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Proposal Summary: NU-10-004

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TitlePost MSN Professional Doctor of Nursing Practice for Non Clinical master's prepared nurses
Submitting DeanN. Margaret Wineman
Submitting CollegeNursing -- Susan Bradford
Departments Generating the ProposalNursing
Objection DeadlineDecember 21, 2010
Proposal StatusFinal Approval Granted
Proposal Last UpdatedFebruary 08, 2011 by Karen Greene
Effective DateSpring 2011
Brief Summary of ProposalThe College of Nursing proposes to implement a professional nursing doctoral degree program that will move the advanced practice masterís degree program to the doctoral level consistent with recommendations of the accrediting agency. Authorized by the Ohio Board of Nursing (Ohio Revised Code 4723- Nurse Practice Act), advanced practice nurse roles include certified clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse practitioners, certified nurse anesthetists, and certified nurse midwives. Three proposals are being submitted: 1)the NU-10-002 proposal for development of the baccalaureate to DNP which will be phased in at a later date; and two related proposals- NU-10-003 for Post NSN Certified APNs and this proposal NU-10-004 Post MSN Professional Doctor of Nursing Practice for those master's prepared nurses who do not have a clinical master degree preparing them for advanced practice. This proposal is related to NU-10-002 where existing courses are specified, new courses have been added, and exisiting Kent State University courses are listed.
Type of ProposalProgram changes
Graduate School Endorsement StatusApproved
Graduate School Endorsement UpdatedOctober 11, 2010 by GS Heather Blake
Institutional Research StatusApproved
IR Status UpdatedOctober 14, 2010 by IR Anu Mahapatra
Library StatusApproved
Library Status UpdatedSeptember 28, 2010 by Bonnie Chonacki
Distance Learning Review Committee StatusNot required
DLRC Status Updated
General Education Advisory Committee StatusNot required
GEAC Status UpdatedJune 01, 2010 by Karen Greene
Resource RequirementsNo additional resources
Resource Requirements UpdatedMay 13, 2010 by NU dean's ofc Kathleen Ross-Alaolmolki
Resource commentFaculty resources will be committed to the DNP Program. Library resources and practice laboratories with simulation, are already in place for our other nursing programs, and can support the DNP. Community resources are ongoing and have indicated that they will be available for intensive/immersion clinicals and advanced projects, as they have been for the masterís programs. Implementation will be possible using current faculty resources. Courses currently taught in the master's program will be retitled, revised and renumbered with 700 level numbers as the first phase of the program is transitioned to the full post baccalaureate to DNP program. For example the 606 Introduction to Nursing Information will be phased out and all studnets will take 8200:700 Information Management in Health Care and will be taught by the doctoral faculty who now teaches the master's level course. She taught the doctoral level course at another university. Selected PhD courses will be used such as 8200: 827 Advanced Health Care Statistics, 848 Program Development and 835 Nursing and Health Care Policy. In fact these doctoral course will now be populated with many more students.

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