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Academic Policies, Graduate Nursing Tuition Information, and Scholarship Opportunities

Graduate Nursing Tuition Information

Tuition for Academic Year 2017 - 2018 is $722.58 per credit for All Residencies Graduate Nursing and DNP, and $970.63 per credit for All Residencies Acute Practice Nursing Cohort. Please note there are differing tuition fees between the Rochester and Winona campuses. If you have any questions regarding Graduate Nursing tuition information, please contact our office at 507.285.7473. Complete tuition information may be obtained by viewing the Winona State University, Cost of Attendance website.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Visiting the Frequently Asked Questions webpage allows you to locate answers to general program questions as well as detailed information for graduate nursing specialty programs.

Milestones in Graduate Education

Below is a general outline of forms or events that are important to remember. The forms/events are listed in the chronological order in which they usually occur. Please pay attention to these milestones as they will help you reach your goal. Students are responsible for submitting these items.

  1. Application to Candidacy/Program Contract online form must be on file with the School of Graduate Studies before completing 16 credits. Please see your advisor for more information.

    If you drop/add courses after approval of your Program Contract, you will need to revise the online form and re-submit to your advisor for approval. If you change programs, fill out a new Program Contract.

  2. Master’s Students - Thesis/Scholarly Inquiry Paper (SIP): Using the Thesis/SIP Guidelines, complete Thesis/Scholarly Inquiry Paper. Submit the “Bindery” form to the School of Graduate Studies Office to show completion of the Thesis/Scholarly Inquiry.

    Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Students - DNP Project: Using the DNP Project Guidelines, submit the dissemination product to the Graduate Programs in Nursing Office to show completion of the DNP Project.

  3. Application for Graduation: An “Application for Graduation” (MS, GC, DNP) or "Certificate Program Plan" (Nursing) (GC) must be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies Office by midterm of the term prior to graduation (see academic calendar for official due date). Please see your advisor for more information.

  4.  Hooding and Graduation: You have achieved your goal. Congratulations!

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If you have any questions about these milestones or about the program, please make an appointment to speak with your academic advisor.

Links to the forms listed above can be found on the Graduate Programs in Nursing website.

Below are the links to the Master of Science Thesis and Scholarly Inquiry Paper Guidelines and the Doctor of Nursing Practice Clinical Scholarship Project Guidelines.

Master of Science Thesis and Scholarly Inquiry Paper Guidelines (2017 - 2018) (PDF)

One requirement for the Master of Science Degree in Nursing is completion of a thesis or scholarly inquiry paper (SIP) project. The document above provides students with information on the thesis/SIP project requirement in this program. The Appendices (PDF) provide additional information to help students complete the paper.

Doctor of Nursing Practice Clinical Scholarship Project Guidelines (2017 - 2018) (PDF)
The purpose of the DNP Practice Project in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at Winona State University is to provide the student with the opportunity to develop expertise in clinical practice knowledge development to enhance quality of care and patient outcomes. The DNP Project Guidelines Appendices (PDF) provide additional information to help students complete the project.

Thesis Binding Information (PDF)

Complaint Policy for the Winona State University Department of Nursing (pdf)

The Department of Nursing strives to provide environment of mutual respect, cooperation, fair treatment, stewardship of resources, integrity, and quality education and services.  Even with this commitment, problems and concerns sometimes occur.  Resources and procedures are available to students and other parties for appealing decisions or policies, addressing concerns, resolving grievances and complaints, and dealing with retaliation.

Students, faculty, staff or other constituents who have a concern are expected to follow established policies and procedures for a concern or complaint found in the Complaint Policy for the Department of Nursing.