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         <td width="60%"><big>'''Transfer of Graduate Courses'''</big></td>
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         <td width="60%"><big>'''Transfer of Professional Graduate Courses'''</big></td>
 
         <td width="40%"><big>Subsection: '''5.3.9'''</big></td>
 
         <td width="40%"><big>Subsection: '''5.3.9'''</big></td>
 
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         <td width="60%">Section 5.0 - Students</td>
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         <td width="60%">Section 5.0 - Student Policies</td>
 
         <td width="40%">Originating Date: November 2010</td>
 
         <td width="40%">Originating Date: November 2010</td>
 
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         <td valign="top" width="60%">Responsible Reviewing Agency:<br /><div style="margin-left:3em; line-height:1.2;">Professional Graduate Nursing Program Admission, Progression, Graduation and Scholarship Committee;<br />
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         <td valign="top" width="60%">Responsible Reviewing Agency:<br /><div style="margin-left:3em; line-height:1.2;">Professional Graduate Nursing Affairs Committee;<br />
 
Associate Dean for Academic Programs</div></td>
 
Associate Dean for Academic Programs</div></td>
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                 <td>Revised: April 2012<br />Reviewed: [[CON Transfer of Graduate Courses version November 2012|November 2012]]<br />Revised: [[CON Transfer of Graduate Courses version April 2014|April 2014]]<br />Revised: May 2016</td>
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                 <td>Revised: April 2012<br />Reviewed: [[CON Transfer of Graduate Courses version November 2012|November 2012]]<br />Revised: [[CON Transfer of Graduate Courses version April 2014|April 2014]]<br />Revised: [[CON Transfer of Graduate Courses version May 2016|May 2016]]<br />Revised: [[CON Transfer of Professional Graduate Courses version November 2016|November 2016]]<br />Revised: February 2017</td>
 
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<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">Purpose:<br />
 
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This policy outlines the procedure for the transfer of courses and academic credit from other accredited institutions of higher education to UNMC College of Nursing. The purpose is to transfer comparable course work to the UNMC professional graduate nursing program.</li>
 
This policy outlines the procedure for the transfer of courses and academic credit from other accredited institutions of higher education to UNMC College of Nursing. The purpose is to transfer comparable course work to the UNMC professional graduate nursing program.</li>
<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">Established transfer courses:<br />
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Courses that are routinely accepted from other institutions of higher education, i.e. statistics, will be maintained on a list of approved courses that will be updated every 3 years by Student Services. Faculty with graduate status in the area of concentration in which the student is requesting credit can approve or make a recommendation to the Associate Dean.</li>
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<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">Courses that are routinely accepted from other institutions of higher education, i.e. statistics, will be maintained on a list of approved courses that is reviewed every 5 years.</li>
   
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<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">Students applying for transfer courses must use the following procedure in order to assure acceptance of the course within the professional graduate nursing program of study.
Students applying for transfer courses must use the following procedure in order to assure acceptance of the course within the professional graduate nursing program of study.
   
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             <li style="margin-bottom:15px; margin-top:15px;">Students should talk to their advisors first about requesting a transfer of a course and course credits.</li>
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             <li style="margin-bottom:15px; margin-top:15px;">Students will consult with their advisors or specialty coordinator/program director about requesting a transfer of a course.</li>
             <li style="margin-bottom:15px;">Students need to provide their advisors a course description of the course they want to transfer from the institution from which they took the course.</li>
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             <!-- <li style="margin-bottom:15px;">Students need to provide their advisors a course description of the course they want to transfer from the institution from which they took the course.</li>
             <li style="margin-bottom:15px;">Additional material, such as a syllabus or student project, is required both prior to taking a course to be transferred and after taking a course that requested for transfer.</li>
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             <li style="margin-bottom:15px;">Additional material, such as a syllabus or student project, is required both prior to taking a course to be transferred and after taking a course that requested for transfer.</li>-->
             <li style="margin-bottom:15px;">The student should write a letter requesting that the course be accepted for transfer.</li>
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             <li style="margin-bottom:15px;">If the advisor or specialty coordinator/program director supports the transfer request, the student submits to their advisor a written request for approval for the course. The request includes the name and number of course, description and the syllabus for the course they want to transfer. The name and number of the similar existing College of Nursing course that is the subject of the transfer course is identified. </li>
             <li style="margin-bottom:15px;">The course being requested for transfer must also be accompanied by a transcript showing the grade received, date the course was taken and the credits awarded for the course if already completed.</li>
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             <li style="margin-bottom:15px;">The advisor or specialty coordinator/program director sends a request for review to the College of Nursing course coordinator for the existing course to determine if the transfer course is similar. Faculty review the requested transfer course and determine if the courses are at least 80% similar for course description, objectives and content. The course coordinator sends the advisor a statement regarding similarity of the transfer course. </li>
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<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">The advisor will send a recommendation to the chair of the Professional Graduate Nursing Affairs Committee (PGNAC) with supporting documentation and a brief note on the comparability of the course work. If transfer is recommended, the PGNAC members will review and vote via consent agenda. Following PGNAC approval, the advisor, Student Service office and <strong>the student</strong> are notified.</li>
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If a course is not one of the courses routinely accepted as listed in the approved list of frequently transferred courses, the advisor may either accept the course or request that the course be evaluated by the instructor for the parallel course offered by the CON. Pathophysiology should be evaluated by the current course instructor. Pharmacology should be evaluated by the current course instructor. If requested, the course instructor will review the material and send a recommendation to the advisor. The advisor will send a recommendation to the chair of the Professional Graduate Nursing Program Admission, Progression, Graduation & Scholarship Committee (PGNPAPGSC) with supporting documentation and a brief note on the comparability of the course work. If transfer is recommended, the PGNPAPGSC members will review and vote via consent agenda. Following PGNPAPGSC approval, a recommendation is submitted to the Associate Dean for Academic Programs for final approval.
   
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<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">All courses presented for transfer must meet the Graduate College policy that all coursework for the master’s degree must be completed within 5 years prior to graduation.</li>
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<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">All courses presented for transfer must meet the Graduate College policy that all coursework for the <strong>professional graduate</strong> degree be completed within 5 years prior to graduation.</li>
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<li style="margin-bottom:15px;">Student Services office will create a timeline to review the transfer courses every year . This includes checking the institutions for accreditation status and the existence of the course.</li>
 
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