Q: Do any of the courses have a clinical component? If so, how are these arranged?
- Yes, two courses in the MSN program have a clinical component with a total requirement of 528 clinical hours. The clinical requirements are fulfilled independently by the student under the supervision of an approved preceptor in their home community.
Q: Are there any program components that require a visit to campus?
- No, the program is fully online. While students are welcome to visit us on campus, all aspects of the program including registration, academic advising, clinical activities, bookstore purchases, and bill payment can be completed online.
- A two-day on campus event called Knights at the Round Table provides instruction on advanced practice skills prior to clinicals. This information is available virtually for those students who cannot attend.
Q: What prerequisites are required?
- An undergraduate Statistics course is required prior to beginning the program. The course must be a three credit course, at least 100 level, with a minimum grade of C required for acceptance.
Q: Do any of the courses have scheduled times when I have to be available online?
- No, courses all have established deadlines for assignments and projects so students can schedule course work at convenient times.
Q: I have never taken online classes and am not great with technology. Is there assistance available for me?
- Yes, the program is designed to gradually introduce students into various types of technology. Additionally, KCU provides 24/7 technology support and a designated distance librarian.
Q: What is the cost?
- Refer to the Program Costs page