Student Information Handbook, NURS courses started Fall 2012 or earlier
Student Information Handbook, NURS courses started Fall 2013 or later
Refer to the Student Information Handbook for policies on professional behavior, use of university vans, and clinical requirements.
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The department office location, fax number, and hours are at the bottom of the page. Hours may vary; changes are posted on office doors. Appointments are appreciated.
Associate Professor, Chairperson – Nursing and Allied HealthTelephone: 724-357-2558724-357-2558E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nursing Department SecretaryTelephone: 724-357-2558724-357-2558E-mail: email@example.com
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All Nursing students are assigned an academic advisor. Please check URSA to find out more information about your advisor.
Registration for the Spring semester begins in mid-October. Registration for Fall semester and Summer sessions begins in mid-March. Schedules are available through URSA and are typically posted several weeks before the registration period begins.
Some Nursing students receive an early registration time each semester to facilitate scheduling of science courses and are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to get the best schedule possible. Students must schedule an appointment to meet with their advisor each semester to discuss academic progress and plans for the next semesters. At that meeting, students will receive their Personal Identification Number (PIN), which is needed to access the registration system. Sign-up times for advising appointments are posted in mid-February and mid-September, and advisees are notified by e-mail when advising appointments begin.
While students are at IUP, all department and advising information is typically shared by IUP e-mail and regular mail.
Students are expected to check their IUP e-mail frequently and use their IUP e-mail address when sending e-mail to anyone in the IUP community. Important and helpful information is sent to students from the chairperson, faculty, secretary, registrar, and others. Assistance with the use of the IUP e-mail system and other technology support is available at the IT Support Center.
URSA provides links to a wide variety of information and resources, including the academic calendar, schedules, financial aid and billing, grades, how to calculate a grade point average (GPA), and details about graduation. A link to Writing Intensive courses is also available on URSA.
Many students plan to take courses during the summer at other colleges or universities. This excellent strategy allows students to take a lighter course load during the academic year, pursue a special area of interest, or stay on track for the clinical year. Students interested in registering for courses at other colleges or universities should follow the steps listed below:
Nursing students who are not on a four-year plan and find themselves needing some extra credits to maintain full-time status may find it helpful to obtain a minor. Students may discuss potential minors. A full listing of minors and certificates offered at IUP is a good place to begin the minor selection process. A minor in Psychology, Child Development and Family Relations, Nutrition, and/or Biology are minors commonly explored by Nursing students.
Students begin their clinical practice their sophomore year and, in over six semesters, complete 52 credits in Nursing courses.
Clinical agency affiliates of IUP include Indiana Regional Medical Center, Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, DuBois Medical Center, Excela Health Latrobe Are Hospital, Excela Health Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Visiting Nurses Association of Indiana, St Andrew’s Village, and several other agencies in the region, including clinical sites in the Pittsburgh area.
All students must make arrangements for their own transportation to
clinical sites. IUP vans are no longer available for students to use
Senior students must make arrangements for their own transportation to clinical sites. IUP vans are not available to senior clinical students.
All Nursing students are required to wear a student uniform. Information for obtaining student uniforms is provided at the sophomore orientation prior to the start of sophomore-level clinical. The student dress code is available in the Student Information Handbook.
Each student must purchase liability insurance. Students must carry professional liability of $1,000,000/$3,000,000, which pays up to $1,000,000 for each claim up to a total of $3,000,000 in any one year. Students are not permitted to begin clinical practice
until proof of liability insurance is received by the Nursing
Department. Contact the Nursing Department with any questions.
Undergraduate students are required to apply for graduation in their next-to-final semester of enrollment. The graduation application may be completed online.
A Nursing Department ceremony is held in May of each year. May and August graduates will also be invited to the university commencement ceremony in May.
December graduates will be invited to participate in the university’s commencement ceremony scheduled in December. Details about commencement may be found at Commencement.
There are several Nursing student organizations students can choose to join while they are in the Nursing program.
Scholarship information is available in the department on the Scholarship Bulletin Board located by 228 and 229 Johnson Hall. In addition, Nursing scholarship information is available for you to review online.
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