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Adult-Gerontology Nursing - FAQ's
- How do I apply to the Adult-Gerontology Nursing Track?
- What are the Admission requirements?
- When are applications being accepted?
- How long does it take to complete the program?
- How many letters of recommendation are required?
- Are all applicants invited for interview?
- What can I expect during the interview?
- Will I have to travel during the program?
- Will I need to have a computer for this program?
- Where will I do my clinical practicum?
- What is the anticipated cost for this program?
- Am I able to transfer credits?
- What can I do with a Masters in Gerontology?
Q. How do I apply to the Adult-Gerontology Nursing 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/ or use the link Admission/Application. Applicants create their "My GradSpace" account & apply for admission or request information.
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 registerd nurse, prefered; Successful interview.
Q. How long does it take to complete the program?
A. The course of study as a full-time student is 5 semesters which includes one summer. Students can choose to do part-time study which may be completed over 7 semesters which includes one summer session. Back to top
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.
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. Your interview may be done either by telephone or you may come to campus. On-campus interviews are preferred to give the committee and applicant face-to-face time for questions. The faculty will ask questions about your nursing experience, your goals, and other information to learn something about you. It will last about 20-30 minutes depending on how many questions you may have.
Q. Will I have to travel to campus during the program?
A. Yes. The courses for the Adult-Gerontology Nursing track are all offered on line through various means of distance delivery; however students are required to come to campus twice for one week at a time during their program. Faculty will make site-visits to you when you are completing your clinical practicum courses.
Q.Will I need to have a computer for this program?
A. Yes, you will need access to a computer for the entire on-line curriculum. Please refer to this website for some guidelines http://www.nursing.und.edu/computer.cfm
Q. Where will I do my clinical practicum?
A. The College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines will help you select a qualified preceptor from your home community/region. If you have someone in mind, you may talk with them about serving in this capacity. The College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines faculty will approve all clinical preceptors. Clinical site visits are made by the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines faculty during your clinical experiences.
Q. What is the anticipated cost for this program?
A. Online courses are offered to all students, regardless of where they live, at the "in state" tuition rate. Please refer to: http://distance.und.edu/degree/about/?id=geronurse2&page=1305. This shows the tuition and fees for graduate students in the Adult-Gerontology Nursing track. In addition, students are charged a $500.00 Nursing Program Fee per semester for a full time student. This fee is prorated for part time students ($41.67 per credit). Additional information on the following graduate website: http://graduateschool.und.edu/
Q. Am I able to transfer credits?
A. Graduate work is considered for transfer only on an individual basis and only after the student has completed satisfactory work in residence at UND. The transfer credits are approved by the student's advisory committee and the Dean of the Graduate School, up to one-fourth of the credit hours required for the Master's Degree may be considered for transfer. Courses more than seven years old cannot be transferred. See graduate student handbook for further information.
Q. What can I do with a Masters in Adult-Gerontology Nursing?
A. AGNP or AGCNS work in a variety of settings, the most common providing primary care to adults across the lifespan. Our graduates work in a variety of settings including primary care clinics, transitional care units, long term care and assisted living facilities. AGNPs also work in independent or specialty practices.