Doctor of Nursing Practice
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Characteristics of Public Doctoral Programs
|Number of Degrees Per Year||Rolling three-year average of the number of degrees awarded per academic year||21 (graph A)|
|Graduation Rates||Rolling three-year average of the percent of first-year doctoral students who graduated within ten years||97%|
|Average Time to Degree||Rolling three-year average of the registered time to degree of first-year doctoral students within a ten year period||2 Years / 6 consecutive semesters|
|Employment Profile (in field within one year of graduation)||Percentage of the last three years of graduates employed in academia, post-doctorates, industry/professional, government, and those still seeking employment (in Texas and outside Texas)||Academia: 9%
Still seeking employment: 0%
|Admissions Criteria||Description of admission factors||Doctorate|
|Percentage Full-time Students (FTS) with Financial Support||In the prior year, the number of FTS (≥ 18 SCH) with support/the number of FTS||50%|
|Average Financial Support Provided||For those receiving financial support, the average financial support provided per full-time graduate student (including tuition rebate) for the prior year, including research assistantships, teaching assistantships, fellowships, tuition, benefits, etc. that is "out-of-pocket"||Avg financial stipend (grant/scholarship) support for FT Students - $3005.00
**Average financial support for students does not include support which students receiver from their employer(s).
|Student-Core Faculty Ratio||Rolling three-year average of full-time student equivalent (FTSE) /rolling three-year average of full-time faculty equivalent (FTFE) of core faculty||5:1|
|Core Faculty Publications||Rolling three-year average of the number of discipline-related refereed papers/ publications, juried creative/performance accomplishments, book chapters, notices of discoveries filed/patents issued, and books per year per core faculty member.||14.84|
|Core Faculty External Grants||Rolling three-year average of the number of core faculty receiving external funds, average external grant $ per faculty, and total external grant $ per program per academic year||(Graph B)|
|Percentage Full-Time Students||Rolling three-year average of the FTS (≥ 9 SCH)/number students enrolled (headcount) for last three fall semesters||96%|
|Number of Core Faculty||Number of core faculty in the prior year||6|
|Faculty Teaching Load||Total number of semester credit hours in organized teaching courses taught per academic year by core faculty divided by the number of core faculty in the prior year||Fall: 24 credits
Spring: 14 credits
Summer: 16 credits
TOTAL: 54 credits/6 = 9
|Faculty Diversity||Core faculty by ethnicity (White, Black, Hispanic, Other) and gender, updated when changed||White
|Student Diversity||Enrollment headcount by ethnicity (White, Black, Hispanic, Other) and gender in program in the prior year||(Graph C)|
|Date of Last External Review||Date of last formal external review, updated when changed||March 2010|
|External Program Accreditation||Name of body and date of last program accreditation review, if applicable, updated when changed||Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education March 2010|
|Student Publications/Presentations||Rolling three-year average of the number of discipline-related refereed papers/ publications, juried creative/performance accomplishments, book chapters, books, and external presentations per year per student||Publications: 7.6
External Presentations: 18
 Programs included only if in existence 3 or more years. Program is defined at the 8-digit CIP code level.
 First-year doctoral students: Those students who have been coded as doctoral students by the institution and have either completed a master's program or at least 30 SCH towards a graduate degree.
 Registered time to degree: The number of semesters enrolled starting when a student first appears as a doctoral student until she completes a degree, excluding any time taken off during graduate study. The number of years is obtained by dividing the number of semester by three.
 Core Faculty: Full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty who teach 50 percent or more in the doctoral program or other individuals integral to the doctoral program who can direct dissertation research.
 All external funds received from any source including research grants, training grants, gifts from foundations, etc.
|Advancing to Candidacy||19||18||22||22||21||26|
Total External Funding: All external funds received from any source including research grants, training grants, gifts from foundations, etc.
**Grant dollars are only reported once. Therefore, some grants reported in previous years carry over into the next academic year however they are NOT reported each academic year.
Rolling three-year average of the number of core faculty receiving external funds: 2
|Black- Non Hispanic||1||4||2||5||1||2||0||3||4||0||4|
|Asian or Pacific Islander||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1|
|American Indian or Alaskan Native||0||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Total By Gender||10||30||10||29||11||34||8||36||9||42||9||39|