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May 20, 2019
Update from Academic Affairs
On behalf of the Division of Academic Affairs, I am proud and excited to share information on ten new and developing academic programs and academic pathways at Mercy College of Ohio!
1. Master of Science in Nursing Education (NEW)
Mercy College of Ohio submitted a Substantive Change Application to the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) requesting authorization to offer a Master of Science in Nursing with a focus in Nursing Education. After an initial desk review, the ODHE has determined that we can move forward with submission to the Higher Learning Commission to determine further authorization. The MSN in Nursing Education track will offer students a 36 credit-hour program of study, delivered in a part-time, distance education format. The curriculum includes five foundational courses and four specialty courses in nursing education to prepare nurse educators for a variety of settings. Pending approvals, expected start Fall 2019.
2. Post Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education (NEW)
Mercy College is planning to offer a Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education, consisting of four specialty courses in nursing education (12 credit hours) that will prepare Master’s educated nurses to teach in higher education, or in a healthcare system, and progress toward meeting the eligibility requirements of the National League for Nursing (NLN) organization, to take the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) examination. Pending approvals, expected start Fall 2019.
3. Post Master’s Certificate in Nursing Leadership (NEW)
Mercy College of Ohio is planning to offer a Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Leadership, consisting of four specialty courses in nursing leadership (12 credit hours) that will prepare Master’s educated nurses to be leaders in healthcare organizations, and progress toward meeting the eligibility requirements of the American Organization of Nurse Executive Credentialing Center (AONE-CC), and American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), to take the Certified Nurse Manager and Leader (CNML) examination. Scheduled start: Fall 2019
4. Master of Physician Assistant Studies (DEVELOPING)
The Masters of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) program development is well underway with a proposed 118 credit hour curriculum over 7 semesters undergoing the graduate curriculum approval process. Accreditation applications will be made through the state, HLC, and at the program level. PA Space planning includes a Standardized Patient Assessment center on the 4th floor Madison and the main teaching space and offices on the 6th floor. Faculty and staff positions were recently posted. Pending approvals, expected start Summer 2021.
5. Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (NEW)
Built on the foundation of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) – Pre-licensure program, the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (ABSN) option (four semesters) prepares graduates for professional nursing practice. The ABSN program option is designed for individuals who have already completed a baccalaureate degree in a field other than nursing. Scheduled start: Summer 2020.
6. Biology major pathways (DEVELOPING)
Development of new program tracks/options and connections are being explored to potentially connect the Biology major with developing and existing programs at Mercy College as well as graduate programs outside of the College. For example, academic leadership is updating and exploring relationships with institutions that offer clinical graduate studies programs for potential 3+ 3 collaborations with our Biology major. Expected start: under construction, stay tuned!
7. ASN/AAS to BSN Completion Pathway (NEW)
Enrollment into the ASN/AAS to BSN Completion Pathway requires that the student is concurrently enrolled in the Mercy College ASN/AAS Program. ASN/AAS students choosing to enroll into the ASN/AAS to BSN Completion Pathway have the option of completing specific RN to BSN completion Core Courses, select nursing electives, and RN to BSN general education electives. Scheduled start: Fall 2019
8. Imaging Quality and Safety certificate (NEW)
The online credit certificate program offers students a plan of study that provides fundamental didactic training on the essentials of medical imaging quality and safety (IQS) essentials. Scheduled start: Fall 2019
9. Women’s Health Imaging certificate (NEW)
The online credit certificate program offers students a plan of study that provides fundamental didactic training on the essentials of women’s health imaging (WHI). Scheduled start: Fall 2019.
10. Magnetic Resonance Imaging certificate (NEW)
The online credit certificate program offers students a plan of study that provides fundamental didactic training on the essentials of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. Scheduled start: Spring 2020.
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