University of Southern Indiana

MSN and Post Masters Student Handbook

Letter from the Assistant Dean of Nursing

Mission & Philosophy
Vision, Mission and Core Values
Goal Statements
Conceptual Framework
Code of Ethics

Guidelines and Outcomes
National Guidelines and Standards
MSN and Post Masters Program Outcomes

Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Acute
Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Family Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Nursing Education

Curriculum and Course Descriptions
MSN Curriculum
Post Master’s Certification
Post Masters Certificate Gap Analysis
Course Descriptions 

Admission and Progression Policies
Admission Policies
Course Transfer Policies
Dismissal Withdrawal, Incomplete and Modification of Plan of Study
Progression Policies
Course Performance Improvement Plan
Grading Scale

Advising and General Policies
Academic Advising
Relocation During the MSN or Post MSN Certificate Program

Graduate Nursing Program Academic Policies

Academic Integrity Policies
Online Exams and Exam Review
Student Assignments
Technology Proficiency
Professional Behavior
Preparation for Online Exams and Board Certification
Change of Name/Address/Phone
Statistics Proficiency/Self-Study Exam
Writing Proficiency

Academic Rights and Appeal Policies
Financial Aid

Clinical Practice Requirements
Clinical Attire
RN License
Errors and Incidents During Clinical Experiences
Legal Witness
Review of Charts
Drug Screening and Criminal Record Check

Clinical Agency Requirements

Zachary Law
Title IX Sexual Misconduct

Course Clinical Requirements
Preceptored Clinical Experience
Preceptor Packet
Clinical Roles and Responsibilities
ADA Information
Health Insurance and Health Care Responsibility
Clinical Requirements and Clinical Evaluation
Clinical Environments and Perceived Risks

General Information
School Offices
Name/Address Change
Car Policies
Graduate Student Virtual Center
Library Services
No Smoking Policies
Personal Injury/Exposure to Blood and Body Fluids
Professional Liability Insurance
Respiratory Triggers
Work Hours
Student Organizations and Participation - Omicron Psi Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International
Student Documents Following Graduation

Appendix and Forms
Appendix A: Professional Standards and Behaviors
Appendix B: Notification of Graduate Course Performance Improvement Plan
Appendix C: Application for MSN Readmission
Appendix D: MSN and Post MSN Professional Behavior Agreement, Permission and Waiver Form
Appendix E: Graduate Admissions & Progression Committee Form: Petition for Readmission
Appendix F: College of Nursing and Health Professions Social Media Policy

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