Annemarie: Hello everyone, welcome to the Maryville webinar. We are just going to be waiting a couple more minutes because we have some students that are still logging on. You can use this time while we are waiting for the students, on the right hand side you should be able to see a survey, it should take only a couple seconds to fill out so if you can during anytime during the webinar that you can fill out those five questions we would really appreciate that. We’ll be starting in about 30 seconds.
Hello everyone, my name is Annemarie and I will be your narrator today for this evening’s webinar. I’d like to start by thanking all of you for joining us for the Why Maryville Nursing Information Session.
Before we begin I just want to go over some information. In this webinar you will be in listen-only mode. When you want to ask a question please type into the Q&A box at any time. We will be saving the questions for the end to go over. If we do not get to your question your enrollment advisor will be reaching out in the next couple days to answer your question. The link used to access this webinar can be used to watch on-demand at a later time. If you cannot see or hear the webcast, click on the help button at the bottom of the console. Please take a moment to fill out the survey on the right hand side of your screen if you haven’t already done so. This evening’s webinar is also being recorded and you can use the same link to watch it again on-demand at your convenience.
The agenda tonight we will be going over the introduction of the enrollment advisors that will be talking about the program. We’ll also be going over information regarding Maryville University, the online experience, our 100% nursing program, the Maryville Difference, program outcomes, and then at the end we will be having a question and answer portion.
The ladies that are joining me today are Jane Noh she is a Senior Enrollment Advisor here at Maryville. We have Angelica Encarnacion who is also a Senior Enrollment Advisor here at Maryville. And then lastly is Alex Buol she is an Enrollment Advisor here at Maryville University.
Angelica will be going over information regarding Maryville University.
Angelica Encarnacion: Thank you Annemarie. As you can see on your screen Maryville University has many accolades. We are a nationally ranked private university with more than 6,000 students. We are ranked as a top private school by US News and World Report and Kiplinger’s. We also an Apple Distinguished School, this designation is reserved for programs that meet criteria for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence, and we demonstrate a clear vision of exemplary learning environment. We are ranked among America’s Top Colleges, this was given by Forbes in 2017. We are regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, which is the highest accreditation that a school can obtain. Also, all of our nursing programs are CCNE accredited. When you speak with your enrollment advisor make sure to disclose your employer because we do have numerous corporate partnerships. You might be able to take advantage of tuition discounts and many other resources.
We also want to go over the online experience at Maryville University. We have a lot of flexibility. Depending on your program you have the opportunity to start with eight week sessions. Keep in mind this can vary depending on different factors. There are times where you will also have 16 week sessions. You can ask your enrollment advisor for more details on the schedule for your specific program of interest.
We’re also a transfer friendly school, for example, in the BSN program you are given 40 credits upon validation of your RN license. These are on top of the credits you might have already taken and might transfer into the program. For our Post-Master’s Nursing Certificates there’s also an unlimited number of credits that may be transferred in. Once again, your enrollment advisor can assist with giving you more details on this specific to your program of interest.
We have student support, you will have a student advisor assigned to you once you start, that person will be at your right hand to ensure that you are successful in the program. You always have a point of contact when you need assistance. We also provide career services. We have a dedicated team on campus that provides career and professional development to help you apply your degree once you graduate. You’re able to adapt the program to your schedule, once again being able to login at any time that is convenient to you. One great resource that we have is an app that you can download on your phone or other tablets or devices. You can have access to your classes and your course content from any device, not just at home with your computer.
Now I’m going to pass it on to miss Jane Noh who will go over our nursing programs.
Jane Noh: Thank you Angelica. On your screen you’ll see that we offer a variety of different programs here at Maryville. The first one listed is the RN to BSN program, so at the states this program is for students who are currently an RN and they’re looking to get their Bachelors Degree, Bachelors of Science in Nursing.
The following programs that we have they are graduate level programs. So, I’m actually going to skip the second one, the BSN-DNP, I will come back to that and I will talk about the MSN program.
So, our Masters of Science in Nursing, this is for students who have a Bachelors of Science in Nursing, a BSN and they want to become a board certified nurse practitioner. We do offer five different concentrations, I will talk about it in the next slide, but I wanted you to know that here at Maryville the MSN program it is a clinical based program. So we have no capstone project or thesis for our masters level programs. We offer a variety of different start terms a year depending on the concentration, and we do allow up to two classes, six credits to be transferred for some students who have started a master’s program somewhere else.
The next bullet point, the Post-Master’s Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program, this program is for students who already have an MSN. Some students they have an MSN in concentrations like education, administration leadership, they may not yet be board certified, and they’re looking for their first certification. At Maryville, you do not have to be board certified already to do the Post-Master’s Program. You can be coming without a certification for your first board certification. We have some students though they may already be board certified, and they’re looking for their second certification. For example, you might already be an FNP and now you want to be a Psych NP, you can do our Post-Master’s Program as well. For this program we have an unlimited number of classes, units that can be transferred.
The next bullet point is the Doctor of Nursing Practice, the DNP. This program is for students who already have an MSN, they are board certified, and they want their terminal degree in nursing. For this program some students might want their DNP because they’re wanting to go into teaching, administration, legislation, or they may simply want it because they’ve been an NP for a while and perhaps they want to just get that terminal degree for personal satisfaction, but this program it is focused around a scholarly project, so you’ll be working on that project throughout the DNP program.
The next program, the DNP-NP, this program is for students who have an MSN, they are not yet board certified, and they want to get their first certification, and their terminal degree at the same time. So for us this is kind of like a combination of the Post-Master’s Certificate Program along with the DNP Program.
I know I skipped over that second bullet point so let’s go back to that. The BSN-DNP Program, that program is for students who have a BSN, they want to go straight into getting their terminal DNP degree. This means that by the end of the program they’ll be taking their MSN classes, they’ll be taking their clinical, and they’ll be able to sit for their boards to become a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner as well. So this program is a combination of your MSN and your DNP. There are some pros and cons doing your programs together or separately, and your enrollment advisors they can go more into detail about that.
As I mentioned earlier we do have five different concentrations that are available for all of our programs except for the undergrad program, the RN-BSN, and the DNP program. So for the other four graduate level programs you will be choosing a concentration.
In the top right corner you’ll see FNP, Family Nurse Practitioner, that is our most broad, most general, you’ll be working with the whole life span. It is a primary care FNP concentration.
At the very bottom you’ll see Adult-Gerontology Primary Care, so this is similar to FNP but you’re obviously working with the adult gero population.
In the middle right you’ll see Adult-Gerontology Acute Care, so obviously you’re working with the adult gero population in the acute care setting, so in like the ICU or the ER.
And then in the left you have Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, they’re working obviously with the psych population.
And then down below that is the PNP, the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, you’re working with the peds population, and it is a primary care concentration for us here at Maryville.
Now let me talk to you a little bit about some of the benefits that you’ll receive by attending Maryville University. Our program is 100% online, so you’ll be able to do all your course work, all your clinicals in your own home environment, in your own city. You will not have to come to St. Louis, Missouri to complete your clinicals. And as it states in bold there are no campus visits that are required. I know some online nursing programs they might require you to go to campus once a semester, once a term, and we have no campus visits required. We would love it if you can attend commencement at the very end though, but that is also not a requirement.
Our class sizes are relatively small and we try to keep them at 18-25 students a section. This way you can collaborate, you can interact with your fellow students, with your instructors, and you’ll be able to utilize Canvas, that’s our online learning platform. You can post discussion posts, you can obviously chat or email with your classmates as well. I would highly encourage you to use your Maryville email address when emailing your faculty.
Also, Angelica already mentioned this earlier, but we have an asynchronous schedule, so that means that you are not required to login a set number of hours during set times. Our courses are available 24/7 so you really can login at any time from anywhere.
All of us here that are helping you with this webinar we are enrollment advisors, so we will be the advisors that will assist you throughout your application process from the very beginning all the way through the first day of classes. And then Angelica did mention that we also have student support specialists, student support advisors, they will pick up from day one all the way through the graduation until you’re done with your entire program. So, you’ll have both enrollment advisors and student support advisors that will assist you from the very beginning through the end of your program.
And now I would like to hand it over to Alex who will continue on with the benefits.
Alex Buol: Thanks Jane. Hello everyone and good evening. Thank you so much for being with us today. So I’m going to continue talking a little bit about the benefits of our program and what makes us unique. So, as we mentioned a few times we offer different entry points with the program. There are six unique programs at every level. The bachelors, masters, doctoral, and certification, all of which are geared towards specifically you. You and your enrollment advisor will ultimately discuss and determine which program is going to be the best fit to lead you towards your goals. It is very much a student-centered process where we are focusing on you and your needs.
We have five different concentrations as Jane also previously mentioned. With the baby boomer generation entering retirement our adult-gerontology tracks are especially relevant nowadays. So, we know that there is a demand, we know that there is a need within the market. Also too our faculty team is highly educated and highly experienced. I want to emphasize that all our Deans are nurse practitioners themselves so they understand what you are going through as a student, they’ve been there themselves and they’ve really tailored our program for your needs. They’ve taken things that they’ve seen work and they’ve gotten rid of things that they see not work. Maryville is very centered around listening to you as a student and your needs, and that’s something that makes us very unique when it comes to our programs.
Our programs also are designed to help you become an effective practitioner. One thing about them is we do emphasize a very holistic approach, we emphasize looking at the patient as an individual, see what’s going on, look at everything. It’s not just, okay these are the symptoms moving on we encourage that relationship. We know you guys are nurses, we know you’re empathetic, and we know you guys are amazing care givers, and these are skills we want to enhance upon.
And then finally as well you’ll also be able to gain the immediate actionable knowledge that you can be able to apply in your practice. One thing that we know is being able to get hands-on and be able to implement, that’s how you’re able to start learning and start growing, and that’s what we encourage within our program.
The program outcomes. So, what are some potential nursing outcomes? Why are you going to do this? According to the BLS website the job openings for registered nurses are expected to increase by 15% within the next 10 years. Job openings for nurse practitioners are expected to grow by 31%. As you can see there is a market, there is a need, there are jobs out there that need to be filled by talented individuals. RNs who are pursuing their MSN to qualify for a Nurse Practitioner role can see almost a $25,000 salary increase, which is amazing. Upon graduation and receiving a salary increase your education potential pay could only increase as well, it can even see a growth within less than two years, that’s an amazing investment. I know a lot of people are thinking about, what if I invest in myself, what’s the return? This is something to consider about the rate of return. The average salary for a Nurse Practitioner is about $94,000, which again is amazing. Adult-gero and Pediatric Nurse Practitioners are ranked in the “Top 10 Highest-Paying Nurse Specialties,” according to Scrubs Magazine. So that’s something to take into consideration as we mentioned previously the baby boomer generation is only growing, there is a need for these individuals to be able to be seen and be helped.
So why Maryville Nursing? Why us? As I mentioned a few times the population is aging, there is a demand for nurse practitioners. Again, we teach and emphasize a very much holistic approach. We want you to be able to take the time to get to know your patients and really be able to give the best care possible. It is also a highly productive job growth over the next decade, which we’ve seen by the previous slide, that’s something very key, the job openings, that’s something to take into consideration.
Maryville University offers nursing degrees at all levels, so the bachelors, masters, doctoral and certification level. I know I emphasized this a few times but we as enrollment advisors, our job is to take into consideration, to hear what you’re wanting to do and help you get there. That’s ultimately our job, is to make your goals become reality.
Our online programs are CCNE accredited. We have a dedicated support for admissions to graduation. You are taught by very highly expertise faculty, all of which again are nurse practitioners. And you can be able to become a more effective caregiver, and finally also see your salary potentially increase.
So from here, these are kind of the next steps as you can see. We’ve listed the application. We’ve also listed ways to be able to contact your enrollment advisor. If you don’t have an enrollment advisor please utilize that link and you will be assigned one. And also at this point in time I do encourage you to start typing your questions about our programs within the box, because from here on out we will be going to the question and answer session. And I’m going to hand everything back to Annemarie. Thank you so much for your time today.
Annemarie: Thank you ladies. Just a reminder the survey should still be up on the right hand side of your screen if you haven’t already done so, please fill that out. We have a couple questions that we would like to go over. If you think of any questions please go ahead and type them into the question and answer box.
One of the questions that a student asked was regarding the learning management system that we use. I believe we did talk about that in a previous slide, but just to mention it again that we use Canvas. Canvas is our learning management system, it’s very similar to Blackboard so if you have used that in the past you should be able to transition to Canvas. It’s aa very user friendly program.
Alex Buol: And to add onto that too Annemarie there is also an application that you can download for Canvas on your phone so you can take that anywhere.
Annemarie: Jane did mention the programs regarding the Post-Master Nurse Practitioners and the DNP-NP Program. It can be a little bit confusing so Jane will go ahead and talk about the difference in those two programs along with the time that it takes to do those programs.
Jane Noh: Okay. So, we did get a question from one of the students asking about the Post-Master’s Certificate versus the DNP-NP and the length of time, so I will address that. Basically for the Post-Master’s Certificate Program it does depend on which concentration you choose, but for the most part you can think of it as the full program is going to be six semesters, which is two years. However, for that program I think I mentioned that you can transfer an unlimited number of classes and units.
Let’s say you’re a board certified FNP already and you’re coming back for your Acute Care Certificate, you’re going to probably want to petition for the first five classes, which include health promotion and disease prevention, professional role development of the advanced practice nurse, advanced patho, advanced farm, and advanced health assessment. If you do get all five of those classes approved then you’re going to look at just doing clinicals, so in that case in your best case scenario if you do get your five classes approved your program can go down to three semesters, which is one year. So again, that depends on the program. With FNP, Adult-Gero Primary, Adult-Gero Acute, it can be as short as three semesters, one year. With PNP, Peds, and Psych NP it will be four semesters because there is a psycho farm class you’ll have to take or a peds specific health promotion class you’ll have to take, so it could be four semesters, which is just a little over a year, a year and four months.
Now with the DNP-NP Program where you’re doing the Post-Master’s Certificate and the DNP at the same time that program is going to be a little longer because again, you’re taking your DNP classes first, you’re taking some SMN classes in the middle, you’re finishing up with your clinicals. So, once again, that program is going to depend on which concentration you choose, but for the most part it’s going to be about 10 semesters, which is typically a little over three years. It’s going to be three years and about four months. Keep in mind though with this DNP-NP program that program only allows you to transfer up to two classes, six credits. So, that program once again, is for students who are not yet board certified. So, if you are a board certified NP, I would highly recommend you to not do the dual program, this program again is for students who have MSN education and administration leadership, who are looking to transfer in no more than two classes, because if you again are a board certified NP you should chose to do either the Post-Master’s Certificate first or the DNP first depending on what’s more important to you.
In summary, DNP-NP that dual program that is a great program for students who are not yet board certified and you’re looking to do two things at once. If that didn’t clarify your question again, feel free to reach out to your enrollment advisor who can assist you. Or, as Alex mentioned if you don’t yet have an enrollment advisor you can definitely reach out to us, our general phone number, schedule a general appointment and again, as Alex mentioned you will be assigned an enrollment advisor who can better assist you. Thank you for asking that question.
Annemarie: Thank you Jane that was very informative.
The next question we had regarding APA style of writing. Our professors will be requiring the students to be writing all of their papers in APA. We understand some students are coming right from a Bachelor’s of Science Nursing Program, some have been out of school for a little bit longer, so we do have a couple resources for you. Most of our students will use Perdu Owl for a refresher. There is Grammarly that you could be using to help with your writing, but lastly that most students will take full advantage of is a writing studio that online students can participate and use. It is a place where you can submit your papers to the writing studio and then they will proofread it, they will help you organize it, they will work with you with your paper, make corrections and then they will send back your paper, so it takes them about 48 hours to do so, so if you do plan to use the writing studio you do want to make sure that you give yourself enough time to submit, have them review it, and then send it back to you. You make the corrections and then still be able to submit your paper on time.
Within your first semester for your textbooks, now textbooks are not included with the tuition. You can purchase your textbooks through the bookstore and most of the classes will require you to purchase a APA manual, so that will be one of the required textbooks that you can purchase while you’re in your first course of your program, that students will also find that resource helpful while they are giving themselves a refresher regarding the APA format.
Just a reminder if we do not get to your questions today one of our advisors will be reaching out to you, so you do have access to the enrollment advisor that will be able to answer your questions if they do not get answered tonight. So, you do not need to be accepted into the program to talk to one of the advisors. The enrollment advisors they are very knowledgeable with all of the programs, all of the concentrations, so they will be able to answer any questions that you may have. You can always make an appointment with them, a phone appointment, you can contact them through email to get your questions answered.
The next question is in regards to the clinical requirements. So, this one is a little bit long but Alex is going to go ahead and explain the clinical requirements for some of the concentrations.
Alex Buol: Okay, perfect.
So this one it looks like it was directed specifically towards our Psych Mental Health Program. So, with the psych program, just to be aware when it comes to the clinical portion of everything there’s three semesters of your practicum experience. You ultimately, it will be your responsibility to locate your preceptor for this program. Preceptors can be psychiatrists, CNs that can prescribe, or fellow psych nurse practitioners. We do need them to have the psychiatric prescribing authority. Again you’re going to be working with different populations, so you’re going to be working with the adult and older adult population, then you’re going to move into the child, adolescent, and family rotation, and then you’ll do the final one, which is going to be the specialty group. Within each semester you’re going to be learning different responsibilities.
Pretty much when it comes to the location of your preceptorship they have to be done in settings that reflect the population you’re seeing. You will be working with a clinical team during this time frame. Your clinical packet will get sent out to you the semester prior to you starting your practicum experience, so depending on where you are within your program that could potentially be when you’re taking your farm course, it could be a semester prior, it just kind of depends on which program you’re in and where you are. And you’ll work with them, they’ll go through the populations and include everything along those lines. So, pretty much a lot of the times it cannot be any type of retail setting or primary care setting without a psychiatric provider.
This question is specific in regards to the employment, so you may be able to use your place of employment, the biggest thing it cannot be of in conflict of interest in your present role. You cannot be working during the time of the practicum, so you cannot be on the clock. It’s going to specifically kind of depend on the location, what it is. So, it may be possible, but again, that’s something you and the clinical team will work on.
In regards to the other concentrations whether it’s adult-gero, FNP, or the pediatric, all those have to be done in some type of primary care preventative care type setting, nothing hospitalist because that is the acute care. Acute you have to have some type of hospitalist type setting. For all of those programs you will utilize an NV DO or MP, again licensed for at least a year. So that’s just something to keep in mind when it comes to the practicum. I do recommend that you speak with your enrollment advisor specifically about bouncing ideas off of what potentially a clinical placement could be ’cause they could give you more insight then kind of this broader based informational session. So, if that didn’t suffice please follow up and ask the questions with your enrollment advisor.
Annemarie: Thank you Alex.
We have a question here from a student that is asking about the length of the programs. Jane, can you go ahead and talk about the length of the programs?
Jane Noh: Yes, I will just briefly quickly cover it because we do have a lot of questions. In general, it’s obviously going to depend on what kind of classes you are able to get transferred over if any. So, we have that one undergrad program, that program can really vary in length. The full program can be four years, it can go down to nine months, so really for the most part with that undergrad program if you have an RN license you already automatically get the 40 credits transferred in, and also if you have an Associates you’ll get other general electives transferred in, so it can go down again to as short as nine months.
With your basic MSN Program, I’m guessing you have a lot of students in here who are interested in our MSN Program. That program can be seven or eight semesters depending on the concentration, so that means it can be two years and four months, or two years and eight months, so a little over two years, definitely under three.
I think I already talked about the Post-Master’s Program, that can be one or two years, again depending on your transfer credit. And then with the DNP Program and with the dual DNP Programs, the BSN-DNP and the DNP-NP, they’ll be around 10 semesters, so a little over three years. And then with the pure DNP Program for students who are already a board certified NP, they have their MSN, they want to do just the DNP Program, that program is going to be five semesters, which is just about a year and a half, so a little over a year and a half, it will be a year and about eight months. And again, I would highly recommend reaching out to your enrollment advisor to find out about how long the program will be for you depending on which program you’re looking for, which concentration, we want to know if you’re board certified or not so we can kind of figure out your transfer credits, we can try to give you a better idea of about how long the program would be for you.
Annemarie: Thank you Jane.
We have a couple questions regarding the price. A couple of the questions were talking about financial aid, the Post-Master’s Certificate, and how much our Nurse Practitioner Program costs. Again, we would like to make sure that … every student is different regarding the concentration that you are picking, how many classes that you’ll be transferring in, so every student program is a little bit different, but in general the Master’s of Science and Nursing for the Nurse Practitioner can be as little as $37,227 through about $45,050. Financial aid is available for those students who apply and qualify. Some students do you use tuition assistance or tuition reimbursement through your employer, so you may want to check with them to see how much they will help with tuition. Another way to pay for your tuition can be to pay out of pocket.
Post Master’s Certificate, there was a question regarding if financial aid is available if you are going for a Post-Master’s Certificate. Yes, the answer is you can use financial aid if you are taking a minimum of 18 credit hours, but again, we do recommend for you to speak with a financial aid specialist at our student service center and thy will be able to go over everything regarding tuition for your specific situation. But, most students who already have a Master’s and coming back for a Post-Master’s can use financial aid if you are taking minimum of 18 credit hours.
Jane Noh: Just to add to what Annemarie said, she gave you the total cost. In case you’re doing comparison between other programs I wanted to mention the MSN Program, our MNS classes are $797 per credit hour and the DNP classes are $897 per credit hour.
Angelica Encarnacion: Also for the undergraduate program BSN, the cost per credit hour is $500.
Annemarie: Thank you ladies.
We have time for a couple more questions.
We do get this question a lot, so we do want to make sure that we cover it tonight. Does the University provide clinical areas? Do they provide clinical sites for students?
Alex Buol: Okay, so just jumping back on that a bit, no, we don’t. It’s ultimately your responsibility to locate the preceptors. The reason for that is because we were kind of having with individuals, there were some things that were popping up. Sometimes the travel radius was too far for the preceptor, other times it’s personalities they weren’t matching, they weren’t covering what they were hoping to cover, it wasn’t a specialty they enjoyed, and then finally as well too it’s just the preceptor wasn’t available during the times when our nurse was. Because our programs are specifically designed for the working nurse, they’re designed to have you work full-time and be able to pursue this degree. So, it wasn’t working out. So, that’s why we wanted to be able to give you the option to be in control of your own destiny, and be able to find your preceptors, get into an environment you enjoy, and get into something really where you felt it was meaningful and you were learning a lot from it. Yes, we do have safety nets in place, there are resources available if you are really having a hard time, but it is still ultimately going to be your responsibility. We do again try our best to be able to help our individuals if there’s difficulties but again, it’s your responsibility.
Annemarie: Thank you Alex. And just to add to that when you are looking for preceptors they need to be board certified nurse practitioners, doctors, and DOs. So, when you are speaking to potential preceptors you do want to make sure that they are board certified nurse practitioners, doctors, or DOs with a minimum of one year working experience.
We do get this question a lot regarding the courses in Canvas. Again, Canvas is our learning management system, so you will be logging in multiple times during the week. We are asynchronous so you do have that flexibility of when you are logging in to do your assignments. The eight week courses have a combination of discussion posts, responding to your classmate’s discussion posts, and writing papers. For your 16 week courses once you are moving into more of your clinical courses and your concentration courses you will be writing discussion post answers, responding to your classmate’s assignments, and exams. So depending on the course you will be doing a combination of writing papers and exams.
You will be getting the syllabus of the class that you will be taking about a week before the class starts, and then you will have access to your class the weekend before. So it does give you a couple days to become familiar with the Canvas platform and to become comfortable navigating through the different tabs in Canvas if you’ve never used Canvas before or this is your first online course that you will be taking. Your student advisor who is assigned to you will help you locate your syllabus and be able to provide you more detail explanation on the orientation that you will need to complete before starting your program.
A couple more questions. Someone asked about the application process, the start date for the upcoming term and what is needed for a application to be considered for the program.
Alex Buol: In regards to the deadlines for the application I do encourage you to speak with your enrollment advisor as the deadlines may differ from program to program, so you want to make sure you speak with them.
In regards to the processing of the application that’s also something that’s going to be different depending on which program you’re applying for. Our RN-BSN Program that application is going to be different than our MSN as well as our BSN-DNP, and DNP and Cert.
So, I can kind of go over a broad base. Typically, the first thing you’re going to want to do is complete your online application to Maryville University. There is no application fee, I want to emphasize that, no fee so yay! In regards to the transcripts one thing I want to emphasize as well is that we will need every post secondary transcript from every school you’ve attended, even if you took one course, one place, one time we’re going to need that transcript. We are a full disclosure school so we do need that information.
At the MSN as well as the doctoral level courses you will have an essay you have to write, the prompt is different depending on which program you’re applying to as well as for our graduate courses you will need to have three letters of recommendation, the recommenders have to be on your level or higher it cannot be somebody that reports to you and it cannot be a friend, family, or physician assistant. Also, it’s not required but you have an academic reference. Now if you still have a close relationship with a previous professor that’s fine you can absolutely utilize them, but it’s up to you if you’re wanting to do that. And if you are already an advanced practice nurse we do also need a copy of your licensure through that body that you’re with, whether it’s the AANP, ANCC. And if you’re transferring in credits we’ll need you to complete our transfer request form and also provide us with a copy of the course descriptions from your previous university for the courses that you want to try and transfer in.
So that’s kind of a brief summary, again, I want to emphasize you want to speak with your enrollment advisor about the specifics of the program that you’re applying for ’cause the application process is different for each program.
Our next start date is our Spring term, that’s going to be January 14th, so that’s something that is coming up right around the corner. We are still accepting applications for that start date, so again please reach out to your enrollment advisor for those specifics. So that’s really what it all entails.
Annemarie: Thank you Alex.
All right, so looks like we have time for maybe one more question.
Jane Noh: Sorry we’re trying to look for a question that hasn’t already been answered because I know that some of you had posted questions and we were answering while you were posting, so we’re trying to look for a different question. Just to reiterate because we’re getting a lot of questions about the cost. I just wanted to mention again in case you missed out, the DNP Program, the doctorate level program is $897 per credit hour. The MSN Program is $797 a credit hour.
Angelica Encarnacion: And the BSN Program is $500 per credit hour.
Annemarie: Thank you ladies.
To wrap up the webinar the last question was asked by a student regarding the percentage of our graduates that pass boards the first time around. The national average is 80% and we have a combined pass rate of 83%.
Well that will end the webinar for tonight. We appreciate the time that you spent listening to us. We are going to stay on a little bit to answer some of these questions that you all have posted. Just a reminder this is being recorded so you can listen to it later. For the questions that were not answered they will be given to the enrollment advisors and they will be reaching out to you within the next couple of days either by phone call or by email to answer all of your questions. Again, if you have not already done so you can fill out the survey that is on the right side of the screen.
So, we appreciate your time, we thank you, we look forward to hearing from you. If you do have any questions feel free to give us a call or give us an email.