Minors and specializations
Graduate nursing minor (for non-nursing students)
The College of Nursing offers the Integrated Determinants of Health minor for students enrolled in other colleges. This minor assists students in understanding the development of health and disease within the broader social determinants framework. Students will examine not only certain behaviors as a cause of disease, but also explicate the underlying determinants of the behavior. Coursework explores the consequences of risky behaviors among vulnerable populations, including morbidity and mortality.
The application may be found on the Graduate School website , under Forms and Publications. A minimum number of 15 credit hours is required to complete the minor with a maximum of 20 quarter credit hours. Students select from the following courses:
N8440 : Scientific Underpinnings of Nursing Science I
N8441 : Scientific Underpinnings of Nursing Science I I
N8782 : Research Methods III
To apply, please e-mail Dr. Celia Wills
Nurse Educator component
The College of Nursing offers a series of four classes to graduate nursing students who would like to focus on teaching. These courses allow students to develop the core knowledge, professional values, and competencies associated with the nurse educator role. Students completing the Nurse Educator component are also eligible for the Nurse Faculty Loan Program offered by the federal government; information may be found at www.nursing.osu.edu/financialaid under Loans.
For information, please e-mail Dr. Linda Daley
Graduate School minors and specializations
The Graduate School offers opportunities for students to engage in interdisciplinary study through minors and specializations, a full listing of which can be found on the Graduate School website . Formal recognition of completion of graduate specializations and minors is provided on the student’s transcript, if a student completes the appropriate paperwork prior to graduation. Applications for Graduate School minors and specializations may be found on the Graduate School website under Forms and Publications.
College of Nursing students have the opportunity to get a minor through the Graduate School in a wide variety of topics. A minor requires a minimum of 14 credit hours of graduate-level coursework in a graduate program outside of the student's own major program.
A graduate interdisciplinary specialization involves two or more graduate programs outside the student’s own major graduate program. The graduate interdisciplinary specialization requires a minimum of 14 hours of graduate-level coursework in at least four courses.
The College of Nursing provides coursework in the following interdisciplinary specializations. Students may earn a specialization by taking just a few additional courses in two or more graduate programs outside of their major, depending upon their specialty track.
Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Aging
The core curriculum for the specialization in Aging focuses on the basic components of gerontology shared by many disciplines, while the electives allow students to pursue either a research agenda or a more clinically-oriented pathway. Additional information and applications are available from the Office of Geriatrics and Gerontology, 293-4815, or e-mail Linda Jo Mauger at email@example.com .
Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in College and University Teaching
The College and University Teaching specialization is open to graduate or professional students who intend or are considering careers as college or university faculty. Students engage in a rigorous, structured exploration of theories and practice of university-level teaching, both in general and in their own discipline, and develop skills and experience that enable them as reflective, scholarly teachers. Contact Deb Zabloudil at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Early Intervention/Early Childhood
The Early Intervention/Early Childhood specialization provides training that supports best practice models and offers students opportunities to gain an in-depth understanding of child development, family systems, early childhood interventions, and interdisciplinary teamwork. Additional information is available from Dr. Mary Margaret Gottesman at 292-4989, or via e-mail at email@example.com .
Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Global Health
The Global Health specialization prepares graduates to be active participants in the advancement of global health through academic enrichment, service-learning, and research pertaining to issues of global health. Additional information is available from Pam Potter at 292-3684, or via e-mail at Pamela.Potter@osumc.edu