2009-2010 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Nov 20, 2019  
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [Archived]

Nursing, Advanced Practice


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GRADUATE DEGREES OFFERED:  

 Master of Science
  Family Nurse Practitioner
  Nursing Administration
  Nursing Education

Post-Master’s Certificate—Non-Degree
  Family Nurse Practitioner
  Nursing Education

Department of Advanced Nursing Practice
Nursing Building, room 325
Phone: 812-237-2111
Fax: 812-237-4300
E-mail: lmoore5@indstate.edu
Web site: http://www.indstate.edu/nursing

Department Chairperson:  Dr. Debra Mallory

GRADUATE FACULTY

Professors

Frank, Paula E., Ph.D., University of Utah
Professor of Nursing
Specialization: Nursing Administration

Mallory, Debra, Ph.D., N.P., Texas Woman’s University
Chairperson and Professor of Nursing
Specialization: Women’s Health

Associate Professors

Acree, Esther, M.S.N., F.N.P., Sp.Cl.Nsg., Indiana University
Associate Professor of Nursing
Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nursing

Fine, Julie, Ph.D., F.N.P., University of Texas, Austin
Associate Professor of Nursing
Specialization: Maternal Newborn

Gregory, Veda, M.S.N., F.N.P., Sp.Cl. Nursing, Indiana University
Associate Professor of Nursing
Specialization: Community Health Nursing

Inman, Sandra, Ph.D., Rush University
Associate Professor of Nursing
Specializations: Medical Surgical Nursing, Adult Health

McKinney, Melody, D.N.S., Indiana University
Associate Professor of Nursing
Specializations: Adult Health, Care Giving

Mgutshini, Tennyson, Ph.D., Brunel University
Associate Professor of Nursing
Specializations: Mental Health Nursing, Community Health Nursing

Miller, Marcia, Ph.D., Indiana State University
Associate Dean, College of Nursing, Health, and Human Services, Executive Director of Nursing programs and Associate Professor of Nursing
Specialization: Psychiatric Nursing Clinical Specialist

White, Loretta, D.N.S., Indiana University
Associate Professor of Nursing
Specialization: Medical Surgical Nursing

Assistant Professors 

Eley, Susan M., Ph.D., F.N.P., Indiana State University
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Specializations: Maternity Nursing, Nursing Informatics

Everly, Marcee, D.N.P., C.N.M., University of Colorado
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Specialization: Maternal-Newborn Nursing

Gosse, C. Sue, Ph.D., CNOR, Ohio State University
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Specialization: Medical Surgical Nursing

Hall, Lea. M.S.N., F.N.P., Indiana State University
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Specializations: Curriculum and Instruction, Family Nurse Practitioner

Howk, Cherie, Ph.D., F.N.P., Rush University
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Specializations: Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner

Kidd-Marshall, Renee, Ed.D., Oakland City University
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Specialization: Medical Surgical Nursing

Shin, Cha-Nam, Ph.D., St. Louis University
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Specializations: Public Administration, Medical Surgical Nursing

INTRODUCTION

The Graduate Nursing Program (renamed the Department of Advanced Practice Nursing in 2008) at Indiana State University admitted its first students in 1986. It has maintained continuous accreditation by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. since 1989. The master’s program prepares nurses for advanced nursing practice in three concentrations. A graduate of the family nurse practitioner concentration utilizes a comprehensive approach to meet the diversified and holistic health needs of individuals, families, groups, and communities. The graduate of the nursing education concentration is prepared to design, provide, and evaluate educational offerings for healthcare settings, community groups, secondary education health career courses, and undegraduate nursing programs. A nursing administration concentration graduate is prepared to assume first-line and middle management roles in large health care organizations and middle and upper management roles in smaller health care organizations.

All courses and practica are offered via Web-based distance learning. Students must complete a master’s thesis (six credits), an evidence-based practice project, or a culminating project.

A post-master’s certificate is offered in two of the master’s concentrations. The family nurse practitioner certificate is available for master’s prepared nurses with either a prior master of arts or master of science degree with a focus in nursing, or nurse practitioner specialization in another area, who wish to obtain family nurse practitioner education. Courses are designed with variable credit hours so that the didactic and clinical content can be individualized depending upon previous nursing education and specialization. The nursing education certificate is available for master’s prepared nurses to obtain specialization as a nurse educator.

Graduates who complete the master’s degree with a major in nursing or post-master’s certificate in the family nurse practitioner concentration are eligible to apply for national certification testing through the American Nurses Credentialing Center or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Those who complete the master’s degree with a major in nursing or post-master’s certificate in the nursing education concentration are eligible to apply for the National League for Nursing nurse educator certification. Depending upon experience, graduates who complete the master’s degree with a major in nursing with a concentration in nursing administration are eligible for certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Eligible applicants must meet University admission criteria and the following Nursing Program admission criteria:

  1. A baccalaureate degree in nursing from a college or university accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission or equivalent accreditation association.
  2. Current registered nurse licensure or equivalent in the geographic location where the student will be doing his/her preceptorship or clinical practicum.
  3. Three letters of reference including at least one academic and one professional reference.
  4. Personal statement of professional goals.
  5. Minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for undergraduate course work*.
  6. Evidence of the equivalent of one year of full-time work experience as a registered nurse before entering a clinical or role course.

Applicants to the nursing programs are considered on a competitive basis. Criteria include intellectual capacity, performance, maturity, clarity of goals, and other qualities appropriate for graduate study. An individual or group interview may be requested or required.

*Applicants not meeting all criteria may be considered for conditional admission. Applicants not meeting the requirement of a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale can be admitted to conditional status. They must earn a minimum of a B grade in each course during the first nine hours of graduate course work for full admission to the program.

FEES AND EXPENSES

Nursing students pay the same University fees as other students, including technology and distance education delivery fees. Other expenses specific to the program include books, supplies/equipment, name pin, special test fees, and a nursing clinical faculty fee for designated courses. Students are responsible for their own transportation to  and from clinical and practicum experiences.

FINANCIAL AID

Indiana State University assists students through a number of financial aids: scholarships, student loans, professional nurse traineeships, and work study programs. Graduate assistantships may be awarded to successful applicants. Scholarships may be available on a limited basis. For information, contact the Department of Advanced Practice Nursing, Office of Student Affairs. For University financial aid contact: Financial Aid Office, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana 47809.

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