Ferris State University

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Name: Degree Type:
Master of Science in Nursing masters
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

Flexibility, students can complete on a full-time or part-time basis. Courses are always offered in a way that allows students to make steady progress. Program is adult oriented and user friendly. Copstone components re manageable with a working nurse's schedule.

School type Public
Online grad programs CCNE accredited No
Online grad programs NLNAC accredited Yes
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Online master's in nursing degree programs 1
Concentrations offered
Nursing administration/leadership
Informatics
Nursing education
More specialized departments/concentrations offered
N/A

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 23

Faculty

Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 5 full-time; 1 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 80% full-time; 100% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 4
Average experience teaching online courses 3 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 25 full-time; 6 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 17
Maximum class size 20

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Depends
Can earn degree entirely abroad N/A
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students N/A
Collaboration among online and campus students No face-to-face students
Students enroll as online students Online and on-campus students are in separate courses
Credits earned online equal earned on-campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus Majority
Same curricula for online and campus students All

Retention

One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates

Graduation

Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate N/A
Program target time to graduate 3.5 years
Required time to earn degree 5 years

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