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Graduate Nursing Tuition information
Graduate Nursing Tuition Information
Tuition for Academic Year 2019 - 2020 is $774.02 per credit for All Residencies Graduate Nursing and DNP Differential, and $1,039.73 per credit for All Residencies Advanced Practice Nursing Differential.
- All Residencies Graduate Nursing and DNP Differential rates apply to all graduate nursing courses except those where the All Residencies Advanced Practice Nursing Differential apply.
- All Residencies Advanced Practice Nursing Differential rates currently apply to the following courses: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Role Courses: NURS 673, NURS 674, NURS 675, NURS 676, NUR 677 Psychiatric-mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role Courses: NURS 609, NURS 679, NURS 680, NURS 681, NURS 682, NURS 683, NURS 686, NURS 687
- Beginning in 2020, All Residencies Advanced Practice Nursing Differential rates will apply to the following courses: Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Role Courses: NURS 620, NURS 624, NURS 625, NURS 630, NURS 631 Family Nurse Practitioner Role Courses: NURS 640, NURS 641, NURS 642, NURS 643, NURS 644, NURS 646 Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Role Courses: NURS 673, NURS 674, NURS 675, NURS 676, NUR 677 Psychiatric-mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role Courses: NURS 609, NURS 679, NURS 680, NURS 681, NURS 682, NURS 683, NURS 686, NURS 687
Please note there are differing Fees per Credit 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
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Milestones in Graduate Education
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thesis / SIP / DNP Project Guidelines
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.
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 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.
Complaint Policy for Winona State University Department of Nursing
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.