NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing—Ph.D. Program 561 Students are responsible for transportation to clinical agencies and other locations related to their program. Students will incur additional costs, such as books, FNSA dues, uniforms, lab coat, and graduation costs. The college will pay for the first background check per student. Any additional background checks will be funded by the student. There are a number of national, state, and hospital grants available for the nursing student. The Office of Student Financial Assistance and the Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing are eager to assist you in exploring financial aid options. Students can review scholarship opportunities at nursing.nova.edu/students/scholarships.html, and can speak to a financial aid representative by calling (954) 262-3380. Do not hesitate to ask for help. Academic Policies The following academic policies apply to all students in the graduate nursing programs. Transfer Credits No more than 12 graduate credits may be transferred into the Ph.D. program from other doctoral programs. Courses will be evaluated by the program director and the associate dean on an individual basis for credit toward the Ph.D. Their decision will be final. To be considered for credit, a course must have been taken at an accredited graduate program and be the equivalent of a course offered in NSU’s Ph.D. program. The student must have earned a grade of B or higher in the course. Students must submit the syllabus of any course for which they are seeking credit directly to the program director. Additional documentation may be required by the program director before credit may be granted. Only courses completed prior to matriculation into NSU’s Ph.D. program will be considered for transfer credit. Program Progression Students are required to satisfactorily complete all required courses for the programwith a grade of B or higher. A student who fails two courses in a programmay be dismissed with the second failure. Graduation Requirements • satisfactorily complete the program requirements for the degree, including all required courses • a ttain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, with no course with a grade lower than B applied toward the degree • have satisfactorily met all financial and library obligations • satisfactorily complete the dissertation • apply for graduation (attendance at the graduation ceremony is expected and encouraged by the department)