2023-24 Graduate Academic Catalog

Page 68 2023–24 Graduate Academic Catalog School of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Licensure Prospective students should be aware that each state and U.S. territory may have different professional licensure requirements governing nursing occupations. Cedarville University ensures that its educational programs meet the educational prerequisites for professional licensure within the State of Ohio; however, if you reside outside of the state of Ohio, you should contact the Director of Graduate Nursing Programs at Cedarville University regarding the rules and regulations pertaining to licensure and clinical supervision in your state/territory before beginning the DNP and MSN programs. Students are strongly encouraged to check with their state licensure board to confirm licensure requirements and to obtain additional guidance as needed from that board and the Director of Graduate Nursing Programs at Cedarville University. Clinical/Practicum Requirements Refer to the School of Nursing Graduate Nursing Student Handbook for further details. Clinical requirements associated with all clinical courses include: • Successful completion of the prerequisite courses and enrollment in the corequisite courses as specified in this graduate catalog. • Earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in graduate courses at Cedarville University. • Completion of state and federal background checks including fingerprinting is required. A criminal record check that indicates evidence of felony conviction (or certain misdemeanor convictions) may result in action including, but not limited to, dismissal from the School of Nursing. • Provide evidence of current CPR (BLS for the healthcare provider) certification from the American Heart Association. Certification must include both written and skills exams. • Provide evidence of medical eligibility for clinical from a healthcare provider (MD, PA, APRN, DO). • Provide evidence of current immunization status (refer to the School of Nursing Graduate Nursing Student Handbook for a list of required immunizations). • Level of technology sufficient for efficient use of clinical/ practicum tracking system (as determined by faculty). • Provide evidence of personal health insurance. Clinical/Practicum Credit Hour Equivalencies Students earn 1 credit hour per 100 direct credit clinical/ practicum hours. Tuition and Fees The estimated cost of attendance equals basic costs plus variable costs. These are estimates and may vary. Prior to each term a student will receive a billing invoice, generated from the Cashiers Office, based upon enrollment information at that time. An online payment calculator is available to evaluate the different payment plans. Tuition cost for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program for the 2023–2024 academic year is $750 per semester credit hour. Audit is $375 per semester hour. There is a one-time program fee of $500 for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. There is an additional DNP program fee according to track: AGACNP is $1,500; FNP is $1,500, PNP is $1,500; and NLHI is $250. Tuition cost for BTGS-6100 Biblical and Theological Foundations for Graduate Study for the 2023–24 academic year is $436 per semester credit hour. The graduation fee for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program for the 2023–2024 academic year is $125. Course fees vary and are listed per course in this catalog under Graduate-Level Course Descriptions. Transfer Credits Transfer credits for the BSN to DNP and the Post-Graduate DNP: Nurse Practitioner programs are allowed up to twelve semester hours. Transfer credits for the Post-Graduate DNP are allowed up to nine semester hours. The School of Nursing and the director of graduate nursing programs will evaluate courses on an individual basis on the following criteria: • The course is equivalent to the required course offered in the DNP program. • The courses were taken at a regionally accredited college/ university. • Courses transferred from institutions where quarter hours are awarded will be adjusted using the standard quarter hour/ semester hour calculation. Financial Aid and Scholarships For information regarding financial aid and institutional scholarships, visit cedarville.edu/gsfinaid or preview the Financial Information section of this catalog. Academic Advising Plan Upon admission into the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, each student is assigned a faculty advisor (School of Nursing) and a program advisor (The Graduate School). The faculty advisor provides professional guidance and monitors progress throughout the length of study. The faculty advisor will also serve as the student's DNP project committee chair. The program advisor assists in helping students with class scheduling and linking students to graduate support resources. Professional Behavior and Conduct Standards Nursing students are expected to adhere to University, School of Nursing, and professional standards as published in the respective handbooks. The faculty reserves the right at any time to enact probation or remove from the nursing program students who violate any of these standards; exhibit unprofessional, immoral, illegal, or unethical behavior; or who compromise the safety of self or others. Academic Discipline Policies Academic Warning There is no allowance for a warning. Academic Probation Academic Probation status refers to any student whose cumulative graduate grade point average falls below 3.00 and as a result is no longer in good academic standing. Students placed on academic probation are expected to return to good academic standing (overall GPA of 3.00 or above) within the attempting of 15 additional graduate credits. Failure to return to good academic standing may result in academic dismissal. Academic Suspension Academic Suspension status refers to any student who fails to make satisfactory progress toward declared goals or who accumulates six semester credits of “C+” or below. A student who is suspended from a graduate program may not be readmitted to the program for one calendar year, and then only if evidence for expecting satisfactory performance is submitted and found to be acceptable. Academic Appeals Academic discipline appeals will be considered on a caseby-case basis by the dean of the school in consultation with the director of graduate nursing programs. The student will be notified of the final decision in writing, which completes the appeal process.