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Nursing (Completion Program)

Nursing (Completion Program) (NUR COM BSN)

121-134 Credits

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING  •  121-134 CREDITS  •  NUR COM BSN
(COMPLETION PROGRAM)


This program is designed for currently licensed registered nurses who are seeking a bachelor’s degree in nursing. The purpose of the bachelor’s degree nursing program at Davenport University is to prepare the graduates to advance in the nursing profession through the use of critical thinking, advanced assessment skills, communication, collaborating practices, applied research, self-directed learning, leadership and management skills. This program prepares registered nurses for nursing practice of patients and their support systems across the continuum of care and in communities.

Preadmission Requirements:

  • Must possess a current active unencumbered and unrestricted Registered Nurse License
  • Must have at least a cumulative GPA of 2.5 from previous nursing program
  • Must provide a copy of a current, approved CPR card

Transfer/Advanced Standing Credit

  • 60 credit hours of transfer credit will be granted for the completion of an associate degree nursing program with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • 30 credit hours of advanced standing credit will be granted for successful completion of the NCLEX

*All BIOL prefixed courses taken as requirements in the Nursing programs require a C+ or better grade for successful completion.

** Students who are not proficient in computer usage (internet searching, word processing, keyboarding skills) are encouraged to take BITS101 Computer Essentials, CISP100 Introduction to Computers or CISP111 Requirements Planning and Development (3 credit hours).

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree requirements must be met based on the catalog year of acceptance to the BSN Completion Program.

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Data Mining and Visualization

Data Mining and Visualization (DATAVIL GRC)

12 Credits

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE • 12-15 CREDITS • DATAVIL GRC

Data Analytics analyzes vast databases that must be examined using complex algorithms and artificial intelligence to identify previously unidentified useful sets of relationships and trends.  The Data Mining and Visualization Graduate Certificate is offered online and prepares individuals to conduct data mining projects, generate data visualization products, and build data dashboards and automated reports. The concentration uses industry standard software in practical applications directly related to current trends and issues that impact organizations across a broad spectrum. Course progression and content is carefully formulated to build competency in data mining and visualization for students from a broad range of disciplines and experiences, including those who are new to the field.

Recommended Prerequisite: DATA610 Essentials of Business Analysis (3 cr) is a recommended prerequisite that should be completed prior to taking the following courses in the Graduate Certificate in Data Mining and Visualization.

DATA courses are only offered in a 15-week online format.

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Marketing

Marketing (MARKET GRC)

12-15 Credits

MARKETING GRADUATE CERTIFICATE   •  12-15 CREDITS   •  MARKET GRC

Graduate Certificates provide students with the opportunity to deepen their skills in a particular subject. They may be completed at any time while taking Master of Business Administration courses provided the prerequisites are met, or may be completed as a stand-alone certificate.

The credit for a single course cannot be applied to more than one degree or certificate; a course substitution must be approved by the Department Chair.

Prerequisite: MKTG610 Marketing Strategies (3 cr) is a required prerequisite that must be completed prior to taking the following courses in the Graduate Certificate in Marketing.

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Master of Science in Technology Management

Master of Science in Technology Management (TECH MGMT MS)

33 Credits

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT    • 33 CREDITS    • TECH MGMT MS

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The objective of the Master of Science in Technology Management is to offer a high quality, interdisciplinary technical and business graduate curriculum in technology management for today’s organizations. This program is designed to prepare graduates for a life-long career addressing critical leadership roles in private, public or government organizations. The MS in Technology Management combines a set of business and technical competencies to give Davenport University graduates the competitive advantages needed to lead information technology departments in the global economy.

TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
All students admitted into the Davenport University Master of Science in Technology Management are expected to have the necessary undergraduate preparation in information systems security, statistics, and business foundations prior to entering the 600-level courses. Students that have not successfully completed equivalent undergraduate courses will be required to complete the following graduate (500-level) foundational courses or the undergraduate level equivalent courses. A grade of “B” or better must be earned in each course to show proficiency.

Graduate Level Foundational Courses:
IAAS581    Information Security and Assurance
NETW520    Data Communications and Networks
STAT500    Statistics for Business

CURRICULUM
Students will apply leadership tactics, basic observational methods and logical reasoning to demonstrate best practices in problem solving with foundational knowledge in the following areas: industry regulations, network technologies, product and project management, risk mitigation, business continuity, information technology, disaster recovery, total quality management, budgeting and return on investment by using appropriate tools, methods and applications. Students will also choose electives based on their career focus and complete a thesis under the direct guidance of a faculty member.

The elective courses will provide an introduction to the different technical and administrative aspects of Technology Management. Topics will include: wireless networks, accounting information systems, banking and financial security, as well as leadership and change management strategies.

MASTER'S THESIS
A thesis paper forms the Capstone of this Master of Science in Technology Management program. The Capstone is a comprehensive research paper encompassing the learning from the students’ coursework in the program. Prior to enrolling in the CAPS798 Technology Management Thesis course, students must have both an approved Capstone Intent Form and an approved Research Proposal on file with the Program Director.

The final thesis paper is to be completed under the guidance of your faculty advisor and/or university designated faculty member during the CAPS798 course. More details on the master’s thesis and capstone process may be found in the Capstone Guidebook available from your faculty advisor.

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Master of Science in Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing (NURS MSN)

37 Credits

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING GENERALIST     • 37 CREDITS      • NURS MSN

The online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Davenport University offers an advanced level of graduate study expanding on the knowledge, skills, and competencies acquired at the baccalaureate or entry-level nursing education program. The core curriculum for this program reflects the Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing (AACN, 2011) and the Outcomes and Competencies for Graduates of Master’s Programs in Nursing (National League of Nursing, 2010).

Admission to the MSN program is competitive. We seek highly motivated nurses who have obtained their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and desire to further professional development to advance their career. Once students have been admitted into the program, they become members of a cohort. This means that the same group of students goes through the program together. The cohort experience provides the students with the opportunity to develop a sense of community with their classmates as they study, network, and support each other in the graduate learning experience. The cohort learning experience begins with a two day residency at the Grand Rapids W.A. Lettinga Campus and ends with another two day residency for the NURS795 MSN Special Project or NURS799 MSN Thesis.

The MSN Program is a 28-month program that begins once a year. Courses within the program are delivered entirely online except for the practicum component of NURS765/NURS765C and NURS797/NURS797C. Practicum sites for the NURS765C and NURS797C will be arranged for students based on students’ geographic locations.

*Students, in consultation with their MSN advisor, will choose two 3 credit graduate-level elective courses. An overall grade of B- or better must be achieved in these two courses.

**Upon discussion with MSN Advisor, Student will elect to conduct either a Special Research Project (NURS795) or do the traditional thesis (NURS799).

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Strategic Management

Strategic Management (STRATMGT GRC)

12-18 Credits

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT GRADUATE CERTIFICATE      • 12 CREDITS      • STRATMGT GRC

Graduate Certificates provide students with the opportunity to deepen their skills in a particular subject. They may be completed at any time while taking Master of Business Administration courses provided the prerequisites are met, or may be completed as a stand-alone certificate.

The credit for a single course cannot be applied to more than one degree or certificate; a course substitution must be approved by the Department Chair.

Prerequisite: MGMT653 Leading Organizations (3 cr) and BUSN688 Quantitative Business Analysis (3 cr) are required prerequisites that must be completed prior to taking the following courses in the Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management.

*Students who completed GPMT499 and/or MGMT399 at the undergraduate level are not eligible to complete GPMT699 and/or MGMT699 and may not use either undergraduate class as a substitute for GPMT699 or MGMT699.

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Health Care Management

Health Care Management (HC MGMT GRC)

12-15 Credits

HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT GRADUATE CERTIFICATE      • 12-15 CREDITS      • HC MGMT GRC

Graduate Certificates provide students with the opportunity to deepen their skills in a particular subject. They may be completed at any time while taking Master's degree provided the prerequisites are met, or the certificate may be completed as a stand-alone. 

The credit for a single course cannot be applied to more than one degree or certificate; a course substitution must be approved by the Department Chair. 

Prerequisite: HCMG630 Health Care Organizations may be taken as an elective in the MBA and is a required prerequisite that must be completed prior to taking the following courses in the Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management.

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Predictive Analytics and Data Visualization

Predictive Analytics and Data Visualization (PREDVIL GRC)

12 Credits

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE    • 12 CREDITS    • PREDVIL GRC

Graduate Certificates provide students with the opportunity to deepen their skills in a particular subject. They may be completed at any time while taking Master of Business Administration courses provided the prerequisites are met, or may be completed as a stand-alone certificate.

The credit for a single course cannot be applied to more than one degree or certificate; a course substitution must be approved by the Department Chair.

Recommended Prerequisite: DATA610 Essentials of Business Analytics (3 cr) is a recommended prerequisite that should be completed prior to taking the following courses in the Graduate Certificate in Predictive Analytics and Data Visualization.

*DATA courses are only offered in a 15-week online format.

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Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Educator Concentration

Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Educator Concentration (NURS EDU MSN)

37 Credits

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING • 37 CREDITS • NURS EDU MSN


The Master of Science in Nursing –Nurse Educator concentration nursing will prepare individuals for the nurse educator role in academic or staff development settings. The curriculum integrates core master’s-level concepts, advanced clinical foundations (assessment, pharmacology, pathophysiology) and education-focused courses. Students develop teaching strategies in the didactic and clinical setting, synthesize teaching/learning theories, and acquire skills in curriculum development. Clinical practicum objectives include the student’s ability to provide didactic and clinical instruction within the academic or clinical settings. As a result, graduates of the Nurse Educator concentration are well prepared to assume faculty or clinical instructor positions in schools of nursing or staff development positions in health care institutions.


Upon successful completion of the MSN Nurse Educator Concentration, the graduate will be eligible to seek certification as a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE), offered by the National League for Nursing (NLN).


Admission to the MSN program is competitive. We seek highly motivated nurses who have obtained their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and desire to further professional development to advance their career. Once students have been admitted into the program, they become members of a cohort. This means that the same group of students goes through the program together. The cohort experience provides the students with the opportunity to develop a sense of community with their classmates as they study, network, and support each other in the graduate learning experience. The cohort learning experience begins with a two day residency at the Grand Rapids W.A. Lettinga Campus and ends with another two day residency for the NURS795 MSN Special Project or NURS799 MSN Thesis.


The MSN Program is a 28-month program that begins once a year. Courses within the program are delivered entirely online except for the practicum component of NURS765/NURS765C and NURS787/NURS787C. Practicum sites for the NURS765C and NURS787C will be arranged for students based on students’ geographic locations.

 

**Upon discussion with MSN Advisor, Student will elect to conduct either a Special Research Project (NURS795) or do the traditional thesis (NURS799).

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Industrial Production Management

Industrial Production Management (INDP MGT BBA)

120 Credits

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION • 120 CREDITS • INDP MGT BBA

The BBA in Industrial Production Management melds the disciplines of quality, project and operations management providing learners with expertise necessary to manage production settings including both human capital and human-machine-interfaces. Topics in this program include lean production techniques, production scheduling, and quality management.

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