of the application.

* Criteria for essay and letters are previously listed under the heading: Guidelines for Philosophy of Nursing Statement and Reference Letters.

Note: Admissions decisions are made based upon the quality of the application and the number of available slots in the desired  program concentration. Meeting the minimal admission requirements does not guarantee admission.

Prerequisite courses required for the Bridge Program
Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2 with Labs   8
Chemistry   3
Nutrition   3
Microbiology with Lab   3
Human Growth and Development   3
Introduction to Psychology   3
Introduction to Sociology   3
Required Bridge upper-division nursing courses
Nursing as Discipline and Profession+ NUR 3115 3
Nursing Research* NUR 4165 3
Nursing Situations with Individual, Family
and Groups
NUR 4607 4
Nurse as Scholar**+ NUR 4805 3

*May substitute upper-division research course from baccalaureate degree.

**May be waived by Director or Assistant Dean.

+ Must take NUR 3115 and NUR 4805 first.

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Doctoral Programs

The Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing offers a Doctor of Philosophy with Major in Nursing (Ph.D.) degree program and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) degree program. The doctoral programs are grounded in the philosophy of caring and focus on the integration and application of advanced nursing research for improved nursing practice and betterment of humankind.

The Ph.D. graduate is expected to expand application of clinical nursing knowledge and theory, enhancing the practice of the profession and directly impacting the health of clients and communities. The focus of the Ph.D. program is to prepare nurses as scholars in conducting nursing research about practice problems and creating innovative responses to practice issues.

The D.N.P. graduate is prepared for the highest level of professional practice in the discipline. The focus of the D.N.P. program is to provide innovative leadership in the nursing practice arena and to develop innovative practice models for populations in need of advanced nursing.

Alternative pathways to the doctorate degrees are available for highly qualified Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduates through the B.S.N. to Ph.D. and B.S.N. to D.N.P. programs.

Transfer Credits
Acceptance of transfer credits from accredited institutions is dependent on the relevance of the work to the doctoral program. Transfer of credits should occur at the time of admission. The doctoral program committee will determine acceptance of transfer credits. Grades on all transfer credits must be a minimum of "B" or better (3.0 in a 4.0 grading system).

Credit Duplication
Credits used for another degree or preparatory/deficiency course credits generally may not be counted toward the credits in the doctoral program.

Time Limitations
Candidates for the doctoral degree must complete all work within a 10-consecutive-year period after initial admission to the program.

Academic Standing
Continuation in the program requires satisfactory progress toward the doctoral degree. Evidence of such progress includes maintenance of a 3.25 cumulative average throughout the course of academic study. In addition, only grades of "A," "A-," "B+" and "B" are acceptable in fulfilling graduate school requirements in the doctoral plan of study. Students in the doctoral program must achieve a "B" or better in each nursing course to continue in the program.

Students who do not maintain the required cumulative GPA will be placed on academic probation in the semester immediately following the semester in which the cumulative GPA drops below 3.25. Failure to regain a 3.25 cumulative average within two successive semesters following the semester in which the deficiency first occurred can result in dismissal. The faculty of the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing reserves the right to dismiss any student at any time when in its judgment the student is not making satisfactory progress toward completion of the degree.

Financial Assistance
A limited number of assistantships, stipends and tuition waivers are available for full-time students. In addition, limited financial assistance is available for students who meet the criteria. Interested students should obtain information on financial assistance from the Director or program assistant of doctoral programs.

For more information regarding admissions, degree requirements and financial aid, contact the Ph.D. coordinator or D.N.P. program assistant for the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431.

Link to B.S.N. to Ph.D. Program

Doctor of Philosophy with Major in Nursing

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Ph.D. program will be for the fall and spring semesters each year. Applications must be submitted to the University's Graduate College before completing the application to the College of Nursing. Evidence of the following information is required in the admissions process:

1. Master's degree with a Major in Nursing from a university or college of nursing program accredited by the National League for Nursing or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Official copies of transcripts from all post-secondary institutions of education should be sent directly to the University's Graduate College. The University will not be able to accept applications without an official unopened transcript from each institution attended since high school.

2. Minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA in a nursing master's program.

3. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores of at least 153 (verbal) and 144 (quantitative) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores.

4. Curriculum vitae; required format available on the website.

5. Three letters of recommendation from academic and professional references, one from a master's program professor holding a doctorate (see "Guidelines Regarding Letters of Reference" on the College of Nursing's website).

6. An example of work that depicts a culminating scholarly product from the master's program. Examples: thesis, project, manuscript for evidenced-based research course, paper/manuscript for inquiry practicum.

7. A typed statement of the applicant's goals for the doctoral degree (12-point font, double-spaced, no more than 500 words).

8. Evidence of grade of "B" or better in a graduate statistics course that provides the student with a broad knowledge of statistical concepts and techniques necessary for critical consumption of research. A copy of the syllabus or official catalog course description will be required if the course was not taken at FAU.

9. Prerequisite course: NGR 6110, Advanced Nursing Practice Grounded in Caring.

10. A background check is required after conditional acceptance to the program.

Applicants will be required to have an interview with members of the doctoral admissions committee. Upon review of all the information about the applicant by the doctoral program committee, a decision for admission will be made and the applicant notified. Part-time study for the Ph.D. may be an option at the faculty's discretion.

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Degree Requirements
The faculty in the College may recommend the Doctor of Philosophy with Major in Nursing degree when the student has met the following requirements:

1. The candidate must complete 63 credits beyond the master's degree, to include at least 45 credits in required and approved coursework and at least 15 credits of dissertation work.

2. The 45 credits of required and approved coursework prior to dissertation include 9 credits of theory core, 15 credits of research core, 3 credits of advanced statistics beyond the required prerequisite course, 9 credits in the nursing concentration core and doctoral seminars, 9 credits in cognate courses that complement the student's research focus area, at least 90 research practicum hours and 3 credits of doctoral pre-candidacy study.

3. The 9 credits of cognate coursework must be approved by an advisor. At least 6 of these credits must be taken in another discipline focusing on dissertation-related content.

4. Ph.D. students will work as research assistants with faculty for at least 90 hours while in the program. The total hours may be divided over three semesters.

5. The candidate must successfully complete the qualifying comprehensive examination at the end of all coursework during the doctoral pre-candidacy study course period. This examination will offer the student the opportunity to show synthesis of knowledge and understanding of theory, research and nursing concentration components from coursework.

6. The dissertation committee for each student will oversee the development and completion of the student's dissertation. Upon successful defense and completion of the dissertation, the candidate will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the next graduation ceremony.

Program Outcomes
By the completion of the Ph.D. program, graduates will be able to:

1. Develop self as a researcher with a foundation in caring science.

2. Evaluate theory-guided approaches to synthesize an evidence base that informs the development of caring knowledge and practice.

3. Create research designs that honor the calls in nursing situations and integrate understanding gleaned from complex patterns of knowing.

4. Demonstrate accountability as an ethical nurse researcher.

5. Integrate cultural humility into research methods, including study design, sample selection and data collection plans.

6. Lead systematic inquiry that enhances nursing practice, improves healthcare delivery and contributes to nursing science.

7. Analyze available technology and information systems for use in collaborative research.

8. Construct the foundation for a research program intended to promote well being for a particular population within the context of lifespan development.

9. Engage with colleagues living values expressive of caring in all endeavors, including ones where communities or research scholars convene.

10. Design research that reflects value for human dignity and understanding of complex local, national and global policies that affect the lives of populations of interest.

11. Establish a foundation for transforming complex healthcare systems through intra- and interdisciplinary research informed by caring science.

12. Become an example of responsible stewardship by advancing the discipline through well-designed research, honoring the profession through engagement in meaningful nursing leadership activities, preserving resources and respecting the environment through everyday actions.

Ph.D. Program Curriculum Plan
The following courses are required for the Ph.D. program.

Doctoral Core Courses (36 credits)
Evolution of Nursing as a Discipline and Practice NGR 7111 3
Philosophies of Science Grounding Nursing NGR 7115 3
Caring: An Essential Domain of Nursing
Knowledge
NGR 7116 3
Theory Development and Application in Nursing NGR 7121 3
Public Policy in the Context of Nursing and Health NGR 7738 3
Qualitative Research Methods 1 NGR 7815 3
Qualitative Research Methods 2 NGR 7817
3
Advanced Nursing Research: Applied Quantitative Design and Methods NGR 7818 3
Measurement in Practice-Based Research NGR 7822 3
Essential Statistical Methods for Nursing Science NGR 7846 3
Innovations in Inquiry NGR 7853 3
Doctoral Seminar in Advanced Nursing 1 NGR 7932 1
Doctoral Seminar in Advanced Nursing 2 NGR 7934 1
Doctoral Seminar in Advanced Nursing 3 NGR 7936 1
Doctoral Cognate Courses (9 credits)
Cognate (Year One - Summer)   3
Cognate (Year Two - Fall)   6
Doctoral Research Courses (18 credits)
Doctoral Synthesis (Comps) NGR 7978 1-3
Advanced Research NGR 7979* 1-3
Dissertation (two classes over two semesters) NGR 7980* 1-15
*Note: NGR 7979 and two NGR 7980 classes must total 15 credits.
Anticipated total time to graduate (full years) 4

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Philosophy

The B.S.N. to Ph.D. program is an alternative pathway to the Doctor of Philosophy with Major in Nursing available for highly qualified Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduates. The program is streamlined, allowing students to proceed to doctoral-level courses in theory research and policy without taking the traditional master's-level courses in these areas.

Admission Requirements
All Ph.D. program admission requirements outlined previously are necessary with the exception of a master's degree with major in Nursing. A bachelor's degree in Nursing from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education is required. Transcripts must be sent to the University's Graduate College as described in the Ph.D. program's admission section.

The following are also required for admission to the B.S.N. to Ph.D. program:

1. GPA of 3.5 for the B.S.N. degree.

2. One reference letter from the baccalaureate program is required in addition to the two others described in the Ph.D. program's admission section.

3. Scholarly product from coursework completed at the B.S.N. level.

4. All other Ph.D. admission requirements must be met.

Degree Requirements
The B.S.N. to Ph.D. program requires at least 81 credits following the B.S.N. degree. One plan of study prepares students for an educator role. Other role preparation, such as a holistic focus, is possible but may require additional credits. The Nurse Practitioner concentration is not available to B.S.N. to Ph.D students. Study plans will be developed with direction from the student's faculty mentor and the Ph.D. coordinator.

Link for B.S.N. to Post Master's D.N.P. Program

Doctor of Nursing Practice


Admission Requirements

Admission to the D.N.P. program will be for the fall and spring semesters each year. Applications must first be submitted to the University's Graduate College before completing the College of Nursing application. Evidence of the following information is required in the admissions process:

1. Master's degree with a Major in Nursing from a university or college of nursing program accredited by the National League for Nursing or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Official copies of transcripts from all post-secondary institutions of education should be sent directly to the University's Graduate College. The University will not be able to accept applications without an official unopened transcript from each institution attended since high school.

2. A minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA in the nursing master's program.

3. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores of at least 153 (verbal) and 144 (quantitative) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores. The GRE or MAT is required by the State of Florida.

4. Curriculum vitae; required format available on the website.

5. Three letters of recommendation from academic and professional references, one from a master's program professor holding a doctorate (see guidelines on website).

6. A copy of one example of work that depicts a culminating scholarly product from the master's program. Examples: thesis, project, manuscript for evidenced-based research course, paper/manuscript for inquiry practicum.

7. A typed statement of the applicant's goals for the doctoral degree (12-point font, double-spaced, no more than 500 words).

8. Complete background check.

9. National certification in Advanced Practice Nursing or Administration.

10. Copy of current licensure in the State of Florida as a Registered Nurse. This must remain active throughout the program.

11. Complete Verification of Post-Baccalaureate Clinical and Practice Hours form.

Note: The D.N.P. program is designed for part-time study.

Degree Requirements

The faculty in the College may recommend the Doctor of Nursing Practice when the student has met the following requirements:

1. The candidate must complete 80 graduate credits beyond the bachelor's degree. A maximum of 36 graduate credits can be transferred from another accredited college or university.

2. The candidate must complete 1000 clinical hours in graduate courses beyond the bachelor's degree.

3. The candidate must complete a capstone project that evaluates an innovation related to advanced practice nursing and/or administration of nursing care.

4. The capstone project committee for each student will oversee the development and completion of the student's project. Upon successful defense and completion of the project, the candidate will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Nursing Practice at the next graduation ceremony.

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Program Outcomes
By the completion of the D.N.P. program, graduates will be able to:

1. Develop self as a caring-based leader in advanced nursing practice.

2. Create innovative models for advanced nursing practice that are grounded in caring, best evidence and knowledge from nursing and other disciplines.

3. Integrate multiple, complex patterns of knowing in coming to know populations of persons and creatively responding to calls for leadership within nursing situations in advanced nursing practice.

4. Demonstrate leadership for developing and implementing ethical, safe practice  and inquiry in advanced nursing practice.

5. Lead and mentor others in approaching populations within nursing situations with cultural humility in advanced nursing practice.

6. Use methods of systematic inquiry to evaluate programs, processes and outcomes of advanced nursing practice and leadership in healthcare delivery.

7. Evaluate design and lead in the implementation of technology and information systems to promote well being, facilitate decision making and enhance collaboration in advanced nursing practice.

8.
Create programs and health policy  to promote well being for persons and populations across the lifespan in advanced nursing practice.

9. Design and advocate for caring environments that nurture wholeness in advanced nursing practice.

10. Create personal and professional involvement in local and global health policymakers to honor human dignity and advocate for equity in healthcare outcomes, local and global health policy and healthcare delivery in advanced nursing practice.

11. Lead the transformation of complex healthcare systems through caring leadership that facilitates intra- and interprofessional collaboration to achieve quality outcomes.

12.
Assume leadership to promote responsible stewardship to advance the discipline and profession, preserve resources and respect the environment.

D.N.P. Program Curriculum Plan
The following courses are required for the D.N.P. program.
Note: NGR 6110, Advanced Nursing Practice Grounded in Caring, is strongly recommended as a prerequisite.

Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing Practice NGR 6673 3
Special Topics (including Inferential
Statistics for Nursing Science)
NGR 6930 3
Caring: An Essential Domain of Nursing
Knowledge
NGR 7116 3
Theory-Guided Models for Advanced Practice Nursing NGR 7124 3
Population-Based Caring in Aging Societies NGR 7661 3
Public Policy in the Context of Nursing and Health NGR 7738 3
Healthcare Systems Leadership and
Finance
NGR 7793 3
Evaluating Systems and Models of Care in Advanced Practice Nursing NGR 7826 3
Research for Advanced Practice Nursing NGR 7850 3
Doctor of Nursing Practice Seminar 1 NGR 7941C 1-3
Doctor of Nursing Practice Seminar 2 NGR 7942C 1-3
Doctor of Nursing Practice Seminar 3 NGR 7943C 1-3
D.N.P. Residency and Capstone Project NGR 7945C 1-6
D.N.P. Residency and Capstone Project NGR 7945C 1-6


Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice

The B.S.N. to D.N.P. program is an alternative pathway to the Doctor of Nursing Practice available for highly qualified Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduates.

Admission Requirements (fall and spring semesters)

1. A Bachelors of Science in Nursing from a university or college of nursing program accredited by the National League for Nursing or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Official copies of transcripts from all post-secondary institutions of education should be sent directly to the University’s Graduate College. The University will not be able to accept applications without an official unopened transcript from each institution attended since high school.

2. A minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA in the nursing bachelor’s  program.

3. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores. The GRE or MAT is required by the State of Florida.

4. Curriculum vitae; required format available on the website.

5. Three letters of recommendation from academic and professional references, one from a bachelor’s program professor holding a doctorate (see guidelines on website).

6. A copy of one example of work that depicts a culminating scholarly product from the bachelor’s program. Examples: thesis, project, manuscript for evidenced-based research course, paper/manuscript for inquiry practicum.

7. A typed statement of the applicant’s goals for the doctoral degree (12-point font, double-spaced, no more than 500 words).

8. Complete background check.

9. Copy of current licensure in the State of  Florida as a Registered Nurse. This must remain active throughout the program.

Note: The B.S.N. to D.N.P. program is designed for full-time study.

Degree Requirements

The faculty in the College may recommend the Doctor of Nursing Practice when the student has met the following requirements:

1. The candidate must complete 80 graduate credits beyond the bachelor’s degree.

2. The candidate must complete 1000 clinical hours in graduate courses beyond the bachelor’s degree.

3. The candidate must complete a capstone project that evaluates an innovation related to advanced practice nursing and/or administration of nursing care.

4. The capstone project committee for each student will oversee the development and completion of the student’s project. Upon successful defense and completion of the project, the candidate will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Nursing Practice at the next graduation ceremony.

Program Outcome Competencies
See traditional D.N.P. program outcome competencies.

B.S.N. to D.N.P. Program Curriculum Plan

Note: NGR 6110, Advanced Nursing Practice Grounded in Caring, is strongly recommended as a prerequisite.

First Year, Summer
Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing Practice NGR 6673 3
First Year, Fall
Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Nursing NGR 6811 3
Special Topics (including Inferential
Statistics for Nursing Science)
NGR 6930 3
Caring: An Essential Domain of Nursing
Knowledge
NGR 7116 3
Doctor of Nursing Practice Seminar 1 NGR 7941C 1-3
First Year, Spring
Advanced Pathophysiology NGR 6141 3
Population-Based Caring in Aging Societies NGR 7661 3
Healthcare Systems Leadership and
Finance
NGR 7793 3
Doctor of Nursing Practice Seminar 2 NGR 7942C 1-3
Second Year, Summer
Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics NGR 6172 3
Advanced Nursing Situations: Care of the
Family Across the Lifespan
NGR 6611 3
Second Year, Fall
Advanced Nursing Situations: Health
Assessment
NGR 6002 3
Advanced Nursing Situations in Practice: 
Health Assessment
NGR 6002L 1
Research for Advanced Practice Nursing NGR 7850 3
Second Year, Spring
Advanced Nursing Situations: Foundations of Primary Care NGR 6200 3
Advanced Nursing Situations in Practice: Foundations of Primary Care Lab NGR 6200L 3
Public Policy in the Context of Nursing and Health NGR 7738 3
Third Year, Summer
Theory-Guided Models for Advanced Practice Nursing NGR 7124 3
Third Year, Fall
Advanced Nursing Situations:
Comprehensive Primary Care
NGR 6605 3

Advanced Nursing Situations in Practice: Comprehensive Primary Care Lab

NGR 6605L 1-4
Evaluating Systems and Models of Care in Advanced Practice Nursing NGR 7826 3
Third Year, Spring
Advanced Nursing Situations: Care of the Childbearing/Childrearing Family  NGR 6634 3
Advanced Nursing Situations: Care of the Childbearing/Childrearing Family Lab NGR 6634L 3
Advanced Practice Nursing: Essentials of Practice Management NGR 7767 3
Doctor of Nursing Practice Seminar 3 NGR 7943C 1-3
Fourth Year, Summer
D.N.P. Residency and Capstone Project NGR 7945C 1-6
Fourth Year, Fall
D.N.P. Residency and Capstone Project NGR 7945C 1-6

Information
For questions/clarification/information regarding specific programs in the College of Nursing, contact the following:

Boca Raton Campus

Undergraduate and Accelerated B.S.N. Programs: Dr. Sharon Dormire (sdormire@fau.edu). Mary Curran (mcurran@fau.edu) at 561-297-3263 (Traditional and Accelerated Pre-Licensure programs). Latchmin Harrilal (lharrila@fau.edu) at 561-297-3761 (RN to B.S.N. Program).

Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) Program: Dr. Shirley Gordon (sgordon@fau.edu) or Carol Kruse (ckruse@fau.edu) at 561-297-3261.

Practice Doctoral Program: Dr. Shirley Gordon (sgordon@fau.edu) or Krisa Kolbe (kkolbe@fau.edu) at 561-297-1109.

Davie Campus
RN to B.S.N. Program and Master's Program: Dr. Sharon Dormire (sdormire@fau.edu) or program assistant (davie.nursing@fau.edu) at 954-236-1276.

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
RN to B.S.N. and Graduate Nursing Practice Programs: Dr. Sharon Dormire (sdormire@fau.edu) or Dr. Shirley Gordon (sgordon@fau.edu), respectively, or Mary Curran (mcurran@fau.edu).

Disclaimer
More credits may be required to accomplish nursing practice competencies, to meet changes related to curriculum or to meet required nursing practice hours for state licensure and/or national certifications.

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