Saginaw Valley State University will begin offering a Master of Science in Nursing- Nursing Education Program at the University Center of Gaylord in May 2013. Graduates of the program will be prepared to teach in a clinical setting, in an associate’s degree program, or as a clinical instructor in a bachelor’s degree program.
“There is definitely a need for qualified clinical faculty in northern Michigan and throughout the state,” said Judy Ruland, dean of SVSU’s College of Health and Human Services.
Interested students and the public are invited to a ceremony to introduce the new program Friday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University Center of Gaylord.
Students in the program will be required to complete 39 credits over two years. Courses will be offered in a hybrid format, combining online learning with classroom instruction. Classes will meet at the University Center of Gaylord every other week. The remaining course work will be completed online.
Over the course of the program, students will complete 180 hours of field experience in the role of a nurse educator in classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings.
Those interested in applying should have a bachelor’s degree in nursing with at least a 3.0 GPA and should be licensed to practice nursing in the state of Michigan. Two letters of recommendation, a written essay, and an interview are required to be accepted into the program.
For an application packet, contact SVSU Graduate Admissions at (989) 964-6096 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, contact SVSU Graduate Nursing Coordinator Karen Brown-Fackler at (989) 964-2185 or email@example.com.
Saginaw Valley State University was named an outstanding business school in “The Best 296 Business Schools: 2013 Edition,” a publication from The Princeton Review.
“We’re pleased to see our MBA program recognized this way, particularly because the ranking is based on what our students have to say about the quality of their education here,” said Jill Wetmore, dean of the College of Business and Management.
The review, published by Random House and released Oct. 9, includes annual rankings based on student surveys. More than 19,000 opinions were taken into account from students who attend the best 296 attributed MBA programs in the world.
Robert Franek, senior vice president for Princeton Review said, “We consider Saginaw Valley State University one of the best institutions a student could attend to earn an MBA. We selected the schools we profile in this book - 280 of which are in the U.S.A. and 16 are international - based on our high regard for their academic programs and our reviews of institutional data we collect from the schools.”
One SVSU student majoring in public education and government service said in their survey they liked SVSU's perspective that focuses on small business.
One sales and marketing student at SVSU told the Review, “The professors and administration staff continue to teach and learn business practices that shape the students of the MBA program. They have consistently encouraged effective teamwork, communication, entrepreneurialism, and globalization.”
Another SVSU student shared, “Administration has made things very easy for most MBA candidates. They are pretty supportive when you have other work requirements.”
The publication includes a two-page profile on each school, containing write-ups on academics, career and placement, student life and school's environment, and admissions. Each profile has ratings for academic experience, admissions selectivity, and career services. It retails for $22.99. The Princeton Review is distinguished for its respected college rankings in many classifications based on how students rate their schools. It doesn't rank the schools from 1 to 296, nor does it name one business school the best overall. The Review has 11 ranking lists of the top 10 business schools in several categories by giving students an 80-question survey. The survey asked students to rate multiple characteristics of their schools containing questions on their professors and fellow classmates. Some rankings are based on data that was reported by the schools.