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  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online

Master of Science in Nursing & Master of Health Administration


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This online graduate program allows RNs with bachelor’s degrees in nursing to earn both a Master of Science in Nursing and a Master of Health Administration.  Both degrees are awarded at the same time with the completion of all requirements. This 60-credit dual degree appeals to and benefits nurses who are, or plan to be, in a leadership position such as manager, director of nursing, Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), Chief Operating Officer (COO), or hospital administrator.  Curriculum in the MHA also provides the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare leaders to address the issues of access, quality and cost of health care services that face this nation.

Note: Students who have already completed their MSHA or MHA with SJC are not eligible for admittance into the MSN/MHA dual degree program.

Incomplete Grades:

Incomplete grades are given only in cases of illness or emergency.  It is the responsibility of the student to request an incomplete course grade from the faculty member teaching the course.  Forms may be obtained from the Office of Academic Affairs.  A request for an incomplete grade form signed by the faculty member, the student, and the Associate Dean for Nursing and must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar in order for an “I” grade to be assigned.  A grade of incomplete reflects an agreed upon course of action between a faculty member and a student to complete the course within the designated time frame.  Course work must be completed six weeks from the last day of class.  If course work is not completed within this time frame, a grade of “F” will automatically be assigned.  Under special circumstances, students may petition the Associate Dean for Nursing to extend the time limit in which course work may be completed.

 

Admission Requirements


 

  1. Applicants must be graduates of a Baccalaureate degree program, accredited at the time of graduation by a regionally or nationally accredited institution.
  2. Baccalaureate degree program must have been completed with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Applicants must be graduates of a Diploma or Associate degree in Nursing, accredited at the time of graduation by CCNE or ACEN.
  4. Diploma or Associate degree in Nursing program must have been completed with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  5. Applicants are required to hold an active, unrestricted RN license.  RNs are to provide their license number to Saint Joseph’s College for verification.

Note:  Applicants who have had license sanctions must be without restrictions during the two years prior to Saint Joseph’s application.

Non-Bachelor of Science in Nursing applicants who are accepted into any specialization of the Master of Science in Nursing program, are required to complete the following undergraduate RN-Bachelor of Science in Nursing courses:  NU321  and NU415  .

 

Criminal Background Check and Drug Screening Policy

Students who will be participating in a clinical must complete a criminal background check and drug screening (see Nursing Student Handbook).

  • Criminal Background Check - CertifiedProfile is a secure platform that allows students to order a background check through a web-based secure platform.
  • Drug Screen Testing - Drug testing is purchased with the CertifiedProfile package.

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