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Higher Education in Maryland
Academic Program Proposal
Currently Under Review
Date Proposal Received Institution and Proposal Degree Awarded Name of Academic Program Objections Received Decision Deadline MHEC Final Decision Final Decision Date

University of Delaware

Program Proposal(pdf)

Multiple  OOS Initial Application Yes 9/6/2014  Authorized  7/8/2014 

OOS Initial Application  Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program is a RN to BSN. The program is designed to provide students the opportunity to complete their professional nursing education. The program is built on basic nursing knowledge and enhancing nursing practice in an increasingly complex society. The program requires 120 credit hours.

The Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) program is a RN to MSN. The program is offered in online and hybrid formats with clinical requirements to be completed local to the student. The degree requirements culminate in a concurrent BSN and MSN awarded upon completion of the program. Clinical education focuses on adult-geriatric health, nursing of children, family health and health services administration. The program ranges from 134 to 149 credit hours.

The Post-Masterís Certificate in Clinical Nurse Specialist program is designed to provide individuals who already hold a Master of Science in Nursing degree, or Master of Science in a field of nursing with the core courses and clinical experiences for eligibility for advanced certification. The number of credits varies with the area of concentration and the student's past academic record. The Clinical Nurse Specialist's function is in primary, secondary, and tertiary settings with individuals, families, groups, or communities. They are educated to assume the roles of expert practitioner, case manager, researcher, and consultant.

The Post-Baccalaureate Dietetic Internship Certificate program is an internet-based program that can be completed anywhere in the United States. Critical within this program are the requirements for interns to develop flexibility, initiative, and resourcefulness, creative problem solving and an ability to work with others. The University of Delaware Dietetic Internship offers a community concentration. This professional experience is designed to assist students in making the transition from the undergraduate dietetics curriculum to the world of the working professional. The internship is divided among 4 different rotations. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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