Sep 30 2017

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Troy University has been recognized by Princeton Review, U.S. News and World Report, Military Times and more as having some of the best undergraduate programs in the Southeast and nation. Whether you are graduating from high school, transferring from a two-year school, or completing your degree as a working adult, TROY offers a wide variety of associate and baccalaureate degrees that will open doors to career opportunities.

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Graduate study can help you achieve your career goals! Holders of advanced degrees will be in high demand in the next 10 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and U.S. Census data shows that advanced degrees increase pay and prosperity Troy University’s Graduate School offers advanced degrees in all five of the University’s academic colleges: education, business, arts and sciences, health and human services, and communication and fine arts. In addition, TROY’s commitment to flexibility means that you have in-class, online and blended options. Plan for your next career by completing your graduate education at TROY. Innovation, knowledge and creativity are all elements for success. Get started today!

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Are you curious about learning in the online environment? Would you like to take an online class, but feel that you need more information? Discover more about learning in the online environment, the skills and technologies that are required, as well as some helpful tips on how to become a successful online student.

Master of Science in Nursing Degree (MSN)

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is offered online and based on TROY campuses in Montgomery, Troy, and Phenix City. The MSN is designed to provide graduates of baccalaureate programs in nursing the opportunity to develop the advanced knowledge and clinical skills required for leadership positions in nursing. The MSN program prepares nurses for advanced practice roles as Nursing Informatics Specialists and Family Nurse Practitioners. The Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate option is available for MSN-prepared nurses. Admissions to the clinical nurse specialist in Adult Gerontology Nursing track is on hold at this time.

The MSN degree is awarded on completion of course work with a 3.0 or better grade point average (GPA), fulfillment of candidacy requirements and successful completion of the required comprehensive examination. A certificate of completion is awarded to those who complete the Post Masters FNP Certificate option.

Students may enroll for full-time or part-time study. Students are accepted for admission to all tracks for part-time study every semester or full-time study in the fall semester. The program is offered online. Courses are offered online with clinical experiences.

Applicants residing outside of Alabama:
Each of the states has its own approval processes for out-of-state institutions offering distance education. While Troy University endeavors to offer all of its programs to as wide an audience as possible, all Troy University distance education programs may not be available in all states.

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Admissions Process / Criteria

Catalog – Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Clinical Requirements and Forms

All students enrolling in a clinical nursing course must have current, written documentation of the following clinical requirements:

  1. Current unencumbered licensure as an RN for the state in which you will be having clinical experiences.
  2. Professional liability insurance purchased through Troy University.
  3. Annual physical exam with TB skin test indicating sound health.
  4. Results of serum titers for measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, and hepatitis B indicating immune status.
  5. Proof of BCLS certification (ACLS certification is acceptable).
  6. Verification of current personal health insurance.
  7. Negative drug screen certified by LabCorp Laboratories through Certified Background.
  8. Clear criminal background check through Certified Background.
  9. Signed OSHA training acknowledgement form.
  10. Signed HIPAA training acknowledgement form.
  11. Signed Permission to Release Records form.
  12. Signed Disclosure Statement.
  13. Signed acknowledgement of Core Performance Standards.
  14. All evidence documents must be valid from the time of registration through the end of the semester.

OSHA Training:

Provide proof of training from employer or click on link to view slide presentation:

HIPAA Training:

Provide proof of training from employer or click on link to view slide presentation:

Do not submit any documents prior to the semester before you begin clinicals. You will be given instructions to upload documents to TYPHON

Forms submitted one time only prior to beginning clinicals:

Form that must be updated each semester while in clinical courses:

Forms that usually require updating during clinical courses:

Other documentation required: copy of RN license, BCLS or ACLS card, Titers: measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, hepatitis B, background check, an drug screen.

The Preceptor Information form is provided as a Word document. Download the form, type in the required information, save the form, and send as email attachment to designated faculty.

Nursing Informatics Specialist Track

Catalog – Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

My Degree Map – Nursing Informatics Specialist

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