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The College of Health and Human Services provides quality education for professional practice in a variety of areas associated with health and human services. The college aspires to the highest standard of educational excellence blending a professional perspective with a liberal arts and science foundation.
The College is committed to the development of students who are knowledgeable, caring, responsive and self-directed. The college aspires to produce graduates who are self-directed individuals able to meet the health and human caring needs of a diverse and complex society through change, advocacy and leadership within their communities.
The college’s School of Nursing offers graduate programs at the Master’s and Doctoral levels. Graduate programs within the School of Nursing include a Master’s of Nursing (MSN) in one of two tracks: Informatics and Family Nurse Practitioner. For the nurse who already holds a MSN degree, post master’s certificates options are offered in Family Nurse Practitioner and Nursing Informatics Specialist. The School of Nursing also offers post baccalaureate and post master entry options into the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). Post baccalaureate DNP students enter the Family Nurse Practitioner track.
The College of Health and Human Service also offers through its School of Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management a Master of Science in Sport and Fitness Management, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Sport Management .
* Please refer http://www.troy.edu/admissions/ for specific program availability by location.
^ All courses are offered online in 16-week semesters.
Students should consult the General Regulations section of the Graduate Catalog for additional information regarding Graduate School admission requirements, transfer credit, and other critical policies and procedures.
The Master of Science in Nursing Program is designed to provide graduates of baccalaureate programs in nursing the opportunity to develop the advanced knowledge and clinical skills required for leadership positions in nursing. The program prepares Nursing Informatics Specialists and Family Nurse Practitioners. Students are accepted for admission to the MSN tracks every semester. Fall admission is recommended for students who wish to pursue full-time study. Post MSN certificate options are offered in Family Nurse Practitioner and Nursing Informatics Specialist. The MSN program is offered online with faculty based on the Troy, Montgomery, Dothan, and Phenix City campuses in Alabama. There are a limited number of on campus requirements for FNP students.
Upon successful completion of the MSN program, the student will be able to:
The School of Nursing MSN Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326.
Candidates for admission must hold the baccalaureate degree in nursing.
Note: Meeting minimal admission requirements does not assure admission.
May 1 for Fall Semester
October 1 for Spring Semester
March 1 for Summer Semester
A student admitted conditionally to the graduate nursing program must clear conditional admission after nine semester hours. The student must attain an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students not satisfying conditional admission requirements will be dropped from the program for one calendar year, after which time the student may petition for readmission. Note; To facilitate success in the program, a student admitted under conditional status should pursue a part-time course of study.
A maximum of six semester hours taken at another regionally accredited institution of higher education with a "B" grade or better may be applied toward the degree. These courses must be comparable to Troy University courses and must be reviewed by the graduate nursing faculty who will make a recommendation to the Dean of the College of Health and Human Services and the Graduate Dean. For students completing the Master of Science in Nursing, all transfer credits used to satisfy degree requirements may not exceed five years at the time of the degree completion.
A student completing the coursework with a 3.0 or better GPA, fulfilling candidacy requirements, and successfully completing the required comprehensive examination requirement will be awarded the degree.
NOTE: 1. Requirements for the MSN degree must be satisfied within five years of the initial enrollment for that degree.
NOTE 2. Grades below “C” are not acceptable for meeting requirements for a subsequent course.
NOTE 3. Students must earn a grade of “B” or better in NSG 6691: Research Methodology.
NOTE 4. Successful completion of NSG 6697: Scholarly Inquiry II meets the comprehensive examination requirement.
All students must maintain RN licensure, current CPR certification, professional liability insurance, proof of annual physical examination and negative drug screen and a clear background check when enrolled in clinical nursing courses. Professional liability insurance is available through the School of Nursing. Students are responsible for their own medical care if needed in the clinical setting. Students are also responsible for personal transportation costs incurred during the program.
Students must meet Communicable Disease Center (CDC) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines.
Note: Fees subject to change annually
NURSING INFORMATICS SPECIALIST TRACK
Minimum Total Hours: 34
The post-master’s certificate options provide lifelong learners with the opportunity to specialize in an area other than that obtained in their MSN program. An MSN degree is required. Those who complete the certificate option earn a certificate of completion, not another master’s degree, and are eligible to apply for the appropriate specialty certification exam.
Minimum Semesters: 5
Minimum Total Hours: 33 sh, 705 clinical clock hours
The post-master’s certificate option provide lifelong learners with the opportunity to specialize in an area other than that obtained in their Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program. An MSN degree is required. Those who complete the certificate option earn a certificate of completion, not another master’s degree, and are eligible to apply for the appropriate specialty certification exam.
The post-master’s certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner Option consists of five semesters/11 courses offered by Troy University’s School of Nursing and requires 33 semester hours and 705 clinical clock hours for completion. Students will be accepted into the program only in fall semester and can complete the program in two and a half years or five semesters attending fall and spring semesters. The program is offered totally online and would be open to graduate students who have complete an MSN program and meet the requirements provided below for admission. There is a certification exam available with completion of this certificate.
Minimum Semesters: 2
Minimum Total Hours: 17sh, 200 clinical hours
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a terminal degree and prepares the graduate to provide the most advanced level of nursing care for individuals, families and communities. The objectives for the program are consistent with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) specifications for practice doctoral programs in nursing in accordance with The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice. Fall admission is recommended for students who wish to pursue full-time study.
Upon successful completion of the Doctor of Nursing Practice the graduate will be able to:
The School of Nursing DNP Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326.
Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) students will be admitted only under unconditional admission status. Conditional admission is not available for DNP applicants.
Admission to the program will be limited to the number of available spaces. To be considered for unconditional admission to the DNP program the applicant must:
After DNP Coordinator evaluation of course syllabi, a maximum of 12 credit hours of coursework may be accepted from only an existing Master of Science in Nursing towards the DNP degree.
All students must maintain RN licensure, current CPR certification, professional liability insurance, proof of annual physical examination, negative drug screen and clear a background check when enrolled in clinical nursing courses. Professional liability insurance is available through the School of Nursing. Students are responsible for their own medical care if needed in the clinical setting. Students are also responsible for personal transportation costs incurred during the program.
Laboratory Fees for the DNP Program:
DNP students must achieve a grade of “B” or better in NSG 6691 Research Methodology (if BSN-DNP) and NSG 8812 Foundations of Evidence-Based Practice in order to meet Graduate School requirements.
Students who earn a grade of “C” or less in more than one 8000 level course must repeat the second course and achieve a grade of “B” or higher. If the course to be repeated is a prerequisite for a subsequent course, the student may not progress. If two grades of “C” are earned in the same semester, the DNP Program Coordinator will select the course to be repeated.
Graduate students may earn no more than six semester hours of grades below “B”. Students who earn more than six semester hours of “C” grades or below are automatically academically suspended from the University for a period of one calendar year at which time the student may petition the Dean of the Graduate School for readmission.
Prior to completing NSG 8820: Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice II: Project Development, the student must complete the Initial Competency Evaluation by successfully defending the DNP Synthesis Project Proposal. Prior to completing NSG 8840: Synthesis of Evidence Based Practice IV: Project Evaluation, the student must complete the Final Competency Evaluation by successfully defending the DNP Synthesis Project.
Graduation from the DNP program requires completion of a prescribed plan of study. Consistent with recommendations from the AACN, the DNP program requires three academic years for post-baccalaureate and two years for post-master’s options. Therefore, the number of credits required for graduation from the DNP program will depend upon prior degree. All credits used to satisfy the degree requirements for the DNP must not exceed eight years at the time of degree completion.
Graduation requirements include:
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students will identify, develop, implement, evaluate, and disseminate findings of a clinical project that has systems level impact for the improvement of healthcare outcomes for a population group within a specific nursing practice. Specific courses in the DNP curriculum guide the completion of this project.
A maximum of twelve semester hours taken at another regionally accredited institution of higher education with a "B" grade or better may be applied toward the degree. These courses must be comparable to Troy University courses and must be reviewed by the graduate nursing faculty who will make a recommendation to the Dean of Health and Human Services. For students completing the Doctorate of Nursing Practice, all transfer credits used to satisfy degree requirements may not exceed eight years at the time of the degree completion.
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