NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing—Doctor of Nursing Practice 551 Admission to both programs require • a current, active, and unencumbered United States R.N. license • two reference forms from individuals other than relatives (suggested sources include professors, academic advisers, and professional nursing references) • a writing sample (instructions follow) • a CV/résumé • official documentation of all supervised, postbaccalaureate practice hours • an interview with the program director * Students who enter the D.N.P. program without an M.S.N. will be required to enroll in NSG 7299—Transition to D.N.P. in the first semester of admission to the program. This course is only offered in the fall. Application Procedures The NSU Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing participates in the centralized application service called NursingCAS. NursingCAS does not take part in student selection. The NursingCAS application information may be obtained • online at nursingcas.org • by calling NursingCAS at (617) 612-2880 The deadline to complete and submit the NursingCAS application is August 1 for fall admission and December 9 for winter admission. 1. Send supporting documents to NursingCAS. NursingCAS P.O. Box 9201 Watertown, MA 02471 a. All official college transcripts from undergraduate, graduate, and professional institutions attended must be sent to NursingCAS directly from those institutions. b. Coursework taken at foreign institutions must be evaluated for U.S. institutional equivalence by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) organization such as one of the services listed below. • World Education Services, Inc. Bowling Green Station P.O. Box 5087 New York, NY 10274-5087 (212) 966-6311 • 800-361-3106 • wes.org • Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., International Education Consultants 7101 SW 102 Avenue Miami, FL 33173 (305) 273-1616 • (305) 273-1338 fax info@jsilny.org • jsilny.org • Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. 101 West Pleasant Street, Suite 200 Milwaukee, WI 53212-3963 (414) 289-3400 • ece.org • SpanTran 2655 LeJeune Road, Suite 602 Coral Gables, FL 33134 (305) 749-0333 • spantran.com It is the applicant’s responsibility to have this coursework evaluated. An official course-by-course evaluation with a cumulative grade point average must be sent directly from the evaluation service. c. S ubmit a writing sample (use APA 7th edition formatting, including headings for each section) directly to NursingCAS. Include the following information in your statement: Problem/Issue Discuss a problem or issue in your professional practice setting that needs to be addressed from a D.N.P. perspective. (250 words minimum) Applicant’s Goals Discuss your personal and professional goals related to the D.N.P. (250 words minimum) d. Submit a current curriculum vitae/résumé. e. Submit a copy of your active, unencumbered United States R.N. license. The license must remain active and current. 2. In addition to NursingCAS, applicants must submit an online NSU application at apply.nova.edu along with a nonrefundable, $50 application fee. 3. Submit official documentation of all supervised, postbaccalaureate practice hours from any regionally or internationally accredited schools attended. Documentation must be from the program director of the previous postbaccalaureate program and include the following information on university letterhead: • date • university name and department • applicant’s full name

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