Graduate & Online Student - Frequently Asked Questions

What are the uniform and attire requirements?

Graduate Nursing Students
Students completing a clinical or practicum requirement must be well-groomed and dressed to reflect a professional image:

Clinical Attire
A white lab coat with current student ID badge worn in the chest area.

Practicum Attire (Nursing Health Care Administration/Nurse Educator students)
Business attire or business casual as directed by site.

Please see the MSN Handbook for specific expectations pertaining to hair, make up, jewelry, tattoos and more.

Health Information Management, Health Care Administration & Management Students
Students completing a practicum requirement must be well-groomed and dressed to reflect a professional image:

Practicum Attire
Business attire or business casual as directed by site.


How much time should I expect to devote to my courses

Graduate Nursing Students
Every credit hour of graduate coursework you take should amount to four hours of class/study time each week.

Health Care Administration Students & Nursing Health Care Administration
Students enrolled in accelerated six-week courses should expect to spend anywhere from 15–18 hours per week per three-credit hour course.


Who should I contact if I have questions?

Graduate Nursing Students
Contact MSN advisors with any program specific or clinical questions. If questions are course-specific, reach out to the specific instructor of that course.

Health Information Management, Health Care Administration & Management Students
For questions regarding registration or general program questions, contact your appropriate program director. If questions are course-specific, reach out to the specific instructor of that course. If your instructor is unavailable or you need additional help, contact the program director.