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Walsh University Graduate Catalog 2013-2014

Nursing R.N.–M.S.N. for the Registered Nurse

The R.N.-M.S.N. option allows qualified registered nurses to complete the Bachelors of Science in Nursing Program by substituting selected Masters of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) courses for upper division B.S.N. courses. The program is designed for the experienced nurse who wishes to go on to pursue a master’s degree in nursing. Students in the RN to MSN program will not be required to have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree prior to admission to the MSN program. This will allow accepted students to have advanced placement within the MSN in their chosen specialty area.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

  1. The student must meet all admission requirements for the R.N.-B.S.N. program and be admitted to that program.
  2. To be admitted to the R.N.-M.S.N. track, the applicant will have successfully completed the following courses: chemistry, statistics, NURS 300, 302, 340, 420 and 430, in the R.N.-B.S.N. program and meet the admission requirements for the M.S.N. program as listed below (excluding #3). The student may apply to the R.N.-M.S.N. track upon successful completion of three of the five R.N.-B.S.N. courses listed above.

Admissions Criteria for the Masters of Science in Nursing Program

  1. Submission of a completed Walsh application for admission (online) with the $25 application fee.
  2. A current unencumbered Registered Nurse license(s). One year of experience as a Registered Nurse is preferred.
  3. Official transcripts documenting a baccalaureate degree in Nursing from a program accredited by a national organization responsible for nursing accreditation (National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or their equivalent). Transcripts should document a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale on all undergraduate coursework. Transcripts must be in English and credentials evaluated when appropriate.
  4. Completion of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).*
  5. Completion of an Undergraduate or graduate Statistics course.
  6. Two professional letters of recommendation supporting the applicant's potential success in the Master's pro-gram from graduate prepared nurses or faculty members who can address the applicant's potential or ability for functioning in the CNL or Education role (clinical skills, critical thinking, independent decision making, collaborative skills with other health professionals, and nursing leadership). Applicants currently enrolled in a nursing program must submit at least one (1) recommendation from a faculty member in that program.
  7. Resume or CV with your application that includes work experience, educational, leadership and professional organization activities, and scholarly activities including publications, presentations, research, honors and awards.
  8. A 1-2 page essay that will serve as the basis for the admission interview with faculty. It should address the following areas:
    • Reasons for seeking advanced education in the MSN program at this time in your career
    • Academic and career goals and how the MSN education will help you to realize those goals
    • Personal and professional attributes that will contribute to your success in the program

    The essay should be typed in APA format. Consideration will be given to both the quality of writing and the congruence between stated goals and those of the program.

  9. An Interview with Graduate Program Admissions Committee is required. The interview will be arranged after preliminary review of academic credentials and application materials. The purpose of the interview is to evaluate communication and decision-making skills; educational goals; and current leadership, scholarship, practice roles and activities.

Once admitted to the MSN Program the new RN-MSN student must follow all policies as posted in the MSN Handbook.

The student may return to the traditional RN-BSN track at any point and finish the traditional RN-BSN requirements using all credits earned from the graduate level coursework.

If the student decides to continue with the three graduate courses, they must also register for and take NURS 450RN: Professional Capstone. Upon successful completion of the capstone course, these students will apply for graduation and receive their BSN degree.

Nursing RN-MSN Program Requirements:

Biology (3-4 sem. hrs.)

NURS 610

Advanced Pathophysiology***

3

Chemistry (4 sem. hrs.) above CHEM 109 or its equivalent

CHEM 200

Aspects of Clinical Chemistry (recommended)

4

Mathematics (3 sem. hrs.)

MATH 221

Statistics (prerequisite is MATH 104 or its equivalent)

3

Nursing (29 upper division sem. hrs.)**

NURS 300RN**

Theoretical Concepts for Nursing Practice*

3

NURS 302RN

Critical Thinking in Clinical Reasoning

5

NURS 340RN

Nursing with Families

4

NURS 420RN

Nursing with Aggregates

4

NURS 430RN

Nursing Leadership

5

NURS 450RN**

Professional Capstone**

2

NURS 614

Advanced Health Assessment***

3

NURS 601

Research Methods and Evidenced Based Practices

3

*NURS 300RN must be the first upper division nursing course taken

**NURS 450RN must be taken during the last semester before graduation

***NURS 601, NURS 610, and NURS 614 are graduate level courses that may be applied to the undergraduate degree requirements.

Credit for work experience, maximum of two upper division nursing courses (excluding graduate courses), is an option for the registered nurse by using the professional portfolio process. Students are required to complete Humanities 200 in order to learn how to prepare a portfolio. They must submit their professional portfolio within one year of completing HUM 200. Students must arrange a written agreement with the faculty assigned to portfolio review before attempting the portfolio.

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Walsh University Graduate Catalog 2013-2014

Founders of Walsh University

Graduate Academic Calendar 2013 – 2014

General Information

The DeVille School of Business

The DeVille School of Business Course Descriptions

The Gary and Linda Byers School of Nursing

The Gary and Linda Byers School of Nursing Course Descriptions

NURS 600 Theoretical Development of Nursing Science 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 601 Research Methods & Evidence Based Nursing Inquiry 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 603 Professional Role Development and Ethical Issues 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 605 Epidemiological Methods for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 2 sem. hrs.

NURS 606 Health Care Policy, Organization, and Financing 2 sem. hrs.

NURS 610 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 612 Advanced Pharmacology 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 614 Advanced Health Assessment 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 615 Seminar in Advanced Clinical Specialty 2 sem. hrs.

NURS 616 Practicum in Advanced Clinical Specialty 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 617 Seminar in Nursing Professional Development 2 sem. hrs.

NURS 618 Health Informatics 2 sem. hrs.

NURS 619 Practicum in Nursing Professional Development 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 620 Clinical Leadership I 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 621 Clinical Leadership II 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 625 Clinical Immersion Project 5 sem. hrs.

NURS 630 Assessment, Measurement & Evaluation in Nursing Education 2 sem. hrs.

NURS 631 Curriculum Design in Nursing Education 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 632 Teaching Strategies in Nursing Education 2 sem. hrs.

NURS 635 Practicum in Nursing Education 4 sem. hrs.

NURS 640 Clinical Assessment and Management 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 641 FNP I: Care of the Adult & Gerontological Client 6 sem. hrs. (4 didactic; 2 clinical)

NURS 642 Clinical Pharmacology 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 643 FNPII: Care of Children and Adolescents 6 sem. hrs. (3.5 didactic; 2.5 clinical)

NURS 644 Dynamics of Family Practice Nursing 2 sem. hrs.

NURS 645 FNP III: Care of Women 6 sem. hrs. (3.5 didactic; 2.5 clinical)

NURS 646 Legal Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing 1 sem. hr.

NURS 647 FNP IV: Care of Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions 6 sem. hrs. (3 didactic; 3 clinical)

NURS 648 Interprofessional Collaboration 1 sem. hr.

NURS 649 FNP V: Care of Families in Primary Care 5 sem. hrs. (1 didactic; 4 clinical)

NURS 701 Nursing Science in Advanced Practice Theories and Foundations 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 702 Advanced Nursing Research 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 703 Biostatistics for Outcomes Evaluation 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 705 Applications of Epidemiology to Health Service 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 706 Health Care Policy, Organization, and Financing 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 708 Translating Evidence to Clinical Practice 2 sem. hrs.

NURS 710 Nsg Leadership Role and Ethics in Complex Health Care Systems 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 715 Clinical in Advanced Specialty 1-3 sem. hrs.

NURS 718 Health Informatics 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 720 Organizational Systems Analysis and Design 3-4 sem. hrs.

NURS 721 Mgmt. for Quality Improvement & Health Care Outcomes Evaluation 3 sem. hrs.

NURS 725 Advanced Leadership in Clinical Practice 3-4 sem. hrs.

NURS 730 Residency Practicum 4 sem. hrs.

NURS 731 DNP Scholarly Project 1-4 sem. hrs.

M.A. Counseling and Human Development

CHD Course Descriptions

BSC 560 Introduction to Counseling and the Counseling Profession 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 602 Research Methods and Program Evaluation 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 603 Assessment in Counseling 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 610 Principles, Techniques, and Theories of Counseling and Development 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 612 Lifespan Development 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 624 Career Counseling 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 626 Group Process 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 635 Addictions 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 662 Individual Study: Counseling & Human Development 1-3 sem. hrs.

CHD 730 Social & Cultural Diversity in Counseling 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 740 Ethics and Issues in Counseling 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 790 Practicum: Counseling Techniques 3 sem. hrs.

SCHOOL COUNSELING SPECIALTY COURSES

CHD 620 Foundation and Organization of School Counseling 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 637 Consultation, Collaboration and Leadership 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 680 Issues in School Counseling 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 795 Internship in School Counseling 3 sem. hrs.

CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING SPECIALTY COURSES

CHD 665 Foundations of Clinical Mental Health Counseling Practice 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 772 Advanced Abnormal Behavior 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 775 Diagnosis of Mental and Emotional Disorders 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 777 Treatment of Mental and Emotional Disorders 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 780 Personality Assessment 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 796 I & 796 II Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling I & II 3 sem. hrs. each

COUNSELING INTERVENTION COURSES (CHD 710, 749-770) (ELECTIVES)

CHD 710-1 Counseling Adolescents 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 710-2 Counseling Children 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 710-4 Spirituality in Counseling 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 710-6 Cross-Cultural Counseling 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 710-8 Conflict Resolution 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 710-9 Counseling Families 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 749 Crisis Intervention 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 751 Counseling for Grief and Loss 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 752 Trauma Assessment/Treatment 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 753 Relational Cultural Therapy 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 754 Psychopharmacology 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 755 Supervision & Consultation 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 756 Art Therapy 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 757 Couples Therapy 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 762 Eating Disorders 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 763 Wellness 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 764 Motivational Counseling 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 767 Art Therapy II 3 sem. hrs.

CHD 768 Cognitive Behavioral Interventions 3 sem. hrs.

Master of Arts in Education

Endorsement Programs

L.E.A.D. Program (Licensure in Education for Adults with Degrees)

M.A. in Education Course Descriptions

EDF 601 Psychology of Learning 3 sem. hrs.

EDF 606 Accommodating Learners with Special Needs 3 sem. hrs.

EDF 607 Research Methods 3 sem. hrs.

EDF 620 Teaching and Learning 3 sem. hrs.

EDF 621 Legal and Ethical Issues in Education 3 sem. hrs.

EDF 622 Philosophy of Education 3 sem. hrs.

EDF 701 Capstone Experience 3 sem. hrs.

EDF 705 Pupil Services 3 sem. hrs.

EDF 706 Principalship 3 sem. hrs.

EDF 707 Personnel Management and Leadership 3 sem. hrs.

EDF 708 Internship (Principal License) 3 sem. hrs.

EDF 709 School Finance for School Adminstrators (Principal License) 3 sem. hrs.

Electives

EDT 600 Creative Approaches to Individualizing Instruction 3 sem. hrs.

EDT 601 Information and Communications Technologies for Teaching and Learning 3 sem. hrs. (on-line course)

EDT 602 Implementing Content Area Curriculum 3 sem. hrs.

EDT 603 Mentoring and Supervision: 3 sem. hrs. (on-line course)

EDT 605 School-Community Relations 3 sem. hrs. (on-line course)

EDT 608 Historical Perspectives in Education 3 sem. hrs.

EDT 611 Multicultural Education: Curriculum and Instruction 3 sem. hrs.

EDT 614 Instructional Leadership 3 sem. hrs. (on-line course)

EDT 616 Survey of 21st Century Teaching and Learning Technologies 3 sem. hrs. (on-line course)

EDT 617 Advanced Instructional Technologies 3 sem. hrs. (on-line course)

EDT 618 Design, Development and Delivery of eLearning 3 sem. hrs. (on-line course)

EDT 619 Applying 21st Century Teaching and Learning Research to Education Practice 3 sem. hrs. (on-line course)

EDT 650 Developmental Language and Literacy 3 sem. hrs.

EDT 651 Methods of Teaching Developmental Reading 3 sem. hrs.

EDT 652 The Principles & Practices of Teaching Phonics 3 sem. hrs.

EDT 653 Reading Assessment and Intervention 3 sem. hrs.

EDT 654 Reading in the Content Areas 3 sem. hrs.

EDT 655 Clinical Practicum in Reading 3 sem. hrs. (on-line course)

EDT 662 Independent Study in Education 3 sem. hrs.

EDT 670 Positive Strategies in Discipline 3 sem. hrs.

EDT 700 Seminar: Current Trends in Education 3 sem. hrs.

EDT 710 Assessing Student Performance 3 sem. hrs.

EDT 7XX Special Topics in Education 1-3 sem. hrs.

Communicate Institute Courses

Master of Arts in Theology

M.A. in Theology Course Descriptions

THEO 670 The Catholic Tradition

THEO 679 Christology and the Trinity 3 sem. hrs.

THEO 680 Catholic Moral Life 3 sem. hrs.

THEO 681 Ecclesiology 3 sem. hrs.

THEO 682 Old Testament Scriptures 3 sem. hrs.

THEO 683 New Testament Scriptures 3 sem. hrs.

THEO 690 Spiritual Formation 3 sem. hrs.

THEO 691 Liturgy and the Sacraments 3 sem. hrs.

Theology Electives

Religious Education Concentration

Pastoral Ministry Concentration

Concentration in Parish Administration

Culminating Assignment

Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)

DPT in Physical Therapy Course Descriptions

PT 503/603 Human Anatomy 6 sem. hrs.

PT 504/604 Foundations of Neuroscience 4 sem. hrs.

PT 506/606 Foundations of Pharmacology 2 sem. hrs.

PT 511/611 Foundations of Clinical Science 4 sem. hrs.

PT 515-1A/615-1A Biomechanics I 2 sem. hrs.

PT 515-1B/615-1B Biomechanics II 2 sem. hrs.

PT 605 Motor Learning/Motor Control 3 sem. hrs.

PT 608 Foundations of Clinical Exercise 4 sem. hrs.

PT 612 Physical Therapy Management of Musculoskeletal Impairment I 3 sem. hrs.

PT 613 Physical Therapy Management of Musculoskeletal Impairment II 5 sem. hrs.

PT 614 Physical Therapy Management of Musculoskeletal Impairment III 5 sem. hrs.

PT 701 Professional Issues I 1 sem. hr.

PT 702 Professional Issues II 1 sem. hr.

PT 703 Professional Experience I 4 sem. hrs.

PT 704 Professional Experience II 4 sem. hrs.

PT 705 Professional Experience III 5 sem. hrs.

PT 706 Professional Experience IV 6 sem. hrs.

PT 710 Health Care Business Management I 2 sem. hrs.

PT 711 Health Care Business Management II 2 sem. hrs.

PT 712 Community Health in Physical Therapy 3 sem. hrs.

PT 713 Service Project 1 sem. hr.

PT 720 Research Methodology I 3 sem. hrs.

PT 721 Research Methodology II 2 sem. hrs.

PT 722 Research Methodology III 1 sem. hr.

PT 723 Research Methodology IV 2 sem. hrs.

PT 730 Neuromuscular Impairment I 6 sem. hrs.

PT 731 Neuromuscular Impairment II 6 sem. hrs.

PT 732 Physical Therapy Management of Multi-System Impairment 4 sem. hrs.

PT 734 Physical Therapy Management of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Impairments I 4 sem. hrs.

PT 735 Physical Therapy Management of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Impairments II 5 sem. hrs.

PT 736 Capstone Seminar: Clinical Decision Making 2 sem. hrs.

PT 740 Special Topics 1 sem. hrs.

PT 740-01 Special Topics: Pediatrics 1 sem. hrs.

PT 742 Life Span 4 sem. hrs.

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