Docstoc

Navigating MN

Document Sample
Navigating MN Powered By Docstoc
					Navigating MN
University of Toronto
Lawrence S. Bloomberg
Faculty of Nursing
July 2011
Agenda
1.   Program description/requirement

2.   Financing your degree

3.   Resources and “tools”

4.   Registration/enrolment
People
• Dean: Sioban Nelson (on sabbatical until Dec 2011)/Linda
  McGillis Hall (Acting Dean)
• Graduate Coordinator: Ann Tourangeau
• Academic advisor, Administration: Sean Clarke
• Academic advisor, Clinical: LaRon Nelson
• Academic advisor, NP: Monica Parry
• Graduate Clinical Placement Coordinator: Kathy Trip
More People
•   Tammy Chan, Associate Registrar
•   Diana Lai, Graduate Program Assistant
•   Kong Ng, Clinical Placement Assistant
•   Soobong Song, Registrar
•   Terry Yuen, Graduate Program Assistant
•   Kate Young, Admissions Officer

• http://bloomberg.nursing.utoronto.ca/staff/Faculty_of_Nursin
  g_Directory.htm
Lawrence S. Bloomberg
Faculty of Nursing
• http://bloomberg.nursing.utoronto.ca

• History of the faculty
         • http://bloomberg.nursing.utoronto.ca/about/historyoffaculty.htm
Vision

 “To be the place of academic excellence for scholarship,
 innovation and diversity in serving humanity".
Mission

  To prepare nurse leaders to excel internationally in research,
  teaching and practice, and nurture scholarship to promote
  health, patient safety and health policy.
Numbers
Total Number of Admissions (July 2011-2012)

NP                           47
Clinical                     38
Administration               12
MN/MHSC                       1

Total                        98
Master of Nursing
Program Length: 2 years
     • Has implication for fees (i.e., one has to pay a
       minimum of two full time years of fee regardless of
       how soon the program is completed)

Degree time limit: 3 years (New)
     • Up to 3 one-year extensions possible
     • “stop out” is possible (permission required)
     • Leave of absence is also possible (permission
       required)
Program structure
• Tri semester:
     • September to December
     • January to April
     • May to August
• Classes are held during Tuesdays and Thursdays
• No evening/weekend classes
Program Requirement
(Clinical and Administration)
http://bloomberg.nursing.utoronto.ca/students/graduate/mnstu
  dents/mn2006.htm
Nine courses:
       4 Foundation courses plus 1 “relational” course
       3 “Core field” courses
       1 Consolidation course (NUR1072)
Foundation Courses
(Clinical and Administration)
NUR1017: HISTORY OF IDEAS IN NURSING PRACTICE
NUR1022: RESEARCH DESIGN, APPRAISAL AND UTILIZATION
NUR1028: INTRODUCTION TO QUALITATIVE RESEARCH:
   METHODOLOGIES,
   APPRAISAL AND KNOWLEDGE TRANSLATION
NUR1034: PROGRAM PLANNING AND EVALUATION IN NURSING
NUR1012/NUR1016/NUR1021/NUR1032/NUR1043
Core Field Courses
(Clinical and Administration)
• 3 courses from Nursing
• 1 can be from outside of Nursing
• 4 “sub fields” in Clinical Stream
     •   Health in Community
     •   Mental Health
     •   Women’s Health
     •   Critical or persistent illness
NUR 1072
(Clinical and Administration)
PRACTICE SCHOLARSHIP
• Normally the final course
• Has 170 hours of practicum at hospital/clinic/agency
• Requires immunization record
• Offered each term (for now)
• Must attend an orientation session offered in a prior session
• Poster presentation at the end
Program Requirement (NP)
http://bloomberg.nursing.utoronto.ca/students/graduate/mnstu
  dents/mn2006.htm

Nine courses:
       4 Foundation courses
       3 “Core field” courses
       1 Consolidation course (NUR1110)
Foundation Courses (NP)
NUR1017: HISTORY OF IDEAS IN NURSING PRACTICE
NUR1022: RESEARCH DESIGN, APPRAISAL AND UTILIZATION
NUR1028: INTRODUCTION TO QUALITATIVE RESEARCH:
   METHODOLOGIES,
   APPRAISAL AND KNOWLEDGE TRANSLATION
NUR1034: PROGRAM PLANNING AND EVALUATION IN NURSING
Core Field Courses (NP)
• 3 courses from Nursing

  • NUR1100Y
  • NUR1101H, 1102H or 1114H (100 hours of clinical)
  • NUR1115Y, or 1116Y or 1117Y (300 hours of clinical)
CONSOLIDATION Course (NP)

• NUR1110Y (300 hours of clinical)
• Taken at the end of the program
Selecting courses
• Interest
• Availability
  • Do not take all the foundation courses first
  • Not all core field courses are not offered each term

• Seek advice from your academic advisor
Selecting courses (cont’d)
• Plan ahead
• Do not take all foundation courses first! You may not find
  suitable core courses later
• Only limited number of core courses are offered each term
Courses
•   Passing grade is B- or 70%
•   Many instructors use “Turnitin”
•   Class size: approx. 20 to up to 40
•   Many classes use Black Board
•   Hint:
        • Get to know your instructors
        • Ask for help early
Collaborative Programs
• http://bloomberg.nursing.utoronto.ca/prospectives/mn/collab
  orative.htm
• 10 collaborative programs available to master’s Nursing
  graduate students
• Requirement varies from program to program
• Contact individual program office
• Faculty has liaison person for each program
Financing MN
•   Awards/Bursaries
•   Loans
•   Saving
•   Employment (TA/RA/Clinical instructors)
•   Others
Awards
• Government awards: Ontario Graduate Scholarships, Canada
  Graduate Scholarships
     • Normally done in early fall
• Internal Awards
  – http://bloomberg.nursing.utoronto.ca/students/fellowshipsanda
    wards.htm
• Awards provided by associations and foundations
• Important in building resume, if interested in academic career
SGS Bursaries
• SGS Emergency Bursary
• Master tuition fee bursary
     • Not eligible until year 3



http://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/informationfor/students/inform/st
  uforms.htm
Employment
• Teaching assistantships/clinical instructorships – Applications
  due July 22
• http://bloomberg.nursing.utoronto.ca/staff/opportunities/TA_
  CI.htm

• Research assistantships – announcements throughout the
  year
Faculty tuition
reimbursement
• Tuition reimbursed for those teaching (part-time teaching is
  eligible)
• For detail, please refer to
• http://bloomberg.nursing.utoronto.ca/students/graduate/mns
  tudents/tuition_refund.htm
Government Loan (e.g.,
OSAP)
• It is not too late to apply
• http://www.adm.utoronto.ca/adm-
  awards/html/financial%20aid/mainfapage.htm
• https://osap.gov.on.ca/OSAPPortal
Black Board
• Many courses use Black Board
• Log on through https://weblogin.utoronto.ca/
• Require UTORid
T-Card/UTORid
• How to get T-Card?
• http://www.utoronto.ca/tcard/

• Take the letter of offer of admission plus a photo ID to Robarts
  Library (130 St. George St) starting June
• UTORid appears on T-Card
Email Address
• Can obtain email account when UTORid is assigned
  http://help.ic.utoronto.ca/index.php?action=artikel&lang=en
  &cat=8&id=695&artlang=en#Accessing%20UTORmail
• Domain name: @utoronto.ca
• All students must use university assigned email address
• All important communications will take place through emails
• Use of forwarding feature is strongly discouraged
Libraries
• http://www.library.utoronto.ca/
• One of the best in the world!
• Electronic journal collection impressive!
Computer Labs
• On site: second floor
• Wireless connection in the building
• Access controlled through “fob” (building “key” which will be
  available during the orientation)
Writing Centres
• Two resource centres available to MN students

Health Sciences Writing Centre

• http://www.hswriting.ca/
• Room 328 at Health Sciences Building
• Individual counselling session available
Writing Centres
• English Language and Writing Support
• http://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/informationfor/students/english.
  htm
• Individual session not available to nursing students; however,
  offer numerous writing workshops throughout the year
School of Graduate Studies
•   www.sgs.utoronto.ca
•   Policies, rules and regulations, forms, etc.
•   Consult SGS calendar
•   http://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/calendar.htm
•   Within SGS, we are know as the Graduate Department of
    Nursing Science
Student Services (U of T)
• http://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/
• Myriad of programs and services

• Don’t forget about the athletic centres. You have already paid
  for the services through your incidental fees!
• http://www.athletics.utoronto.ca
GNSS
• Graduate Nurses Student Society
• gnss.nursing@utoronto.ca
• www.portal.utoronto.ca (select Groups-GNSS)
GSU
• Graduate Student Union
• http://www.gsu.utoronto.ca/

• Health Insurance “opt out”
  – A significant portion of incidental fees is due to medical and
    dental plans
  – If you have equivalent coverage, you may be eligible for refund
  – Check with GSU
  – Normally done in early fall
Textbooks
• U of T Book Store
• http://www.uoftbookstore.com
• May want to wait until the first class or until checking out
  course outline.
Registration
• Payment of minimum payment (or deferral of tuition
  payment) equals registration

      A student is considered to be registered as soon as he or
      she has paid tuition and incidental fees, or has made
      appropriate arrangements for deferral of payment. By
      virtue of being registered, a student thereby agrees to
      abide by all of the academic and non-academic policies,
      rules and regulations of the University and his or her
      academic division as set out in the divisional calendar
Registration
• Can start paying fees once they are assessed (i.e., fee appears
  on student account on Rosi) on July 18.
• Payment is due August 26, 2011
• Late registration fee applies after September 16 ($44 plus $5
  per day to a maximum of $94) at SGS
Course Enrolment
• Done using Rosi
• Fall and winter courses selected in July (July 26, 2011)
• Summer courses selected in March
• All courses have limited enrolment
• Can enrol without being registered (pay fees), as long as
  eligible to enrol
• Small opportunity for “on-line” courses
• Wait lists available for core courses on Rosi
Fees
• http://www.fees.utoronto.ca

• Fees will be assessed on July 18 (i.e., will be able to see fees
  charged for the program on the web (Rosi))
• Fees made up of academic, incidental and ancillary fees, all of
  which are mandatory
• Fees assessed by session and F/P time status, not number of
  courses
Payment of Tuition Fee
• No invoice from the university
• Check Rosi to determine the amount
• Pay at the bank
• Minimum payment (normally 60% of the full fee) required for
  registration
• Monthly service charge of 1.5% on all outstanding fees
  starting on November 15.
Balance of Degree Fees
• The length of the program, as defined by the graduate unit into
  which a student is admitted, predetermines the minimum total
  academic fee that a student must pay prior to
  graduation. Many part-time Master’s students must pay a
  balance of degree fee prior to graduation. Full-time students
  who accelerate their programs and finish the degree
  requirements in less time than the normal program length
  must pay a balance of degree fee. If a student has paid more
  than the full-time fee due to the time taken to complete the
  degree requirements, there will be no refund of fees.
Balance of Degree Fees
(cont’d)
• Determined at the end of the program by SGS
• Please consult with your employer, if they are paying for the
  tuition fee
ROSI
• http://www.rosi.utoronto.ca/

• Signing in
  • Student number plus personal identification number (PIN), which
    set as the date of birth in YYMMDD format
  • Change your initial PIN right away
Course Enrolment on Rosi
• Activity code
  Course code, e.g., “NUR1017H”

• Section code:
       “F” for Fall courses
       “S” for Winter courses

Fall courses start during the week of September 12
Winter courses start during the week of January 9
Other uses of Rosi
•   Student Account (fees)
•   Update personal information
•   Education tax credit receipts
•   Elections
•   Order transcripts
Rules and Regulations
•   Faculty Calendar
•   http://bloomberg.nursing.utoronto.ca/academic/calendar.htm
•   SGS Calendar
•   http://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/calendar.htm
•   University Policies
•   http://www.governingcouncil.utoronto.ca/policies.htm
Orientations
• SGS Orientation (September 6, 10-12)
• Department of Nursing Science Orientation (September 8, 4-
  6PM)

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Tags:
Stats:
views:8
posted:9/16/2012
language:Unknown
pages:50