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College of Nursing
Dean’s Office                                            PO Box 100197
                                                         Gainesville, FL 32610-0197
                                                         352-273-6324
                                                         352-273-6505 Fax
August 1, 2010


Dear UF Nursing Students:

It is a pleasure for me to welcome you to the College of Nursing. I know that you will
find your educational experiences here to be challenging and rewarding. It is our hope
that the information in this handbook will be helpful to you. Also, please remember to
the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs should you have questions or
need any type of help during your program of studies.

The College’s founder and first dean, Dorothy M. Smith, pioneered innovative
approaches to nursing education and practice. She developed a school where
knowledge-based clinical excellence was the norm for administrators, faculty members,
staff nurses and students alike. This background has served the College well and
provides a principled foundation for our current efforts and initiatives.

Today, the College’s focus reaches far beyond the boundaries of traditional classroom
walls. More than 600 students and 60 faculty members are engaged in education,
research and practice activities. The UF College of Nursing is one of the state’s largest
providers of new baccalaureate-prepared nurses and our graduates regularly achieve
excellent pass rates on the NCLEX-RN licensing exam, and go on to provide excellent
clinical care.

Our College has also pioneered Clinical Nurse Leader, Doctor of Nursing Practice and
PhD level nursing education in Florida. Over 70% of our BSN graduates go on to earn
advanced degrees in Nursing. They become clinical experts, faculty members,
researchers, experts and health care leaders in Florida and the nation.

The College recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary. I am very pleased to welcome you
into a five-decade tradition of Gator Nurse excellence! Best wishes in your studies.

Sincerely,




Kathleen Ann Long, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean and Professor



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                               Table of Contents


TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                              3

SECTION I: COLLEGE OF NURSING OVERVIEW                                         6

COLLEGE OVERVIEW                                                               6
OUR MISSION                                                                    6
CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK                                                           7
PHILOSOPHY                                                                     9

SECTION II: PHD PROGRAM OVERVIEW                                              11

PROGRAM OVERVIEW                                                              11
PURPOSE & OBJECTIVES                                                          11
COURSEWORK                                                                    11

SECTION III: POLICIES                                                         14

GRADUATE STUDENT HANDBOOK                                                     14
STUDENT POLICIES                                                              14
(S1.01) STUDENT HEALTH POLICY                                                 14
(S1.02) STUDENT GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE                                           14
(S1.03) STUDENT GRADE APPEALS                                                 14
(S1.04) STUDENT COMPUTER POLICY                                               14
(S1.7) STUDENT RESEARCH ACHIEVEMENT AWARD                                     15
(S1.10) COLLEGE SUPPORT FOR STUDENT RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS                    15
(S1.12) STUDENT HONOR AND CONDUCT CODE GUIDELINES CHANGE LIKE MSN             15
(S1.13) INCOMPLETE GRADES                                                     15
(S1.14) STUDENTS REQUESTS: RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITIONS                       15
(S1.16) UNPLANNED CLOSING OF THE UNIVERSITY: MISSED CLASSES AND/OR CLINICAL
EXPERIENCES                                                                   16
(S1.17) SECURITY REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS                                    16
(S1.20) STUDENT SOCIAL NETWORKING POLICY                                      16
(S4.02) PROGRESSION FOR PHD STUDENTS                                          16
(S4.04) QUALIFYING EXAMINATION & ADMISSION TO CANDIDACY                       17
(S4.07) SUPERVISORY COMMITTEES                                                17
(S4.09) PROGRESSION EXAMINATION GUIDELINES FOR DOCTORAL STUDENTS              17
(S4.10) PHD STUDENT MENTORING                                                 17
GRADING SCALE                                                                 17

SECTION IV: STUDENT REQUIREMENTS                                              19




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ATTENDANCE                                                 19
ABSENCES ASSOCIATED WITH OUTSIDE PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES   19
ID BADGES                                                  19
UF HONOR CODE                                              19
STANDARD OF PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR AND CONDUCT              20
PERSONAL HEALTH INSURANCE                                  20
SPSS                                                       20
ACCOMMODATIONS DUE TO DISABILITY                           20
EVALUATION OF TEACHERS AND COURSES                         20
WRITTEN SCHOLARLY PAPERS                                   21
COPYRIGHT MATERIALS                                        21
ELECTRONIC DEVICES/EQUIPMENT                               21

SECTION V: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION                          22

GATORLINK & INTERNET ACCESS                                22
UF PORTAL                                                  22
WEB-BASED COURSE MATERIALS                                 22
DOCTORAL STUDENT COUNCIL                                   22

SECTION VI: GAINESVILLE CAMPUS                             23

BOOKS & SUPPLIES                                           23
GRADUATE STUDENT LOUNGE                                    23
FACULTY OFFICE HOURS                                       23
NETWORK ACCESS                                             23
MAILBOXES                                                  23
TRANSPORTATION & PARKING                                   24
HEALTH SERVICES                                            24
LIBRARY                                                    24

SECTION VII: JACKSONVILLE CAMPUS                           27

BOOKS & SUPPLIES                                           27
GATOR 1 CARDS                                              27
ID BADGES                                                  27
CLASSROOMS                                                 28
SIMULATION LAB                                             29
MEDIA CENTER                                               29
FACULTY OFFICE HOURS                                       30
MAILBOXES                                                  30
TRANSPORTATION & PARKING                                   30
VOICE MAIL                                                 30
BULLETIN BOARD AND FRONT OFFICE                            30
SHANDS SECURITY                                            31
LIBRARY                                                    31



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REGISTERING FOR CLASSES AT UNF                                            33

SECTION VIII: TALLAHASSEE CAMPUS                                          34

REGISTERING FOR CLASSES AT FSU AND FAMU                                   34

APPENDIX A                                                                35

APPENDIX B                                                                36

POLICY S-4.02 PROGRESSION FOR PHD STUDENTS                                36

APPENDIX C                                                                40

POLICY S-4.03 MINIMUM DISSERTATION CREDITS                                40

APPENDIX D                                                                41

POLICY S-4.04 PHD QUALIFYING EXAMINATION AND ADMISSION TO CANDIDACY       41

APPENDIX E                                                                48

POLICY S-4.07 SUPERVISORY CHAIR AND COMMITTEE FOR PHD STUDENTS            48

APPENDIX F                                                                53

POLICY S-4.09 PROGRESSION EXAMINATIONS GUIDELINES FOR DOCTORAL STUDENTS   53

APPENDIX G                                                                57

POLICY S-4.10 PHD STUDENT MENTORING                                       57

APPENDIX H                                                                65

FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS                                                 65




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Section I: College of Nursing Overview
College Overview
  Founded in 1956, the College of Nursing is among six in the UF Health Science
  Center, one of the most comprehensive academic health-care centers in the
  Southeast. The college collaborates with other HSC colleges as well as with the
  Shands HealthCare System and more than 40 other program, institutes and centers
  within the university and Health Science Center.

  The colleges of the Health Science Center and their associated health care delivery
  networks provide students access to an integrated system of community hospitals
  and clinics, statewide home health care, a veteran’s health system and quaternary
  health care at Shands at UF. The College of Nursing maintains and participates in
  nursing and interdisciplinary clinical for women, children, adults, and the elderly with
  special emphasis on underserved and rural populations.

  The College of Nursing is ranked in the top ten percent of nursing programs in the
  nation and is recognized for innovative education, dynamic program of research and
  creative approaches to nursing practice. The college is committed to preparing
  nurses as practitioners and scientists who reflect and care for a diverse society and
  to fostering interdisciplinary approaches to address the complexity of health care
  needs.

Our Mission
  The University of Florida College of Nursing aspires to be a model of excellence,
  recognized nationally for innovative education, dynamic programs of research and
  creative approaches to nursing practice. The College is committed to preparing
  nurses as practitioners and scientists who reflect and care for a diverse society, and
  to fostering interdisciplinary approaches to address the complexity of health-care
  needs.




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Conceptual Framework
  The conceptual framework of the College of Nursing is based on a holistic view of
  individuals and groups in varying health states and the belief that professional
  nursing is both an art and a science. The conceptual framework addresses the
  client, the environment, health and nursing as these provide the structure and focus
  for College of Nursing curricula. General Systems Theory, as presented by von
  Bertalanffy, is used as a broad, organizing theoretical framework to explain the
  relationships among the major concepts.

     Client

        The consumer of nursing is the client, who may be an individual or a group
        such as a family, an organization, community, population, or society. The
        client is conceptualized as a complex, holistic system that is comprised of
        continually and dynamically interacting subsystems within ever-changing
        environments. Subsystems are defined in a variety of ways based on
        conceptualization of system and subsystem boundaries.

        The constantly changing pattern and organization of the subsystems reflect
        wholeness and diversity. The functioning of the client is a manifestation of
        the integrated interaction of these subsystems. Therefore, the clients holistic
        nature is greater than and different from the sum of the subsystems.

        As open systems, clients move towards order, organization, and integration.
        Individuals and groups progress through various developmental stages
        throughout their evolution, make choices, and possess a degree of self
        determination. At times they require nursing care, which may include
        services such as direct care, teaching, counseling, advocacy, or coordination
        of health services.

     Environment

        The environment is the broader context in which the individual and group
        develop, health is defined, and nursing occurs. The environment is
        conceptualized as a system comprised of social, cultural, economic, political,
        ethical, and legal subsystems which interact with the client. Within the
        context of the environment, the individual or group becomes a subsystem in
        interaction with other subsystems.

        Each client interacts with the environment based on objective and subjective
        experience. There is a continuous exchange of energy, matter, and
        information between the client and the environment which occurs
        simultaneously through all subsystems. The client-environment relationship
        is crucial in the determination of health. Perceptions of health, healthcare
        needs, and the utilization of the healthcare system are shaped by society and
        the environment. Identification of risks to health, access to healthcare, and


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   the allocation of healthcare resources are determined by the individual, the
   group, and the environment through an ongoing, interactive process.

Health

   The health of individuals and groups is the major concern of nursing. In its
   broadest context, health includes variations of wellness and illness. Wellness
   is a state of being characterized by dynamic movement towards maximizing
   the potential of the system. Wellness results from successful promotion,
   maintenance, or restoration of balance and harmony within the client and in
   interactions between client and environment. Illness is a state of
   disequilibrium characterized by impaired movement toward maximizing the
   potential of the system and includes disease, injury, and disability. Illness
   may be caused by genetic factors, disease, health problems, and other
   factors which disrupt equilibrium. Environment, lifestyle, hereditary factors,
   and access to healthcare systems contribute to the health states of
   individuals and groups.

Nursing

   Health is the focus of nursing. Nursing is concerned with people, but more
   specifically, with the health of people. As a part of the system of client,
   environment, and nursing, nursing influences and is influenced by the client
   and the environment. Nursing has responsibilities to individuals, groups, and
   the larger society in identifying current and future healthcare needs and in
   delivering services to meet those needs.

   Practiced within the context of a helping relationship, professional nursing is a
   dynamic interactive process to promote, maintain, and restore wellness, and
   to prevent, monitor, and treat illness throughout the life span. Nursing
   provides individualized care independently and interdependently in
   collaboration with diverse clients, colleagues, and others. The nurse-client
   relationship determines the boundary of nursing and is responsive to culture,
   race, age, gender, spirituality, lifestyle and economic status. Nursing
   responds to societal needs through a mutually beneficial relationship between
   society and the profession. Nursing as a social force endeavors to influence
   health legislation and policy-making to better meet the needs of society.

   The discipline of nursing is both an art and a science. The art of nursing
   requires the creative application of nursing sciences, other sciences, and the
   humanities. The art of nursing integrates the qualities of caring, nurturing,
   and comforting. The science of nursing is the application of systematic
   methods of inquiry to assess health patterns, derive diagnoses and identify
   problems, formulate objectives and plans, implement interventions, and
   evaluate outcomes. Following the identification of actual and potential
   problems and the generation of diagnoses, evidence-based nursing


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         interventions are directed toward resolution of problems, promotion of positive
         health states, and rehabilitation to optimal levels of functioning. Nursing
         requires critical thinking and judgment in clinical decision-making.

         The professional nurse possesses knowledge and expertise, has autonomy,
         and manifests integrity, responsibility, and accountability. The nurse
         demonstrates respect and empathy for the clients autonomy, integrity,
         dignity, and values and recognizes each client’s’ rights and responsibilities in
         healthcare. The nurse functions within the legal guidelines of society and the
         ethical standards of the profession. Nursing is committed to defining and
         redefining the appropriate balance between individual rights and group rights
         to healthcare access in an era of diminishing resources.

Philosophy
  The College of Nursing derives the broad outline of its purpose and functions from
  the philosophy, purposes, and policies of the University of Florida. As an integral
  part of the University of Florida Health Science Center, the faculty of the College of
  Nursing is accountable for implementing the triad of University functions; teaching,
  research, and service; and recognizes the interrelationships between these functions
  in the generation and dissemination of knowledge. The philosophy is a statement of
  faculty beliefs.

  Each person is a holistic being who lives as an individual and as a member of
  society. Each person has rights, choices, and responsibilities. For each individual
  there is an interactive relationship between health and the environment.

  The environment is an aggregate of social, cultural, economic, political, ethical, legal
  and physical factors that influence the life of the individual and of the group. Society,
  an enduring and cooperating social group whose members have developed
  organized patterns of relationships through interaction with one another, is part of
  the environment. The environment provides the context for the development of the
  individual, the identification of health needs, and the evolution of the nursing
  profession. The environment and nursing influence each other through an ongoing,
  interactive process.

  Health is viewed in its broadest context which includes variations in health states
  across the life span.. Health is a dynamic state which is influenced by extrinsic and
  intrinsic factors. Health is the manifestation of characteristics and behaviors that are
  the results of mutual and simultaneous interactions of individuals, groups, and
  environment. Health is central to the discipline of nursing.

  Nurses, as members of interprofessional healthcare teams, collaborate and
  communicate to mobilize healthcare resources. Professional nurses holistically
  meet the healthcare needs of clients. The goal of professional nursing is to help the
  recipients of nursing care attain a desired level of health through the promotion,
  maintenance, and restoration of wellness and the prevention and treatment of


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illness. Professional nursing practice is based on an evolving body of knowledge
generated through research. This knowledge base is grounded in selected theories
that support nursing practice. The art and science of nursing require use of
cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skills in the application of knowledge from
nursing science, psychology, social sciences, physical sciences, and the humanities.
The discipline of nursing serves the health needs and interests of a global and
diverse society.

Education is a process which involves diverse teachers and learners who pursue,
generate, and share knowledge in an organized setting with planned activities
resulting in desired educational outcomes. Learning is enhanced in settings that
promote critical thinking, effective collaboration, and a spirit of inquiry. A goal of
professional education is to prepare learners for life-long learning and professional
development. The learner has inherent worth and dignity and the right and
responsibility to achieve maximum potential through participation in the education
process.

Approaches to teaching and learning can and should vary with individual needs,
abilities, and experiences. The faculty is responsible for creating and maintaining an
environment for scholarly pursuits and for setting and maintaining standards of
excellence through teaching, research, and service. The faculty teaches the
evolving content and process of professional nursing, building upon the heritage of
the past, the reality of today, and the needs of tomorrow.

The faculty generates new knowledge which informs evidence-based practice to
improve health outcomes. Faculty members serve as role models in the provision of
high quality, innovative healthcare to diverse clients in a variety of settings. They
demonstrate leadership in the formation of local, state, national, and global
healthcare policy. The faculty disseminates results of scholarship activities to
advance nursing education, research, and practice.

Various levels of nursing education provide the bases for differentiated nursing
practice. Baccalaureate education, the basic preparation for professional practice
and life-long learning, prepares generalists to provide leadership in the design,
coordination, and management of healthcare. Masters degree education prepares
clinical nurse leaders, generalist clinicians who coordinate, manage, and evaluate
care for groups of clients in complex healthcare systems. Doctoral education
prepares nurse researchers and specialist clinicians for the highest levels of nursing
practice. Doctor of Philosophy graduates are scholars and scientists who conduct
research to expand the knowledge base that supports practice. Doctor of Nursing
Practice graduates are scholars and experts in specialized advanced nursing
practice who positively influence health outcomes for clients. Graduates are
responsible for ethical and legal nursing practice and are expected to maintain and
advance individual competence to contribute to professional nursing and to society
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Section II: PhD Program Overview
Program Overview
     The PhD program prepares scientists, scholars and leaders in nursing.
     Comprehensive research preparation is achieved by pairing students with faculty
     researchers. A core curriculum includes knowledge development, theory, ethics,
     a selected non-nursing minor, and advanced research. Individually directed
     dissertation research is a major aspect of the PhD program. Courses in nursing
     and other science constitute a major portion of the first half of the program. With
     progression, increasing time is devoted to dissertation research.

Purpose & Objectives
  The purpose of the PhD program is to:
  Educate scholars and scientists in nursing who are prepared to further nursing
  science through research.

  Upon completion of the PhD program, the graduate will be able to:
    1. Construct, test and evaluate conceptual models and theories which reflect
        synthesis, reorganization and expansion of knowledge from nursing and
        related disciplines.

     2. Design, conduct and disseminate research relevant to nursing.

     3. Contribute to the philosophy and science of nursing.

     4. Reflect a commitment to human value and scientific integrity

Coursework
  You must complete 92 credits of coursework to obtain your PhD. Thirty credits will
  be transferred in from your Master’s degree. The remaining 62 credits will be
  selected from the following:

  Core courses
     These courses are required. They will form the basis for your degree program,
     teaching you about the basics of the research process and the philosophy of
     nursing and science.

  Minor/Area of Specialization Courses
     You are required to choose a minor/area of specialization. This means you have
     to have 12 credits in an area outside of nursing. You may also choose a Special
     Minor, which means that these courses will come from more than one college.




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Electives
   These courses can be either from the College of Nursing or another college.
   Popular choices include statistics and measurement courses; curriculum and
   instruction courses; and independent studies in your area of interest with
   professors knowledgeable in that area.

Advanced Research (NGR 7979)
   These courses have a research focus. They can be used to submit a proposal or
   grant, carry out a pilot study or collect data in collaboration with a faculty
   member.

Doctoral Research (NGR 7980)
  This is the same as advanced research, except that you now have passed your
  qualifying examination. You will be required to enroll in at least 3 credits every
  semester after you have been admitted to candidacy. In the semester in which
  you graduate you will be required to register for 6 credits in this course. You
  should complete at least 14 credits of NGR 7980 by the time you complete your
  dissertation.




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                                                                      University of Florida
                                                                    COLLEGE OF NURSING
                                                     Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science (PhD) Program
                                                                    Curriculum Organization
CORE:                                                                                                                                                   Credits
                 NGR7115                        NGR 7124                            NGR 7882                                                        =   9
Theory           Philosophy of            +     Theory Development         +        Ethical Theories & Rational
                 Nursing Science                in Nursing                          Decision-Making in Health
                 3 cr.                          3 cr.                               Care 3 cr.

                 NGR 6840                 +     NGR 7816                   +        NGR 6815                                                        =   9
Research         Applied Statistical            Quantitative Research               Foundations of Qualitative
                 Analysis I                     Design & Measurement in             Research in Health
                 3 cr.                          Nursing.                            3 cr.
                                                3 cr.

Progression      NGR 7979                                                                                                                               1
Exam             1 cr.
                                                                                                                       Core Total =                     19
RESEARCH TRACK

                NGR 7814                  +                                         NGR 6845                                                        =   6
                Field Methods in Health                                             Applied Statistical Analysis
                Related Research 3 cr.                                              II
                                                                                     3 cr.
                                                                                                                       Research Total               =   6
ELECTIVES
                 NGR 7979 (NSRA) or       and   Elective
                Elective                        3cr.                                                                   Elective Total               =   6
                3 cr.

*MINOR/SPECIALIZATION:
                                          +                                +                                       +                               =    12
                                                                                                                       Minor/Area of Specialization
                                                                                                                       Total =                          12
DISSERTATION:
                 NGR 7979                 +     Qualifying Examination     +        NGR 7980                                                        =   19
                 Advanced Research                                                  Dissertation
                 5 cr. minimum                                                      14 cr. minimum
                                                                                                                             Dissertation Total =            19
                                                                                                                                Program Total =                   62

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Section III: Policies

Graduate Student Handbook
  Graduate Student Handbooks are produced by the Division of Student Affairs and
  can be found at the following website www.dso.ufl.edu/studentguide.

Student Policies
  All College of Nursing policies pertaining to admissions, advisement, progression
  and evaluation are available for student access on the College of Nursing website at
  www.nursing.ufl.edu. All students are responsible for reviewing and abiding by
  these policies. Contact the Office for Academic and Student Affairs for any
  questions related to these policies.

  (S1.01) Student Health Policy
     Students who are not in compliance with this policy will be notified by the
     ADASA’s office that a registration hold will be placed on their record, or their
     registration may be cancelled. The registration hold will be removed when all
     documentation is submitted. Students are responsible for any late registration
     fees imposed by the University. All requirements that will be due any time during
     the semester are to be completed by the first day of each semester. Students
     will have one week to submit documentation of requirements. Those students
     not in compliance at the end of the first week of classes will be removed from
     clinical experiences.

  (S1.02) Student Grievance Procedure
     This procedure is intended to ensure that each student has available to him/her
     clear instructions on how to bring complaints to the attention of College of
     Nursing faculty members and administrators, ensuring that student concerns are
     addressed in a prompt and fair manner.

  (S1.03) Student Grade Appeals
     The College of Nursing seeks to insure that students have clear directions
     regarding the grade appeal process.

     At any time in this process the student may seek assistance or guidance from the
     University Ombudsman and /or the UF Office for Student Services.

  (S1.04) Student Computer Policy
     On enrollment in College of Nursing courses, all students must have access to a
     computer system that meets current UF requirements
     (http://www.circa.ufl.edu/computer.htm) and have competence with basic
     software products to complete all coursework within their designated program in
     the College of Nursing. Doctoral students are required to bring a laptop
     computer to class for selected courses. Doctoral students with Institutional
     Review Board approved electronic collection and or storage of restricted

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   information processes or any honors student accessing restricted information
   must meet the College’s encryption operating system and network access for
   laptops and removable devices requirements and successfully complete security
   training

(S1.7) Student Research Achievement Award
   The College of Nursing will acknowledge the research achievement of our
   students through: (1) Research Potential Awards and; (2) Excellence in
   Research Awards. Students who have excelled in activities that demonstrate
   commitment to the scientific process and who have demonstrated potential as
   nurse scientists are deserving of recognition.

(S1.10) College Support for Student Research Presentations
   Students may be funded for a maximum of two research presentations per fiscal
   year, depending on availability of funds. Allocation will be divided into two
   categories: presentation of research work by all students or presentation of
   research work by Research or Teaching Assistants.

(S1.12) Student Honor and Conduct Code Guidelines change like MSN
   All students are required to abide by the University of Florida Honor Code and to
   the Standards of Ethical Behavior and Conduct of the Nursing Profession.
   Academic honesty and integrity are fundamental values of the University and the
   nursing profession. Standards for expected behaviors foster an environment of
   honesty, trust and respect.

(S1.13) Incomplete Grades
   An incomplete grade may be assigned at the discretion of the instructor as an
   interim grade for a course in which the student has completed a major portion of
   the course with a passing grade, but has been unable to complete course
   requirements before the end of the term because of extenuating circumstances.
   The student must obtain approval from the instructor and arrange for resolution
   of the requirements and establish a deadline for completion.

   Students who are required to attend classroom, clinical, or laboratory sessions in
   order to make up work in relation to an ‘I’ grade must officially register to audit
   the course and pay audit fees.

(S1.14) Students Requests: Research Assistant Positions
   The College of Nursing will provide opportunities for students to work as research
   assistants (RA) in the Office for Research Support. RA position(s) pay an hourly
   wage and do not include tuition waivers or health insurance coverage. These RA
   experiences provide experience in a range of research activities and
   opportunities to enhance the education of future researchers.




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(S1.16) Unplanned Closing of the University: Missed Classes and/or
Clinical Experiences
   In the case of an emergency or other unplanned closing of the University in
   which students miss class or clinical experiences:
               Students will be evaluated on the successful attainment of course
                  objectives, rather than on total hours of instruction based upon
                  course credits.
               Faculty members will provide appropriate alternatives as needed to
                  assist students in achievement of course objectives.

(S1.17) Security Requirements for Students
   All College of Nursing students must meet security requirements prior to
   beginning initial nursing courses. The student is responsible for compliance with
   requirements of the Health Information Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA) and
   for completing a Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) level-two
   criminal background check.

(S1.20) Student Social Networking Policy
   The College of Nursing recognizes that social networking websites and
   applications including, but not limited to, Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, are an
   important and timely means of communication. However, students who use these
   Web sites and applications must be aware of the critical importance of privatizing
   these Web sites and applications so that only trustworthy “friends” have access
   to the sites. Only personal email addresses may be used in social networking
   sites, not UFL email addresses.

   Students must also be aware that posting certain information is illegal. Violation
   of existing statutes and administrative regulations may expose the offender to
   criminal and civil liability, and the punishment for violations may include fines and
   imprisonment. Offenders also may be subject to adverse academic actions that
   range from a letter of reprimand to dismissal from school.

(S4.02) Progression for PhD Students
   PhD students are expected to be in compliance with all UF Graduate School
   progression policies and specific College of Nursing requirements. Students will
   receive an annual evaluation of progression in doctoral studies, and additional
   evaluation reviews as indicated. This review will assess progression towards
   degree and identify areas of strength and areas needing improvement. The
   review may result in recommendations regarding future action(s).




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  (S4.04) Qualifying Examination & Admission to Candidacy
     The purpose of the Qualifying Examination is to assess the student’s ability to
     synthesize and integrate knowledge from the program of study in the areas of
     research, knowledge development, nursing, and a minor. The qualifying
     examination is both written and oral, and covers both the major and minor areas
     of study as well as a draft dissertation proposal. The qualifying examination and
     dissertation proposal will provide evidence the student has the necessary
     preparation for initiating dissertation research.

  (S4.07) Supervisory Committees
     Supervisory committees should be appointed no later than the end of the second
     semester of equivalent full-time study. The committee shall consist of no fewer
     than four members. At least two members, including the Chair, will be from the
     College of Nursing, and at least one member will be drawn from a different
     specialty.

     Students will meet with their committee and discuss their program of study,
     conduct the qualifying examination and approve the proposed dissertation topic
     and the plans for carrying it out.

  (S4.09) Progression Examination Guidelines for Doctoral Students
     All doctoral students will complete a Progression Examination following the
     successful completion of selected core courses in the program. This will ensure
     doctoral students are progressing in their ability to think critically, analyze, and
     synthesize content from core areas of nursing: philosophical, theoretical, and
     scientific knowledge. The Progression Exam will be offered annually during final
     exam week of Spring semesters at a time mutually agreed upon by students and
     Progression Exam committee. It is a written exam.

  (S4.10) PhD Student Mentoring
     All students have a mentoring team until a supervisory committee is formed. The
     Mentoring Team or Supervisory Committee will focus on strategies for
     developing scholars in nursing, and facilitating successful completion of the
     program.

Grading Scale
     A     95-100         (4.0)          C     74-79*        (2.0)
     A-    93-94          (3.67)         C-    72-73         (1.67)
     B+    91- 92         (3.33)         D+    70-71         (1.33)
     B     84-90          (3.0)          D     64-69         (1.0)
     B-    82-83          (2.67)         D-    62-63         (0.67)
     C+    80-81          (2.33)         E     61 or below   (0.0)

     * 74 is the minimal passing grade



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Section IV: Student Requirements

Attendance
  Students are expected to be present for all classes, other learning experiences and
  examinations. Students who have extraordinary circumstances preventing
  attendance should explain these circumstances to the course instructor prior to the
  scheduled class or clinical lab, or as soon as possible thereafter. Instructors will
  then make an effort to accommodate reasonable requests. A grade penalty may be
  assigned for the late assignments, including tests.

Absences Associated with Outside Professional Activities
  Students in good academic standing are encouraged to participate in outside
  professional activities. Students who elect to attend professional
  meetings/conferences/activities that conflict with class or clinical hours should
  request an excused absence(s), prior to the event, from the relevant faculty.
  Students in good academic standing will discuss with the faculty member means to
  accommodate the excused absence and/or meet the objectives of the
  course/clinical.

ID Badges
  Students will need to secure a GatorOne ID badge and pouch after they have
  received a letter of admission from the College of Nursing. Both the badge and
  pouch are required. Please log on to www.gator1.ufl.edu and click on the Distance
  Gator 1 Card link under ID Card Services. The instructions are easy, requiring you
  to download your own photos. You will then be directed to Cashnet – UF’s online
  payment system – to pay for your card ($15), badge holders ($1.25), and shipping
  ($5).

UF Honor Code
  We, the members of the University of Florida Community, pledge to hold ourselves
  and our peers to the highest standards of honesty and integrity by abiding by the
  Honor Code. On all work submitted for credit by students at the University of
  Florida, the following pledge is either required or implied: On my honor, I have
  neither given nor received unauthorized aid in doing this assignment.

  Academic honesty and integrity are fundamental values that the College of Nursing
  upholds. Any incident of cheating, plagiarism, bribery, misrepresentation,
  conspiracy, or fabrication will be handled according to the guidelines of the UF Office
  for Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution(www.dso.ufl.edu/sccr/). Additionally,
  any individual who is aware of violations of the Honor code is bound by honor to take
  corrective action. See College of Nursing Policy S-1.12 : Student Honor and
  Conduct Code Guidelines for definitions of cheating, plagiarism, bribery,
  misrepresentation, conspiracy and fabrication. Students should be aware that
  written paper will be submitted to TURNITIN to check for plagiarism.



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Standard of Professional Behavior and Conduct
  Students in nursing and other health professions curricula are held to standards of
  conduct that both differ from and exceed those usually expected of university
  students. Students are required to adhere to the standards of acceptable conduct
  outlined in the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics, and the Florida Nurse
  Practice Act. Students can be removed from the nursing curriculum and/or any
  college sponsored programs or organizations based on violation of professional
  conduct. Breaches of conduct are referred to the Health Science Center Student
  Conduct Committee and may include expulsion from the program.

Personal Health Insurance
  Students are required to have and provide proof of personal health insurance for the
  duration of the program. The University of Florida has a university sponsored health
  insurance plan provided by United Health Care. For more information go to
  https://www.uhcsr.com/SelfServiceSupport/Students/CollegeHome.aspx, or call
  (877) 996-4698.

SPSS
  For students taking the College of Nursing statistics courses, you will need to bring a
  laptop to class with SPSS each week. Students should buy the graduate pack
  SPSS from the bookstore - this is a full version of SPSS that can be used for the
  dissertation. You should purchase SPSS version 17.x. The student version of SPSS
  is not adequate and should not be purchased.

  In Gainesville, you can purchase the program at the Health Science Center
  bookstore. In Jacksonville, you can purchase by mail from the UF Health Sciences
  Center bookstore, (800) 400-1239. In Tallahassee and Pensacola, you can
  purchase at the University Bookstore. You will need something to identify you as a
  student.

Accommodations Due to Disability
  Students who wish to obtain individual accommodations due to disability must first
  register with the University of Florida, Disability Resource Center (392-8565). Each
  semester, students are responsible for requesting a memorandum from the Office
  for Students with Disabilities to notify faculty of their requested individual
  accommodations. Students are responsible for requesting and delivering a
  memorandum to the faculty member in each of their courses where accommodation
  is requested. This should be done at the start of the semester.

Evaluation of Teachers and Courses
  Student evaluation of the faculty and courses is a very important part of your role as
  a student. Evaluation takes place at the end of each semester. Students are
  encouraged to complete the evaluation forms carefully and thoughtfully. Responses
  are anonymous.


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Written Scholarly Papers
  Several courses in the nursing curricula require the student to complete a written
  paper. All papers must follow the most current APA format. The Publication Manual
  of the American Psychological Association will be available in the bookstore.

Copyright Materials
  All faculty, staff and students of the University are required and expected to obey the
  laws and legal agreements governing copyrighted materials, including computer
  software. Failure to do so can lead to monetary damages and/or criminal penalties
  for the individual violator. Because such violations are also again the University
  policies and rules, disciplinary action will be taken as appropriate. Quizzes and
  examinations are the property of the University of Florida.

Electronic Devices/Equipment
  All cellular telephones, pagers, beepers, laptop computers, and other electronic
  devices/equipment are to be silenced during class. Sounds caused by these
  devices are disruptive to other students and faculty, and prevent full attention from
  being given to the learning experience.




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Section V: Additional Information
Gatorlink & Internet Access
  GatorLink is an individual's computer identity at the University of Florida. Every
  applicant, student, faculty and staff member is expected to have a GatorLink ID. You
  must establish a Gatorlink account; you can create an account from the sign on
  page of the myUFL Portal and click on 'GatorLink Account Creation' to create your
  account. If you have any problems creating your account or forwarding your e-mail
  please call the UF’s computer help desk at 392-HELP. The college will be using
  Gatorlink email as its main source of communication to students; therefore, you will
  be expected to check your email on a regular basis. We will send messages to
  Gatorlink accounts only.

UF Portal
  The UF Web Portal https://my.ufl.edu/ps/signon.html is a new service for the
  University community. The UF Web Portal will provide a single point of entry for
  University information. It will be tailored to the individual and it will provide access
  for students to registration, records, and student organization information. You will
  need to set up a Gatorlink ID and password in order to access the UF Portal.

Web-based Course Materials
  Many courses have a web component and some are completely web based. The
  College of Nursing uses Sakai which can be accessed via the UF e-learning system
  at http://lss.at.ufl.edu. You will need your Gatorlink ID and password to access the
  courses.

Doctoral Student Council
     The Graduate Student Council is a self-governance organization of the student
     body. The purposes include orientation and mentoring of incoming students,
     fostering of communication between students and faculty, membership on
     College committees, professional development and enhancing student life
     through extracurricular social and service activities.




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Section VI: Gainesville Campus
Books & Supplies
  Textbooks and supplies may be purchased in the Health Science Center (HSC)
  Bookstore on the ground level of the Communicore. The Integrated Student
  Information System (ISIS) www.isis.ufl.edu lists course schedules with textbooks for
  each course. The HSC bookstore is located on the ground floor of the H wing along
  the east-west corridor by the post office. The bookstore is usually open from 8:00
  a.m. to 5:30 Monday through Friday and can be reached at (352) 392-3478.

Graduate Student Lounge
  The Graduate Student Lounge is located in room 3233. The lounge has a couch, a
  large table and a number of study carrels. Lockers will be available for day use, if
  you wish to lock your belongings please bring your own lock and remove it at the
  end of each day. The lounge is open for the use of students during regular business
  hours.

Faculty Office Hours
  Offices for all faculty are located on the second, third and fourth levels of the College
  of Nursing. The Office for Research Support is located in 2201. Faculty members
  post cards on their office doors, which list class and clinical schedules as well as
  office hours when they are available to students. Students are encouraged to meet
  with faculty during the hours posted. A listing of faculty members with phone and
  email addresses can be found at http://www.nursing.ufl.edu/faculty.aspx.

Network Access
  The HPNP complex does provide wireless internet access. Students will need a
  laptop with wireless capability in order to access the network. In order to set up your
  laptop you will need to follow the instructions for wireless login here:
  https://security.health.ufl.edu/wireless/. If you have any questions you may contact
  the UF College of Nursing Computer Help Desk at (352) 273-6429 or e-mail
  CONITSUPPORT@HEALTH.UFL.EDU.

Mailboxes
  All students will be assigned to individual mailboxes on the first level of the College
  of Nursing. Keys will be distributed to incoming students at the beginning of each
  academic year. Keys will require a refundable deposit fee of $2.00. Keys can be
  obtained from Ms. Angela Sailor in room 2207. Faculty and administrators use
  mailboxes as a mode of communication and to return assignments to students.
  Include your name and mailbox number on written assignments to facilitate return to
  the correct boxes. Faculty members also have mailboxes on the third level.
  Students may submit papers or mail by clearly identifying the item with faculty name
  and then placing the item in the slot next to student mailboxes on the first level.



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Transportation & Parking
  UF parking decals must be ordered online at www.parking.ufl.edu.

  Decals ordered online at www.parking.ufl.edu will be charged to your student
  account. To elect to have your financial aid applied to this charge, please go to
  http://my.ufl.edu, select "My Campus Finances", select "View Student Permission"
  and follow the instructions.

  Please note that your decal order will not be processed if you have any delinquent
  parking citations. You may pay citations online anytime at www.parking.ufl.edu or at
  our office located on the corner of Gale Lemerand Drive and Mowry Road, from
  8:00AM until 4:30PM, Monday through Friday. If you have any questions, please
  contact us at (352) 392-2241.

  The Regional Transit System (RTS) provides bus service covering the UF campus
  and the City of Gainesville for FREE to students with a valid UF ID. Visit the RTS
  website at http://www.go-rts.com/ or call (352) 334-2600 for general schedule
  information.

Health Services
  Student health fees support health services in the Student Healthcare Center
  (SHCC) also known as The Infirmary. The Infirmary is on Fletcher Drive next to the
  Florida Gym and the Racquet Club. The University of Florida collects a health fee in
  the student's tuition costs. This fee funds part of the services for students. However,
  there are charges for certain procedures, lab work, x-rays, and pharmacy supplies.
  The infirmary is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12:00-
  4:00 p.m. on Sundays (fall and spring semesters).

  HSC students may also access primary health care under the same student health
  fees at Student Health at Shands in room D2-49 (Dental Tower) of the HSC. Call
  392-0627 for an appointment. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to
  5:00 p.m.

Library
  The Health Science Center Library has reference librarians and staff available to
  assist you with access to electronic resources, database selection and searching,
  and other research questions.

  You can reach the library by phone at 352.273.8408 or by using the “Ask a Librarian”
  email form on the library homepage:
  http://www.library.health.ufl.edu/

  For a complete description of library services, electronic resources, or online
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Library Location and Hours
The library is located in the Communicore building in the University of Florida Health
Science Center. Hours of operation, scheduled holidays, and other basic
information are available on the library website:
http://www.library.health.ufl.edu/about/index.html

Study Rooms
Several study rooms are available on the second floor as well as the third floor.
There are also viewing rooms where students can view audiovisual materials. Study
and viewing rooms may vary as to exact size and accommodations for individuals or
small groups. Simply go to the first floor Information Desk and present your Gator1
card. These rooms are available for checkout on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Databases and eJournals
The library provides access to more than 100 databases and several thousand
electronic journals, which are accessible through the library website.

Computers and Printers
There are computers available for students to use in the library, including multi-user
stations with large monitors for use by small groups. Scanning stations are available
as well as private study rooms and viewing rooms for multimedia. Laser printers are
available for printing. Free wireless access is available throughout the library.

Printing and Copying
Your Gator 1 card can be used to pay for printing and copying. To print from library
computers, enter your Gator 1 number. There are card readers at each of the copy
machines. Copy machines do not accept coins. You can add money to your card at
http://www.gator1.ufl.edu/

      Black and White copying/printing costs $.10 per page (at all libraries).
      Color copying/printing costs $.50 per page
      Laser printers are available for printing.
      Self-serve copiers and printers are located throughout the library.
      Color copiers and printers are located on the first floor.
      You will need to transfer files from your personal laptop to a library computer
       in order to print.

More information about making copies and printing at the library can be found here:
http://www.library.health.ufl.edu/about/VirtualTour/virtual_copy1.html

Checking Out and Renewing Books
In order to borrow library materials, students will need a valid, activated Gator 1
Card. Gator 1 Cards may be activated at the Information Desk on the first floor or
online: http://www.library.health.ufl.edu/forms/gator1.htm.




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Library materials may be renewed prior to being overdue through the library website.
Select “Renew a Book On-Line” from the Quick Links menu on the library
homepage.

Loan Periods
    Books & CDs – undergraduate students 14 days; graduate students 28 days
    A/V Materials -- 4 days for all borrowers
    Journals -- 2 hours for all borrowers

Fines
The fine for overdue items with regular loan periods (books, CDs, DVDs, AVs, etc.)
is $.25 per day. The fine for overdue journals or periodicals is $.25 per hour. The fine
for overdue course reserve materials is $1.00 per hour. All materials that have been
recalled for return to the HSC Libraries due to a hold being placed on them are
subject to double overdue fines. Complete information on all library fines is available
online here: http://www.library.health.ufl.edu/services/index.html#circulation

Remote Access to Electronic Library Resources
Many library databases and full-text resources are available through remote access.
These resources are costly and access is restricted to UF students, faculty, and staff
by IP address. There are two ways to access them when you are off campus.

      The first and preferred method is to set up access through a virtual private
       network (VPN). This involves downloading and installing a small piece of
       software on your home computer that authenticates you as a UF user. For
       information about this and instructions on how to do this go to:
       http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/login/vpn.html

      The second method is to log in to the proxy service using either your
       Gatorlink ID and password, or your 14 digit library barcode (which is found on
       your Gator 1 card) and password (your birth month and birthday, unless you
       have reset it). The proxy service can be found at
       http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/ufproxy.html.




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Section VII: Jacksonville Campus

Books & Supplies
  Textbooks and supplies may be purchased in the Health Science Center (HSC)
  Bookstore by calling (800) 400-1239. Books will be shipped to you within 3-4 days.
  A shipping charge will be added to the total purchase price.

  The Integrated Student Information System (ISIS) www.isis.ufl.edu lists course
  schedules with textbooks for each course.

Gator 1 Cards
  Students will need to secure a Gator 1 ID badge and pouch. Both the badge and
  pouch are required.

  You may apply for the Gator 1 card on-line. The website is www.gator1.ufl.edu click
  on ID Card Services then Distance Learning and follow the instructions. Be sure to
  indicate that you are a Health Science Center student.

  If you don’t have access to the Gator 1 website you may apply by e-mail. Send
  information to idcard@bsd.ufl.edu. They will need a current picture as a jpeg
  attachment, name, UF ID number, name of the program and mailing address.
  Indicate that you are a Health Science Center student. Cost is $16.25 plus for the ID
  Card and plastic badge holder plus $5.00 shipping and handling. Payment may be
  made by check or credit card. If you are paying with a credit card they request that
  credit card information not be emailed (as this is a UF security violation), after the
  email is sent with your picture you should call their office with the credit card
  information (352-392-8343).

ID Badges
  In addition to the Gator 1 card, Jacksonville Students are required to obtain ID
  badges from the UFJHI Human Resources office. Students must wear their badges
  when they are in the Jacksonville Health Science Center building and on the
  Shands/Jacksonville campus.

        Complete the Identification Badge Receipt and Acknowledgement form
         (available from the Jacksonville campus office College of Nursing Office).
        Go to the 4th floor of the Faculty Clinic (it is in the Health Science Building),
         pay the $10.00 fee and receive a receipt
        Call the UFJHI Human Resources Department at: 244-9064 and make an
         appointment to have your ID photo taken.
        At the appointed time, take your receipt and completed form to the Human
         Resources office on the 5th Floor of Tower 2 to have your ID badge made.
         Tower 2 is across 8th Street from the Health Science Building.



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Classrooms
  One classroom (“B”) is located within the College of Nursing suite. Meeting rooms
  are also located on the 1st floor of the LRC. The rooms are reserved for College of
  Nursing classes when needed.

  Many of the classes are conducted via videoconference. Nursing classes are held in
  several locations on the Jacksonville Campus.

        Videoconference room (4003), 4th floor, East Expansion – Shands
         Jacksonville Hospital. Walk from the North parking garage at the back of the
         hospital (students must park here), walk across to the sliding glass doors past
         the Pediatric ER, enter hospital and turn left into the clinic area. Walk through
         the clinic area to the Public elevators. Take the elevator to the 4th floor, turn
         left into hallway. Classroom will be the last door on your left. From the main
         entrance of the Shands Hospital, for directions to the gift shop. Walk past the
         gift shop and look for public elevators on left. Take public elevator to the 4th
         floor. Turn right as you exit elevator and, go through the double doors, turn
         left at the first intersection. The classroom is the first door on the right. It is
         clearly marked as the videoconference classroom.

        Alumni Auditorium, In Shands Clinical Center building take public elevator
         near cafeteria to the 2nd floor. Turn left on the main corridor and turn left at
         the staff elevators. There is a short hallway just beyond the staff elevators
         (you will see soda and snack machines). Turn right. The Alumni is on the
         right just a few steps down the hallway.

        The Borland Library, 2nd floor LRC Building. The door to the videoconference
         room is located behind and to the right of the circulation desk

        Classroom “B”, College of Nursing Suite, 3rd floor, Learning Resource Center.
         Enter the LRC through the automatic doors on the side of the building facing
         the parking garage. Turn left and toward the entrance to the Spice of Life
         Express Café. To the left of the café is a plain unmarked door. Go through
         the door and the LRC elevators are on the right. Go to 3 rd floor. Exit
         elevators and walk down corridor that is straight ahead. The 3 rd office with
         glass walls (on the right). Ring the door bell to be admitted.




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Simulation Lab
  The CSESaR Center Simulation Lab is located in the Shands PAVILION. From I-95
  onto 8th street, go past Shands main hospital entrance and turn left onto Jefferson
  St. Turn right into LOT C [students may not park in lot C]. Enter the PAVILION
  though it’s Main Entrance. Straight ahead, take elevators to the second floor. When
  you get off of the elevator, follow the corridor bearing toward the right. This is a long
  corridor with windows on your left. Follow this corridor almost to the end. Look ahead
  for the last exit sign. Immediately BEFORE you reach the exit sign turn right through
  the double doors. Walk past the elevator bank, turn slightly left and you’ll see a set
  of double doors marked CSESaR OR Rooms. Enter through the double doors and
  go straight back down the corridor. The nursing lab rooms are the last rooms in this
  corridor.

  CSESaR Center classrooms (used for on-line testing) 2, 3 & 4. Enter Pavilion
  through Main Entrance. Straight ahead, take elevators from Ground Floor to 1st
  floor. When you get off of the elevator, follow the corridor bearing to the left. This is
  another long corridor with windows on your left. Follow this corridor almost to the
  end. Turn left at the bank of elevators. Pass elevators and turn left at the next
  corridor. The classrooms will be on your left.

Media Center
  The Media Center is located on the first floor of the LRC. The center offers Hours of
  operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday (excluding holidays).

  Media Center services include:
     Videography
     Video Editing & Duplication
     Photography (including passport pictures)
     Computer Graphics & Presentations
     Poster Printing

  To utilize Media Center services you must be authorized by your department or
  establish a private pay account.

  You can read more about our services on the infonet www.intrashands1.jax , click
  Media Center tab or call us at 244-3265.

  A PowerPoint projector may be reserved for class presentations on campus. You
  may reserve it by calling (904) 244-3245. Students are responsible for pick up and
  return to the College of Nursing.




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Faculty Office Hours
  Faculty members post cards on their office doors, which list class and clinical
  schedules as well as office hours when they are available to students. Students are
  encouraged to meet with faculty during the hours posted. A listing of faculty
  members with phone and email addresses can be found at
  http://www.nursing.ufl.edu/faculty.aspx.

Mailboxes
  Students on the Jacksonville campus have a mail folders located in the file cabinet
  adjacent to the Program Assistant’s desk in the front office. Communication from
  the Gainesville campus will be put in the student mail folders. Instructors
  communicate with students via the mail folders; however, email is now the most
  frequent method of communication. Please check both regularly.

Transportation & Parking
  Shands Jacksonville requires all students to obtain parking permits for their vehicles
  parked on campus. Please take proof of insurance and automobile registration
  information to the North Parking Garage Office (244-4187) located behind the
  Shands Jacksonville Clinical Center. The North Garage is on the left. At the
  Parking Office complete an application and receive a decal for your vehicle. Nursing
  students may park in lot “K” and the end of Illinois Street; lot “H” at corner of
  Boulevard and W.11th Street, Parking Lot I on W 12th Street and Boulevard, Parking
  Area G, on W. 11th Street and Boulevard and the Pavilion Annex Parking Area on
  Boulevard and W. 10 Street or Lot M on Venus Street. Do not park in the North or
  South Garage or in areas designated for patients and visitors. Students who are
  employed by Shands/Jacksonville must park in their employee assigned space. A
  campus map is available at:
  http://intrashands1/newsMaps/Campus/Campus_Map_1208.jpg.

Voice Mail
  The main phone number to the College of Nursing is (904) 244-3245, which may be
  used to leave messages before and after office hours. Faculty members have direct
  lines which are noted on course syllabi or may be obtained through the main
  number. All lines switch over to voice mail after 2 rings if unanswered. Voice mail is
  checked by the College of Nursing faculty and staff regularly and your phone calls
  will be answered as soon as possible. Faculty members teach classes, attend
  meetings, have clinical commitments, etc. They may be unable to return your call
  immediately, but will do so in as timely a manner as possible.

Bulletin Board and Front Office
  A bulletin board is located in the Kitchen/Classroom A of the College of Nursing.
  Notices of importance are posted there, and by the file cabinet that holds the student
  mail folders.




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Shands Security
  The Security Department provides private Uniformed Security Operations and Law
  Enforcement Services to the campus around the clock. These officers actively patrol
  our campus structures, parking lots, multi-story parking facilities, and the campus
  grounds by foot patrols, security cart patrols, and marked security vehicle patrols.
  Off-duty Jacksonville Sheriff's Officers work closely with our Uniformed Security
  Operations and patrol the campus grounds in marked law enforcement vehicles.
  These dedicated Private Security and Public Law Enforcement Officials are focused
  on preserving a safe and secure campus environment

  You may request a security escort to your car. Be sure to call the Security Office at
  least 30-40 minutes before you need to leave the building.

  Emergency         244-4211
  Escort            244-4211
  Administration    244-4288

Library
  The library has a reference librarian available to assist you with access to electronic
  resources, database selection and searching and other research questions. You
  can reach Kathryn Summey by phone at (904) 244-2144 or by email at
  ksummey@ufl.edu

  For a complete description of library services, electronic resources, or online
  assistance, please visit the library website at http://www.borland.ufl.edu.

  Library Locations and Hours
  Jacksonville students have access to two major libraries locally, the Borland Health
  Science Library on the Jacksonville campus and the University of North Florida
  library located on the east side of Jacksonville. Each semester the College of
  Nursing will send a list of current student names to the Borland Library to facilitate
  use. The library is located on the 2nd floor of the Learning Resource Center on the
  campus of the Shands Jacksonville. Present hours of operation are Monday -
  Thursday, 8:a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday - Sunday,
  closed. In the event of changes, hours of operation can be located at the following
  website http://www.library.health.ufl.edu/borland/borlandinfo.html.

  Instruction
  The Borland Library is committed to providing quality instruction on a variety of
  subjects to UF faculty, students, staff, and Shands employees. Classes on individual
  databases, Internet resources, citation management software, and other topics are
  offered monthly (check calendar for availability). Registration is required, as space is
  limited. Additionally, groups of two or more may request private instruction. A one
  week notice is requested for private sessions, and classes can be customized to fit
  the needs of the group. To schedule a class or if you have any questions, please
  contact Kathryn Summey at ksummey@ufl.edu or 904-244-2144


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Databases and E-Journals
The Borland Library and HSCL library provides access to more than 100 databases
and several thousand electronic journals. Computers are located in the library for
access.

Printing and Copying
The Borland Library currently has one dual copier and printer. All users are required
to use a Gator 1 card to pay for printing and copying. Guest copy cards with no
value will also be available if needed. Information about how to put money on either
the Gator 1 card or the guest copy card can be found at
http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/printing/.

Printing and copying is $.10 per page, and the Borland Library does not currently
have a color printer or copier. For your convenience, the library does provide a
scanner free of charge for the scanning of print material.

Checking Out and Renewing Books
A Gator 1 card or a library issued card is required to check out materials. Renewals
may be done online prior to the due date, and may be made in person or by calling
(904) 244-3240 after the due date.

Loan Periods
Books and audiovisuals circulate for two weeks; and may be renewed twice. To
maximize availability, journals and reference books do not circulate.
Fines
Fines for overdue print materials from the Borland Library accrue at $.25 per day
and $1.00 per day on interlibrary loans and Borland Library audiovisual material.
Borrowers will be billed for lost or damaged items. Outstanding fines amounting to
$10.00 or more will result in suspension of library privileges. To facilitate return of
books when the Library is closed, a book drop is located just outside the library.

Interlibrary Loan
For items not within the Borland Library collection, such as material located in
Gainesville, the staff will locate and borrow books and copies of journal articles when
needed. This service is free of charge for all University of Florida students.
Turnaround time is usually 24 to 48 hours for articles, and a week for all book
requests. To make a request please fill out the form found at
http://www.library.health.ufl.edu/borland/docdeliveryJAX.html.

Remote Access to Electronic Library Resources
Many library databases and full-text resources are available through remote access.
These resources are costly and access is restricted to UF students, faculty, and staff
by IP address. There are two ways to access them when you are off campus.




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           The first and preferred method is to set up access through a virtual private
            network (VPN). This involves downloading and installing a small piece of
            software on your home computer that authenticates you as a UF user. For
            information about this and instructions on how to do this go to:
            http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/login/vpn.html.

           The second method is to log in to the proxy service using either your
            Gatorlink ID and password, or your 14 digit library barcode (which is found
            on your Gator 1 card) and password (your birth month and birthday,
            unless you have reset it). The proxy service can be found at
            http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/ufproxy.html.

Registering for Classes at UNF
  Students wishing to register for classes at UNF please be aware that when taking
  courses at an institution other than the University of Florida students must take a
  graded course, we will not transfer in credits graded as an “S”. In addition, you must
  achieve a grade of “B” or better in order for the transfer of credits to be approved.

  After you have completed your courses please request a transcript be sent to the
  Office for Academic and Student Affairs. We will process the transfer of credits.




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Section VIII: Tallahassee Campus

Registering for Classes at FSU and FAMU
  Students wishing to register for classes at FSU and FAMU please be aware that
  when taking courses at an institution other than the University of Florida students
  must take a graded course, we will not transfer in credits graded as an “S”. In
  addition, you must achieve a grade of “B” or better in order for the transfer of credits
  to be approved.

  After you have completed your courses please request a transcript be sent to the
  Office for Academic and Student Affairs. We will process the transfer of credits.




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                                                             Appendix A
                                                    College of Nursing
                                  PhD Program Summary of Important Annual Activities and Dates

                                                             FALL                     SPRING                  SUMMER

                                                Sept   Oct     Nov       Dec   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   June   July   Aug
Mentoring Meeting:
(Policy S-4.10)                                  X
New& continuing students: Develop Mentoring
Plan for upcoming year
Complete form and submit to ADASA office
by September 30
Curriculum Plan                                  X
New students: Complete after 1st mentoring
meeting; submit signed form to ADASA office
Continuing students: Review annually &
update as needed; submit revised curriculum
plan to ADASA office
Mid-year Mentoring Meeting & Evaluation:                                                                X
(Policy S-4.10)
Student completes self-evaluation
Faculty completes evaluation
Submit to ADASA office by May 30
Annual Evaluation                                                                                       X
(Policy S-4.02)
Faculty completes form; student signs; submit
to ADASA office by May 30
Annual CV update                                                                                        X
Student completes/updates CV and submits
with annual self-evaluation
GTA/GRA requirements & plans                     X                              X                       X
Faculty reviews funding obligations and
GRA/GTA plans with student each semester




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                              Appendix B
             Policy S-4.02 Progression for PhD Students

TITLE:          PROGRESSION FOR PhD STUDENTS
POLICY:         PhD students are expected to be in compliance with all UF
                Graduate School progression policies and specific College of
                Nursing requirements. Students will receive an annual evaluation
                of progression in doctoral studies (per UF Graduate Catalog), and
                additional evaluation reviews as indicated. This review will assess
                progression towards degree and identify areas of strength and
                areas needing improvement. The review may result in
                recommendations regarding future action(s).
RATIONALE:      Progression in College of Nursing PhD courses is dependent upon
                the students ability to meet established standards and comply with
                student health, security, and CPR requirements. Regular
                evaluation provides advisement and direction to the student in
                her/his doctoral studies.
PROCEDURE:      Progression Requirements
                   1. Students must maintain a 3.00 average in all work
                      attempted. Students whose GPA falls below 3.0 must meet
                      with their Supervisory Committee Chair to develop a
                      remediation plan. Students may be denied further
                      registration in the graduate program if academic
                      performance remains unsatisfactory.

                   2. Students with less than a 3.00 GPA may not hold an
                      assistantship or fellowship per UF Graduate School Rules.

                   3. Students must have on file evidence of compliance with
                      Policy S-1.01 Student Health Policy, Policy S-1.17 Security
                      Requirements, and current CPR certification.

                B. Annual Evaluation of Progression
                   1. The annual evaluation will be conducted by the Supervisory
                      Committee Chair in conjunction with the Supervisory
                      Committee and will be completed by May 30th each year. If
                      a Supervisory Committee Chair has not been appointed,
                      the evaluation will be completed by the primary faculty
                      mentor, with input from the mentoring team.

                   2. Following the evaluation, the Supervisory Chair will prepare
                      an annual evaluation report and discuss with student. A
                      copy of this Evaluation (see Attachment #1) is given to the
                      student and a copy becomes a component of the student's
                      academic record.
                        3. A six-month interim evaluation will be conducted by the
                           Supervisory Committee Chair in conjunction with the
                           Supervisory Committee for students who are required to file
                           a revised program of studies or have other additional
                           requirements. An Evaluation Form (see Attachment #1) is
                           completed by the Supervisory Chair.

                        4. A special evaluation may be conducted by the Supervisory
                           Committee Chair and members at any time, if in their
                           judgment, the student is in academic jeopardy.

                        5. When any evaluation results in an unsatisfactory progress
                           rating with a revised program of study and/or other
                           requirements, copies of the Evaluation Form (see
                           Attachment #1) will be sent to the appropriate Department
                           Chair and the office of the Associate Dean of Academic and
                           Student Affairs.
                        6. If the student disagrees with any evaluation, the student
                           may request in writing that the evaluation be reviewed by
                           the appropriate Department Chair and the Associate Dean.
                           This review is recorded (see Attachment #2). The
                           Supervisory Committee Chair will consult with the
                           Supervisory Committee throughout the process and will
                           convey the results to the Supervisory Committee and the
                           student.

                        7. When an evaluation results in an unsatisfactory progress
                           rating, with a recommendation for withdrawal from the
                           program, the evaluation will automatically be referred to the
                           appropriate Department Chair and Associate Dean of
                           Academic and Student Affairs (see Attachment #2).

                           a) The Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs
                           will notify the student of the outcome of the meeting;
                           determining the course of action.


Approved by:        Academic Affairs Committee:        07/23/99; review 9/06
Reviewed by:        Leadership Council:                08/20/99; review 6/04
Approved by:        General Faculty:                   09/24/99
Approved by:        Dean:                              10/04/99; 9/06

Attachment #1: Progression in Doctoral Studies - College of Nursing Evaluation Form
Attachment #2: Progression in Doctoral Studies - College of Nursing - Review of
Unsatisfactory Evaluation and Rating
        Progression In Doctoral Studies
        College of Nursing—Evaluation Form

Date:
Student:                                                       UFID                                 Mail Box #:

Supervisory Committee Chair:
Committee Member(s)

This is to verify that an Annual Evaluation has been conducted for the above student including a review of grades,
scholarly productivity, adherence to the program of study, adherence to CON student health, security, and CPR
requirements, and progress toward dissertation completion.

The following action is recommended:
                                                             (1)
____           * Satisfactory progress—proceed as planned.
____           *Satisfactory progress, however, a revised program of studies is required which will include a
                                                                                    (1)
                 6-month reevaluation. (Attach copy of revised program of studies.)
___            Unsatisfactory progress—a revised (curriculum plan) program of studies and/or other requirements are
                             (2)
               listed below. Copies to Department Chair and the office of ADASA.
____           Unsatisfactory progress—recommend that the student be withdrawn from doctoral studies in Nursing.
                                                                                                       (2)
               (Comments section below must document basis for unsatisfactory progress decision.)
               Send to Department Chair for review and the office of ADASA (see Form 2).
           * In general, minimum requirements for satisfactory progress include:
           A grade of “B” or better in all required nursing courses,
           An overall average of “B” or better in all work; and
           Adherence to the program of study and progression with dissertation work.
           Average grade for courses included in the minor must be B or higher.

Comments or Requirements:




Signatures:
Student:                               __________________________                          Date:   _____________
Department Chair:                                                                          Date:
                                       __________________________                                  _____________
Supervisory Committee Chair:                                                               Date:
                                       __________________________                                  _____________
Copy sent to: _____Student Record   _____Student   _____Committee Chair (5 copies)
                                                                        Progression In Doctoral Studies
                                          College of Nursing—Review of Unsatisfactory Evaluation Rating
Date:
Student:                                                             UFID:                                       Mail Box #:
Conducted By:
Department Chair
Supervisory Committee Chair

This is to verify that an Unsatisfactory Annual Evaluation Review has been conducted for the above student
including a review of grades, scholarly productivity, adherence to the program of study, adherence to CON
student health, security, and CPR requirements, and progress toward dissertation completion.

Outcome / Recommendations:
____            Unsatisfactory progress; Revise program of studies (curriculum plan) and/or other requirements.
                Revisions and rationale:

                       _______________________________________________________________________




____            Unsatisfactory progress; withdrawal.
                Rationale:            ___________________________________________________________

                       _______________________________________________________________________

                       _______________________________________________________________________

Signatures:
Department Chair:                              ____________________________________                          Date:      _________
Supervisory Committee Chair:                   ____________________________________                          Date:      _________
Student:                                                                                                     Date:             ___

Copy sent to:    ____ Student Record   _____ Student   ____ Committee Chair (5 copies)   ____ Department Chair
                                     Appendix C
                  Policy S-4.03 Minimum Dissertation Credits

TITLE:           MINIMUM DISSERTATION CREDITS

POLICY:          Doctoral candidates are required to register for NGR 7980 in
                 accordance with College of Nursing and Graduate School
                 requirements. Students need to be registered for course work in
                 any semester in which they are involved in work that requires UF
                 and/or College of Nursing resources.

RATIONALE:       Faculty members’ work related to students’ doctoral dissertations
                 must be appropriately credited.

PROCEDURE:

          1. All doctoral candidates who are doing dissertation work must register
             for NGR 7980 at four to six credits per semester.

          2. Doctoral candidates who apply for graduation must register for a
             minimum of six credits of NGR 7980 in the semester in which they will
             graduate.

          3. Doctoral students must complete a minimum of 14 credits in NGR
             7980.


Reviewed by:     Academic Affairs:          02/06/04; 8/05; 12/09
Approved by:
Reviewed by:     Administrative Council:    05/98; 8/05
Approved by:     Leadership Council:        06/98; 9/05; 12/09
                 Dean:                      06/98; 9/05
                               Appendix D
  Policy S-4.04 PhD Qualifying Examination and Admission to
                           Candidacy
TITLE:           PHD QUALIFYING EXAMINATION AND ADMISSION TO
                 CANDIDACY
POLICY:          The College of Nursing shall have clear and specific procedures for
                 the PhD qualifying examination and admission to candidacy.
RATIONALE:       The purpose of the Qualifying Examination is to assess the
                 student’s ability to synthesize and integrate knowledge from the
                 program of study in the areas of research, knowledge development,
                 nursing, and a minor. The qualifying examination is both written and
                 oral, and covers the major and minor areas of study as well as a
                 draft dissertation proposal. The qualifying examination and
                 dissertation proposal will provide evidence the student has the
                 necessary preparation for initiating dissertation research.
PROCEDURE:
         1. Eligibility Criteria
            In order to be eligible to take the qualifying examination, the student
            must have:
            a. Successfully completed coursework without any existing
                 incomplete grades
            b. Successfully completed the progression exam. (Beginning with
                 Fall 2003 admissions).
            c. Received a satisfactory rating on the most recent annual
                 evaluation
            d. Received supervising chair’s and committee’s approval of a well
                 developed draft dissertation proposal that includes:
                 Title
                     Chapter 1: Introduction
                                  Background and Significance of the Problem
                                  Theoretical Framework
                     Chapter 2: Review of Literature
                     Chapter 3: Methodology
             e. Received the approval of the supervisory chair and committee
                 to proceed to the qualifying exam
             f. Registered during the term the examination is administered.

             2. Time Schedule
                The examination is taken after the second year of full-time study or
                equivalent part-time study. There must be a minimum of two
                semesters between the date of the qualifying examination and date
                of the degree. All work for the PhD degree must be completed
                within five calendar years after admission to candidacy or the
                examination must be repeated.
3. PhD Qualifying Examination
     a. Students planning to take the qualifying examination must
        request the examination at least one month before the
        beginning of the semester in which they intend to take the
        qualifying examination by initiating; Qualifying Examination:
        Request to be Examined form (Attachment #1)

      b. The student, in consultation with the Supervisory Chair,
         requests a meeting of the Supervisory Committee to review
         the dissertation proposal, to determine completion of all other
         eligibility criteria and to discuss the projected test date.

      c. The student and/or Supervisory Chair will inform the Office of
         Academic and Student Affairs the date set for the qualifying
         exam at which time the Associate Dean for Academic and
         Student Affairs (ADASA) will provide the student with the
         Candidacy form.

      d. The student, with the agreement of the Supervisory Chair and
         Committee, may elect any time during the semester to take
         the written portion of the qualifying examination, provided that
         the exam is completed at least five (5) weeks before the end
         of the term (Fall, Spring, or Summer C).

      e. By the predetermined date, the student will submit to the
         Chair of the Supervisory Committee four (4) questions
         accompanied by a comprehensive reading list (in APA
         format). The questions should reflect the synthesis and
         integration of the student’s individual program of study and
         cover:

         1) Theoretical issues and research findings that pertain to the
            student’s area of research, including analysis of ethical,
            social, political, economic, and/or cultural issues
         2) Methodological issues that pertain to the student’s area of
            research, including analysis of how a variety of research
            approaches have been used, or could be, used to expand
            the scientific knowledge base in the area of the
            dissertation proposal.
f. The Chair and Supervisory Committee will discuss the
   questions prepared by the student and may select or modify
   these questions or add alternative questions. The final two (2)
   questions will be provided to the student two (2) weeks after the
   committee receives the student’s proposed questions.

g. Once the student has received the questions, the student will
   proceed independently to prepare responses. Questions
   regarding procedural issues are to be addressed to the
   Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs. Violation of
   rules will constitute failure of the examination.

h. All answers are to be typewritten, double-spaced, APA format in
   12 pt or equivalent font. Each answer may be no more than 15
   pages in length, excluding references, tables, and figures. The
   completed examination is to be delivered electronically or by
   hard copy by the student to each member of the Committee.
   Hard copies should be on plain white 8.5 x 11 inch paper,
   securely clipped together but not stapled or bound. The student
   will have two weeks (14 days) to deliver the completed
   examination to the committee. Committee members will
   acknowledge receipt. Students will adhere to the UF honor
   code (4.9).

i.   Evaluation of the written component. Each of the two questions
     will be weighed equally and evaluated separately by the
     members of the Supervisory Committee using the following
     criteria:

     1)   The answers reflect in-depth knowledge and synthesis of
          relevant theory and research.
     2)   The answers reflect a comprehensive review of literature
          in the student’s area of research.
     3)   The answers reflect knowledge of qualitative and
          quantitative research.
     4)   The answers reflect an understanding of the student’s
          minor/supporting courses and their relevance and/or
          application to the student’s dissertation proposal.
     5)   The answers give evidence of scholarly thinking
          appropriately reflected in scholarly writing.

          No decision on pass/fail will be made until after the oral
          portion of the examination.
    j.   Within four (4) weeks after submission of the written portion, an
         oral examination will be held. The student is responsible for
         arranging the time and date of the exam which must be agreed
         upon by all committee members. It is the responsibility of the
         Supervisory Chair to secure a location for the oral examination
         and to notify the student.

    k. Members of the Supervisory Committee must participate in the
       oral examination. The student may not change membership of the
       Supervisory Committee between the time of written and oral
       portions of the qualifying examination. With the approval of all
       members of the supervisory committee, one committee member –
       except for the chair or external member – may be off site at a
       qualifying oral examination or at the final oral defense of the
       dissertation or thesis; using modern communication technology to
       be present rather than being physically present.

    l.   The oral examination provides opportunity for the student to
         amplify, clarify, and verify written responses. The focus is on the
         student’s ability to communicate orally and substantiate integration
         of knowledge. The oral examination normally requires
         approximately two hours.


4. PhD Qualifying Examination Outcome

    a. At the conclusion of the oral examination, the Supervisory
       Committee shall assign a grade of pass or fail and complete the
       Graduate School Form: Admission to Candidacy (which is sent to
       the Supervisory Chair by the Office of Academic and Student
       Affairs), including necessary changes in student’s program or
       special conditions. The Admission to Candidacy Form is
       submitted to the College Office of Academic and Student Affairs.

    b. A failing grade is also recorded and submitted on the Admission to
       Candidacy Form.

    c. A failing grade in the examination results in one of the following
       recommendations:
        Dismissal from the PhD program in nursing, or
        Petition of re-examination, with a change in program of studies
          and additional coursework, or request to further develop
          dissertation proposal. (See Attachment #3: Qualifying
          Examination; Preparation for Re-Examination).
                d. If re-examination is recommended, it must be requested in writing
                   by the Supervisory Chair and Committee through the College
                   Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs and approved
                   by the UF Graduate School. At least one semester of additional
                   course work must be completed before re- examination (per UF
                   Graduate Catalog). The required date of reexamination is to reset
                   by the supervisory chair and committee.

                e. If permission for re-examination is granted, the student must re-
                   initiate the examination process as in #3 above

                f. If a failure occurs at the time of a second examination, the student
                   will be dismissed from the PhD program in nursing. The
                   Supervisory Committee records the outcome and the Committee
                   Chair submits the forms: Graduate School Admission to
                   Candidacy and the College of Nursing, Qualifying Examination:
                   Dismissal or preparation for Re-Examination, to the Office of
                   Academic and Student Affairs (See Attachment #2).

                g. If the Qualifying Examination is passed, the student may proceed
                   to revise the dissertation proposal, based on the Supervisory Chair
                   and Committee’s input. The Supervisory Chair and Committee will
                   review the final dissertation proposal and grant approval for the
                   student to proceed. Once authorization from the Chair and
                   Committee is obtained, the student may apply for Institutional
                   Review Board approval and begin to conduct the dissertation
                   study.

                h. When submitting paperwork for candidacy to the graduate school
                   an individual program of study will be submitted if the student is
                   completing a special minor. (This applies to any minor which does
                   not appear on the graduate school listings of recognized minors,
                   e.g., geriatrics.)



Approved by: Academic Affairs Committee:       03/98; 04/06
             Leadership Council Review:        11/98, 03/06
             Faculty Vote:                     01/99; 04/06
             Dean:                             02/99; 05/06
                                         Attachment #1

                                  PHD in Nursing Science
                     Qualifying Examination: Request to be Examined

Student:                                                            UFID #:

This is to verify that the student listed above has met all criteria and has Supervisory Committee
approval to be examined for the qualifying examination required for PhD studies.

Examination Schedule:

       1.      Sample questions received from student
                                                                            (date)

       2.      Examination questions provided to student
                                    (2 weeks following #1)                  (date)

       3.      Written examination to returned to Committee
                                    (2 weeks following #2)                  (date)

       4.      Oral examination:

                      Date                           Time                            Room
                                      (2-4 weeks following #3)


Signatures:

       Student                                                      Date

       Supervisory Chairperson                                      Date

       Committee Members                                     (minor)Date

                                                                    Date

                                                                    Date
                                             Attachment #2

                                    PHD in Nursing Science
              Qualifying Examination: Dismissal or Preparation for Re-Examination

Student:                                                             UFID#:

Date:

        Preparation for re-examination                Dismissal from PhD studies

(Briefly provide basis for dismissal or any actions to be taken by the student in preparation for re-
examination)




Anticipated date for re-examination
(At least one full semester of additional work is required before re-examination). Requires
resubmission of form Qualifying Examination: Request to be Examined (Attachment #1).

Signatures:
                                                                     Typed or Printed Names

        Supervisory Chairperson:



        Minor Representative:
        External Member:
                                     Appendix E
    Policy S-4.07 Supervisory Chair and Committee for PhD Students
TITLE:               SUPERVISORY CHAIR AND COMMITTEE FOR PHD
                     STUDENTS
POLICY:              All PhD students will have a Supervisory Chair and Committee
                     members nominated by the Department Chairperson, approved by
                     the
                     Dean of the College, and appointed by the Dean of the Graduate
                     School
                     (per UF Graduate Catalog).

RATIONALE:           The College of Nursing is responsible for providing research
                     mentoring for all PhD students admitted to the College.

PROCEDURE:
          1. The student is responsible for arranging a meeting with the mentor to
             refine the focus of the student’s plan for research and review of
             Attachment #1 regarding PhD student responsibilities.

          2. The student and mentor will develop a list of potential faculty members
             who are conducting research in the area of the student's research focus.

          3. The student and mentor will arrange a meeting with the relevant
             Department Chair to identify potential supervisory committee chairs.

          4. The student works with the mentor and Department Chair until a suitable
             Supervisory Committee chair is identified and appointed.
                 Department Chair nominates Supervisory Committee Chair and
                   members
                 College of Nursing Dean approves the nominations
                 Dean of the Graduate School appoints the Supervisory Committee
                   Chair and members

          5. The student and Supervisory Chair develop a list of potential committee
             members who meet criteria listed on Attachment #2.

          6. Following selection of the Supervisory Committee Chair and members the
             student will:
                    A.     Inform the Office of the Associate Dean for Academic and
                           Student Affairs (ADASA) the names of the faculty members
                           who will be serving on the student’s supervisory committee
                           and the ADASA will enter the information into the Graduate
                           Information Management System (GIMS) system.
                  B.     Obtain four (4) initialed copies of the appointment form and
                         distribute to committee members.

         7. Following appointment, the Supervisory Committee Chair serves as the
            student's mentor.

         8. Following appointment of the Supervisory Committee Chair, any changes
            in the Individual Program of Study must be approved by the Supervisory
            Committee Chair and members and submitted to the Graduate School
            (See Attachment #3: Request for Change in Program Form). Note that
            any change in the proposed Program of Study may delay graduation.

         9. Any changes in Supervisory Committee member(s) must be approved by
            Supervisory Committee Chair and the Department Chair, and be
            submitted to the College’s Office of Academic and Student Affairs for
            transmission to the UF Graduate School.

         10. Any student request for change in Supervisory Committee Chair (or total
             committee) must be presented to the Department Chair in writing with
             rationale. The Department Chair will discuss the request with Supervisory
             Committee Chair and members if appropriate, Associate Dean for
             Academic and Student Affairs, and Academic Affairs Committee. The
             Department Chair will then inform the student regarding the outcome of
             the request.


Approved by: Academic Affairs Committee:      9/99; 4/06
             Leadership Council:              10/99; 4/06
             General Faculty:                 11/19/99
             Dean:                            11/99; 5/06
                                      Attachment #1

                         DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN NURSING SCIENCE
                              PROGRAM PLANNING: STUDENT CHECKLIST

I.         Supervisory Committee Appointment.
               Arrange meeting with mentor and relevant department chair to identify
                  potential chair and members.
               Obtain consent of chairperson and faculty members to serve on
                  committee.
                           Committee Membership
                           No less than four members
                           At least two members from College of Nursing (including chair)
                           One member from minor/specialization area of study
               Complete the form * "Supervisory Committee Form" by printing
                  chairperson and committee members' names and obtaining their initials
                  by their name on the form. Do not include a UFID, unless member is on
                  a special appointment.
               Submit completed form to Office of Associate Dean for Academic and
                  Student Affairs and a copy to each committee member.

II.        Convene Supervisory Committee for Program Planning/Approval.
               Finalize forms "Transfer of Graduate Courses".
               Finalize "Individual Program of Study".

III.       Future Course Deletions/Substitutions on the Approved Program.
               Obtain approval of the chairperson and all committee members on the
                  form "Request for Change of Program" (prior to registration in any
                  revised courses).
               Complete request (See Attachment #3).

*      All Graduate School forms are available at the University of Florida Graduate School
       Web site (http://gradschool.rgp.ufl.edu) and are returned to Office of Associate Dean
       for Academic and Student Affairs.

       Refer to University of Florida Graduate Catalog for "Requirements for the Ph.D."
                            Attachment #2

           CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE
                          CHAIR AND MEMBERS


Criteria for faculty members selected for Supervisory Committee chair are:

      1.   Conducting research in content area of student research focus.

      2.   Graduate Faculty Status.

      3.   Record of achievement to support development of NRSA application.

      4.   Research program.

Criteria for faculty members selected for Supervisory Committee members are:

      1.   Expertise in research methodology or content.

      2.   Representation from minor area of study (at least one member).

      3.   Graduate Faculty Status.
                               Attachment # 3
        DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN NURSING SCIENCE: INDIVIDUAL PROGRAM OF STUDY

        NAME:                                     SUPERVISORY CHAIR:


                        LIST COURSES FOR PHD PROGRAM IN NURSING BELOW.
                                   DO NOT USE REVERSE SIDE.

Course &                                                                                       Yr. &
Category                            Title of Course             Sem.       Institution         Term         Grade
(minimum)          Course No.       (Abbreviate as Needed)      Hrs.       (Abbreviate)        Taken        Rec’d
Core Theory
(9)




Research                            _____________________       ______     ______________      _________
(15)




Minor                               _____________________       ______     ______________      _________
(12)                                _




Electives                           _____________________       ______     ______________      _________
(6)                                 _




Dissertation                        _____________________       ______     ______________      _________
(var)




        Anticipated Date of Qualifying Exam:                        Anticipated Date of Grad           __

        Approved                                                          Committee Members
                   Supervisory Committee Chair               Date         ________________________

        ________________________            ______________             ____________________
                                  Appendix F
Policy S-4.09 Progression Examinations Guidelines for Doctoral Students
TITLE:        PROGRESSION EXAMINATION GUIDELINES FOR DOCTORAL
              STUDENTS
POLICY:       All doctoral students will complete a Progression Examination
              following the successful completion of selected core courses in the
              program (see below). This will ensure doctoral students are
              progressing in their ability to think critically, analyze, and synthesize
              content from core areas of nursing: philosophical, theoretical, and
              scientific knowledge.
RATIONALE:    As future nursing scholars and researchers, doctoral students must
              demonstrate they are able to integrate knowledge across core content
              areas/courses by producing written scholarly products early in their
              doctoral program. Students who are able to demonstrate these skills
              following the successful completion of selected core courses in the
              doctoral program are likely to be able to build on core knowledge and
              further developing their scholarly/scientific thinking and written
              communication in subsequent years of the program.

PROCEDURE:       1. Doctoral students will take the Progression Examination
                    following the successful completion of the following core
                    courses:
                          NGR 6840 Applied Statistical Analysis or Equivalent
                          NGR 7115 Philosophy of Nursing Science
                          NGR 7816 Quantitative Research Design &
                                  Measurement
                          NGR 6815 Foundations of Qualitative Research in
                                  Nursing
                          NGR 7124 Theory Development in Nursing
                          NGR 7882 Ethical Theories & Rational Decision
                                  Making in Healthcare
                 2. A written Progression Exam will be offered annually during Final
                    Exam week of Spring semester at a time mutually agreed upon
                    by students and the PEC faculty. The ADASA will send an email
                    with the mutually confirmed date to the qualified students.

                 3. Committee chairs will direct students to register for 1 credit of
                    NGR 7979 for the spring semester in which they will take the
                    Progression Exam. The Coordinator of Student Affairs will
                    compile a list of students who will have completed the six core
                    courses by the end of Spring semester. This list will be
                    submitted to the Department Chair at the completion of the
                    second week of the semester.
4. By the beginning of Spring semester each year, Department
   Chairs will select three (3) College of Nursing faculty members
   who taught doctoral level courses the preceding year or are
   actively mentoring doctoral students as a Primary Mentor,
   Mentoring Team member, Supervisory Chair or Supervisory
   Committee member role to serve on a Progression Exam
   Committee (PEC). This committee is responsible for writing
   Progression Exam questions, administering the exam at the
   scheduled time, and evaluating student responses to exam
   questions. To facilitate consistency in the PEC and Progression
   Exam process, one member of the PEC for a given year will be
   assigned to remain on the PEC the subsequent year. The
   members of the committee will select a chair.
5. The Progression Exam will consist of two (2) questions written
   by the PEC. Each of the questions will be written in a manner
   that requires students to synthesize and integrate
   knowledge/content across at least two (2) of the selected core
   courses.
6. Questions require students to develop a logical argument or
   defend positions in the response to the questions. The
   questions will be carefully chosen as not to give any student an
   unfair advantage in content or disclose student identity.
7. To facilitate students' preparation for the exam, PEC faculty
   members will hold at least one information session to orient
   students to the exam, answer questions, and distribute sample
   Progression Exam questions. Students will be given examples
   of at least two (2) Progression Exam questions.
8. Questions will be made available to students electronically by
   the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs Office at
   the start of the exam period. Students will have 48 hours to
   complete the exam. Students may complete the exam in a
   location of their choice and use literature sources to develop
   their responses.
9. Students are required to answer each of the two (2) questions.
   Student responses to each question will be in the form of a
   scholarly paper, up to eight (8) pages in length (not including
   title page, abstract, or reference pages) using current APA
   guidelines.
10. By the end of the 48-hour time period, students will submit one
   (1) electronic copy of their completed progression exam to the
   Office of the ADASA through a secure web site. This copy
   should identify the student on the title page only; it should have
   no personal identifiers on the abstract page or headers of the
   exam.
11. Students will adhere to the University of Florida Student Honor
   Code guidelines and will indicate they have done so by
   submitting a signed copy of the honor code to the Office of the
   Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs (ADASA).
   The Honor Code should be scanned and submitted
   electronically with the exam responses through a secure web
   site or faxed within 24 hours following the exam submission.
12. The Office of the ADASA will assign each student a code
   number, place the code number on the upper right hand corner
   of the exam title page and body of exam, and remove all
   personal and electronic identifiers from the exams. Electronic
   copies without personal identifiers will be sent to PEC faculty for
   review and grading through a secure web site. The title pages
   and Student Honor code statement that contain student
   identifiers (name and assigned code numbers) are retained by
   the ADASA’s office until the PEC review process is complete.

13. Faculty members on the PEC will have 21 days from the receipt
   of student exams to complete their independent evaluations and
   make recommendations in the Summer term. Students will
   receive an incomplete (I) grade at the end of Spring semester
   and a Change of Grade form will be submitted when a final
   grade is determined.
14. The examination will be scored pass/fail as a whole. Each PEC
   faculty member will read each of the questions/responses
   independently and rate each as either satisfactory or
   unsatisfactory. In order for the student to pass each question,
   2/3 of the PEC faculty must rate the response as satisfactory.
   Students must pass both questions in order to pass the
   progression exam (see below for examples of outcomes).

15. PEC chairs will compile the results of individual reviews, call a
   meeting of PEC faculty to finalize scores and write a synopsis of
   reviewer comments. Comments from each PEC faculty
   member’s review of the strengths and weaknesses of student
   exams will be summarized and sent electronically to the Office
   of the ADASA through a secure web site and will remain
   anonymous. A paper copy will be placed in the student’s official
   record. The PEC chair will send a summary of combined review
   and critique comments to each student electronically through a
   secure web site.
                 16.The ADASA’s office will notify students of the outcome of the exam
                    electronically through a secure web site. If a student fails the exam,
                    the student’s primary mentor (or Supervisory Committee Chair) will
                    be notified by the ADASA’s office. Students who fail the exam are
                    required to repeat the entire exam. In the event of a student failing
                    the exam, a complete copy of the final exam and reviewer
                    comments will be placed in the student’s file, and a second copy
                    will be given to the mentor/Chair to discuss with the student to
                    assist them in preparing for a repeat Progression Exam.

                 17. Students required to repeat the Progression Exam will be allowed
                    to register for courses during the Summer semester only. Repeat
                    Progression Exams will be given the last week in July by the same
                    PEC using the same procedures outlined above. Students will be
                    notified electronically through a secure web site by the ADASA’s
                    office of the date and time scheduled for the repeat exam at least
                    one (1) month prior to the exam by the PEC.

                 18. Unsatisfactory completion of the repeat Progression Exam
                    necessitates students:
                    a. withdraw from the doctoral program
                                          or
                    b. repeat doctoral program core courses over the next year and
                       repeat Progression Exam the following Spring.

                 20. Students who choose option “b” above, to continue in the program
                    and repeat first year core courses, but who do not satisfactorily
                    meet Progression Exam requirements at the end of that year will be
                    dismissed from the program.


Approved:   Academic Affairs Committee:      11/01/02; review 06/04; 12/09
            Leadership Council:              11/08/02; edited 06/04; 12/09
            Faculty Review:                  11/08/02; 03/04; 12/09
            Dean:                            11/08/02; 03/04; 12/09
                                   Appendix G
                     Policy S-4.10 PhD Student Mentoring
TITLE:       PhD STUDENT MENTORING
POLICY:      All students have a mentoring team until a supervisory committee is
             formed. The Mentoring Team or Supervisory Committee will focus on
             strategies for developing scholars in nursing, and facilitating successful
             completion of the program.
RATIONALE:   Regular mentoring provides support and advisement to PhD students to
             facilitate development of scholars and to provide professional
             socialization.
PROCEDURE:   1. Formation of the Mentoring Team:
                 a) Upon admission to the PhD program, and per Admission Policy
                       (S-4.1), all students (including (BSN-PhD students) will be
                       assigned a Primary Mentor in accordance with the student’s
                       research focus by the PhD Program Coordinator, in consultation
                       with the appropriate Department Chair.

                b)    The student selects either the full-time or part-time curriculum
                      plan on admission. The primary mentor files the signed plan in
                      the student’s record, and updates any changes in the curriculum
                      plan in the first or second semesters of study.

                c)    The student will work with the Primary Mentor, PhD Program
                      Coordinator and Department Chair to establish a Mentoring
                      Team during the first month of PhD study.

                d)    The Mentoring Team will consist of the Primary Mentor and one
                      other faculty member from the College of Nursing. The second
                      member of the Mentoring Team will be selected to complement
                      the substantive, theoretical, and/or methodological expertise of
                      the Primary Mentor. The goal is to establish a team of CON
                      faculty who can advise the student on professional development
                      issues as well as progression in the PhD program. For students
                      who have mentoring teams through other training programs
                      (e.g., Institute on Aging Graduate Research Trainees), the
                      Mentoring Teams should be the same to avoid unnecessary
                      duplication.

                e)    The Mentoring Team will work with the student for the entire first
                      year, or until a Supervisory Committee is established. The
                      Mentoring Team may become the Supervisory Committee, but
                      this is not required and will not be the case for some students.
                      Once the Supervisory Committee is formed, this committee
                      assumes responsibility for mentoring the student.
   f)   The student and the Mentoring Team will meet at least 2
        times per year. The meetings should focus on the
        student’s professional development; that is, to focus on
        the set of experiences that the student should accomplish
        to become a nursing scholar and to prepare for the faculty
        role. The meetings will be as follows:
            Fall meeting (September) to establish the annual
               mentoring plan and goal statements for the
               academic year
            Mid-academic year meeting (April) to review
               progress toward the achievement of annual goals
               and to revise goals, if necessary, for the remainder
               of the academic year, and begin planning for the
               next academic year. (See Policy S-4.2 Progression
               in PhD Studies: Annual Evaluation.)
   g)   When circumstances arise that require the Primary Mentor
        to be replaced, the Primary Mentor will meet with the
        Department Chair to discuss assignment of a new Primary
        Mentor.
   h)   The current and new Primary Mentors will meet to discuss
        the student’s progress and go over the mentoring plan no
        later than 3 weeks after the new mentor is appointed.
        Completion of Attachment #1 is required for each meeting
        and is to be submitted to the Office of the Associate Dean
        for Academic and Student Affairs.
2. Developing the Mentoring Plan:
   a) The student will work with the Mentoring Team or
      Supervisory Chair and Committee (depending on
      progression in the program) to establish an annual
      Mentoring Plan (Use Attachment #1) in the Fall semester
      of each academic year. The plan is intended to socialize
      PhD students in the domains of expertise required of
      nursing scholars. Thus, goals should be developed in the
      following three areas based on student career trajectory:
          Education (courses to be taken, potential
            minor/specialization, planned teaching experiences)
          Research (professional presentations, publications,
            research experiences, research grant submissions)
          Service (committee membership, leadership
            experiences).
   b)   Goals should be specific and measurable. Goals should
        also be developmentally appropriate. For example, goals
        of first year students will differ from those of 3rd year
        students. For instance, first year students might co-author
        a paper with one of their advisors and 3rd year students
        might be first author on a paper. Sample progression
        guidelines are included in the Appendix.
c)   Areas of emphasis can be completed through registration
     in selected courses.
d)   The mentoring plan is designed to assist students in
     becoming nursing scholars and to prepare them for future
     professional roles. Thus, it is expected that students will
     actively engage in this plan. It is intended that the
     professional activities will fit together and are connected to
     the substantive focus and research work that the student
     is pursuing in PhD study. They are not intended to be
     isolated events. The Mentoring Team or Supervisory Chair
     and Supervisory Committee (as appropriate) will
     collaborate with the student to facilitate accomplishment of
     the mentoring plans. The following activities may be
     considered in developing an individualized mentoring plan:
       1. Curriculum vita and biosketch. Students will be
          expected to create a curriculum vita and/or
          biosketch, and to keep these updated. Guidelines
          can be obtained from the Office for Research
          Support.
       2. Research experience. Students work with faculty on
          an ongoing basis and under faculty supervision to
          extend the student research experiences as they
          progress through the program. It is expected that this
          will be accomplished, in part, through the fulfillment
          of a mentored research experience that is approved
          by their Mentoring Team.
       3. Participation in research interest groups. This type of
          interaction with faculty, post PhD fellows, and peers
          provides opportunities for important group learning
          and mentorship, and helps cultivate the knowledge,
          skills, behaviors that signify a scholar. These may be
          nursing or interdisciplinary research groups.
       4. Paper or poster presentations at scientific
          conferences. These include presentations at various
          nursing, interdisciplinary, or specialty conferences.
          These may be single or multiple authored,
          collaborative presentations.
       5. Manuscripts submitted for publication. These may be
          single or multiple authored, collaborative
          manuscripts. They may be the product of research
          undertaken as a course assignment, research
          assistant work, research residency requirements, or
          other scholarly activities.
 6. Research grant submissions. This experience may
    include submission of a research proposal to the
    federal government (e.g., NRSA), a private
    foundation (e.g., American Nurses Foundation),
    Hartford Foundation, or a professional organization
    (e.g., Sigma Theta Tau International, FNA). The
    proposal should focus on supporting the dissertation
    work.
 7. Demonstrated teaching experience. This experience
    may include serving as a teaching assistant,
    presenting a workshop, or providing a guest lecture.
    Teaching experiences need to occur under faculty
    supervision in order to extend the student’s level of
    competence in this area beyond that present when
    the student entered the program.
 8. Participation in other scholarly activities. Students
    may elect to participate in other immersion
    experiences to foster development as a nursing
    leader, scholarly practitioner, educator, and/or nurse
    scientist. Student may choose to engage in
    mentored experiences related to roles in academic,
    research, practice, or policy environments,
    consistent with their individual career goals.
 9. Service to school and profession. Experiences
    included here are those in the role of PhD student.
    This includes membership on academic
    committee(s), leadership of the PhD student
    organization, participation in University student
    government, participation in hosting prospective
    students to campus and other recruitment events,
    and professional society or honor society leadership
    roles.
10. Ongoing attendance at research conferences.
    Numerous opportunities exist for local, regional,
    national, and international professional and scholarly
    meeting participation. Students should demonstrate
    regular participation in these activities, including
    presenting scientific papers/posters (as described
    above).
11. Dissemination plans for dissertation research. At the
    end of PhD study, goals should include plans for
    disseminating the results of the dissertation. These
    should include publications and presentation.
                   3. Review of Mentoring Plan and Progress Toward Goal
                      Achievement:
                      a. Toward the end of the academic year (April), a review of
                          the progress made toward achieving the goals set forth in
                          the Mentoring Plan will be completed using Attachment #1
                          (Annual Mentoring Plan and Review of Progress Toward
                          Goals Form). This meeting should proceed or coincide
                          with the completion of the Progress in PhD Studies
                          Evaluation Form (see Progression Policy S-4.2
                          Progression in Doctoral Studies) submitted in May of each
                          year. After the first year of studies, the annual evaluation
                          will be completed by the Primary Mentor with input from
                          the Mentoring Team. After the Supervisory Chair is
                          selected and the Supervisory Committee is formed, the
                          Evaluation Form will be completed by the Supervisory
                          Chair, with input from the Supervisory Committee. Annual
                          evaluation should focus on the extent to which the
                          student’s goals were achieved. Evaluations using
                          Attachment #1, along with the Progress in PhD Studies
                          Annual Evaluation form in Policy S-4.2 will be filed with the
                          student’s academic records.

                      b.   The student will also prepare a brief, written self-
                           evaluation using Attachment #1, indicating which goals
                           were exceeded, met, and unmet. Students should provide
                           a brief explanation if goals were not met, as well as a plan
                           for correction.

                      c.   Failure to make adequate progress towards achieving
                           goals in the mentoring plan will result in an unsatisfactory
                           annual evaluation. If this occurs, the student, in
                           collaboration with Advisory Committee, will be required to
                           formulate a plan for remediation. Progress will be re-
                           evaluated within 6 months.

                      d.   Faculty evaluations of the student and student self-
                           evaluations will be filed with the student’s academic
                           records.


Approved:   Academic Affairs Committee:      1/03; 06/06
            Leadership Council:              2/03; 06/06
            Faculty Review:                  3/03; 07/06
            Dean:                            3/03; 08/06
                                        Sample Mentoring Plan
Year 1
         Education
               1. Complete core courses and maintain at least a 3.5 GPA.
               2. Successfully complete 6 credits of NGR 7979 (Advanced Research)
               3. Begin to identify courses for cognate/minor
               4. Successfully complete preliminary examination
         Research
               1. Regularly attend research colloquia in focal area
               2. Prepare and submit at least one abstract as co-author for presentation at a scientific
                   conference in collaboration with Primary Advisor or other faculty member
               3. Co-author one manuscript with Primary Advisor or other faculty member
               4. Begin to define research area for dissertation
               5. Write and plan for submission of a research proposal for external funding (e.g., NRSA).
               6. Attend at least one scientific conference (nursing or interdisciplinary)
         Service
               1. Participate in CON graduate student council

Year 2
         Education
               1. Complete cognate/minor courses and maintain at least a 3.5 GPA.
               2. Successfully complete 6 credits of role specialization
               3. Complete teaching/leadership practicum, if selected
               4. Prepare for qualifying examination
         Research
               1. Regularly attend research colloquia in focal area
               2. Prepare and submit at least one abstract as first author for presentation at a scientific
                   conference in collaboration with Supervisory Chair or other faculty member
               3. Co-author one manuscript with Supervisory Chair or other faculty member, or begin first-
                   authored manuscript
               4. Submit (or resubmit, as appropriate) research proposal for external funding (e.g., NRSA).
               5. Present paper or poster in at least one scientific conference (nursing or interdisciplinary)
         Service
               1. Participate in CON graduate student council
               2. Serve as student representative to CON faculty committee

Year 3
         Education
               1. Successfully complete supervised teaching experience, if selected
               2. Successfully complete qualifying exam
         Research
               1. Develop dissertation proposal
               2. Continue to regularly attend research colloquia in focal area
               3. Prepare and submit at least one abstract as first author for presentation at a scientific
                   conference in collaboration with Supervisory Chair or other faculty member
               4. Co-author one manuscript with Supervisory Chair or other faculty member, or begin first-
                   authored manuscript
               5. Present paper or poster in at least one scientific conference (nursing or interdisciplinary)
         Service
               1. Serve in leadership role in CON graduate student council
Year 4:
          Education
                1. Successfully complete supervised teaching experience, if not previously done
                2. Present at research colloquium
          Research
                1. Conduct dissertation research
                2. Continue to regularly attend research colloquia in focal area
                3. Prepare and submit at least one abstract as first author for presentation at a scientific
                    conference in collaboration with Supervisory Chair or other faculty member
                4. Co-author one manuscript with Supervisory Chair or other faculty member, or begin first-
                    authored manuscript
                5. Present paper or poster in at least one scientific conference (nursing or interdisciplinary)
                6. Begin preparing presentation for job interviews
          Service
                1. Serve in leadership role in CON graduate student council
                                                             PhD Student
                                                             Annual Mentoring Plan and
                                                             Review of Progress Toward Goals

Date:                        Year in Program:                    Full-time    Part-time
Student:                                                      UFID:
    Annual Plan Submission (Early Fall           Progress Review Toward Goals (Late Spring Semester)
Semester)
   Primary Mentor (or)   PhD Supervisory
Chair:
   Secondary Mentor (or)   Supervisory Committee
Member(s)

Annual Goals (completed by student):                                Progress toward goals / revisions (completed by
                                                                    student):
Education:




Research:




Service:




Faculty Assessment / Recommendations (to be completed by Primary Mentor / Supervisory Chair):




Signatures:
Student:                                                                             Date:
Primary Mentor / Supervisory Chair:                                                  Date:
Secondary Mentor / Supervisory Members
Present for Mentoring Meeting:                                                       Date:
                                                                                     Date:
                                                                                     Date:
Department Chair:                                                                    Date:




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                                              Appendix H
                                  Frequently Called Numbers
Office for Academic and Student Affairs
       Dr. Sharon Bradley, Interim Associate Dean                                       (352) 273-6436
                     Academic questions and/or concerns
        Amanda Buzzerd, Executive Secretary
                    Appointments with Dr. Bradley                                      (352) 273-6436

        Cecile Kiley, Coordinator, Academic Support Services                            (352) 273-6331
                       Registration/Schedule questions
                       Graduate School requirements
        Hope Beaty, Program Assistant                                                   (352) 273-6428
                     Immunization/Enrollment requirements
PhD Coordinator
     Dr. Jennifer Elder, Associate Dean                                                 (352) 273-6321

Department Chairs
      Dr. Maxine Hinze: Adult and Elderly Nursing             (352) 273-6431
      Dr. Josephine Snider: Healthcare Environments & Systems (352) 273-6375
      Dr. Susan Schaffer: Women, Children, and Family         (352) 273-6393
Jacksonville Campus
      Dr. Andrea Gregg: Campus Director                                                 (904) 244-5172
      Callie Christensen: Program Assistant                                             (904) 244-3245

University of Florida Numbers
      University Information                                                            (352) 392-3261
      Graduate School                                                                   (352) 392-4643
      Dean of Students                                                                  (352) 392-1261
      Counseling Center                                                                 (352) 392-1575
      Student Health Care Center                                                        (352) 392-1161
      University Police                                                                 (352) 392-1111
      Financial Aid                                                                     (352) 273-6202
      Office of the Registrar                                                           (352) 392-1374

     All offices and faculty members on the Gainesville campus may be accessed through the reception desk at
                                                  352-273-6400.

    All offices and faculty members on the Jacksonville campus may be accessed through the reception desk at
                                                  904-244-3245.

The most current information regarding class cancellations or changes in room schedules can also be obtained at the
 numbers listed above. College of Nursing campuses will be closed on all holidays designated by the University of
        Florida. For information related to emergency closures please see the College of Nursing website:
                                               www.nursing.ufl.edu.




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