practitioner program becomes specialty within graduate nursing degree
now obtain their accredited family nurse practitioner course work online
through Saint Joseph’s College. The family nurse practitioner (FNP) classes can
be done either as part of the Master in Nursing (MSN) degree or as a post-MSN
only a handful of online FNP programs nationwide,” says Dr. Lois Hamel, online
nursing program director. “The timing couldn’t be more perfect, given the
federal Nurse Education Loan Repayment money to help nurses further their
education,” she adds.
integrated curriculum includes 15-week online classes in ethics, leadership,
research, and policy, in addition to advanced pathophysiology, advanced
pharmacology, and advanced physical health assessment. Courses blend a
student’s professional experience with the course content, allowing for
immediate application in the work setting. The 600 hours of clinical work are
done in the student’s home area with approved preceptors. Those hours are
combined with another 80 hours on campus in two weeklong summer intensives that
emphasize clinical skills. Graduates of the program can sit for the national
FNP exam and practice in any state in the country.
practitioners are primary care providers who perform comprehensive health
assessments, develop diagnoses, and prescribe pharmacologic and
non-pharmacologic treatments to manage acute and chronic health problems. They
are also involved in all levels of prevention and health promotion. While they
see patients for office visits and yearly exams, they are particularly known
for their increased emphasis on patient education and patient support.
information, call 800-752-4723 or visit our family nurse practitioner page.
accountancy can help pave the way to CPA status
& Professional Studies division has announced a new online Master of
Accountancy degree. The 36-credit graduate program will prepare people with an
undergraduate business degree for a career in public accounting or auditing,
and for taking the certified public accountant (CPA) exam. It also satisfies
the widely adopted 150-hour educational requirement for certification and
licensure as a CPA.
to disreputable corporate behavior over the last decade, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
of 2002 set rigorous requirements that affected corporate governance, financial
disclosure and the practice of public accounting. This legislation changed the
practice and import of the accounting profession.
12-course curriculum offers work not only in accounting but also ethics and
leadership. “This degree is integrated and interdisciplinary,” says Dr. Greg
Gull, director of online business programs. The program addresses both
technical competence and interpersonal skills, he adds.
have bachelor’s degrees in a non-business field are welcome to the program once
they complete prerequisites in accounting, finance and macroeconomics.
In an era of
heightened attention to ethically sound accounting practices and increased
regulations, the business world has an increasing need for fully prepared
accounting professionals. The opportunity for a rewarding career in the
accounting field is greater than it has ever been, according to Gull.
For more information, please call 800-752-4723
or you can visit our master of accountancy page