11: School of Graduate Nursing

General Information | M.S. in Nursing | Ph.D. in Nursing | Course Descriptions | Faculty

Facilities and Resources | Cooperating Clinical Institutions and Agencies
Advising and Counseling | Additional Expenses | Financial Aid

Additional Expenses

In addition to tuition, fees, and expenses as outlined in Chapter 2, graduate students in nursing should anticipate the following additional expenses:

Field Trips   Students will be responsible for expenses incurred while on field trips.

Travel to Clinical Facilities   Many of the clinical facilities used in the master's and post-master's programs are a distance from the medical center. Transportation costs to and from these facilities must be borne by the student.

Medical Instruments   A complete set of diagnostic instruments must be procured by students registering for the nurse practitioner courses. The cost of these instruments is assumed by the student.

Hospital Insurance   The Student Health Service does not provide for the expense of hospital care. The University requires that all students carry hospitalization insurance for year-round coverage. A preferred risk group insurance program sponsored by the University is available; for an additional premium, the dependents of married students are included. Students or parents may substitute a plan comparable to that offered by the University.

CPR Certification   Students are required to obtain certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation for adults and children prior to entering clinical courses. Certification must be maintained throughout the program, and validation must be presented each year.

Hepatitis B Immunization Requirement   The School of Nursing requires documentation of hepatitis B immunization from all students who practice in a clinical setting. No student is allowed to register for clinical courses without providing such documentation. Information regarding the vaccine can be obtained from your local health care provider or Student Health. Students who do not wish to receive the vaccine must sign a disclaimer which states that they understand the potential risks.

MMR, TD, and PPD Requirements   Documentation of current measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) immunization and tetanus booster (TD) is required for all students in clinical courses. Tuberculosis testing (PPD) is required on an annual basis for all students enrolled in clinical courses.

Dissertation Completion   Doctoral students are responsible for all expenses incurred in completion of the dissertation.


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