Transfer Credit. The Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate will consider transferring credit for graduate level course work if:
- The course work is evaluated by the Director, Graduate Studies in Nursing and course faculty, according to student coursework level.
- The transcript and syllabus reflect graduate level course work from an institution that is accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting agency and whose graduate nursing program is accredited by ACEN and/or CCNE.
- The content of the transfer course is equivalent to the course offered in the Otterbein University PMHNP Post-Masters Certificate Program.
- The course has been taken within the previous five years.
- The course was completed with a grade of B or higher. The actual grade is not transferred and thus will not be included in the Otterbein grade point average.
- No more than 6 hours of graduate semester credit will be accepted as transfer credit.
- Credit for life/professional experiences is not granted for the FNP Post-Master’s Certificate Program.
- Courses eligible for transfer credit are NURS 6810 Advanced Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse, NURS 6820 Advanced Pharmacology for the Advanced Practice Nurse, and NURS 6830 Advanced Physical and Health Assessment for the Advanced Practice Nurse.
- The Director, Graduate Studies in Nursing brings any eligible transfer credit coursework to the DON Curriculum committee for a final vote to accept or deny the student's request for transfer credit, and the Chair, Department of Nursing, concurs.
To request transfer credit, the student must submit the following information to the Director. Graduate Studies in Nursing, after admission to the program:
- A letter from the student describing what transfer credit is being sought.
- Syllabus of graduate course for which transfer credit is being sought.
Note: The Otterbein University Registrar must have a copy of the official transcript from student, with documentation of a passing grade in the course being considered for transfer credit, prior to approval.
Proficiency Credit. The Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate Program offers students the opportunity to obtain proficiency credit for NURS 6830 Advanced Physical and Health Assessment for the Advanced Practice Nurse. The proficiency exam consists of a written exam on assessment content and the demonstration of a history and physical.
- The written exam must be passed before the student is eligible to perform the history and physical.
- The student must achieve a minimum of 80% on both components of the exam.
- The student may take the proficiency exam only once.
- The student must make an appointment with the course coordinator for any component of the exam, at least two weeks prior to the exam date. The contact information for the course coordinator can be obtained from the Department of Nursing (614-823-1614).
- The student must pre-register in the Nursing Office using the Proficiency Exam Registration Form, two weeks before the exam date. (614-823-1614)
- A non-refundable fee for the proficiency exam must be paid in the nursing office at the time of pre-registration. (R7.14.14)