Medical University of South Carolina


Online Nursing Program


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Online Nursing Program - Veterans


Medical University of South Carolina, a public institution, provides online graduate level nursing programs. Applicants are not required to have professional nursing practice experience, after receiving their nursing licenses, to be admitted. The online instructors have an average of four years teaching experience and the majority has full-time accessibility.

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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: 2

Tuition

Full time tuition in-state (per credit): $902
Full time tuition out-of-state (per credit): $1,061
Part time tuition in-state (per credit): $835
Part time tuition out-of-state (per credit): $985
Total program graduates (2014-2015): 56
Total program cost (full-time, in-state): $48,696
Total program cost (full-time, out-of-state): $57,318
Total program cost (part-time, in-state): $50,100
Total program cost (part-time, out-of-state): $59,100

Students

Total online enrollment: 238
7% Male / 93% Female
Average age for new entrants: 31 years
Percent of new students sponsored by employer: 12%

Admission

Application deadline (U.S. residents): March 15
42% accepted

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Summary


School Details

Institutional control: Public
About the online program: Over 15 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. Online supportive services provided by the Center for Academic Excellence. A strong student services department with academic advisement and plans of study ensuring success.
Average class size: 65
Maximum class size: 120

Academics

Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate: 2.5 years
New student retention rate (2013-2014): 100%
Academic calendar: Semester
Online courses offered: 21
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.: No
Number of times per month faculty provide feedback to students on participation: 12
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: 2
Instructor response expected within (hours): 24
Three-year graduation rate (2014-2015): 100%

Academic Integrity

Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments: Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity: Exams are either closed- or open-book and timed based upon standards or not. Students sign a statement regarding the HonorCode. Exams are locked and cannot be printed. Students come to campus for 4 clinical competency evaluations with a scaffolded learning experience preparing them for the next semester.
Students review and sign an ethics statement: Yes

Faculty

Average online teaching experience: 7 years
Tenured or tenure-track faculty: 25
Full-time faculty with a doctorate degree: 92% full-time
Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online: 25 full-time
Part-time faculty with a doctorate degree: 61% 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
ADA compliance: Central office reviews each course

Technology & Support

Recommended Internet connection: Broadband
24-7 live tech support: Yes
Courses designed by an outside firm: No
Courses designed by certified instructional designers: Yes
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty: 5 full-time
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty: 0 part-time

Student Services

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

Student Body

Diversity:
International students: N/A
Students who are employed when first enrolling: 94%

Admission

Nursing-related undergraduate coursework requirement: Yes, always
Nursing-related undergraduate degree requirement: Yes, always
Nursing-related work experience requirement: No
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA: 100%
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.70
Entrants providing GRE scores: 0%
Average GRE score: N/A
Application essay required: Yes
Letters of recommendation required: 3
Letters of recommendation from professional contacts required: 3
Admits applicants living abroad: Yes

Military-Friendly

Institution is GI Bill certified: Yes
Institution Participates in Yellow Ribbon Program: No

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