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Advanced Public Health Nurse - FAQ's
- How do I get started?
- Can I apply if I haven't taken a statistics course?
- Are all applicants invited for interviews?
- What can I expect during the interview?
- Will I have to travel during the program?
- Where can I do my practicum?
- What are the Admission requirements?
- What is the anticipated cost for this program?
- Am I able to transfer credits?
- When are applications being accepted?
- How do I apply to the APHN Track?
- Who do I contact the APHN Track for further information?
- How many letters of recommendation are required?
- How long is the program?
Q. How do I get started?
A. Applications for the Graduate School can be found here:http://graduateschool.und.edu/programs/ Once all of the required application materials have been submitted and reviewed at the UND Graduate School, your application will be sent to the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines for review and recommendation.
Q. Can I apply if I have taken a statistics course?
A. We can admit students who do not have that requirement. However, you would be admitted "provisionally"--meaning that we would give you a time frame (usually 1 semester) in which you would need to complete a stats course. You can transfer in a stats course (check with graduate office) or take one of ours here at UND. There are two statistics courses being offered online. Psych 241- Introduction to Statistics and Econ 210 - Intro to Business & Economic Statistics. http://distance.und.edu/ .
Q. Are all applicants invited for interviews?
A. All submitted applications are reviewed by our admissions committee. All aspects of the application are thoroughly evaluated by the committee, including GPA, clinical experience, reference letters, and the personal statement. Interview offers are extended to those applicants the committee feels are most qualified.
Q. What can I expect during the interview?
A. An interview may be conducted by telephone or in person. It will be approximately 30 minutes and there will be several faculty members participating. You will be asked several questions about your background, experience, and goals. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions of the faculty members.
Q. Will I have to travel to campus during the program?
A. All courses are online. However, we do require that students come to campus for orientation purposes at the beginning of your first Fall semester. The orientation is approximately 2-3 days long. This will be discussed with you when you are admitted to the track.
Q. Where can I do my practicum?
A. We will work with you to identify a qualified agency and preceptor as close to your home community as possible, and you will work with them for the clinical experiences.
Q. What are the Admission requirements?
A. A baccalaureate degree in nursing from an NLN or CCNE accredited nursing program. Graduates from non-accredited or foreign schools are evaluated individually; Undergraduate or graduate statistics course; Minimum GPA of at least 3.00 for the last two years of baccalaureate study; Current RN licensure; one year experience as an RN is preferred; Successful interview .
Q. What is the anticipated cost for this program?
A. Please refer to Student Account Services this shows a full year of tuition for graduate students. In addition, students are charged a $500.00 Nursing Program Fee per semester and $40.00 per credit for on-line courses.
Q. Am I able to transfer credits?
A. Students may transfer in up to one fourth of the credit hours required for the degree they are working towards. The student must have earned a grade of B or better and the work must be less than seven years old at the time the UND degree is awarded. The transfer credits must be approved by the student's advisory committee and the Dean of the Graduate School. For more information contact the CON Graduate Office at 701-777-4552 or refer to the UND Graduate Catalog.
Q. When are applications being accepted?
A. The application deadline for which all materials must be received by the Graduate School is: May 1st for admission in Fall semester.
Q. How do I apply to the APHN Track?
A. The application for admission to the Graduate Nursing program can be accessed and submitted to the UND Graduate School at http://www.und.edu/dept/grad/. You may also visit our website at http://www.nursing.und.edu.
Q. Who do I contact for further information?
A. Call us toll free at 1-800-CALL-UND (1-800-225-5863). Calls can be transferred to the APHN Track you can call us directly by the calling the Program Director at 701-777-4559 or the Program Secretary (701-777-4508).
Q. How many letters of recommendation are required?
A. Three letters of recommendation are required for admission to the graduate school. At least one of these letters of recommendation should be from your current, direct supervisor. We also recommend that at least one of your letters is from a Nurse with a masters degree or higher.
Q. How long is the program?
A. Full-time 4 semesters (Fall & Spring) or Part-time 6 semesters (Fall & Spring)