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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Nursing


3008 HUMAN HEALTH BUILDING  (248) 370-4253
Fax: (248) 370-4279

School Website: oakland.edu/nursing/

 

Dean: Kerri D. Schuiling

Associate Dean: Gary Moore

Office of the Dean: Pamela Marin, assistant dean; Cheryl McPherson, assistant dean: Kristina Aaron, academic adviser; Patrina Carper, academic adviser; Joann Denby, technical support coordinator, Amy Johnson, administrative project coordinator; Kenyettera Junior, business manager/financial analyst; Sarah Mullin, academic adviser; Estella Nicholson, coordinator of academic services; Colette O’Connor, director of development; Tomico Reynolds, special projects assistant; Ashley Samson, events coordinator, April Thomas-Powell, academic adviser; Thomas Yoder, information technology specialist

Professors emerita: Frances Jackson, Mary Mittelstaedt, Justine Speer, Diane Wilson, Carol Zenas

Professors: Darlene Schott-Baer, Kerri Schuiling

Maggie Allesee Endowed Professor in Gerontology: Ann Whall

Crittenton Hospital Medical Center Endowed Professor: Barbara Penprase

Associate professors: Carrie Abele, Karen Dunn, Margaret Harris, Dorothy Hawthorne-Burdine, Suha Kridli, Anne Mitchell, Gary Moore, Sarah Newton, Laura Pittiglio, Cheryl Riley-Doucet

Assistant professors: Margaret Glembocki, Mary Golinski, Claudia Grobbel, Peggy McLaughlin, Janean Monahan

Adjunct instructors: Marilyn Childers, Deana Hays, Kimberly Holka, JoAnn Kapa, , Lynda Poly-Droulard, Deborah Tierney

Visiting assistant professors: Nicole Clark, Anne Hranchook, Renee Mirovsky, Kathleen Spencer

Visiting instructors: Teresa Chahine, Sandra Deering, Ellen Gajewski, , Colleen Meade-Ripper, Kathryn Murto, Gina Palombo

Special instructors: Janith Beres, Kelly Berishaj, Carolyn Tieppo, Stephanie Vallie

Director of nursing laboratories: Patricia Ketcham

 

Board of Visitors

The Board of Visitors (BOV) for the School of Nursing is composed of community leaders from the greater Detroit area. The BOV assists the School of Nursing with fundraising and they provide scholarships for students.

Members of the Board of Visitors are:

Marie Adam, Lead Manager, Medical Operations & Compliance, Chrysler Group LLC
Maggie Allesee, Counselor
Maureen Bowman, Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer, Beaumont Health System-Royal Oak
Robert Chiaravalli, ESQ, President, Strategic Labor & Human Resources, LLC Kathy Coburn, Senior Manager, Ernst & Young
Lisa DeMoss, ESQ, Associate Professor & Director Insurance Law, Faculty, Thomas M. Cooley Law School Kay Douglas, President & CEO, Douglas Marketing Group
Debbie Guido-Allen, RN, BSN, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer-Nursing Support Services, Beaumont Health System-Troy
Karen Harris, MSN, RN, WHNP-BC, Chief Nursing Officer, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
Petra D. Hurt, C.R.N.A., M.S., Assistant Director & Affiliate Clinical Coordinator, U of D Mercy, College of Health Professions
Gregory Jamian, BA, President & CEO, AmeriCare Medical, Incorporated
Shawn Levitt, MHSA, RN, FACHE, CPHQ, Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer, Detroit Medical Center
Ann McDonald-Upton, RN, MBA, Vice President Patient Care Services & CNO, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
Denise McLean, RN, MSN, Director of Clinical Care/Respiratory Therapy, St. John Providence Health System
Grace Paranzino, EdD, RN, CHES, FAAOHN, Chief Clinical Officer, Kelly Healthcare Resources Teresa Rodges, MSA, Executive Director, McLaren Oakland Riley Foundation
Kathleen M. Ryan, RN
Sandra Schmitt, RN, BSN, Manager, Nursing Development, Oakwood Corporate Services
Kerri Schuiling, Ph.D., CNM, FACNM, FAAN, Dean & Professor, Oakland University School of Nursing
Michelle Seid, RN, BSN
Nancy Susick, RN, MSN, NE-BC, President, Beaumont Health System-Troy
Kathleen Van Wagoner, RN, MSN, Chief Nursing Executive, Crittenton Hospital Medical Center Christine Zambricki, C.R.N.A., RN, FAAN
Kenyea J. Zimmermann, MAOM, MBA, Director of Talent Acquisition, Sparrow Health System

Accreditation and Program Review

The Baccalaureate program at Oakland University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791 and is approved by the Michigan State Board of Nursing. The BSN Degree Completion Sequence is fully accredited as an online program by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

Programs Offered

The School of Nursing offers programs of study leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. The undergraduate program curriculum builds on a foundation of the arts, sciences, and humanities. Graduates of the undergraduate program’s pre-licensure tracks (Basic BSN and Accelerated Second Degree BSN) are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensure examination. The undergraduate program prepares students for graduate study in nursing.

Undergraduate program objectives

By the end of the program, students will:

  1. Demonstrate critical thinking through synthesis of knowledge from the humanities and the sciences in the application of the nursing process to the independent and collaborative practice of professional nursing.
  2. Demonstrate effective communication skills and proficiency in information management, including standardized nursing languages, and technology in delivering safe, effective and cost-efficient professional nursing care based on current best practice.
  3. Apply ethically and legally grounded clinical judgments supported by research in making decisions about the provision of professional nursing care.
  4. Demonstrate adherence to the essentials of the AACN when delivering nursing care across the life span to diverse client populations in a wide variety of settings.
  5. Acquire the foundation for continued study at the graduate level.

Admission to the Undergraduate Program

Programs: Requirements for the bachelor of science in nursing degree and plan of study for the Basic BSN track 

Admission to the undergraduate program occurs in one of four ways: (1) as a direct admit to the Basic-BSN track immediately following high school; (2) on a competitive basis to the Basic-BSN track following completion of the required prerequisite courses; (3) on a competitive basis to the accelerated second degree BSN track; or (4) as a registered nurse into the BSN degree completion sequence. Individuals with disabilities will be considered for admission to the undergraduate program on an individual basis related to their ability to meet clinical practice requirements and core performance standards.

Direct admission to the basic-BSN track immediately following high school

Students who wish to apply to the undergraduate program Basic-BSN track as a direct admit immediately following high school must satisfy the following minimum requirements:

  1. A high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or above;
  2. An ACT Math score of 23 or higher;
  3. An ACT English score of 23 or higher;
  4. An ACT composite score of 24 or higher;
  5. A minimum of one year (each) of high school biology, chemistry, completed prior to the senior year with a grade of B or higher.
  6. Students must apply for admission by October 15, 2014 at Oakland.edu/apply.

Completion of minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

Once admitted to OU, Direct Admit students must adhere to the same grade point average (GPA) requirements as listed under prerequisite courses for admission to the Basic BSN track on a competitive basis. In addition, a minimum grade of 2.5 is required in NRS 206  to continue in the nursing program. Direct admit students who do not satisfy the freshman year academic requirements may apply to the Basic BSN track on a competitive basis.

Admission to the basic BSN track on a competitive basis following completion of the required pre-requisite courses

Students who wish to apply to the undergraduate program Basic BSN track on a competitive basis must first satisfy the following minimum Oakland University pre-requisites:

  1. Complete BIO 111 , BIO 121 ; CHM 104 , CHM 201 , and PSY 100  with a minimum grade of 2.8 in each course and a minimum overall GPA of 3.2.   
  2. Complete one philosophy course (PHL 101 , PHL 102 , PHL 103 , PHL 107 ,PHL 204 , PHL 205 , or PHL 206 ) with a minimum grade of 2.8.  
  3. Complete WRT 160  with a minimum grade of 2.8.
  4. Complete MTH 061  with a minimum grade of 3.2. (This requirement is waived for students who receive a score of 18 or higher on the mathematics subsection of the American College Test (ACT) or who have taken an Oakland University placement test and have placed into MTH 062  or higher, or successfully completed a higher level Math course with a grade of 2.0 or higher.)

Completion of minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

In addition, applicants must be in good academic standing in the university (minimum overall GPA of 2.0). Preference for admission to the Basic BSN track is given to students who have completed five or more of the required pre-requisite courses (excluding MTH 061 ) at Oakland University. Pre-requisite courses that are satisfied by Advanced Placement (AP) equivalent courses will count toward preference for admission. Please refer to the Oakland University AP Policies for approved equivalents (oakland.edu/appolicies). Lastly, applicants who have been dismissed from a nursing program at another academic institution or who have received two (or more) grades in nursing courses below 2.5 at another academic institution must submit a statement of explanation that includes their current status as a nursing student at the other institution.

Admission to the accelerated second-degree BSN track

Program: Plan of study for the accelerated second degree BSN track  

Students who wish to apply to the undergraduate program accelerated second degree BSN track are first required to apply to Oakland University as a pre-accelerated second degree student. Following admission to Oakland University as a pre-accelerated second degree student, the following minimum requirements (items 1-4) must be satisfied before students will be considered for admission to the accelerated second degree BSN track:

  1. Adhere to the Oakland University undergraduate admission requirements for a second degree student.
  2. Complete BIO 111 , BIO 121 ; CHM 104 , CHM 201 , and PSY 100  with a minimum grade of 2.8 in each course and a minimum overall GPA of 3.2.   
  3. Complete one philosophy course (PHL 101 , PHL 102 , PHL 103 , PHL 107 , PHL 204 , PHL 205 , or PHL 206 ) with a minimum grade of 2.8.     
  4. Complete MTH 061  with a minimum grade of 3.2. (This requirement is waived for students who receive a score of 18 or higher on the mathematics subsection of the American College Test (ACT) or who have taken an Oakland University placement test and have placed into MTH 062  or higher or successfully completed a higher level Math course with a grade of 2.0 or higher.)

After students have satisfied the above requirements, they can apply to the School of Nursing for admission to the accelerated second degree BSN track.

Completion of minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

Students are conditionally admitted to the accelerated second degree BSN track with full admission pending successful completion of items 5-6. Students may not begin the accelerated second degree curriculum until they have successfully satisfied items 5-6.

  1. PSY 225  and BIO 307  with a grade of 2.5 or higher on the first attempt.
  2. NRS 221 , NRS 227 , and NRS 308  with a grade of 2.5 or higher on the first attempt.

Applicants who have been dismissed from a nursing program at another academic institution or who have received two (or more) grades in nursing courses below 2.5 at another academic institution must submit a statement of explanation that includes their current status as a nursing student at the other institution.

Admission to the BSN degree completion sequence for registered nurses

Programs: Plan of study for BSN degree completion sequence for registered nurses 

The School of Nursing offers a BSN degree completion sequence for registered nurses who possess a valid RN license and who have either an Associate Degree (ADN) or a Diploma in Nursing. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher from the student’s ADN or Diploma program is required for admission to the BSN degree completion sequence. An individual plan of study is prepared for each student by an academic adviser in the School of Nursing to assure that all Oakland University degree requirements and major requirements are satisfied.

Registered nurses with a cumulative GPA below 2.5 in their ADN or Diploma program may be admitted to Oakland University as a pre-BSN degree completion student. Pre-BSN degree completion students who successfully complete a minimum of 12 credits at Oakland University (applicable to the nursing major) with a minimum grade of 2.5 in each class may then be admitted to the School of Nursing as a BSN degree completion student.

MSN option for BSN Degree Completion Sequence Students

The MSN option is designed for high-achieving registered nurses who are already admitted to the BSN Degree Completion Sequence and who want to pursue a Master of Science in Nursing degree (in Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner or Family Nurse Practitioner) after completing the BSN degree. The MSN option allows BSN degree completion students to take two-graduate level courses, NRS 515 and NRS 516, while still an undergraduate and pay undergraduate tuition rates. NRS 515 and NRS 516 replace NRS 355  and NRS 450  in the BSN degree completion sequence curriculum and two graduate courses, NRS 521 and NRS 610, will be waived after the student begins the graduate nursing program.

To be eligible for the MSN option, students must:

  1. Have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher in their ADN educational program.
  2. Be fully admitted to the BSN Degree Completion Sequence.
  3. Have completed the following courses with a minimum over-all grade point average of 3.0 or higher to be eligible to transfer to the MSN option:

CHM 104 - Introduction to Chemical Principles  (4)

CHM 201 - Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry  (4)

BIO 121 - Clinical Anatomy and Physiology  (5)

BIO 307 - Introduction to Human Microbiology  (4)

WRT 160 - Composition II  (4)

NRS 310 - Conceptual Foundations of Nursing Practice  (4)

NRS 340 - Health Promotion in the Community  (4)

  1. Request a change in program status to MSN option.
  2. When a student admitted to the MSN option is enrolled in their final OU course (for degree, not just in the BSN degree completion sequence), he/she should formally apply for admission to the graduate program (Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner or Family Nurse Practitioner tracks, only; the Nurse Anesthesia track is not available for students in the MSN option). Besides the BSN degree, all other School of Nursing graduate program admission requirements must be satisfied.

Meeting the minimum requirements for graduate admission does not guarantee admission.

Undergraduate Program Policies and Procedures

Once admitted to the undergraduate program, students should consult the School of Nursing Undergraduate Student Handbook for information regarding program policies and procedures.

Advising

The School of Nursing Advising Office is located in 3027 Human Health Building, (248) 370-4253. It is recommended that students attend a new student orientation prior to registering for classes their first semester. In addition, students are encouraged to meet regularly with their academic adviser to discuss academic issues or concerns. Each student will receive a plan of study from his/her academic adviser that is specific to the undergraduate track in which he/she is enrolled. The plan of study is a timetable of courses to be taken and assures progress toward satisfying degree requirements.

Transfer Policy

The academic records of students who transfer to Oakland University from other academic institutions are evaluated and transfer credit is granted as appropriate. Once a student is admitted to the School of Nursing undergraduate program, he/she is expected to complete all nursing course work required for the BSN degree at Oakland University. Refer to the Transfer student section in this catalog for additional information about university transfer policies.

Grades for courses from other academic institutions that transfer in to Oakland University do not appear on the OU transcript. However, for purposes of admission to the School of Nursing, grades for pre-requisite courses that were taken at another institution are used to calculate the pre-nursing GPA. Letter grades are converted as follows: A = 4.0, A- = 3.7, B+ = 3.3, B = 3.0.

Clinical health requirements for Basic-BSN and Accelerated Second Degree Students

A student’s ability to start and/or remain in the pre-licensure (basic-bsn and accelerated second degree) nursing curricula is contingent upon successful completion of all of the clinical health requirements. Pre-licensure students who do not provide the required clinical health requirement documentation by the published due date will not be allowed to enroll in any clinical nursing courses. Details of clinical health requirements are available on the School of Nursing website. In addition, a criminal background check and a urine drug screen are required by all of the School of Nursing’s clinical partners. Students are responsible for all costs associated with the clinical requirements. In addition, students are encouraged to maintain their own health insurance.

Clinical placements

The School of Nursing provides students with a range of clinical experiences with diverse populations, organizations, and agencies. The School of Nursing’s clinical partners are located in urban and suburban settings throughout metropolitan Detroit and southeastern Michigan. Each student is responsible for providing his/her own transportation to all clinical experiences.

On-leave Status

Students can request on-leave status in the School of Nursing for personal or academic reasons for a total of one year. A student’s return to the program is contingent upon availability of space. Students who return from on-leave status must comply with all School of Nursing policies in effect at the time they return. On-leave students must submit their request to return to active status at least three months prior to the beginning of the term to which they wish to return.

School of Nursing Core Performance Standards

All students in the School of Nursing undergraduate program must be able to demonstrate the following competencies during the entire academic program:

Competency standard

Critical Thinking: Inductive/deductive reasoning sufficient for clinical judgment and decision making.

Interpersonal: Interpersonal abilities sufficient to interact with individuals, families, and groups from a variety of social, emotional, cultural, spiritual and intellectual backgrounds.

Emotional Stability: Emotional stability sufficient to assume responsibility/accountability for actions.

Communication: Communication abilities sufficient for interaction with others in verbal and written form.

Motor Skills: Gross and fine motor abilities sufficient to provide safe and effective nursing care.

Mobility: Physical abilities sufficient to move from place to place and maneuver in small places.

Visual: Visual ability sufficient to provide safe and effective nursing care.

Hearing: Auditory ability sufficient to provide safe and effective nursing care.

Tactile: Tactile ability sufficient for assessment and implementation of care.

Health: Characteristics that would not compromise health and safety of clients.

Student Nursing Organizations

Sigma Theta Tau-Theta psi chapter

The local chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, Theta Psi, was chartered in April 1986 at Oakland University. Each year Oakland University students who are eligible are invited to become members of this national nursing honor society. Candidates for membership are selected on the basis of superior scholastic achievement.

Student nurses association of Oakland University (SNAOU)

Nursing students are eligible for and encouraged to become members of the SNAOU. The organization provides OU nursing students the opportunity to interact with other nursing students, engage in professional nursing activities, and network with OU School of Nursing faculty and administrators.

National black student nurses association (N.B.S.N.A.)

The purpose of the association is to give Oakland University nursing students an opportunity to promote unity among minorities and other students by providing a support network for pre-nursing and current nursing students. NBSNA allows members to increase their professional networking skills and help educate and inform the OU community about health issues that affect minorities.

Qualification for Registered Nurse Licensure

Registered Nurse licensure is granted by the State of Michigan. Requirements for licensure include successful completion of a state-approved nursing educational program and satisfactory performance on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Licensure in one state entitles a qualified holder to seek licensure by endorsement in another state.

Schedule of Classes

Specific offerings for each semester may be found in the Schedule of Classes: sail.oakland.edu.