Congratulations on your admission and welcome to the College of Health and Human Services at Northern Kentucky University! We at NKU look forward to an intense, yet enjoyable academic career with you and are eager to integrate you into our program. This website highlights the essentials on how to navigate course registration, academic advising, and walks you through other details that establish you as a student at Northern Kentucky University.
Please peruse the links below, which provide you the needed information to be successful as you begin your academic journey in our Post Master's DNP program.
Our faculty and staff are passionate about student success and dedicated to a philosophy of enhancing human health and preserving a good quality of life.
If you have further questions, your next step is to speak with an academic advisor. The information to follow will give you specific instructions on how to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Dale Stephenson
Dean of the College of Health & Human Services
Congratulations on your acceptance into the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program within the College of Health and Human Services. This is an exciting time as you begin to advance your role and responsibilities in providing care to all people in a variety of settings. We are honored and look forward to working with you as you continue to impact health care in a variety of settings; while, at the same time making contributions to our nursing profession.
As we face challenges in healthcare systems the leadership, knowledge and expertise of you as doctorally prepared nurses is critical for the care of individuals, families, groups, and society. Your time in the DNP program will be challenging yet extremely rewarding.
You will find the curriculum to be accelerated, engaging and will well prepare you to provide leadership in all healthcare settings. Faculty and I look forward to meeting you.
Welcome to the NKU Norse family!
Karen Vietz PhD, CNS, RN
Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 Priority Registration
Canvas is used for all School of Nursing courses. Navigation of Canvas will need to be mastered for successful course management. Here is a training to use Canvas as a student through NKU: https://inside.nku.edu/cite/technologyresources/Canvas_student.html It is at the discretion of the faculty member when the course opens in canvas, not Information Technology. Faculty are not required to open the course until the 1st day of class. If you do not see your course showing, it is most likely that the faculty has not opened it.
To log onto Canvas, visit nku.edu and enter your username and password. The courses for which you have registered should be listed. You can access the course(s) by clicking on the course title once the course has been made available by the instructor as noted above. Once you access the course(s), you will find an announcement with an introduction and directions for the course.
In addition to your registered classes, you will be required to self-enroll in DNP Information site in Canvas. Please go to https://nku.instructure.com/enroll/CNEKEM This space provides information relevant to the DNP program. Of significant importance is the student handbook. The student is responsible to be familiar with the contents of the DNP Handbook. You will also find documents related to the practicum and scholarly project, scholarship and research information, and announcements of general interest to the DNP student on the DNP Information site. You should check for announcements daily on your course and the DNP information site as these can be time sensitive.
The School of Nursing advisors are dedicated to your academic success. Understanding your program of study and course sequencing are critical components of successful program progression and completion.
While an advising appointment is not required, we are happy to provide guidance and answer your questions at any time. Information regarding your advisor can be found in MyNKU , Student Self Service, My Records and My Advisor.Therefore, to schedule a face-to-face or phone appointment with DNP Advisor please use the following link: https://nkuchhsadvising.as.me/schedule.php
Appointments may be made prior to or after your initial enrollment. Likewise, an advising appointment may be made at any time throughout your program, as needed. We are happy to work with you!
All graduate students accepted into an online program will automatically be enrolled in the online orientation module, delivered via Canvas, upon registering for courses. The NKU Online Orientation Course is required prior to the DNP program courses.
Students should check the NKU Academic Calendar for questions related to Campus wide deadlines, i.e. last day to drop a class, holidays, last day to register, etc. The Academic calendar can be found in the "Quick Links" drop down menu on the upper right corner of any NKU webpage.
**Please reference the 7 week sections for each academic session**
You can access information concerning the required course textbooks here: https://one.nku.edu/task/all/findyourmaterials
The books for courses are identified by the course, number, and section (i.e.DNP 800, section 001). All Doctor of Nursing Practice courses begin with the prefix DNP except for the Informatics course (MHI).
Rigor Statement: While we appreciate most students work full time and have family responsibilities the student must acknowledge that these responsibilities may impact successful completion of the program. We cannot alter academic standards/expectations of the program due to these responsibilities The rigor of the School of Nursing and successful progression requires one's full attention.
Academic Integrity Policy: Health Professions students are held to higher standards of integrity than the non-health professions student because of the unique and important relationship the health professions have with society. The student majoring in nursing is charged by society and guided by ethical principles and laws to safeguard the health of the public. In nursing, the standards are set by the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics. Violation of these standards include but are not limited to lying, cheating, plagiarism, fraud or other act(s) punishable by law or ethical misconduct. Disciplinary action will result at least in failure of the assignment up to and including dismissal from the program.