Appendix F: Distance Education Program Being Planned

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SUBMIT DATE:12/3/2010 
Constituent Institution:Winston-Salem State University 
CIP Discipline Specialty Title:Nursing Education 
CIP Discipline Specialty Number:51.3817 
Level:
Exact Title of the Proposed Program:Master Advanced Nurse Education 
Exact Degree Abbreviation:MSN 
Date of Initiation:08/15/2012 
Will this sequence of courses be completely individual access (e.g., Internet, videocassette)? YES 
If "yes," what will be the mode of delivery?Internet (online) 
If "no," list proposed sites. 
If short-based, length of time to complete the prog (e.g., 1 year, 18 mos.):2 years 

SACS/COC substantive change questions (1=Procedure One; 2=Procedure Two)

Site-based (where the instructor is present):

Is the institution initiating instruction where the student may earn more than 25% and less than 50% of credits toward a degree at a site 30 miles or more from the campus? (2) NO 
Is the institution initiating an (additional) off-campus site at which students may earn at least 50% of an educational program? (1) NO 
Is the institution adding significantly different degree programs at a currently approved site? (2) NO 
Distance learning (where instructor and student are geographically separated):
Is the institution offering its first credit courses via technology-based instruction by which students can obtain at least 25% of credits toward a degree program? (2) NO 
Is the institution expanding a previously reported program from less than 50% of credits to 50% or more of a degree program? (2) YES 
Is the institution adding a significantly different program from previously reported programs offered via technology-based instruction? (2) NO 
Does this action constitute a substantive change? If so, by what date should SACS be notified? 08/15/2012 
1. Briefly describe the proposed program and intended audience.

The proposed online program is the Advanced Education concentration currently offered in the WSSU, Division of Nursing MSN program, is planned to be initiated in Fall 2012, and wil be ongoing. Current courses will be developed as online offerings and will be accessible to registered nurses interested in completing the MSN and becoming clinical educators and nursing faculty members on a state-wide and national basis. The online ANE program will help to address a naitonal shortage of nursing faculty.

 
2. Describe the proposed instructional delivery systems (e.g., on-site instruction by faculty, interactive video, Internet, etc.).

The format will include internet: synchronous interactive videoconferencing, discussion boards, blog tools, plus a host of other interactive, online teaching tools and methodologies.

 
3. Describe need for the program (referencing results of surveys or special studies).

The Winston-Salem State University, MSN Program, Advanced Nurse Educator concentration is designed to develop clinically and culturally competent clinical educators and nursing faculty members who will serve as a valuable member of the health team in meeting health and learning needs of clients and students, especially in rural and underserved areas. Entry cohorts currently average approximately 10 per year and the goal for the online program will be to increase annual enrolments to 15 in year 1 and up to 30 in year 4. We expect the online ANE program will play a major role in increasing numbers of minority nursing faculty across the state and nation in that our program currently attracts large proportions of minority students. Current Level 1 enrollment is: 80% African American, 10% Hispanic and 10% Caucasian; and the Level 2 enrolment is: 50% African American and 50% Caucasian. East Carolina University offers an online Nursing Educator program.

In Spring 2010, an ANE program improvement survey was completed by 13 ANE Level 2 students prior to graduation and  85% (n=11) strongly agreed the ANE concentration should be moved to an online format. Moving the ANE concentration online helps achieve UNC Tomorrow objectives 4.2 and 4.7 to provide access to University programs on a statewide and national basis

 

 
4. Projected total annual enrollment:
Year 1:15 
Year 2:20 
Year 3:25 
Year 4:30 
Year 5:30 
his intent to plan a new distance education degree program (or program site) has been reviewed and approved by the appropriate campus committees and authorities.
YES 
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
 
Contact Name:Dennis Sherrod 
Contact Title:Director of Graduate Studies 
Contact Email:sherrodd@wssu.edu