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The Graduate School at Otterbein Hosts Program Preview

July 24, 2012

Westerville, OH—The Graduate School at Otterbein University is holding Program Previews for graduate nursing and business degrees, two of the seven graduate programs offered at Otterbein. The dates are: Monday, Aug. 6; Monday, Sept. 10; Monday, Oct. 15; and Monday, Nov. 5 (business and nurse anesthesia program only). All sessions start at 6 p.m. in Roush Hall, located at 27 S. Grove St. Participants can register online at http://www.otterbein.edu/infosessions.

Master of Business Administration
Otterbein’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program features concentrations and certificates in rapidly growing areas of industry demand: fraud, information technology and actuarial science. With small class sizes, the setting is ideal for networking, discussion, and debate among talented students and faculty. Rolling admission, a non-cohort program and flexible schedules make it possible for working professionals to work full time and complete an MBA in just two years or use the accelerated scheduling option to complete an MBA in as little as 18 months without sacrificing quality or content.

Graduate Nursing
Otterbein Graduate Nursing offers a variety of programs for advanced practice nursing professionals including ADN to MSN, MSN, Post-Master’s and DNP.

Otterbein’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree offers majors in Family Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Leader and Nursing Service Administration. Post-master’s options offered are family nurse practitioner, nurse anesthesia and advanced nurse educator. A post-master’s certificate for advanced nurse educators is being offered starting fall semester, designed for nurses who wish to impact nursing education, staff development and patient education programs.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) post-master’s MSN to DNP degree develops advanced practice nurses committed to scholarly evidence based practice, innovation, testing of care delivery models and evaluation of health outcomes for the good of all members of society. Applications for the third cohort class are being accepted now through Oct. 15.

Otterbein University and Grant Medical Center have partnered to offer a Nurse Anesthesia MSN degree. The program is a 28-month long, full-time program. Students have the opportunity to administer a variety of anesthetic techniques for individuals of all ages undergoing surgical and diagnostic procedures. This program is only available to nurses holding a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) and requires a full time school commitment.

Advanced practice nurses who desire to advance to upper level management positions can gain expertise through the MSN/MBA dual degree. Students gain knowledge through a combination of nursing service administration and graduate business administration coursework. They simultaneously earn two degrees: Masters of Science in Nursing and a Master of Business Administration. Applications are accepted every semester.

The unique Clinical Nurse Leader program is one of the first in central Ohio. Working nurses can combine clinical learning with their current position to create a clinical immersion experience. Students in the Clinical Nurse Leader major will develop skills such as transformational leadership, change management, conflict resolution and integration of evidence-based practice.

Graduate Education
The Master of Arts in Education (MAE) serves state-certified teachers who want to improve their knowledge and skills. Otterbein also offers several Professional Development/Non-Degree options to allow teachers to renew a current or expired license, to add licensure, to pursue Masters Plus credits or to add either a Reading or Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Endorsement.

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is designed to provide an alternative route to initial teacher licensure for individuals with baccalaureate degrees in non-education areas. Licensure through the MAT is for Middle Childhood only. An alternative to the MAT program is the post-baccalaureate program which enables those with a non-teaching bachelor’s degree to seek initial teacher licensure in grades K-12.

The Master of Arts in Educational Mathematics (MAEM) degree satisfies the advanced degree requirement for high school teachers wanting to obtain adjunct faculty status, enabling them to teach dual enrollment courses at the college level. This program also meets the needs of community college faculty seeking a master’s degree in math. Specialization certificates are also offered in this area for teachers, regardless of whether they are pursuing the MAEM program. These certificates are of particular benefit to middle grades teachers looking to transition to teaching high school or current high school teachers preparing for a shift in academic duties.

Allied Health
The Master of Science in Allied Health (MSAH) is a student-centered degree offered in the evening through hybrid delivery (a combination of on-campus meetings and online education). Three tracks are offered, with “common core” requirements and learning experiences. Students choose from the following tracks: Post-professional Athletic Training (for individuals who hold the National Board of Certification credential), Health and Wellness and Allied Health Care Administration.

For more information about graduate programs at Otterbein, visit www.otterbein.edu, or e-mail grad@otterbein.edu, call (614) 823-3210. The Graduate School at Otterbein University is also on Facebook.

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