BSN to DNP Informational Webinar

Bachelor's in Nursing to DNP | Nurse Practitioner Programs | Webinars

Transcript

Annemarie:                        Hello, everyone. Welcome to the BSN to DNP webinar. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to participate. My name is Annemarie, and I will be your moderator for today.

Annemarie:                        Before we begin, I have a few logistics that I want to cover. First, you are in listen only mode. So the presentation is being broadcast through your speakers to avoid any background noise. Second, please feel free to ask questions as we go. You can do so by typing into the Q and A box at the left side of your screen at any time throughout the session. If we do not get to your question today, an enrollment advisor will follow up with you. Third, you can watch this presentation on demand at any time using the same link you used to register. We will also follow-up with an email after the presentation.

Annemarie:                        What we will cover on today’s agenda, we will introduce the presenters and then take a little bit and talk a little bit about Maryville and who we are, and then the other agenda items.

Annemarie:                        So let’s go ahead and meet our team. Today with us, we have Cynthia …

Cynthia N.:                          Nordberg.

Annemarie:                        … Nordberg, who is the enrollment advisor at Maryville University and Dr. Snell.

Dr. Maria Snell:                 Hi, this is Dr. Snell. I just wanna welcome everybody who’s on the call. Today, we’re really excited to get to talk with you a bit about our program and answer any questions that you have. So welcome.

Cynthia N.:                          And good afternoon. My name is Cynthia Nordberg. I’m an enrollment advisor for Maryville University for the online nursing program, and my role is to help make the application process as smooth as possible. And later in the webcast, I will be explaining how to do that.

Cynthia N.:                          Maryville University, as you can see from our slide here, has many strong rankings and accolades. We are ranked as a top private school by U.S. News and World Report. We received a distinguished school award from Apple Computer Company for our innovation with technology and learning. And you can see the other rankings there as well. We are fully accredited. Our institutional accreditation is with the Higher Learning Commission, and our nursing programs are accredited by CCNE.

Cynthia N.:                          Okay, today, we will be discussing the Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice, or in short the BSN to DNP. There are five concentrations, and you can see them listed below as acronyms. So there’s the adult gerontology acute care concentration, adult gerontology primary care, the pediatric nurse practitioner program, family nurse practitioner program, and the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program.

Cynthia N.:                          As far as completion, the duration of the programs range depending on the concentration area. Most of the programs require either three years in length or three years and four months in length.

Cynthia N.:                          And then also as part of this program, what you’ll be doing is interspersing your 600 level advanced practice nursing classes with the 700 level doctoral classes. So part of the program too, you’re doing your clinical hours, you’re performing clinical hours, and as you can see there, the clinical hour requirements are listed per program. So we are on a 16 week semester schedule, so each semester is four months in length.

Cynthia N.:                          And as part of this program, you also will be completing a scholarly project for the DNP portion of the program. What’s great about our DNP curriculum, is you do not need to perform any clinical hours. Instead, the focus of the program is to create an evidenced based research paper on something that you’re passionate about within the nursing industry where the research can be translated into better patient outcomes.

Cynthia N.:                          So it is a dual program, D-U-A-L. We don’t consider it, it’s not a bridge program, but because you are combining, as I mentioned, graduate level and doctoral level courses, you usually are taking two to three courses per semester. And in the last year of the program, it becomes more rigorous, because you’ll be performing clinical hours, taking courses, and also completing your scholarly project.

Cynthia N.:                          Okay, now I would like to talk about the enrollment requirements. So please refer to your slide for that as well. I mentioned already about the accreditation. Now, to apply to this program, you need a minimum of 3.25 cumulative GPA. We do a GPA calculation across all colleges and universities, vocational schools, and that’s a firm 3.25. There are no conditional acceptances in this program. Applicants also need to have an RN license.

Cynthia N.:                          So an active RN license, unencumbered in the United States, three letters of recommendation, but we’ve made that easy. You do not have to get actual letters. You can just enter the names and email addresses into your online application. We need a CV or resume, at least one year of professional nursing experience. And then the final item would be a three page double spaced essay.

Cynthia N.:                          And as you can read there, the admission’s committee is looking for you to articulate three experiences that have prepared you for the nurse practitioner role and for doctoral study, and your initial idea of a scholarly project. So the essay needs to consist of those, those topics.

Cynthia N.:                          Next slide please.

Cynthia N.:                          As I mentioned, this program offers five concentration areas or career paths. There’s a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner path, family nurse practitioner, pediatric, primary care nurse practitioner, adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner, and adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner. And you need to complete the entire program before you can sit for the certification exam. So just please keep that in mind regarding the dual program. But once you have sat and passed your certification exam, then you can become licensed in your state and practice anywhere in the United States.

Cynthia N.:                          Now, I’m going to turn the webinar over to Dr. Maria Snell, who can speak more directly about the clinical hours and acquiring preceptors. Dr. Snell?

Dr. Maria Snell:                 Hi, thank you so much for that. This is Dr. Maria Snell, and I thank you so much again for being here with us today. I wanted to talk with you a little bit about clinical preceptors and how that will play into your education here at Maryville. So the expectation is that students find their preceptors where they’re located.

Dr. Maria Snell:                 The reason being that we want you to … you know your area the best. You know your part of the country the best and have those connections. We want you to be able to find a preceptor that’s going to work well for you and be accommodating for your schedule as much as one can. So we ask that you do that. If you’re not able to find a preceptor, you can certainly reach out to the program coordinator for the specific program that you would be in for additional guidance in that area, and we would help you get in touch with those folks to see what help can be given.

Dr. Maria Snell:                 So what we do recommend is that you line up several preceptors and have those lined up when you’re doing the application process. Because many preceptors work with many students. So you wanna make sure that you’re in line on their schedule, and you’re ready to go with them, so that way there’s no hiccups when you’re getting to the clinical portion of the education.

Dr. Maria Snell:                 Now, the number of clinical hours will vary based on the program. On the previous slide, I’m just gonna go back to that for a quick second, so you all can see that, we have those clinical hour requirements listed. So you can see they’re different for each, and those are based on certification requirements. So that’s why we have that there. But most students find that they are able to complete those hours and work at the same time and not have any hiccups there. So just those are the expectations for clinical and acquiring your preceptors.

Dr. Maria Snell:                 And next, I’m gonna talk a little bit about the online education experience. So in these programs, there’s a mixture between 8 week and 16 week courses, a lot of your lecture courses that go along with your clinical courses are gonna be 16 weeks because there’s so much to cover. We can’t condense that into an 8 week period. So it’s a combination of the two. And it’s asynchronous. I think that somebody had had a question kind of about that. So I’m gonna touch on that now. So if I don’t answer your question, please post again a clarification.

Dr. Maria Snell:                 But it is an asynchronous program, so what that means is you are not expected to be online at any particular given time. So this is really at your convenience. We know that you have busy lives. You guys are working. You have families. So we wanna be accommodating to that. So the expectation is never that you’re gonna be in a “classroom” at any particular time. We do ask that you participate in the online discussion. And then participate in that conversation with your peers and with your faculty. But you could do that at your convenience. You can do that at 3:00 in the morning if you want. You can do that at 2 in the afternoon. It’s entirely up to you.

Dr. Maria Snell:                 We do at several points have, for the doctoral portion of things, we do have times when we want you to meet with your chair, who I’ll talk to you a bit more about that role shortly, and your faculty. And that’s the only time when you are really expected to all meet together virtually. It’s generally a phone call. But that’s again coordinated with your schedule and what’s convenient for all parties involved. So don’t have any worries or stress about that.

Dr. Maria Snell:                 Again, as you see here, it’s designed with the practicing nurse in mind. Of course, we expect that you’re working. That’s actually something that we require. Because if you are going to be completing your DNP project, you’re gonna have to have a population that you’re focused on and that you have access to. So we are definitely gonna be accommodating to that. So don’t have any concerns there.

Dr. Maria Snell:                 For our online courses are all through a system called Canvas. I can tell you I’ve used many, many different learning management systems for online education, and Canvas is truly one of the best. It’s very user friendly. Your courses will be laid out very clearly with the expectations and each week’s module, so you know what you need to do. You’ll have a lot of communication with your faculty. So you shouldn’t have any concerns about the technology piece of things.

Dr. Maria Snell:                 And there’s a lot of communication with your peers, with your faculty. There are many online Facebook groups for you to participate in as well to kind of form a community. So that’s just sort of a, just a touch on the online experience.

Dr. Maria Snell:                 And I will turn it back to Annemarie.

Annemarie:                        Okay, thank you so much, Dr. Snell. So I’m going to speak about tuition. As you can see from the slide, we are billing at $797.00 per credit hour for the graduate level classes, and $897.00 per credit hour for the DNP courses. And there’s a web length there that you can click on for a break down. We also charge $650.00 each semester. It’s a fee that covers various technologies including your clinical processing fees, your [inaudible 00:14:23] software use, exam proctoring fees, graduation fees, unlimited transcripts, and also your malpractice insurance. So for tuition and fees, the estimated range of cost can be anywhere from … let me see. I had it broken down. So it can be $57,496.00 to $64,669.00. That doesn’t include books, but the cost of books depends on how you order them.

Annemarie:                        There is also a background check. That’s once you’re enrolled on the program. And that can range depending on your state. The cost ranges usually from $79.00 to $109.00. And of course, these fees and tuition amounts are subject to change. But as of now, that’s representative of the tuition and fees and the background check cost.

Annemarie:                        Okay, we’re going to the next slide.

Annemarie:                        All right, and I’ll hand the webcast over to Dr. Snell.

Dr. Maria Snell:                 Thanks so much, Annemarie. So I wanna talk with you guys a little bit about the scholarly project, because I think that this is something that kind of makes people nervous about doctoral education and kind of pursuing this. So the purpose of this scholarly project is that you are able to show all the things that you’re learning throughout your doctoral program and translate that into a project that is gonna impact a patient population of some kind. So that can be done a number of ways. What we’ve seen in the past is a lot of people will take things and do say educational intervention or policy change within their institution, different things like that, and be able to measure that change and show what that’s doing for their group of people that they’re working with.

Dr. Maria Snell:                 What I encourage people to do, when thinking about choosing your topic, and we’ll talk a little bit more about that in a minute, is identify a problem that you’re seeing in your own practice.

Dr. Maria Snell:                 Another thing that’s really important that I wanna talk to you about too is your chair. So the relationship between the DNP NP or the DNP student, or BSN to DNP student and their chair is very, very important. What we like to do is we, and I don’t know if any of you have looked yet to see what kind of faculty you’re gonna be working with, but here at Maryville we have a great team of highly prepared doctoral faculty who have extensive experience in research in their particular areas. And I think it’s important that you all know who you’re going to be studying under and working with, and these folks will lend their expertise to your project.

Dr. Maria Snell:                 So what we do is we take your particular area of interest and we match you with a faculty who has experience in that area that will be able to help guide you and develop your research along the way. So it’s a very individualized process of sort of gaging your interest, what you’re wanting to do, what the faculty’s expertise are, and then matching you together so that you can start developing that relationship.

Dr. Maria Snell:                 Your chair will work with you throughout all of your DNP courses. They’re assigned early on in that process. And so then you can start communicating. I’ve had … personally I chair many projects. So I’ve had a lot of great conversations with people via phone, via Skype, we text all the time. It’s very personal. It’s a very personal relationship. So I think that’s important.

Dr. Maria Snell:                 And those relationships are held generally even beyond graduation. Most of us help our students that want to publish, publish their doctoral work, and things like that. So it’s really a great supportive relationship, and it’s very important to the process.

Dr. Maria Snell:                 So I wanna talk with you a little bit more in depth about the scholarly project. What we’ve done here is we’ve incorporated it all throughout the DNP courses. So you can look at your DNP courses as building blocks in a sense to the culmination of this project. We’re gonna teach you the aspects of research that are gonna be important for you to be able to identify your problem of interest, identify the research that’s currently out there, how you put together a proper study, how you go through an IRB process, how to actually implement this and measure that change, because that’s what we’re really looking for is that change, what your work is doing, what it’s going towards.

Dr. Maria Snell:                 And so, as I stated before, because we’re looking to see an impact and make a change, now is the time to be thinking about what you’ve seen as a nurse and what you see that needs to be changed. What are the problems that you face or other nurses are facing in your particular area or patients? There’s so many things that you can do, and there’s so many ways to make that impact. Oftentimes people will find it difficult to narrow it down.

Dr. Maria Snell:                 But I can tell you that there’s lots of support here at the university and if you choose to enroll and go down this path with us, I’m here to help you, to help guide you, and I encourage that communication and reaching out at any time. So there’s lots of support. It’s a really exciting time. And we look forward to being able to work with you on it.

Dr. Maria Snell:                 So how do you go about … I’ve kind of already jumped the gun on this and how supportive Maryville is. So we can kind of skip over this, because I’ve pretty much spoken to that and the role of the chair.

Dr. Maria Snell:                 So as you know, we’ve talked at length. The role of the chair is very important. They’re really your partner in this, in helping you be successful and keeping you on track. So communication is very important with your chair working well together and speaking frequently. And the chair, again as I said, is assigned to you very early on in the program. So you have that support all throughout the education.

Dr. Maria Snell:                 And I will turn it back to Annemarie.

Annemarie:                        Thank you Dr. Snell. So at this time, we are going to go over some of the questions that students have wrote down and submitted to us. So the first question that we do have, I believe this is for Dr. Snell, you would probably be able to answer this the most, how often do students have live dialogue with instructors?

Dr. Maria Snell:                 So that’s a great question. And I would say that that’s something that’s pretty individualized. Instructors will set up live sessions for people to join if they can make it. And if they can’t make it, that’s okay. The expectation of course isn’t that you’re in those courses when they’ve scheduled those “virtual office hours.”

Dr. Maria Snell:                 But your faculty’s always there to talk to if you need them. So even outside of those virtual office hours, if you need to talk to your faculty one on one, they’re always gonna be available to you. It may not be in that exact moment in time, but they will get back with you and set up that time when they can talk to you and help you through whatever problem you’re having.

Dr. Maria Snell:                 So the long winded answer to that question is I think it’ll be different for everybody, and I think it’s really based on the particular student need. We’re all very adaptable to the students and what they need.

Annemarie:                        Perfect, thank you Dr. Snell. We have another one for you, kind of a little bit of a two parter. With it being the BSN to DNP, with it being a dual program, a student wanted to know, how intense is the work load? As a working nurse, how much time would they need to be able to dedicate to their studies per day or per week? And then the follow-up would be, how important is the time management and if you have any tips or best practices that you can give to us?

Dr. Maria Snell:                 Absolutely, and that’s a great question, lots of stuff there. So what I will say is that again we are very flexible. And that’s important to us, so that you’re successful. So we do the best we can to not give you busy work and to keep you on track.

Dr. Maria Snell:                 That being said, the BSN to DNP program is very rigorous. It is, in my opinion, one of the harder programs out there in general to complete all across the board, because you’re doing a lot. Now we’ve had many, many, many successful people in this program, so I wouldn’t want anybody to think that it’s not doable, because people do it all the time. But it’s time management, as this person asked, is very important to that.

Dr. Maria Snell:                 So what I think is great, and I wish I could do a screen share, something with these students to show them that what’s great about our particular system is that within Canvas, you are able to see a schedule of everything that’s due for all of your courses and all of the expectations. So that really helps to me with time management and being able to see what I need to do, what are the deliverables? What are the things I have to turn in? How do I fit that into my work schedule that I have and be able to have time to see my family?

Dr. Maria Snell:                 So it’s flexible in that you can do these things on your own time and when you have the time, but there are certain … due dates are due dates. Those aren’t going to change unless you’ve arranged that with your faculty, but you’re able to see in the course, in Canvas, everything that you need to do. And I think that really makes it helpful, kind of alleviate that anxiety and stress of it.

Dr. Maria Snell:                 So it’s definitely a rigorous program with lots to do, lots to cover, as one can imagine, because you are becoming not only a doctor of nursing practice, but also a nurse practitioner, and there’s so much information that needs to be conveyed during that time. So we’ve spaced it out in a way that is absolutely doable, and everybody is successful with it. But you have to be able to be realistic also about the amount of free time that one might have when being in a dual program. So I hope that answers that question. If not, please let me know.

Annemarie:                        Thank you, Dr. Snell. Yes, I think you explained it very well. I know a lot of students are worried about that, going into the program. Thank you for your tips and your best practices.

Annemarie:                        So I believe this question is gonna be for Cynthia. We have a question here from a student who currently has a MSN and wants to transition into a DNP program. Just wondering how that person may benefit from the program, Cynthia, if you can talk about that?

Cynthia N.:                          Certainly. That’s a great question. If you are an advanced practice nurse, you certainly are welcome to apply to the program, as long as you meet the other application requirements, such as the GPA 3.25 cumulatively, or higher. The other option for you would be, if you’re not an advanced practice nurse, we also offer a DNP NP program with the different concentration.

Cynthia N.:                          So probably the best thing to do is I will jot down your name and contact information, and I’ll have an enrollment advisor get back to you on that so that they can discuss it in more detail. But thank you for that question.

Cynthia N.:                          And then as far as wondering about how you would benefit from the DNP program, Dr. Snell, do you mind fielding that question?

Dr. Maria Snell:                 Mm-hmm (affirmative).

Cynthia N.:                          Thank you.

Dr. Maria Snell:                 Sure, I’d be happy to. So what’s great about … what you’re gaining from the DNP program is something very, very important. So we are taking the knowledge … and I’m gonna speak specifically to the DNP because I think that’s what we’re asking about. We are taking that skillset and knowledge of the advanced practice nurse and really elevating it to a leadership in healthcare on a global level.

Dr. Maria Snell:                 So what one can look at it like is it’s not a Ph. D. That’s very research focused, it’s more equivalent to say an M.D. that’s practiced focused. So we are looking to take those skills, that we know that you’re already going to gain as a nurse practitioner with your nurse practitioner education, and we wanna translate that into a higher level of sophistication in that knowledge and that interpretation of that knowledge.

Dr. Maria Snell:                 So we are preparing people who can be leaders in the healthcare arena through policy change, through clinical practice, through innovation, through technology, all of these things are things that we would prepare you to do at the top upper echelon level of your profession. So that’s what you can expect to gain from the DNP education here at Maryville.

Cynthia N.:                          Thank you so much, Dr. Snell. This is Cynthia. So we also have just received a question that is asking about allowing transfer credits. Maryville can accept up to six credits, credit hours or two classes towards the DNP program. Okay.

Dr. Maria Snell:                 So one thing that I will add to-

Cynthia N.:                          Oh, go ahead.

Dr. Maria Snell:                 I’m sorry to interrupt.

Cynthia N.:                          No, go right ahead.

Dr. Maria Snell:                 I’m on the admissions committee as well, so I review a lot of these applications. And I can say that it’s a little bit more complex than that as far as the transfer credit goes. It really kind of depends. And I would suggest that this person reach out to an enrollment advisor to talk about the specifics of their case, because it can be so … depending on what they’re trying to transfer, it can vary. So I would suggest reaching out.

Cynthia N.:                          Thank you, Dr. Snell. That’s a great suggestion.

Annemarie:                        Just a couple more questions to go. Dr. Snell, a student was wondering how tech savvy they need to be to be successful in this online program?

Dr. Maria Snell:                 That’s a great question, and that’s something that we get a lot. Because I think if you’re not used to an online program, there’s a lot of anxiety that goes along with that. And we completely understand and expect that. So you don’t have to be supremely tech savvy by any means. We have a lot of people who will help you, your faculty will help you. We have a IT department that is here, willing and able to help you at all hours. We feel that the systems that we’ve put in place are the most user friendly that are out there and available.

Dr. Maria Snell:                 So you really don’t have to be an expert at any of this technology at all. I’ve had just countless students who have had that same concern who are not tech savvy who have all these reservations about it, and get in there and are completely fine. So that would be not a worry that I would have for you guys. We will work with you, we will help you through it.

Annemarie:                        Perfect, thank you. Cynthia, if you would be able to talk a little bit about the application process and how long it takes.

Cynthia N.:                          Okay, I’d be glad to. So the application process usually takes between one and two weeks. It can be done in one week. But you would need to work with one of Maryville’s enrollment advisors. Their role would be to make this process as smooth as possible for you. We do not charge an application fee. And your enrollment advisor would email an application instruction packet to you. So that contains everything you need to apply. So you do need to work with an enrollment advisor in order to apply to Maryville and the process usually takes one to two weeks.

Annemarie:                        Perfect, thank you. A follow-up question to the transfer credits. Someone was saying if they do not have any transfer credits, do they still need to fill out the transfer credit request form?

Cynthia N.:                          Yes. We do need that form on file for every applicant. And you can just check the box that says none at the top, sign and date it, and then send it directly to your enrollment advisor who will be sure to include it in your application.

Annemarie:                        Perfect, thank you, Cynthia. And then this question is for you, Dr. Snell. Students understand that they do have to have at least a one year of working experience, but do they have to be working full time to get accepted into the program?

Dr. Maria Snell:                 No. They do not have to be working full time. We just want to see that they have worked for a year as a nurse so that they have some kind of foundation to build upon, particularly for the DNP program as well. We want there to be that knowledge base there to find their clinical inquiry. But no, part time employment is not a problem.

Annemarie:                        Perfect, thank you. And then Cynthia, this question is for you. Do the students ever need to come to campus?

Cynthia N.:                          Great question. And the answer is no. This program is 100 percent online. There are no campus visit requirements at any time except for graduation. Of course, you’ll be warmly invited to attend our illustrious graduation ceremony.

Annemarie:                        Perfect, thank you.

Dr. Maria Snell:                 If I could just add a small piece to that. I absolutely agree with that. I will echo that. There is no expectation that you have to physically be here. We are passionate about this being accessible to people, so do know that.

Dr. Maria Snell:                 But when you get to the doctoral presentation portion of things, we do invite you also to come present in person should you choose to. You absolutely do not have to. But it’s great if you want to.

Dr. Maria Snell:                 And then our hooding ceremony is also a really, really wonderful time where we get to celebrate you and hood you as a, not just a nurse practitioner, but as a doctoral student and graduate, and then graduation as well. It’s a really fun, exciting time.

Dr. Maria Snell:                 We have just so many people who come for that with their families. It’s great. So expectation is not that you are there, but I just wanna throw that out that it’s fun to celebrate you, so we encourage you to be here.

Annemarie:                        Perfect, thank you, Dr. Snell. Just a couple more questions. One of the students did mention about how to … the question is for you, Dr. Snell. How do you feel like the program education compares with those who have campus intensives to learn more?

Dr. Maria Snell:                 So that’s a good question. And I just wanna ask another question to that and if this person can maybe give a little clarification. But are you asking about campus intensives that are sort of either offered once or twice or peppered throughout the program, or are you asking about all on campus programs? Hopefully, you can clarify that.

Dr. Maria Snell:                 But I’m gonna speak to that a little bit and give this person time to maybe post again. But what I will say is that how I feel our program compares educationally to that is that we are offering those same things. We are just doing it in a way that is innovating and harnessing technology to allow people to receive that information from a distance.

Dr. Maria Snell:                 And what we’ve seen is that people are very, very successful and achieve those same learning outcomes utilizing those systems as you would in a more traditional setting. So I think I see … This person has said, “I’m asking about programs that offer a few intensive [inaudible 00:37:34] programs.”

Dr. Maria Snell:                 I gotcha. Okay, great, perfect. So how we are achieving those same things is that we’re taking those deliverables, those learning outcomes that they’re requiring you to physically show them when you would … they come to campus and show us and learn from us and then show us. That’s what those intensives are.

Dr. Maria Snell:                 I have had a lot of experiences in programs that do require that. And what I can say is that we are able to do that very same thing without adding additional cost and burden to you as a student by requiring you to come here and do that. So those same educational pieces are there and your ability to demonstrate and show us what you can do is done in this program, but just offered via technology, which is pretty amazing, and one of the reasons why we’re an Apple certified university.

Dr. Maria Snell:                 We are so focused on using all the resources that are available through technology and innovation to be able to deliver these things to you and reach people in communities that would otherwise have a harder time gaining this education. So I hope that answers your question. And you can let me know if not.

Annemarie:                        Thank you, Dr. Snell. That actually cleared some stuff up for me as well.

Dr. Maria Snell:                 Oh, good.

Annemarie:                        So we have time for about two more questions. So a student was asking about campus access as an online student. So Dr. Snell, would you be able to speak about that one?

Dr. Maria Snell:                 Yeah, so you are a student of Maryville, just like any other. So if you are an online student, you have absolutely the same access and rights and accommodation here as any traditional on campus student. We welcome you to come if you’re local or even if you wanna travel here, and come to campus, you can absolutely do that. All of those benefits and resources of a more traditional on campus student are absolutely afforded to you as well. You’re not seen differently. There’s nothing different for our online students than our on campus students.

Annemarie:                        Perfect, thank you. Last question. Someone did ask about the presentation if it was being recorded and how to find it. So we did mention this earlier, but just wanted to remind students that you can watch this presentation on demand at any time using the same link that you used to register. So there will be a follow-up with an email after the presentation. Or you can always call into our office, and you can always speak to one of the enrollment advisors.

Annemarie:                        So thank you so much to Cynthia and to Dr. Snell for all those great responses. And thank you to everyone who submitted a question. This will close the Q and A portion of our webinar. If anyone has anymore questions that they think of later, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. If we did not get to your question today, a enrollment advisor will follow-up with you.

Annemarie:                        If you look at the resource section on the left side of your screen, you’ll see a couple different resources available to you. You can schedule an appointment with your advisor to go over the program or if you have any questions that you may have, and they will be able to go over in depth about the clinicals that will be required for your concentration.

Annemarie:                        We do want to call your attention to the spring application deadline, which will be coming up within the next couple of months. So please go ahead and get started now, so we can get you enrolled.

Annemarie:                        Thank you again for taking the time out of your day to join us. Thank you again to our presenters, Cynthia and Dr. Snell. We hope that you found this webinar useful, and we look forward to speaking to you soon. Have a great night, everyone.