Nursing professors in a classroom

Dr. Kristy Chunta, PhD, RN


Dept. of Nursing and Allied Health Professions

Johnson Hall, Rm. 223

1010 Oakland Ave., Indiana, PA



Coordinator's Office Hours for the Semester

Office hours during the spring 2021 semester are Tuesday 6:30-7:00 a.m. at IRMC Hospital, Wednesday 9:00 a.m.-noon, and Friday 9:00-10:30 email, phone, or Zoom. Email to arrange an appointment.

Department hours are at the bottom of the page.

Advising Information

Students are assigned an academic advisor within the Department of Nursing and Allied Health Professions at the time of admission. The advisor is responsible for assisting the student with the development and implementation of the student's curriculum plan. Students follow the cohort model for scheduled classes. Students receive information from their advisor each semester prior to registering for course work. The advisor will help students plan their course schedule, select electives, approve transfer credits, and provide guidance with program requests. The master's program coordinator is an additional resource for discussion of university and departmental policies and program requirements. Students may also refer to the Graduate Catalog for additional policy information.

Progress Requirements

Additional Requirements

The following requirements are necessary for entrance into graduate clinical courses to maintain student, faculty, and patient safety and adhere to contractual agreements and requirements of our affiliating clinical agencies:

  • Health requirements
  • Clearance requirements
  • CPR verification
  • Liability Insurance

Prior to entry into clinical nursing courses or capstone graduate courses with clinical, students are required to open an account with Castle Branch to place an order for an account. All clinical requirements are maintained on this student account. The student is responsible to complete these requirements and upload all information to their account.

Information regarding Castle Branch and all clinical requirements will be provided to students by faculty teaching clinical and capstone courses.

All requirements must be completed by the date specified by the Nursing Department or students may be dropped from the clinical courses.

Graduate Program in Nursing Student Handbook

Additional information for Master of Science students can be found in the Graduate Nursing Student Handbook.

Portfolio Project

As part of the graduation requirements, each student is required to develop a portfolio according to the stated guidelines. The portfolio will include an entrance CV, final CV, and final Reflection narrative and completed rubric.

Students are required to submit a copy of their curriculum vitae (CV) within the first semester of study. During the final semester of study, students will submit a final CV and Reflection. The final CV will be compared to the original CV to assess growth in the following areas: professional growth, service, and continuing education.

Students will also complete the final Reflection rubric indicating how the courses and course assignments assisted them in meeting the student learning outcomes of Leadership, Role, Research, Communication, and Critical decision making. In addition, students will submit a two-page narrative elaborating on how they achieved each of the student learning outcomes and reflecting on their personal and professional growth in the program. The final portfolio, including CV, and final Reflection rubric and narrative, is due the semester in which the student graduates (April 1 for May and August graduates, November 1 for December graduates). Additional information about the portfolio project, including the CV and final Reflection rubrics, is available in the Graduate Student Handbook.