411 S. Nedderman Drive
Box 19407, Arlington, Texas 76019-0407
P: 817-272-2776 | F: 817-272-5006
PhD Current Student Information
Course Syllabus Supplemental Information
Because technology is vulnerable to experiencing difficulties you should not wait until the last minute to submit an assignment or test. If you experience technical difficulties contact Canvas Support to help resolve the issue. They are open 24 hours a day. All technical issues must be resolved prior to an assignment or test due date and time. Assignments or tests which are submitted late secondary to technical issues may not be accepted and/or are subject to a point deduction up to and including a zero.
Central Standard Time Zone
The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the Central Standard Time zone. As such all due dates and times are based on the Central Standard Time zone. All students regardless of their physical location are required to adhere to the Central Standard Time zone due dates and times. It is the student’s responsibility to know, in which time zone they are located, how it differs from the CST zone, and to ensure they follow the due dates and times accordingly. Late assignments or tests will not be accepted if the student encounters difficulties due to time zone discrepancies.
All students enrolled in this course are expected to adhere to the UT Arlington Honor Code:
"Scholastic dishonesty includes but is not limited to cheating, plagiarism, collusion, the submission for credit of any work or materials that are attributable in whole or in part to another person, taking an examination for another person, any act designed to give unfair advantage to a student or the attempt to commit such acts."
Click on the University Honor Code link to view the code. Students in the Graduate Nursing Programs are expected to read and comply with the Academic Integrity policy located in the PhD student handbook.
Copying another student’s paper or any portion of it is plagiarism. Copying a portion of published material (e.g., books or journals) without adequately documenting the source is plagiarism. Consistent with APA format, if five or more words in sequence are taken from a source, those words must be placed in quotes and the source referenced with author’s name, date of publication, and page number of publication. If the author’s ideas are rephrased, by transposing words or expressing the same idea using different words, the idea must be attributed to the author by proper referencing giving the author’s name and date of publication. If a single author’s ideas are discussed in more than one paragraph, the author must be referenced, according to APA format. Authors whose words or ideas have been used in the preparation of a paper must be listed in the references cited at the end of the paper. Students are expected to review the plagiarism module from the UT Arlington Central Library.
The discussion board should be viewed as a public and professional forum for course-related discussions. Students are free to discuss academic matters and consult one another regarding academic resources. The tone of postings should be professional in nature.
It is inappropriate to post statements of a personal or political nature, or statements criticizing classmates or faculty. Inappropriate statements/language will be deleted by the course faculty and may result in denied access to the Discussion boards.
UT Arlington has adopted MavMail as its official means to communicate with students about important deadlines and events, as well as to transact university-related business regarding financial aid, tuition, grades, graduation, etc. All students are assigned a MavMail account and are responsible for checking the inbox daily.
No Gift Policy
In accordance with Regent Rules and Regulations and the UTA Standards of Conduct, the College of Nursing and Health Innovation has a “no gift” policy. A donation to one of the UTA College of Nursing and Health Innovation.
Students are responsible for knowing and complying with all policies in the University Catalog.
PhD Student Handbook
Students are responsible for knowing and complying with all policies and information contained in the PhD Student Handbook. Students should pay particular attention to the following policies and procedures in the handbook:
- General Policies
- Clinical Requirements
- Resolution of Concerns
- Academic Progress
- Board of Nursing Reportable Student Incidents
- Civility and Professional Behavior
Student Complaints and Grade Grievances
Any appeal of a grade in this course must follow the procedures and deadlines for grade-related grievances as published in the current University Catalog. For additional information on grade grievances and student complaints go to the following links:
Several scholarship opportunities exist for graduate nursing students. For information regarding available scholarships click Scholarship Funds.
The English Writing Center (411LIBR)
The Writing Center offers FREE tutoring in 15-, 30-, 45-, and 60-minute face-to-face and online sessions to all UTA students on any phase of their UTA coursework. Register and make appointments online at the Writing Center. Classroom visits, workshops, and specialized services for graduate students and faculty are also available. Please see Writing Center: OWL for detailed information on all our programs and services.
Student Success Faculty
The Department of Graduate Nursing provides two faculty members to support graduate nursing students’ academic success. The goal of the success faculty member is to support student achievement in graduate level coursework. The two faculty members serve in different roles, a Writing Coach and Study Coach.
The Writing Coach assists graduate nursing students to improve the clarity and organization of their written papers. If you have questions about grammar or format as you are writing a paper, the Writing Coach can answer those questions for you by email or in person by appointment. After you have written a strong draft of a written paper, you may send it to the Writing Coach along with the grading criteria/rubric for the paper as email attachments at least 5 days before the paper is due. The Writing Coach will provide you feedback about your writing on a first come, first served basis.
The Study Coach can assist with diverse resources that may include study skills, testing challenges/approaches, managing multiple responsibilities, and addressing personal issues impacting academic performance. Course content challenges may also be addressed, with referral to additional resources as indicated.
Students are encouraged to subscribe to the MavAlert system. This system will send information in case of an emergency to cell phones or email accounts. Click subscribe to register.
Emergency Exit Procedures
Should we experience an emergency event that requires us to vacate the building, students should exit the room and move toward the nearest exit. When exiting the building during an emergency, one should never take an elevator but should use the stairwells. Faculty members and instructional staff will assist students in selecting the safest route for evacuation and will make arrangements to assist individuals with disabilities. Students requiring assistance with evacuating a classroom should notify their faculty on the first day of class.
UTA Library Helpful Links
- Nursing Liaison Librarians
- Research Information on Nursing
- Library Home Page
- Subject Guides
- Connecting from Off- Campus
- APA Formatting
Canvas communication tools, discussion boards, and UTA MAV email will be used extensively and should be checked often.
Emergency Phone Numbers: In case of an on-campus emergency, call the UT Arlington Police Department at 817-272-3003 (non-campus phone), 2-3003 (campus phone). You may also dial 911. For non-emergencies, call 817-272-3381.