Jun 25, 2021  
Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2013-2015 
Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2013-2015 [Archived Catalog]

Nurse Administrator & Family Nurse Practitioner

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Program Overview: It is possible for students to complete two options concurrently. They may complete the administration option and the family nurse practitioner option by completing the 23 credits of core courses, the 13 credits in the administration option, and the 16 credits in the family nurse practitioner option. MS1216 is the code for those individuals who wish to combine the family nurse practitioner option with the administration option.

Admissions Policy: Freshman are not admitted to this major. Prospective students for the MSN program need the following items for admission consideration:

  1. graduate of nationally accredited prelicensure school of nursing,
  2. licensed as RN in the state of Ohio,
  3. hold a baccalaureate degree,
  4. 3.00 grade point average or better,
  5. resume,
  6. statement of how the MSN fits into professional goals,
  7. evidence of completion of courses in management, statistics, research, and accounting prior to beginning of MSN work,
  8. three letters of recommendation, and
  9. completion of the Graduate Record Exam or the Miller’s Analogy exam if the udergraduate grade point average is lower than 3.20 on a 4.00 scale.

Change Policy: No selective or limited admission requirements.

Transfer Policy: Transfer students must meet the same requirements as those admitted without previous graduate coursework. Coursework can be transferred to the MSN only if:

  • the work was completed no more than five years previous to admission,
  • were graduate level courses acceptable for degree credit at the previous institution and completed with a grade of  B or better,
  • totals no more than eight (8) semester credits hours or 25% of the total required semester credit hours, whichever is greater, and
  • approved by the program faculty with a submission of an official transcript.

Opportunities: Individuals who complete both the family nurse practitioner option and the administration option would be well prepared to establish a practice once the national certification exams were successfully completed and the Ohio requirements for advanced nursing practice were satisfied. Individuals would also be prepared to pursue doctoral education in nursing.

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