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Medical University of South Carolina


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Online Nursing Program



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Quick Facts


Online grad programs CCNE accredited: Yes
Online grad programs NLNAC accredited: No
Online master's in nursing degree programs: 3

Tuition

Full time tuition in-state (per credit) $884
Full time tuition out-of-state (per credit) $1,061
Part time tuition in-state (per credit) $819
Part time tuition out-of-state (per credit) $985

Students

Total online enrollment: 199
6% Male / 94% Female
Average age for new entrants: 29 years
Percent of new students sponsored by employer: 15%

Admission

Application deadline (U.S. residents) March 15
27% accepted

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Summary


School Details

Institutional control: Public
About the online program: Over 13 years of experience in on-line education across the United states with a success rate of 98% graduating. Excellent faculty mentorship of students and student outcomes. Exposure to National experts who are hired to teach courses in which they have expertise and are often Nationally known in their fields. This further reduces the student to faculty ratio and provides more time for interaction. A strong student services department with academic advisement and plans of study insuring success
Average class size: 90
Maximum class size: 120

Academics

Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate: 3.0 years
Percent of students who graduate within 3 years (2012-2013) 77%
New student retention rate (2012-2013): 100%
Academic calendar: Semester
Online courses offered: 62
Concentrations offered: Emergency room/trauma, Occupational and environmental health, Palliative care, Women's health
Same curricula for online and campus students: N/A
Can earn degree entirely outside U.S.: N/A
Number of times per month faculty provide feedback to students on participation: 8
Amount of courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students: Majority
Class participation graded: Yes
Number of times per week students must login to a typical course: 1
Instructor response expected within (hours): 24

Academic Integrity

Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments: Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity: Exams are timed and students sign a statement for the honor code. Exams are either open or closed book and timing for exams are based on standards. Students come in once a semester for full competency immersions to assess both knowledge and skills and this is the final criteria used for success in the program. Statistical analysis is utilized to evaluate exam response, exam times and student congruency. Exams are a learning tool and the OSCEs, clinical evaluations and competency assessments are used to move students along.
Students review and sign an ethics statement: Yes

Faculty

Average online teaching experience: 6 years
Tenured or tenure-track faculty: 23
Full-time faculty with a doctorate degree: 87% full-time
Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online: 23 full-time
Part-time faculty with a doctorate degree: 58% part-time
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus: N/A

Online learning tools

Bulletin boardsY, Live streaming audioY, Live streaming videoY, Online chatroomsY, Online labs, Recorded audioY, Recorded videoY, Skype or other visual softwareY, SimulationsY, Web conferencing (webinars)Y

Technology & Support

Recommended Internet connection: Cable
Required Internet connection: DSL
24-7 live tech support: No
Courses designed by an outside firm: No
Courses designed by certified instructional designers: Yes
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty: 3 full-time
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty: 1 part-time

Student Services

Academic advisingY, BookstoreY, Career placement assistance, Email addressY, Financial aid office/servicesY, Local area networkY, Access to live librarianY, Access to digitized library materialsY, MentoringY, Technical supportY, Live tutoring, Writing workshopsY

Student Body

American Indian: 0.5%
Asian: 4.5%
Black or African American: 7.0%
Hispanic: 3.0%
Two or more races: N/A
International: N/A
Pacific Islander: N/A
Unknown: 3.5%
White: 81.4%
Students who are employed when first enrolling: 88%

Admission

Nursing-related undergraduate coursework requirement: Yes, always
Nursing-related undergraduate degree requirement: Yes, always
Nursing-related work experience requirement: Yes, with exceptions
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA: 100%
Average undergraduate GPA 3.80
Entrants providing GRE scores N/A
Average GRE score: N/A, N/A
Application essay required: Yes
Letters of recommendation required: 3
Letters of recommendation from professional contacts required: 3
Admits applicants living abroad: No

Military-Friendly

Institution is Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) member: No
Institution is GI Bill certified: Yes
Institution Participates in Yellow Ribbon Program: No

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