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Title: San Jose State University Valley Foundation School of Nursing Graduate Advising Fall 2011

San Jose State University Valley Foundation
School of Nursing Graduate Advising Fall 2011
  • Phyllis M. Connolly, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
  • Professor
  • Graduate Coordinator
  • 408-924-3144

Mission Statement
  • Provided innovative education in the art and
    science of professional nursing while empowering
    our baccalaureate and masters graduates to be
    socially and ethically responsible and
    knowledgeable clinicians, leaders, and scholars
    who will meet the changing healthcare needs of a
    global community.

Ultimate Goal
  • Meet your personal and professional goals

Application Process Graduate Program, SJSU
School of Nursing Application CA RN license,
BSN Goal Statement health statement
immunization hx
University Application On-line
GPA 3.0 Last 60 units
Statistics within 3 yrs
2 References Copy of Transcripts
Writing Requirement WST HPRF 100W
Renewal Options Stat 95, SJSU or Community
Application Deadline Fall 2011
  • The online Applications are due by April 15,
    2011. Application documents for Fall 2011 are
    generally due to Graduate Studies by April 15,
  • If you are requesting transcripts request 3 sets
    one directly one to School of Nursing, one to
    Graduate Admissions and yourself, keep it sealed
  • Nursing Application is sent to Graduate
    Coordinator in the School of Nursing by April 30,
    2011 Yes you must complete two applications
  • Forms for Nursing application are available at
    the Nursing website http//

  • You may be admitted with Conditions
  • You need to provide the Graduate Coordinator with
    documentation that you met those conditions ASAP
  • You cannot progress to Candidacy until all
    conditions are met and Graduate Studies has the
    form stating that you have met all conditions.

Writing Competency Requirement
  • Met if CSU graduate after 1983
  • Must take Writing Skills Test fee 25
  • https//
  • Test dates Registration
  • April 2, 2011 March 10, 2011
  • June 11, 2011 May 19, 2011
  • July 16, 2011 June 23, 2011
  • 408-924-5980
  • You must Enroll in HPRF 100W after completing
    the WST your first semester in the graduate
    program. You may not enroll in any option courses
    until HPRF100W is completed.

Conditions Statistic Renewal Economics
  • Update statistics at community college,
    equivalency MATH 10 or SJSU, APSci 201 fall only
    or SJSU STAT 95
  • Principles of Economics (Econ1A) must have a B or
  • Check articulation website for courses in
    community colleges http//
  • On-line courses, are available in some colleges
  • Option to request credit rather than a grade
    for statistics renewal only
  • Must meet within the 1st semester of the program

Other Conditions Submit Immediately
  • Copy of current CA RN license
  • Health Statement
  • Immunization Status
  • Letters of reference make sure person completes
    the rating scale and the letter
  • Various transcripts
  • GPA below 3.0

Program Outcomes
  • Incorporating systems theory concepts, ANA
    Social Policy Statement (1995), relevant ANA
    Standards of Care, AACN Essentials for
    Masters Education for Advanced Practice Nursing
    (1996),National Organization of Nurse
    Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) and the
    California Board of Nursing, the masters
    nursing graduate will
  • apply critical thinking and ethical
    decision-making including the use of the nursing
    and research processes
  • provide theory and research-based culturally
    competent, safe therapeutic nursing interventions
    for clients in advanced nursing practice
  • employ advanced interpersonal skills in
    professional relationships with clients,
    families/caregivers, and multidisciplinary health
    care team members
  • support health promotion and disease prevention
    activities in developing and monitoring holistic
    plans of care for well and at-risk clients,
    considering access, quality and cost

Program Outcomes Cont.
  • demonstrate the collaborative and leadership
    skills required in advanced nursing practice
    within a multidisciplinary and multicultural
    (community) health care context
  • plan, implement, and evaluate advanced nursing
    practice that promotes and preserves health and
    healthy lifestyles of individual clients and
  • plan, implement, and evaluate advanced
    therapeutic nursing practice in a rapidly
    changing, multicultural health care environment
  • implement care management, including but not
    limited to case management, resource management,
    advocacy, and outcome evaluation
  • employ information technology in advanced nursing
    practice to evaluate and improve heath care
    delivery and outcomes
  • actualize the advanced nursing practice role by
    incorporating professional standards, ethical
    guidelines, legal mandates, and professional

Exit Survey of Graduates December 2007 and May
2008 N 22
Quality of Faculty Instruction Exit Survey, Dec
07 May 08 N 22
Learning Outcomes Core Courses N 22, Dec 07
May 08 Exit Survey
Recent Publications from Nurs 297 Projects
  • Byrd, P., Gonzales, I., Parsons, V. (2009).
    Exploring barriers to pain management in newborn
    intensive care units (NICU) A pilot survey of
    NICU nurses. Advances in Neonatal Care, 9(2),
  • Hong, S., Murphy, S. O. Connolly, P. M. (2008).
    Parental satisfaction with nurses communication
    and pain management in a pediatric unit.
    Pediatric Nursing, 34, 289-293.
  • Luong, J., Yoder, M., Canham, D. (2009)
    Southeast Asian parents raising a child with
    autism A qualitative investigation of coping
    styles. The Journal of School Nursing, 25 (3),
  • Young, M. E., Stuenkel, D. L., Bawel-Brinkley,
    K. (2008). Strategies for easing the role
    transformation of graduate nurses. Journal for
    Nurses in Staff Development, 24(3), 105-110.

Spring 2008 Students by Ethnicity  
African American/ Black/NonHispanic 6
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1
Asian Indian 6
Other Asian 5
South American 1
Chinese 7
Filipino 14
Other Pacific Islander 2
Latino 4
Mexican/Chicano 5
Others 3
Vietnamese 6
White 64
Hawaiian 2
Central American 3
Black, Non -Hispanic, Including African American 1
Other Latino 2
Other South East Asian 3
Korean 1
Decline to State 2
Unknown 3
Total 145
Innovative Learning Environment
  • Desire2Learn
  • Webpage internet
  • Blended on campus online
  • Home computer
  • E-mail
  • Elluminate

Blended Courses On campus, Desire2Learn (D2L)
  • Structured number of must attend on campus
    classes with in person assignments
  • D2L Shell and tools to use
  • Email
  • Discussion Board
  • Assignment area
  • Modules
  • Course materials
  • Chat Room
  • Use Online Chat Room Faculty Office for questions
    Office hours
  • Elluminate online voice and video

  • 36 units Full and part-time approaches
  • Traineeship financial awards
  • Some core courses televised and/or webcasted
    (view on your home computer) blended courses
  • Some Online courses
  • High satisfaction of graduates
  • NO GREs required
  • Many classes are in the evening

More Highlights
  • Ethnically diverse student body
  • Doctorally prepared faculty active in
    professional and scholarly activities
  • Mixed program of web-based and in person
  • Admissions accepted Fall Only
  • Research Project
  • Approximately 35-40 of the manuscripts are
    published in scholarly journals

Faculty Supported Research Opportunities
  • Outcome Omaha Documentation System Study on-going
    (Dr. Canham 924-1323
  • SIMS Study (Dr. Colleen OLeary-Kelley, 924-1319,

Fees Regular University, Fall 2011
  • 2, 995.00 per semester, full time 6.1 units and
  • 1,954.00 per semester, 1-6 units
  • Parking permit additional
  • Check the SJSU website for updated fees

Administrator, Educator Options Courses Special
Sessions Fees
  • 22 units for specialty courses for
  • Nurse Administrator
  • Nurse Educator
  • Post Masters Nurse Educator Certificate (16
  • 400/unit for 22 units Total 8,800
  • 400 fee may increase in near future

Financial Aid
  • University http//
  • Scholarships College, School of Nursing, Sigma
    Theta Tau, Int. Private
  • http//
  • Professional Nurse Traineeship
  • http//
  • Research Awards for Projects 500.00, must apply
    with First Advisor

Professional Nurse Traineeships Federal Grants
  • Funds available if you are
  • US citizen and
  • Full time, 7 units or more, or
  • Enrolled in NURS 297/299, or
  • Part time in the last year of program
  • Not receiving Moore Grant funds
  • Applications available at School of Nursing
    Graduate web site
  • Limit 2,500 total awards
  • If VA employee check with your administrator

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Do you have on-line courses?
  •  We have several courses
  • NURS 266 Health Care Informatics offered
  • NURS 236A Nursing Administration Theory, Concepts
    and Practicum I.
  • NURS 236B Nursing Admin Theory Practicum II
  • Blended courses NURS 246 BUS 285 BUS 286 EDUC
    186 EDUC 272
  • Webcasted Courses when rooms are available
  • NURS 200, NURS 202 and NURS 204

Frequently Asked Questions
  • If I have a degree which is not in nursing can I
    be admitted?
  • Yes, on an individual basis and you need to take
    Nurs 127B, Community Health Nursing Nurs 137
    Process Nurs 147B Community Nursing Practicum
    and Nurs 128 Research before taking any graduate
    courses. You may also need Econ1A updated
    statistics and HPRF100W.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Who is my Advisor?
  • Dr. Connolly, Graduate Coordinator is your Advisor

Frequently Asked Questions
  •    If my GPA in the last 60 units of
    undergraduate work is less than a 3.0 can I be
  • You may be admitted conditionally to take one
    graduate course after review of your
    undergraduate transcript and with a consultation
    interview with the Graduate Coordinator. After
    successful completion with a B or better, you
    will be evaluated again and expected to maintain
    a minimum of a B average throughout program.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • If I have conditions when can I start the
    graduate courses?
  • You may be able to meet some conditions (non
    courses) while you are enrolled in the core
    courses with the approval of the Graduate
    Coordinator. The first condition which needs to
    be met is the writing competency (100W) and you
    must take that course before other graduate
    courses. Statistics renewal and Econ1A should be
    done within the first semester.

Curriculum Design Core Courses 14 Units
  • NURS 295 Research Design, 3 units
  • NURS 297 Seminar Project or Thesis, 1 unit
  • NURS 297 Project or Thesis, 2 units
  • NURS 200 Health Care Systems, 3 Units
  • NURS 202 Theoretical Foundations, 2 units
  • NURS 204 Diverse Populations and Health Care, 3

Nurse Administrator
  • NURS 246 Modern Organizations Health Care, 3
  • NURS 236A Nursing Adm. Theories, Practicum I, 3
  • NURS 236B, Nursing Adm. Theories, Practicum,
    II, 4 units
  • NURS 266 Health Care Informatics
  • BUS 220 Accounting Principles, 3 units
  • BUS 285 Total Quality Management, 3 units
  • BUS 286 Project Management, 3 units

Nurse Educator Option 22 Units
  • NURS 212 Curriculum Design, 3 units
  • NURS 214 Nursing Education Theory Practicum I,
    5 units (250 hrs clinical)
  • NURS 216 Nursing Education Theory Practicum II,
    5 units (250 hrs. clinical)
  • NURS 208 Special Topics (20 clinical hrs.) or
    EDUC 272, Distance Education or APSCI 201
  • NURS 266 Health Care Informatics on-line course,
    3 units
  • EDUC 186 Instructional Media/ 3 units blended
    online and in person

Post-Masters Nurse Educator Certificate (16
  • NURS 212 (3 units) Curriculum Design
  • NURS 214 (5 units) 250 clinical hours Nurs Edu
    Theory Practicum I,
  • NURS 216 (5 units) 250 clinical hours Nurse Edu
    theory and Practicum II
  • EDUC 186 (3 units) Instructional Media/ 3 units
    blended online and in person

Completion of MS Degree
  • Convocation
  • Student event
  • Each Dec. May
  • Commencement
  • SJSU Spartan Stadium, May each year
  • Details in Graduate Newsletter each semester
  • Culminating Experience (form submitted by
    Graduate Coordinator
  • Orals Presentation
  • Completion of NURS 297 Project
  • Submission of manuscript to scholarly journal

Planning Your Program
  • Select your option
  • Complete advising form and update annually
  • All core courses
  • Review planned schedule for offerings
  • Meet all conditions early
  • Make arrangements with family work

Helpful Hints
  • Stress Management
  • Time Management
  • Ask for help
  • Healthy life style
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Sleep
  • Rest leisure

Practice what you preach
Contacts Resources
  • School of Nursing, 408-924-3131
  • Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Connolly
  • 408-924-3144
  • Graduate Studies, 408-924-2480
  • School Nurse Coordinator, Dr. Canham,
  • 408-924-1323

  • Advising
  • Graduate Newsletter
  • http//
  • Schedule of Classes
  • University Catalogue
  • Graduate Studies Office
  • Student Organizations
  • Library
  • Peers
  • Family
  • Scholarships

My Faculty Web Page
Web Sites
  • San Jose State University website
  • School of Nursing Graduate Program
  • University catalog on line http// 
  • Articulation agreements course equivalency
  • Graduate forms http//
  • Dr. Connolly Faculty Web Page
  • http//

The End Looking Forward to Seeing You Soon