CON Professional Graduate Nursing Program Admission, Progression, Graduation and Scholarship Committee Rules of the Faculty Organization version April 2012

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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER
COLLEGE OF NURSING
Professional Graduate Nursing Program Admission, Progression, Graduation and Scholarship Committee Rules of the Faculty Organization Subsection: 4.1.7
Section 4.0 - Administration & Organization Originating Date: April, 2012
Responsible Reviewing Agency:
Professional Graduate Nursing Program Admission, Progression, Graduation and Scholarship Committee
Faculty Coordinating Council;
General Faculty Organization
 
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1.    Purpose:

The overall purpose of the Professional Graduate Nursing Program Admission, Progression, Graduation, and Scholarship Committee is to assure adherence with the guidelines and policies for admission, progression, graduation, appeals, and scholarship awards for the Master of Science in Nursing-MSN and the Doctor in Nursing Practice-DNP programs.

2.    Functions:

    a.   Establish a set of criteria and policies to be utilized by graduate faculty regarding the admission, progression, and graduation of professional graduate nursing program students.
    b.   Collaborate with professional graduate nursing program faculty to make recommendations to the Associate Dean of Academic Programs of the CON regarding the admission of applicants in accordance with admission criteria.
    c.   Develop policy and procedures and work in collaboration with graduate faculty in the evaluation of student progression to detect patterns and problem areas and make recommendations to the Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Director of the Doctor in Nursing Practice-DNP Program.
    d.   Develop the list of candidates and recommend them for graduation.
    e.   Review professional graduate nursing program student grade appeals and disciplinary action. Determine appropriate course of action; and submit committee recommendations and reports to all appropriate parties in accordance with written procedures and as stipulated by the Nebraska Board of Regents.
    f.   Award scholarships to professional graduate nursing program students according to established criteria, policies and procedures following process guidelines in Appendix Q.
 

3.    Membership:

    a.   Voting members are the Chairperson and eight elected Members. The Chair shall be elected annually and will have served one year on the committee. The Members are faculty with graduate faculty status and each member shall serve two years. Six of the members will represent each of the specialty tracks. The tracks are: 1) Adult Gerontology (CNS, Acute Care, and Primary Care); 2) Family Nurse Practitioner; 3) Nurse Leader/Executive; 4) Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner; 5) Psychiatric Mental Health; and 6) Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. One member will represent the DNP program. One member will be chosen at large from West Nebraska, Kearney, or Northern Divisions.
 
    b.   There will be non-voting and ex-officio members on the committee. These include: the Associate Dean for Academic Programs, the Director of the DNP program, the Director of the PhD Program, a student services staff, and an annually appointed student representative.