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2015-2017 Graduate Catalog
Oakland University
   
 
  Nov 22, 2017
 
 
    
2015-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Addendum to the Graduate Catalog 2015-2017


 

All data in the Oakland University Graduate Catalog reflects information as it was available at the publication date. Updates and/or corrections to the Graduate Catalog made after the publication date appear in the Addendum to the Graduate Catalog
 

While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided in the Graduate Catalog, Oakland University reserves the right, in its sole and exclusive discretion, to make changes to the Graduate Catalog at any time without prior notice.
 

It is the responsibility of each student to be aware of and understand university regulations as published.

 
   

PROGRAM MODIFICATIONS

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)


School of Nursing
3008 Human Health Building  (map)
(248) 370-4253 • Fax (248) 364-8740
www.oakland.edu/nursing


 


Program director:
Darlene Schott-Baer

3003 Human Health Building
(248) 364-8768
schottba@oakland.edu

Program description

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is the terminal degree for nurses in clinical practice. It is a 38-credit, post-master’s program intended to prepare nurse leaders for clinical practice.

Registered nurses who possess a DNP degree are prepared to assume clinical and leadership roles in both academic and practice settings. Knowledge acquisition in the DNP program includes the ability to analyze organizational and clinical systems, critique evidence to support clinical practice and improve patient outcomes, and develop practice guidelines to enhance patient safety.

Doctor of Nursing Practice program objectives

Building on the foundation of the master’s program, the DNP program will prepare the student for the highest level of clinical nursing practice. The DNP graduate will:

  1. Integrate the science and theory of nursing practice with scientific and theoretical knowledge from other disciplines to improve nursing practice and patient outcomes.
  2. Integrate knowledge of effective communication and leadership skills based on professional standards to work as an effective member of an inter-professional team in the provision of safe, high quality, patient-centered care.
  3. Demonstrate the appropriate and ethical use of information technology and research methods to improve practice and the practice environment.

Application terms and deadlines

Applicants are admitted for the fall semester only.  Before an applicant’s file can be reviewed for full program admission, all application documents must be received in Graduate Admissions by the semester deadlines listed below.

  • July 15, for the Fall semester. Exceptional applicants may be considered after the deadline on a space available basis.
  • International student deadline: May 1, for the Fall semester

Application requirements

To be considered for graduate admission, applicants must submit all Graduate Application Requirements and any additional department requirements by the published application deadlines:

Graduate Application Requirements

Additional department application requirements

      

  • Completion of a master’s degree in nursing in a clinical area (includes nursing administration but not nursing education) from an institution accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education with a graduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above. Must submit official transcript with master’s degree posted.

 

  • Proof of current certification in their specialty area.

 

  • Applicants who have a master’s degree in nursing education can apply to the DNP program, but will first have to complete the academic requirements of a post-master’s certificate in an advanced practice specialty, and pass the respective certification exam.

 

  • Proof of Practicum Experience
    • DNP applicants must provide evidence of the number of clinical practicum hours they completed in their master’s educational programs. Students may receive credit for up to 640 clock hours of practicum accrued in their master’s program (you may not count unsupervised post-graduate clinical practice). Clinical practicum hours are validated individually for each applicant.
    • DNP applicants must complete and submit the Supplemental Application-Doctor of Nursing Practice Program form to provide Validation of Supervised Clinical Practice Hours.

 

  • Copy of unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the United States or its territories

 

  • Requirements for recommendations:
    Both recommendations must be from professionals and must include at least one from an advanced practice nursing colleague familiar with the applicant.

 

  • Written professional statement of 500 to 1,000 words. The professional statement should focus on the applicant’s professional experiences as an advanced practice nurse, how the DNP will enhance the applicant’s professional development, and the applicant’s career goals following completion of the program. The professional statement will be evaluated on many areas, including content and appropriate use of grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc. The professional statement should be prepared in size 12 Times New Roman font.

 

  •  Individual interview with the School of Nursing’s Director of Graduate Programs.

Admission review and assessment

Admission to graduate study at Oakland University is selective. In making admission recommendations to Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning, each department assesses the potential of applicants for success in the program by examining their undergraduate and graduate records, professional statement, letters of recommendation, telephone interview, and any other admission requirements established by the academic department. 

Degree requirements


The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree requires Registered Nurses who graduated with a clinical focus in their master’s programs to complete a minimum of 38 credits, depending on prior didactic content and clinical experiences taken at the master’s level. All DNP students must satisfy a minimum of 1000 supervised clock hours of practicum experience to demonstrate attainment of the doctoral level competencies. Students may receive credit for up to 640 clock hours from their master’s educational program; each applicant’s supervised clock hours of practicum experiences from their master’s program are assessed through a written validation form found in the supplemental application. Registered nurses without a clinical focus in their master’s degree must complete the necessary coursework to obtain a post-master’s certificate in a clinical area, and pass their respective certification exam, in addition to completing the 38 credits of DNP coursework.

All DNP students must complete a minimum of 38 credits of required coursework. In the DNP program, graduate credit will not be awarded for courses in which a grade less than 3.0 is earned. All numerical grades earned are used in computing a student’s grade point average.

Course requirements


Foundation courses (12 credits)


NRS 8211 - Advanced Nursing Theory (3 credits)

NRS 8221 - Health Care Policy (3 credits)

NRS 8231 - Organizational and Systems Leadership (3 credits)

NRS 8241 - Nursing and Healthcare Informatics Leadership (3 credits)

 

Clinical core (4-7 credits)


NRS 8455 - Intraprofessional and Interprofessional Collaboration  (2 credits)

NRS 8965 - Clinical Immersion Practicum  (2-5 credits)

(NRS 8965 is the clinical immersion course with a credit-to-practice hour ratio of 1:70 that can be taken across a number of semesters. Additional NRS 842 credits may be required depending on the number of supervised hours of practicum experiences acquired in the student’s Master’s program. DNP students can register for 1 to 5 credits per semester of NRS 8965.)

 

Research (18 credits)


The purpose of the research sequence is to prepare DNP students to evaluate current research, develop a research proposal, carry out the research process, and prepare a final report that represents the outcomes of the research effort. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing, The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice (2006), the DNP Student Handbook and the policies of Oakland University Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning will be used as guides for what constitutes appropriate content and formatting for the final project.

DNP students must identify faculty who will serve as DNP project team members (one faculty chair and one or more members) on their DNP project to supervise the student’s progress in completing the project, ensuring that all human investigation requirements are met. It is permissible for students to work in pairs (no more than two students) on the final project, with permission of the DNP project team members. The School of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice Student Handbook provides information and policies related to the project.

 

NRS 5302 - Statistics in Advanced Nursing Practice (3 credits)

NRS 8671 - Advanced Research Methods (4 credits)

NRS 8681 - Clinical Prevention and Population Health (3 credits)

NRS 8998 - DNP Project (8 credits)

d. Elective (3-4 credits)

The student is required to identify a 3-4 credit elective that supports his/her area of interest. The elective must be a 5000 level graduate course or higher and must be approved by the Graduate Program Director. 

 

Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner

School of Nursing
3008 Human Health Building  (map)
(248) 370-4253 • Fax (248) 364-8740
www.oakland.edu/nursing
 

Program Director:
Colleen Meade Ripper

2042 Human Health Building
(248) 364-8724
cmripper@oakland.edu

 

Program description

The Master of Science in Nursing program Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) track prepares the advanced practice nurse as a primary care provider for clients from pregnancy to end of life in a variety of settings. The curriculum focuses on culturally sensitive care, incorporating health promotion and management of acute and chronic health problems. 

Graduates are prepared to apply nursing theory, principles of advanced practice nursing and the research process in the design and delivery of primary care. Knowledge for advanced nursing practice is synthesized from concepts in nursing, as well as the biological and social sciences. Graduates of the Family Nurse Practitioner track are prepared to take a Family Nurse Practitioner national certification examination. 

Master’s program outcomes

Building on the foundation of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program will prepare graduates as transformational leaders with advanced nursing knowledge and practice expertise for optimizing health outcomes. (Essential IX)

The MSN program prepares graduates to:

  1. Integrate theories and scientific findings from nursing, biopsychosocial fields, genetics, public health, and organizational sciences using translational processes to improve evidence-based nursing practice across diverse settings. (Essentials I & IV, VIII, IX)
  2. Describe concepts from organizational leadership, systems leadership, and information technology in the promotion of quality improvement and safety. (Essentials II, III, V, IX)
  3. Synthesize requisite knowledge of legal and regulatory processes, health policy, ethics, and advocacy to improve health outcomes of diverse populations at the organizational, local, state, and federal level. (Essentials IV, VI, VIII, IX)
  4. Formulate intra/interprofessional collaborative strategies integral to the design and delivery of evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention interventions to improve health outcomes in individuals, families, communities, and populations. (Essentials IV, VII, VIII, IX)
  5. Integrate professional standards and guidelines in the provision of nursing practice in a specialty area. (Essentials IX)

Admission terms and application deadlines

Before an applicant’s file can be reviewed for full program admission, all application documents must be received in Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning by the deadline listed below. Incomplete applications will not be sent to departments for admission review.

All applicants to this program are admitted for the fall (full time and part time) and winter semester (full time) only. The application deadlines are:

  • April 1 for fall semester
  • August 1 for winter semester
  • International students: April 1 for fall semester

Application requirements

To be considered for graduate admission, applicants must submit all Graduate Application Requirements and additional department requirements by the published application deadlines:

Graduate Application Requirements

  • Online Application for Admission to Graduate Study  
  • Official transcripts providing evidence of an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited U.S. institution, OR a degree equivalent to a four-year U.S. baccalaureate degree from a college or university of government-recognized standing.
  • Official transcripts for all post-secondary educational institutions from which the applicant earned a degree (beginning with the first baccalaureate) and for all enrollment in graduate-level coursework beyond the bachelor’s degree.
  • As part of the admission requirements, graduate programs may require official transcripts from post-secondary educational institutions from which the applicant earned an associate’s degree and all enrollment in coursework both pre- and post-bachelor’s degree.
  • International university transcripts must be evaluated by a professional credential evaluation service. Oakland University will only accept transcript evaluations completed by a NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation service) member organization. Many applicants use World Educational Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).  NACES membership can be confirmed by visiting www.naces.org/members.htm. Graduate programs requiring more detailed information may require an applicant to submit a course-by-course (or detailed) evaluation report rather than the general evaluation report. Official foreign transcripts will not be required by Oakland University since official transcripts must be submitted to and verified by the evaluation service. However, applicants must submit photocopies of their foreign transcripts with their application materials.
  • Two official and original Recommendation for Graduate Admission forms.
    (Note: Some programs require more than two recommendation forms. Refer to the program application requirements listed below for the total number of recommendations and specific requirements for the recommendations.)
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • International supplemental application and supporting documentation must be submitted before international applicants can be issued the Certification of Eligibility (I-20). This certificate is required to apply for a student visa from the U.S. embassy or consulate.

Additional department application requirements

  • School of Nursing Supplemental Application
  • Applicants for admission to the Master of Science in Nursing program must have completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree with an overall undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above from an institution accredited by the National League for Nursing or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
  • Proof of a current unrestricted Registered Nurse license in the United States or its territories.
  • A minimum of one year of clinical experience as an R.N. (within two years of application deadline) is required during which time the applicant must have functioned as an independent decision maker and demonstrated advanced psychomotor skills.
  • Applicants must have completed an undergraduate physical assessment course.
  • Requirements for recommendations:
    Two (2) Recommendation for Graduate Admission Forms must be completed by healthcare professionals in forensic nursing, leadership, administration/management, or education and are able to attest to the applicant’s nursing skills and/or abilities. One reference must be from a colleague who is familiar with the applicant’s work.
  • Professional statement of 500 to 1,000 words. The professional statement should focus on the applicant’s reason for seeking formal forensic nursing education, how recent clinical experience has prepared him/her for forensic nursing practice, career goals after program completion, as well as plans for professional development in the specialty of forensic nursing. The professional statement will be evaluated on content and appropriate use of grammar, style, spelling and rhetoric.
  • Qualified applicants will be selected for an individual interview with a School of Nursing faculty. The interview will be scheduled after all application materials have been submitted.

Admission review and assessment

Admission to graduate study at Oakland University is selective. In making admission recommendations to Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning, each department assesses the potential of applicants for success in the program by examining their undergraduate records, goal statement, and letters of recommendation, prerequisite courses and any other admission requirements established by the academic department.

Degree requirements


The Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner is awarded upon satisfactory completion of 47 credits including a minimum of 630 clinical practice hours.

Course requirements

Foundation course requirements (10 credits)


Foundation courses address critical content needed by all graduate nursing students. These courses include content on nursing theory, diversity, research, ethics, health policy, and roles of advanced nursing practice.

NRS 5312        (4cr)    Theory and Translational Research for Advanced Nursing Practice

NRS 5532        (1cr)     Introduction to Nursing Scholarship

NRS 5241        (3cr)     Systems Leadership & Health Policy for Advanced Nursing Practice

NRS 6398        (2cr)     Graduate Project Seminar

 

Clinical core course (11 credits)


The clinical core course provides graduate students with advanced clinical knowledge and skills.

NRS 6411        (3cr)     Advanced Pathophysiology for Health & Illness          

NRS 6421        (4cr)     Advanced Health Assessment

NRS 6441        (4cr)     Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice Across the Lifespan

 

Specialty courses (26 credits)


Specialty courses are comprised of didactic and clinical courses that prepare students for advanced nursing practice. The specialty courses build upon nursing knowledge and skills learned at the undergraduate level and graduate foundation and clinical core courses.

NRS 6617     (3 cr)      Advanced Pediatric Pathophysiology

NRS 6633     (2 cr)      Health Promotion Across the Lifespan

NRS 6637     (6 cr)      Advanced Nursing Care Acute Health Conditions

NRS 6647     (6 cr)      Advanced Nursing Care of Chronic Health Conditions

NRS 6657     (6 cr)      Advanced Nursing Care of Pediatric Patients

NRS 5251     (3 cr)      Inter-professional Role Development & Ethics in Advanced Nursing Practice


Post-Master’s Graduate Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner

School of Nursing
3008 Human Health Building  (map)
(248) 370-4253 • Fax (248) 364-8740
www.oakland.edu/nursing
 

Program Director:
Colleen Meade Ripper

2042 Human Health Building
(248) 364-8724
cmripper@oakland.edu

 

Program description

The Post-Master’s APRN Certificate for the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) prepares the current MSN graduate as a primary care provider for clients from pregnancy to end of life in a variety of settings. The curriculum focuses on culturally sensitive care, incorporating health promotion and management of acute and chronic health problems. 

Required coursework is based upon a GAP analysis that compares prior MSN didactic and clinical experience with the FNP national certification requirements to determine the courses for the Plan of Study. Graduates of the Post Master’s APRN Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner are prepared to take a Family Nurse Practitioner national certification examination. 

The Post MSN Certificate program prepares graduates to:

  1. Integrate theories and scientific findings from nursing, biopsychosocial fields, genetics, public health, and organizational sciences using translational processes to improve evidence-based nursing practice across diverse settings. (Essentials I & IV, VIII, IX)
  2. Describe concepts from organizational leadership, systems leadership, and information technology in the promotion of quality improvement and safety. (Essentials II, III, V, IX)
  3. Synthesize requisite knowledge of legal and regulatory processes, health policy, ethics, and advocacy to improve health outcomes of diverse populations at the organizational, local, state, and federal level. (Essentials IV, VI, VIII, IX)
  4. Formulate intra/interprofessional collaborative strategies integral to the design and delivery of evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention interventions to improve health outcomes in individuals, families, communities, and populations. (Essentials IV, VII, VIII, IX)
  5. Integrate professional standards and guidelines in the provision of nursing practice in a specialty area. (Essentials IX)

Admission terms and application deadlines

Before an applicant’s file can be reviewed for full program admission, all application documents must be received in Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning by the deadline listed below. Incomplete applications will not be sent to departments for admission review.

All applicants to this program are admitted for the fall (full time and part time) and winter semester (full time) only. The application deadlines are:

  • April 1 for fall semester
  • August 1 for winter semester
  • International students: April 1 for fall semester

Application requirements

To be considered for graduate admission, applicants must submit all Graduate Application Requirements and additional department requirements by the published application deadlines:

Graduate Application Requirements

  • Online Application for Admission to Graduate Study  
  • Official transcripts providing evidence of an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited U.S. institution, OR a degree equivalent to a four-year U.S. baccalaureate degree from a college or university of government-recognized standing.
  • Official transcripts for all post-secondary educational institutions from which the applicant earned a degree (beginning with the first baccalaureate) and for all enrollment in graduate-level coursework beyond the bachelor’s degree.
  • As part of the admission requirements, graduate programs may require official transcripts from post-secondary educational institutions from which the applicant earned an associate’s degree and all enrollment in coursework both pre- and post-bachelor’s degree.
  • International university transcripts must be evaluated by a professional credential evaluation service. Oakland University will only accept transcript evaluations completed by a NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation service) member organization. Many applicants use World Educational Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).  NACES membership can be confirmed by visiting www.naces.org/members.htm. Graduate programs requiring more detailed information may require an applicant to submit a course-by-course (or detailed) evaluation report rather than the general evaluation report. Official foreign transcripts will not be required by Oakland University since official transcripts must be submitted to and verified by the evaluation service. However, applicants must submit photocopies of their foreign transcripts with their application materials.
  • Two official and original Recommendation for Graduate Admission forms.
    (Note: Some programs require more than two recommendation forms. Refer to the program application requirements listed below for the total number of recommendations and specific requirements for the recommendations.)
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • International supplemental application and supporting documentation must be submitted before international applicants can be issued the Certification of Eligibility (I-20). This certificate is required to apply for a student visa from the U.S. embassy or consulate.

Additional department application requirements

  • School of Nursing Supplemental Application
  • Applicants for admission to the Master of Science in Nursing program must have completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree with an overall undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above from an institution accredited by the National League for Nursing or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
  • Proof of a current unrestricted Registered Nurse license in the United States or its territories.
  • A minimum of one year of clinical experience as an R.N. (within two years of application deadline) is required during which time the applicant must have functioned as an independent decision maker and demonstrated advanced psychomotor skills.
  • Applicants must have completed an undergraduate physical assessment course.
  • Requirements for recommendations:
    Two (2) Recommendation for Graduate Admission Forms must be completed by healthcare professionals in forensic nursing, leadership, administration/management, or education and are able to attest to the applicant’s nursing skills and/or abilities. One reference must be from a colleague who is familiar with the applicant’s work.
  • Professional statement of 500 to 1,000 words. The professional statement should focus on the applicant’s reason for seeking formal forensic nursing education, how recent clinical experience has prepared him/her for forensic nursing practice, career goals after program completion, as well as plans for professional development in the specialty of forensic nursing. The professional statement will be evaluated on content and appropriate use of grammar, style, spelling and rhetoric.
  • Qualified applicants will be selected for an individual interview with a School of Nursing faculty. The interview will be scheduled after all application materials have been submitted.

Admission review and assessment

Admission to graduate study at Oakland University is selective. In making admission recommendations to Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning, each department assesses the potential of applicants for success in the program by examining their undergraduate records, goal statement, and letters of recommendation, prerequisite courses and any other admission requirements established by the academic department.

Degree requirements


A GAP analysis of prior didactic course work and clinical experiences from an applicant’s master’s degree program will be completed to determine coursework required for the post-master’s APRN FNP certificate. The GAP analysis will identify Foundation, Clinical Core and Specialty course content necessary to prepare students to be eligible to sit for a national certification exam that corresponds with the role and population focus of the FNP track. Additional clinical hours may be necessary to meet the 500 minimum required for FNP certification. Students completing all required courses based on the GAP analysis will earn a post-masters certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner. Based on the GAP analysis courses for the student’s Plan of Study (POS) will be selected from the following list of Foundation, Clinical Core and Specialty courses. 

Course requirements


Foundation course requirements (10 credit)


Foundation courses address critical content needed by all graduate nursing students.

NRS 5312        (4cr)    Theory and Translational Research for Advanced Nursing Practice

NRS 5532        (1cr)     Introduction to Nursing Scholarship

NRS 5241        (3cr)     Systems Leadership & Health Policy for Advanced Nursing Practice

NRS 6398        (2cr)     Graduate Project Seminar

 

Clinical core course (7-11 credits)


The clinical core courses provide graduate students with advanced clinical knowledge and skills.

NRS 6411        (3cr)     Advanced Pathophysiology for Health & Illness Across the Lifespan

NRS 6421        (4cr)     Advanced Health Assessment

   OR

NRS 6422        (2 cr)    Advanced Health Assessment of Childbearing Women and Children in Primary Care

NRS 6441        (4 cr)    Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice Across the Lifespan

   OR

NRS 6432        (2 cr)    Pharmacology for Advanced Practice of Childbearing Women and Chilren in Primary Care   

 

Specialty courses (22-26 credits)


Specialty courses are comprised of didactic and clinical courses that prepare students for advanced practice nursing. The specialty courses build upon nursing knowledge and skills learned at the undergraduate level and graduate foundation and clinical core courses.

NRS 6617        (3 cr)    Advanced Pediatric Pathophysiology

NRS 6633        (2 cr)    Health Promotion Across the Lifespan

   OR

NRS 6632        (2 cr)    Health Promotion of Childbearing Women and Children in Primary Care                        

NRS 6637        (6 cr)    Advanced Nursing Care Acute Health Conditions

   OR

NRS 6644        (2 cr)    Advanced Nursing Care of Childbearing Women in Primary Care

NRS 6647        (6 cr)    Advanced Nursing Care of Chronic Health Conditions

NRS 6657        (6 cr)    Advanced Nursing Care of Pediatric Patients

NRS 5251       (3 cr)    Inter-professional Role Development & Ethics in Advanced Nursing Practice


Master of Science in Nursing: Adult Gerontological Nurse Practitioner

School of Nursing
3008 Human Health Building  (map)
(248) 370-4253 • Fax (248) 364-8740
www.oakland.edu/nursing
 

Program Director:
Colleen Meade Ripper

2042 Human Health Building
(248) 364-8724
cmripper@oakland.edu

Program description

The Master of Science in Nursing program Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (Adult/GNP) track prepares the advanced practice nurse as a primary care provider for ages 13 years to end of life in a variety of settings. The curriculum focuses on culturally sensitive care, incorporating health promotion and management of acute and chronic health problems. 

Graduates are prepared to apply nursing theory, principles of advanced nursing practice and the research process in the design and delivery of primary care. Knowledge for advanced nursing practice is synthesized from concepts in nursing as well as the biological and social sciences. Graduates of the Adult/GNP track are prepared to take the Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner national certification examination.

Master’s program outcomes

Building on the foundation of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program will prepare graduates as transformational leaders with advanced nursing knowledge and practice expertise for optimizing health outcomes. (Essential IX)

The MSN program prepares graduates to:

  1. Integrate theories and scientific findings from nursing, biopsychosocial fields, genetics, public health, and organizational sciences using translational processes to improve evidence-based nursing practice across diverse settings. (Essentials I & IV, VIII, IX)
  2. Describe concepts from organizational leadership, systems leadership, and information technology in the promotion of quality improvement and safety. (Essentials II, III, V, IX)
  3. Synthesize requisite knowledge of legal and regulatory processes, health policy, ethics, and advocacy to improve health outcomes of diverse populations at the organizational, local, state, and federal level. (Essentials IV, VI, VIII, IX)
  4. Formulate intra/interprofessional collaborative strategies integral to the design and delivery of evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention interventions to improve health outcomes in individuals, families, communities, and populations. (Essentials IV, VII, VIII, IX)
  5. Integrate professional standards and guidelines in the provision of nursing practice in a specialty area. (Essentials IX)

Admission terms and application deadlines

Before an applicant’s file can be reviewed for full program admission, all application documents must be received in Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning by the deadline listed below. Incomplete applications will not be sent to departments for admission review.

All applicants to this program are admitted for the fall (full time and part time) and winter semester (full time) only. The application deadlines are:

  • April 1 for fall semester
  • August 1 for winter semester
  • International students: April 1 for fall semester

Application requirements

To be considered for graduate admission, applicants must submit all Graduate Application Requirements and additional department requirements by the published application deadlines:

Graduate Application Requirements

  • Online Application for Admission to Graduate Study  
  • Official transcripts providing evidence of an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited U.S. institution, OR a degree equivalent to a four-year U.S. baccalaureate degree from a college or university of government-recognized standing.
  • Official transcripts for all post-secondary educational institutions from which the applicant earned a degree (beginning with the first baccalaureate) and for all enrollment in graduate-level coursework beyond the bachelor’s degree.
  • As part of the admission requirements, graduate programs may require official transcripts from post-secondary educational institutions from which the applicant earned an associate’s degree and all enrollment in coursework both pre- and post-bachelor’s degree.
  • International university transcripts must be evaluated by a professional credential evaluation service. Oakland University will only accept transcript evaluations completed by a NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation service) member organization. Many applicants use World Educational Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).  NACES membership can be confirmed by visiting www.naces.org/members.htm. Graduate programs requiring more detailed information may require an applicant to submit a course-by-course (or detailed) evaluation report rather than the general evaluation report. Official foreign transcripts will not be required by Oakland University since official transcripts must be submitted to and verified by the evaluation service. However, applicants must submit photocopies of their foreign transcripts with their application materials.
  • Two official and original Recommendation for Graduate Admission forms.
    (Note: Some programs require more than two recommendation forms. Refer to the program application requirements listed below for the total number of recommendations and specific requirements for the recommendations.)
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • International supplemental application and supporting documentation must be submitted before international applicants can be issued the Certification of Eligibility (I-20). This certificate is required to apply for a student visa from the U.S. embassy or consulate.

Additional department application requirements

  • School of Nursing Supplemental Application
  • Applicants for admission to the Master of Science in Nursing program must have completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree with an overall undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above from an institution accredited by the National League for Nursing or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
  • Proof of a current unrestricted Registered Nurse license in the United States or its territories.
  • A minimum of one year of clinical experience as an R.N. (within two years of application deadline) is required during which time the applicant must have functioned as an independent decision maker and demonstrated advanced psychomotor skills.
  • Applicants must have completed an undergraduate physical assessment course.
  • Requirements for recommendations:
    Two (2) Recommendation for Graduate Admission Forms must be completed by healthcare professionals in forensic nursing, leadership, administration/management, or education and are able to attest to the applicant’s nursing skills and/or abilities. One reference must be from a colleague who is familiar with the applicant’s work.
  • Professional statement of 500 to 1,000 words. The professional statement should focus on the applicant’s reason for seeking formal forensic nursing education, how recent clinical experience has prepared him/her for forensic nursing practice, career goals after program completion, as well as plans for professional development in the specialty of forensic nursing. The professional statement will be evaluated on content and appropriate use of grammar, style, spelling and rhetoric.
  • Qualified applicants will be selected for an individual interview with a School of Nursing faculty. The interview will be scheduled after all application materials have been submitted.

Admission review and assessment

Admission to graduate study at Oakland University is selective. In making admission recommendations to Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning, each department assesses the potential of applicants for success in the program by examining their undergraduate records, goal statement, and letters of recommendation, prerequisite courses and any other admission requirements established by the academic department.

Degree requirements


The Master of Science in Nursing: Adult Gerontological Nurse Practitioner is awarded upon satisfactory completion of 47 credits including a minimum of 630 clinical practice hours.

Course requirements


Foundation course requirements (10 credits)


Foundation courses address critical content needed by all graduate nursing students. These courses include content on nursing theory, diversity, research, ethics, health policy, and roles of advanced nursing practice.

NRS 5312        (4cr)    Theory and Translational Research for Advanced Nursing Practice

NRS 5532        (1cr)     Introduction to Nursing Scholarship

NRS 5241        (3cr)     Systems Leadership & Health Policy for Advanced Nursing Practice

NRS 6398        (2cr)     Graduate Project Seminar

 

Clinical core course (11 credits)


The clinical core course provides graduate students with advanced clinical knowledge and skills.

NRS 6411        (3cr)     Advanced Pathophysiology for Health & Illness Across the Lifespan   

NRS 6421        (4cr)     Advanced Health Assessment

NRS 6441        (4cr)     Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice Across the Lifespan

 

Specialty courses (26 credits)


Specialty courses are comprised of didactic and clinical courses that prepare students for advanced nursing practice. The specialty courses build upon nursing knowledge and skills learned at the undergraduate level and graduate foundation and clinical core courses.

NRS 6627        (3 cr)    Advanced Concepts in Gerontology

NRS 6633        (2 cr)    Health Promotion Across the Lifespan

NRS 6637        (6 cr)    Advanced Nursing Care Acute Health Conditions

NRS 6647        (6 cr)    Advanced Nursing Care of Chronic Health Conditions

NRS 6667        (6 cr)    Advanced Nursing Care of Aging Adults

NRS 5251        (3 cr)    Professional Role Development & Ethics in Advanced Nursing Practice


Post-Master’s Graduate Certificate: Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner

School of Nursing
3008 Human Health Building  (map)
(248) 370-4253 • Fax (248) 364-8740
www.oakland.edu/nursing
 

Program Director:
Colleen Meade Ripper

2042 Human Health Building
(248) 364-8724
cmripper@oakland.edu

Program description

The Post Master’s Certificate for the Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (Adult/GNP) track prepares the current MSN graduate as a primary care provider for ages 13 years to end of life in a variety of settings. The curriculum focuses on culturally sensitive care, incorporating health promotion and management of acute and chronic health problems. 

Required coursework is based on a GAP analysis that compares prior MSN didactic and clinical experience with the AGNP national certification requirements to determine the courses for the Plan of Study. Graduates of the Post-Master’s APRN Certificate in Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner are prepared to take an Adult Gerontological NP national certification examination. 

Post Master’s Certificate for the Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner prepares graduates to:

  1. Integrate theories and scientific findings from nursing, biopsychosocial fields, genetics, public health, and organizational sciences using translational processes to improve evidence-based nursing practice across diverse settings. (Essentials I & IV, VIII, IX)
  2. Describe concepts from organizational leadership, systems leadership, and information technology in the promotion of quality improvement and safety. (Essentials II, III, V, IX)
  3. Synthesize requisite knowledge of legal and regulatory processes, health policy, ethics, and advocacy to improve health outcomes of diverse populations at the organizational, local, state, and federal level. (Essentials IV, VI, VIII, IX)
  4. Formulate intra/interprofessional collaborative strategies integral to the design and delivery of evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention interventions to improve health outcomes in individuals, families, communities, and populations. (Essentials IV, VII, VIII, IX)
  5. Integrate professional standards and guidelines in the provision of nursing practice in a specialty area. (Essentials IX)

Admission terms and application deadlines

Before an applicant’s file can be reviewed for full program admission, all application documents must be received in Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning by the deadline listed below. Incomplete applications will not be sent to departments for admission review.

All applicants to this program are admitted for the fall (full time and part time) and winter semester (full time) only. The application deadlines are:

  • April 1 for fall semester
  • August 1 for winter semester
  • International students: April 1 for fall semester

Application requirements

To be considered for graduate admission, applicants must submit all Graduate Application Requirements and additional department requirements by the published application deadlines:

Graduate Application Requirements

  • Online Application for Admission to Graduate Study  
  • Official transcripts providing evidence of an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited U.S. institution, OR a degree equivalent to a four-year U.S. baccalaureate degree from a college or university of government-recognized standing.
  • Official transcripts for all post-secondary educational institutions from which the applicant earned a degree (beginning with the first baccalaureate) and for all enrollment in graduate-level coursework beyond the bachelor’s degree.
  • As part of the admission requirements, graduate programs may require official transcripts from post-secondary educational institutions from which the applicant earned an associate’s degree and all enrollment in coursework both pre- and post-bachelor’s degree.
  • International university transcripts must be evaluated by a professional credential evaluation service. Oakland University will only accept transcript evaluations completed by a NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation service) member organization. Many applicants use World Educational Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).  NACES membership can be confirmed by visiting www.naces.org/members.htm. Graduate programs requiring more detailed information may require an applicant to submit a course-by-course (or detailed) evaluation report rather than the general evaluation report. Official foreign transcripts will not be required by Oakland University since official transcripts must be submitted to and verified by the evaluation service. However, applicants must submit photocopies of their foreign transcripts with their application materials.
  • Two official and original Recommendation for Graduate Admission forms.
    (Note: Some programs require more than two recommendation forms. Refer to the program application requirements listed below for the total number of recommendations and specific requirements for the recommendations.)
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • International supplemental application and supporting documentation must be submitted before international applicants can be issued the Certification of Eligibility (I-20). This certificate is required to apply for a student visa from the U.S. embassy or consulate.

Additional department application requirements

  • School of Nursing Supplemental Application
  • Applicants for admission to the Master of Science in Nursing program must have completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree with an overall undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above from an institution accredited by the National League for Nursing or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
  • Proof of a current unrestricted Registered Nurse license in the United States or its territories.
  • A minimum of one year of clinical experience as an R.N. (within two years of application deadline) is required during which time the applicant must have functioned as an independent decision maker and demonstrated advanced psychomotor skills.
  • Applicants must have completed an undergraduate physical assessment course.
  • Requirements for recommendations:
    Two (2) Recommendation for Graduate Admission Forms must be completed by healthcare professionals in forensic nursing, leadership, administration/management, or education and are able to attest to the applicant’s nursing skills and/or abilities. One reference must be from a colleague who is familiar with the applicant’s work.
  • Professional statement of 500 to 1,000 words. The professional statement should focus on the applicant’s reason for seeking formal forensic nursing education, how recent clinical experience has prepared him/her for forensic nursing practice, career goals after program completion, as well as plans for professional development in the specialty of forensic nursing. The professional statement will be evaluated on content and appropriate use of grammar, style, spelling and rhetoric.
  • Qualified applicants will be selected for an individual interview with a School of Nursing faculty. The interview will be scheduled after all application materials have been submitted.

Admission review and assessment

Admission to graduate study at Oakland University is selective. In making admission recommendations to Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning, each department assesses the potential of applicants for success in the program by examining their undergraduate records, goal statement, letters of recommendation, prerequisite courses and any other admission requirements established by the academic department.

Degree requirements


A GAP analysis of prior course work and clinical experiences from an applicant’s master’s degree program will be completed to determine coursework required for the post-master’s APRN A/GNP certificate. The GAP analysis will identify Foundation, Clinical Core and Specialty course content necessary to prepare students to be eligible to sit for a national certification exam that corresponds with the role and population focus of the A/GNP track. Additional clinical hours may be necessary to meet or exceed the 500 minimum required for A/GNP certification. Students completing all required courses based on the GAP analysis will earn a post-masters certificate in Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. Based on the GAP analysis courses for the student’s Plan of Study (POS) will be selected from the following list of Foundation, Clinical Core and Specialty courses. 

Course requirements


Foundation course requirements (10 credits)


Foundation courses address critical content needed by all graduate nursing students.

NRS 5312        (4cr)    Theory and Translational Research for Advanced Nursing Practice

NRS 5532        (1cr)     Introduction to Nursing Scholarship

NRS 5241        (3cr)     Systems Leadership & Health Policy for Advanced Nursing Practice

NRS 6398        (2cr)     Graduate Project Seminar

 

Clinical core course (11 credits)


The clinical core courses provide graduate students with advanced clinical knowledge and skills.

NRS 6411        (3cr)     Advanced Pathophysiology for Health & Illness Across the Lifespan   

NRS 6421        (4cr)     Advanced Health Assessment

NRS 6441        (4cr)     Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice Across the Lifespan

 

Specialty courses (26 credits)


Specialty courses are comprised of didactic and clinical courses that prepare students for advanced practice nursing. The specialty courses build upon nursing knowledge and skills learned at the undergraduate level and graduate foundation and clinical core courses.

NRS 6627        (3 cr)    Advanced Concepts in Gerontology

NRS 6633        (2 cr)    Health Promotion Across the Lifespan

NRS 6637        (6 cr)    Advanced Nursing Care Acute Health Conditions

NRS 6647        (6 cr)    Advanced Nursing Care of Chronic Health Conditions

NRS 6667        (6 cr)    Advanced Nursing Care of Aging Adults

NRS 5251        (3 cr)    Inter-professional Role Development & Ethics in Advanced Nursing Practice


Master of Science in Nursing: Forensic Nursing

School of Nursing
3008 Human Health Building  (map)
(248) 370-4253 • Fax (248) 364-8740
www.oakland.edu/nursing
 

Program Coordinator:
Kelly A. Berishaj
2019 Human Health Building
(248) 364-8750
berishaj@oakland.edu

Program description

The Master of Science in Nursing degree program in Forensic Nursing prepares professional nurses for advanced nursing practice, leadership in the nursing profession, and future doctoral study.

The Forensic Nursing track prepares graduates for professional practice through the application of knowledge and principles foundational to nursing science and forensic science. Curriculum emphasizes interprofessional education related to the diverse roles and responsibilities of the forensic nurse as an independent practitioner and collaborator within the multidisciplinary forensic team while providing specialized care and services to individuals, families, communities, populations, and systems that have experienced violence or trauma.

The Forensic Nursing track prepares graduates to practice globally as a forensic nurse examiner with the ability to sub-specialize in a specific area of forensic nursing. Graduates may specialize in a variety of forensic nursing areas such as sexual violence, interpersonal violence, child/elder maltreatment, death investigation, and emergency preparedness and disaster management.

Master’s program outcomes

Building on the foundation of the undergraduate program, the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program will prepare graduates as transformational leaders with advanced nursing knowledge and practice expertise for optimizing health outcomes. (Essential IX)

The MSN program prepares graduates to:

  1. Integrate theories and scientific findings from nursing, biopsychosocial fields, genetics, public health, and organizational sciences using translational processes to improve evidence-based nursing practice across diverse settings. (Essentials I & IV, VIII, IX)
  2. Describe concepts from organizational leadership, systems leadership, and information technology in the promotion of quality improvement and safety. (Essentials II, III, V, IX)
  3. Synthesize requisite knowledge of legal and regulatory processes, health policy, ethics, and advocacy to improve health outcomes of diverse populations at the organizational, local, state, and federal level. (Essentials IV, VI, VIII, IX)
  4. Formulate intra/interprofessional collaborative strategies integral to the design and delivery of evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention interventions to improve health outcomes in individuals, families, communities, and populations. (Essentials IV, VII, VIII, IX)
  5. Integrate professional standards and guidelines in the provision of nursing practice in a specialty area. (Essentials IX)

Admission terms and application deadlines

Before an applicant’s file can be reviewed for full program admission, all application documents must be received in Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning by the deadline listed below. Incomplete applications will not be sent to departments for admission review.

All applicants to this program are admitted for the fall semester only. The application deadlines are:

  • July 1 for fall semester
  • International students: April 1 for fall semester

Application requirements

To be considered for graduate admission, applicants must submit all Graduate Application Requirements and additional department requirements by the published application deadlines:

Graduate Application Requirements

  • Online Application for Admission to Graduate Study  
  • Official transcripts providing evidence of an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited U.S. institution, OR a degree equivalent to a four-year U.S. baccalaureate degree from a college or university of government-recognized standing.
  • Official transcripts for all post-secondary educational institutions from which the applicant earned a degree (beginning with the first baccalaureate) and for all enrollment in graduate-level coursework beyond the bachelor’s degree.
  • As part of the admission requirements, graduate programs may require official transcripts from post-secondary educational institutions from which the applicant earned an associate’s degree and all enrollment in coursework both pre- and post-bachelor’s degree.
  • International university transcripts must be evaluated by a professional credential evaluation service. Oakland University will only accept transcript evaluations completed by a NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation service) member organization. Many applicants use World Educational Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).  NACES membership can be confirmed by visiting www.naces.org/members.htm. Graduate programs requiring more detailed information may require an applicant to submit a course-by-course (or detailed) evaluation report rather than the general evaluation report. Official foreign transcripts will not be required by Oakland University since official transcripts must be submitted to and verified by the evaluation service. However, applicants must submit photocopies of their foreign transcripts with their application materials.
  • Two official and original Recommendation for Graduate Admission forms.
    (Note: Some programs require more than two recommendation forms. Refer to the program application requirements listed below for the total number of recommendations and specific requirements for the recommendations.)
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • International supplemental application and supporting documentation must be submitted before international applicants can be issued the Certification of Eligibility (I-20). This certificate is required to apply for a student visa from the U.S. embassy or consulate.

Additional department application requirements

  • School of Nursing Supplemental Application
  • Applicants for admission to the Master of Science in Nursing program must have completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree with an overall undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above from an institution accredited by the National League for Nursing or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
  • Proof of a current unrestricted Registered Nurse license in the United States or its territories.
  • A minimum of one year of clinical experience as an R.N. (within two years of application deadline) is required during which time the applicant must have functioned as an independent decision maker and demonstrated advanced psychomotor skills.
  • Applicants must have completed an undergraduate physical assessment course.
  • Requirements for recommendations:
    Two (2) Recommendation for Graduate Admission Forms must be completed by healthcare professionals in forensic nursing, leadership, administration/management, or education and are able to attest to the applicant’s nursing skills and/or abilities. One reference must be from a colleague who is familiar with the applicant’s work.
  • Professional statement of 500 to 1,000 words. The professional statement should focus on the applicant’s reason for seeking formal forensic nursing education, how recent clinical experience has prepared him/her for forensic nursing practice, career goals after program completion, as well as plans for professional development in the specialty of forensic nursing. The professional statement will be evaluated on content and appropriate use of grammar, style, spelling and rhetoric.
  • Qualified applicants will be selected for an individual interview with a School of Nursing faculty. The interview will be scheduled after all application materials have been submitted.

Admission review and assessment

Admission to graduate study at Oakland University is selective. In making admission recommendations to Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning, each department assesses the potential of applicants for success in the program by examining their undergraduate records, goal statement, and letters of recommendation, prerequisite courses and any other admission requirements established by the academic department.

Degree requirements


The Master of Science in Nursing: Forensic Nursing is awarded upon satisfactory completion of 39 credits including a minimum of 420 clinical practice hours. The program of study allows students to complete the requirements in 28 months.

Course requirements


Foundation course requirements (10 credits)


Foundation courses address critical content needed by all graduate nursing students.

NRS 5312        (4cr)    Theory and Translational Research for Advanced Nursing Practice

NRS 5532        (1cr)     Introduction to Nursing Scholarship

NRS 5241        (3cr)     Systems Leadership & Health Policy for Advanced Nursing Practice

NRS 6398        (2cr)     Graduate Project Seminar

 

Clinical core course (11 credits)


The clinical core course provides graduate students with advanced clinical knowledge and skills.

NRS 6411        (3cr)     Advanced Pathophysiology for Health and Illness Across the Lifespan 

NRS 6421        (4cr)     Advanced Health Assessment

NRS 6441        (4cr)     Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice Across the Lifespan

 

Specialty courses (18 credits)


Specialty courses are comprised of didactic and clinical courses that prepare students for forensic nursing practice. The specialty courses build upon nursing knowledge and skills learned at the undergraduate level and graduate foundation and clinical core courses.

NRS 6741        (3cr)     Foundations of Forensic Nursing Science

NRS 6771        (2cr)     Forensic Nurse Death Investigation

NRS 6725        (1cr)     Forensic Nurse Death Investigation Clinical

NRS 6761        (2cr)     Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Management, and Violence in Society

NRS 6765        (1cr)     Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Management, and Violence in Society Clinical

NRS 6755        (4cr)     Sexual Violence, Interpersonal Violence, and Child/Elder Maltreatment

NRS 6745        (2cr)     Sexual Violence, Interpersonal Violence and Child/Elder Maltreatment Clinical

NRS 6941        (1cr)     Advanced Forensic Nursing Seminar

NRS 6785        (2cr)     Advanced Forensic Nursing Clinical


Graduate Certificate: Forensic Nursing

School of Nursing
3008 Human Health Building  (map)
(248) 370-4253 • Fax (248) 364-8740
www.oakland.edu/nursing
 

Program Coordinator:
Kelly A. Berishaj
2019 Human Health Building
(248) 364-8750
berishaj@oakland.edu

Program description

The Graduate Certificate in Forensic Nursing prepares graduates for professional practice in the role of the forensic nurse through the application of knowledge and principles foundational to nursing science and forensic science. Curriculum emphasizes interprofessional education related to the diverse roles and responsibilities of the forensic nurse as an independent practitioner and collaborator within the multidisciplinary forensic team while providing specialized care and services to individuals, families, communities, populations, and systems that have experienced violence or trauma.

The Forensic Nursing certificate prepares graduates to practice globally as a forensic nurse examiner with the ability to sub-specialize in a specific area of forensic nursing. Graduates may practice in a variety of forensic nursing specialties such as sexual violence, interpersonal violence, child/elder maltreatment, death investigation, and emergency preparedness and disaster management.

Admission terms and application deadlines

Before an applicant’s file can be reviewed for full program admission, all application documents must be received in Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning by the deadline listed below. Incomplete applications will not be sent to departments for admission review.

All applicants to this program are admitted for the fall semester only. The application deadlines are:

  • July 1 for fall semester
  • International students: April 1 for fall semester

Application requirements

To be considered for graduate admission, applicants must submit all Graduate Application Requirements and additional department requirements by the published application deadlines:

Graduate Application Requirements

  • Online Application for Admission to Graduate Study  
  • Official transcripts providing evidence of an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited U.S. institution, OR a degree equivalent to a four-year U.S. baccalaureate degree from a college or university of government-recognized standing.
  • Official transcripts for all post-secondary educational institutions from which the applicant earned a degree (beginning with the first baccalaureate) and for all enrollment in graduate-level coursework beyond the bachelor’s degree.
  • As part of the admission requirements, graduate programs may require official transcripts from post-secondary educational institutions from which the applicant earned an associate’s degree and all enrollment in coursework both pre- and post-bachelor’s degree.
  • International university transcripts must be evaluated by a professional credential evaluation service. Oakland University will only accept transcript evaluations completed by a NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation service) member organization. Many applicants use World Educational Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).  NACES membership can be confirmed by visiting www.naces.org/members.htm. Graduate programs requiring more detailed information may require an applicant to submit a course-by-course (or detailed) evaluation report rather than the general evaluation report. Official foreign transcripts will not be required by Oakland University since official transcripts must be submitted to and verified by the evaluation service. However, applicants must submit photocopies of their foreign transcripts with their application materials.
  • Two official and original Recommendation for Graduate Admission forms.
    (Note: Some programs require more than two recommendation forms. Refer to the program application requirements listed below for the total number of recommendations and specific requirements for the recommendations.)
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • International supplemental application and supporting documentation must be submitted before international applicants can be issued the Certification of Eligibility (I-20). This certificate is required to apply for a student visa from the U.S. embassy or consulate.

Additional department application requirements

  • School of Nursing Supplemental Application
  • Applicants for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Forensic Nursing program must have completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree with an overall undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above from an institution accredited by the National League for Nursing or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
  • Proof of a current unrestricted Registered Nurse license in the United States or its territories.
  • A minimum of one year of recent clinical experience as an R.N. (within two years of application deadline) is required during which time the applicant must have functioned as an independent decision maker and demonstrated advanced psychomotor skills.
  • Applicants must have completed an undergraduate physical assessment course.
  • Requirements for recommendations:
    Two (2) Recommendation for Graduate Admission Forms must be completed by healthcare professionals in forensic nursing, leadership, administration/management, or education and are able to attest to the applicant’s nursing skills and/or abilities. One reference must be from a colleague who is familiar with the applicant’s work.
  • Professional statement of 500 to 1,000 words. The professional statement should focus on the applicant’s reason for seeking formal forensic nursing education, how recent clinical experience has prepared him/her for forensic nursing practice, career goals after program completion, as well as plans for professional development in the specialty of forensic nursing. The professional statement will be evaluated on content and appropriate use of grammar, style, spelling and rhetoric.
  • Qualified applicants will be selected for an individual interview with a School of Nursing faculty. The interview will be scheduled after all application materials have been submitted.

Admission review and assessment

Admission to graduate study at Oakland University is selective. In making admission recommendations to Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning, each department assesses the potential of applicants for success in the program by examining their undergraduate records, goal statement, and letters of recommendation, prerequisite courses and any other admission requirements established by the academic department.

Certificate requirements


The Graduate Certificate in Forensic Nursing is awarded upon satisfactory completion of 18 credits in an approved program of study and includes a minimum of 420 clinical practice hours. The program of study allows students to complete the requirements in 16 months.

Specialty courses (18 credits)


Specialty courses are comprised of didactic and clinical courses that prepare students for forensic nursing practice. The specialty courses build upon nursing knowledge and skills learned at the undergraduate level.

NRS 6741        (3cr)     Foundations of Forensic Nursing Science

NRS 6771        (2cr)     Forensic Nurse Death Investigation

NRS 6725        (1cr)     Forensic Nurse Death Investigation Clinical

NRS 6761        (2cr)     Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Management, and Violence in Society

NRS 6765        (1cr)     Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Management, and Violence in Society Clinical

NRS 6755        (4cr)     Sexual Violence, Interpersonal Violence, and Child/Elder Maltreatment

NRS 6745        (2cr)     Sexual Violence, Interpersonal Violence and Child/Elder Maltreatment Clinical

NRS 6941        (1cr)     Advanced Forensic Nursing Seminar

NRS 6785        (2cr)     Advanced Forensic Nursing Clinical


Master of Education: International Baccalaureate Education - effective Fall 2016

Department of Teacher Development and Educational Studies
485B Pawley Hall  (map)
(248) 370-2613 • Fax (248) 370-2639
http://www.oakland.edu/tdes 

Program Coordinator:
Linda Tyson
470H Pawley Hall
(248) 370-3197
Tyson@oakland.edu

 

Program Delivery

The Master of Education in International Baccalaureate Education degree program is delivered fully online at in-state rates for both residents of Michigan and non-resident students.


Admission terms and application deadlines

Before an applicant's file can be reviewed for full program admission, all application documents must be received in Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning by the deadline listed below. Incomplete applications will not be sent to departments for admission review.

Current deadlines

  • July 15 for fall semester
  • November 15 for winter semester
  • March 15 for summer semester
  • International students: April 1 for fall semester

Beginning Fall 2017 Semester

  • February 15 (early) April 15 (regular) July 15 (late) for fall semester
  • October 1 (early) November 15 (regular) for winter semester
  • March 1 (regular)  for summer semester

Application requirements

To be considered for graduate admission, applicants must submit all Graduate Application Requirements and additional department requirements by the published application deadlines:

Graduate Application Requirements

University graduate application requirements

  • Application for Admission to Graduate Study        
  • Official transcripts providing evidence of an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited U.S. institution, OR a degree equivalent to a four-year U.S. baccalaureate degree from a college or university of government-recognized standing.
  • Official transcripts for all post-secondary educational institutions from which the applicant earned a degree (beginning with the first baccalaureate) and for all enrollment in graduate-level coursework beyond the bachelor's degree. International university transcripts must be evaluated by a professional credential evaluation service.
    • As part of the admission requirements, graduate programs may require official transcripts from post-secondary educational institutions from which the applicant earned an associate's degree and all enrollment in coursework both pre- and post-bachelor's degree.
  • Two official and original Recommendation for Graduate Admission forms.
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • International supplemental application and supporting documentation must be submitted before international applicants can be issued the Certification of Eligibility (I-20). This certificate is required to apply for a student visa from the U.S. embassy or consulate. 

Program application requirements

  • Supplemental Application Form    
  • Copy of teaching certificate
  • An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0
  • Ready access to K-12 classrooms
  • K-12 teaching experience
  • The two recommendation must be from individuals in a supervisory relationship to the applicant
  • A statement of professional goals
  • Communication skills commensurate with graduate-level scholarship. Students who are conditionally admitted to the program because of a lower GPA or lack of recommendations must complete a minimum of 7 credit hours (EST 601 and one other core course) with a grade of at least 3.0 in each course.

Admission review and assessment 

Admission to graduate study at Oakland University is selective. In making admission recommendations to Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning, each department assesses the potential of applicants for success in the program by examining their undergraduate records, goal statement, letters of recommendation, prerequisite courses and any other admission requirements established by the academic department.

Degree requirements


The Master of Education in International Baccalaureate Education degree is awarded upon satisfactory completion of a minimum of 32 credits in an approved program of study. The program consists of a minimum 16-credit core, a minimum of 12 elective credits approved by the student's faculty adviser, and a minimum 4-credit exit plan of IB 678 and IB 679.

Course requirements


a. Core requirements (16 credits)


1. Philosophy and Practice (4 credits)


 IB 6700 - International Baccalaureate: Philosophy and Practice I (2 credits)

 IB 6701 - International Baccalaureate: Philosophy and Practice II (2 credits)

 

2. Sociocultural Diversity in the Context of Education (4 credits)


 IB 6702 - International Baccalaureate: International and Global Education I (2 credits)

 IB 6703 - International Baccalaureate: International and Global Education II (2 credits)

 

3. Teachers and Curriculum (8 credits)


 IB 6704 - International Baccalaureate: Teaching, Learning and the Curriculum (2 credits)

 IB 6705 - International Baccalaureate: Curriculum and Instruction in the Classroom (2 credits)

 IB 6706 - International Baccalaureate: Assessment to Support Learning (2 credits)

 IB 6707 - International Baccalaureate: Assessment in the Classroom (2 credits)

 

b. Electives (12 credits)


Choose 12 credits from the following courses. Students must meet with their faculty adviser for an approved Plan of Study. Four Oakland University credits may be applied from outside the listed electives; exceptions to this policy require approval of a Petition of Exception by department faculty and Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning.

EST 6100 - Diverse Learners and the Curriculum (4 credits)

EST 5301 - Cross-National Investigations into Educational Systems and Practices (4 credits)

EST 571  - Social Studies in the Schools (4 credits)

EST 5303 - Gender Socialization in Schools (4 credits)

EST 5304 - Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Education (4 credits)

EST 6301 - Social Theories of Education in Cross-National Contexts (4 credits)

 

c. Exit (4 credits)


The exit plan is to be completed within the last calendar year of the program with the M.Ed. adviser's and supervising instructor's approval.

 IB 6708 -  International Baccalaureate: Professional Learning through Reflective Practice and Research (2 credits)

 IB 6709 -  International Baccalaureate: Professional Learning through Collaborative Action Research (2 credits)

 


 

COURSE MODIFICATIONS

PA 526 - Government and the Economy
Course will be cross listed with undergraduate PS 406.  Students cannot receive credit for both courses.
Effective term:  Winter 2016

ED 801 - Philosophical and Ethical Issues in Educational Leadership
Name change to Philosophical and Ethical Issues of Organizational Leadership
Description change to Investigates classical and contemporary theories of philosophy and ethical issues and their influence on organizational leadership beliefs and practices.  This course offers a special focus on the issue of ethics and leadership.
Effective term: Summer 2016

ED 802 - Advanced Education Politics and Policy
Name change to Advanced Politics and Policy in Organizational Leadership
Description change to This course examines the historical, economic, and political forces that impact contemporary organizations across different contexts at the macro-level, as well as developing a deeper understanding of organizational politics at the micro-level. Changing responsibilities among local, state, and federal levels of government will be examined. 
Effective term: Summer 2016

ED 804 - Learning Theories and Psychological Issues in Education
Name change to Organizational and Adult Learning Theories and Building Professional Capital
Description change to Investigates classical and contemporary theories of philosophy and ethical issues and their influence on organizational leadership beliefs and practices.  This course offers a special focus on the issue of ethics and leadership.
Effective term: Summer 2016

EXS 505 - Health and Disease
Prerequisite change to Student must meet the prerequisites (BIO 111 and BIO 207) or have permission of instructor.
Effective term: Fall 2016

HRD 550 - Trends and Issues in Technology-Based Training
Name change to E-learning Design and Development
Description change to Prepares students to design and develop effective e-learning courseware using sound evidence-based instructional principles. Both a theoretical and practical approach will be used to develop student competencies and capabilities.
Effective term: Fall 2016

HST 528 - Medieval Europe 1100-1500
Name change to The Middle Ages, 1100-1500
Effective term: Winter 2017

ME 539 - Computational Fluid Dynamics
Description change to Overview of the physical and mathematical foundations of computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Numerical solution techniques for the Navier-Stokes equations; finite difference and finite volume methods, including discretization, stability analysis, and time stepping; turbulence modeling; grid generation and complex geometries. Introduction to commercial CFD software. Includes projects.  
Effective term: Summer 2016