- Graduate from an approved baccalaureate or higher degree generic program in nursing or graduate from an approved associate degree or diploma program in nursing along with an appropriate baccalaureate degree.
- Minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.0.
- A minimum score of 950 on the combined verbal and quantitative portions of the Graduate Records Examination (GRE). GRE scores must be no older than five (5) years.
- GRE examination scores submitted from the Education Testing Service must be sent to Marshall University Graduate College, whose Institutional Code reporting number is 5396.
- Please note the dates of score reporting in the GRE booklet and schedule the test so that the scores will be reported in time for full consideration of your application.
- A current, valid, professional registered nursing license in one jurisdiction of the United States, which satisfies the requirements of the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses. Once admitted, the School requires all in state and out of state students to maintain licensure in the State of West Virginia.
- A minimum of two (2) years experience as a registered professional nurse in a critical care setting in which the applicant has had the opportunity to develop as an independent decision maker, demonstrate psychomotor skills and the ability to use and interpret advanced monitoring techniques based on a knowledge of physiologic and pharmacological principles.
- Three (3) references by persons in the medical profession who are familiar with the applicant’s qualifications. One of which must be the immediate supervisor.
- Resume detailing education and work experience.
- Personal interview may be requested.
- Applicants are not photographed prior to admission to the program.
- Applicants are not required to provide information regarding race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, marital status, physical or mental handicap, disability, or any other legally protected factor, although such information can be provided on a voluntary basis.
- All applications will be reviewed by an Admissions Committee to choose the best possible candidates. Those applicants not considered will be given advice as to what action to take in order to be in a more competitive position should they wish to apply again at a later date.
- Due to the uniqueness of the program there are no provisions for advanced standing.
- Upon enrollment, students will be required to have a computer with Internet access and a current operating system. Once in the program students will be required to buy SPSS Student Version (a statistical program necessary for completion of the research component).
CRITICAL CARE EXPERIENCE
Many people have questions about just what type of work experience will fulfill the requirement for "critical care experience".
Obviously, any of the intensive care units will qualify:
But this is not an all inclusive list.
Many different types of work environments may qualify as a critical care setting. Applicants' individual work experiences are reviewed by the admission's committee.
The committee will be looking for evidence that the applicant has developed independent decision-making and psychomotor skills along with the ability to interpret advanced monitoring techniques based on physiologic and pharmacologic principles
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