MS Orientation Information
Welcome to the College of Nursing at UIC and congratulations on your recent acceptance. As a new student, you join one of the largest and most prestigious sources of nursing leadership in Illinois and beyond. Students come to UIC College of Nursing to 'learn from and with the best'- to connect locally and globally with top notch practicing, academic, and scientific nursing and healthcare leaders.
As one of the nation's leading colleges of nursing, UIC offers an excellent education with the nation's best nursing leaders as your teachers. You will be surrounded by energetic and supportive peers, receive personal and professional guidance, as well as have outstanding clinical experiences.
Orientation will be held on the following days depending on your regional site. Orientation provides you an opportunity to familiarize yourself with the faculty, staff and campus services of UIC and to receive the information you need to begin your studies. Orientation is required so please plan to be available on the following date. RSVP should be sent to regional staff member listed below:
||Monday, May 16, 2011
||Thursday, May 10, 2012
||Tuesday, May 17, 2011
||Wednesday, May 11, 2011
|| Friday, May 11, 2012
The following information will help you begin your graduate studies at UIC College of Nursing. Please read all information carefully. Questions regarding this information will be addressed at the upcoming orientations.
Accessing and Using my.UIC
UIC's comprehensive online resource for students can be found at http://my.UIC.edu. Students can use my.UIC to access important information and the computer applications necessary for completing many essential tasks related to being a student at UIC, such as:
- Personal Information
- Financial Matters
Registration, including changes to any existing registration, begins a number of months before the term and continues through the first official ten days of the term. During the registration period, all registration activity is done by the student using Student Self-Service, which may be accessed from my.UIC. When attempting to register, if you receive an error message directly pertaining to the class or section you are requesting, consult with the department offering the course as an override may need to be input into the system to allow you to continue to register. Once the override has been added you still have to register for the course in Student Self-Service. If you receive an error message that you do not understand, consult the Registration Help Line at (312) 996-8600.
Before you can register for classes, you will need to establish your NetID and Enterprise ID. You will need a Net ID to access campus-specific sites and services such as your UIC e-mail account and Blackboard. You will need an EnterpriseID to access the university-wide administrative system. For example, you will use your Enterprise ID to register for classes, make address changes, access your student account, review grades, and request transcripts. Instructions for establishing these IDs as a first time user can be found at my.UIC.
You will not be able to register until you receive your official acceptance letter from the UIC Graduate College. This letter is usually sent 2-3 weeks after you receive your College of Nursing acceptance.
Before registering you must meet with your advisor to develop a program plan. After meeting with your advisor they will remove an “advising hold” that has been put on your account that will prevent you from registering (it takes 24 hours to remove the hold). Many students will do this at orientation.
If you have completed all of these steps are are still having problems registering please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get Your Photo ID (i-Card)
The i-Card is the official identification card of the University for students, staff and faculty. It is important to obtain the i-Card and carry it with you at all times. The i-Card is needed to enter certain labs and buildings, for access to certain student-related events and services, and to check material out of the library.
Once you have registered for a course you may obtain your i-Card . This should be done as soon as possible following your registration. You will need to bring a print-out of your registration and either a driver's license, state ID card, or passport to the i-Card Office. Complete information, including locations, is available from the i-Card Office.
Clinical Compliance Requirements
Students may be required to have immunizations, background checks, drug testing, HIPAA training and CPR in order to be eligible for clinical placement. Please visit the Clinical Compliance website for more details of the requirements for your program.
UIC Email Policy
The College of Nursing uses only the UIC email address for communication with students. Your email address will be your email@example.com. UIC email can be checked at the UIC Webmail website. UIC email can also be forwarded to other accounts on the Academic Computing and Communications Center website.
Your UIC email is automatically added to our Graduate Student Listserv where most announcements are posted. If is important that you check your UIC email account regularly for information regarding registration, special events, RA/TA positions, etc.
Prior to starting classes students should review the CON Student Handbook to become familiar with College of Nursing policies.
A portion of all graduate programs at the UIC College of Nursing are delivered on-line. Every program has courses that are offered entirely on-line as well as courses that are considered hybrid or blended (e.g. combination of on-line and traditional face-to-face). Therefore all students admitted to a UIC College of Nursing graduate program must have ongoing access to a personal computer with the following specifications:
- Windows 7 operating system
- Java-compatible Web browser: Firefox 4.0 or higher, or Internet
- 2.0 GHz or faster processor (Pentium IV and above)
- At least 3 GB of RAM is required; 4 GB or above recommended
- 40 GB free hard-disk space
- High Speed Internet Access
- Sound card and speakers and microphone OR Sound card with headset including microphone
- DVD-ROM drive
- 2 USB ports
- MS Office (available from the UIC Bookstore) – check the University of Illinois Webstore for student discounts
- Adobe Reader - click here to download
- Adobe Shockwave Player - click here to download
- Adobe Flash Player - click here to download
Blackboard (online course platform)
Many courses at the College of Nursing utilize the Blackboard learning platform. You can access the UIC Blackboard website here, and you will need your NetID to log in.
Students who are not familiar with Blackboard are strongly encouraged to take the Blackboard tutorial, which is available online and can be done at anytime.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and fees are set by the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. The College of Nursing tuition and fees informationis available on the Financing your Education page. There is also information on financial aid and scholarships. Tuition and fees are subject to change. Tuition bills are emailed to you during the first few weeks of class. Early registration does not mean you will be billed earlier so please register as soon as possible.
University Health Insurance
All registered students are automatically enrolled in CampusCare Health Insurance. There is no enrollment form to complete. Students
with equivalent health insurance coverage can opt out of the
CampusCare Program by submitting a waiver request to CampusCare by the designated deadline.
Brush Up Your Writing Skills
Learn to Write Well, Right Away
Presented by: Rosemary Camilleri, PhD
Date to be announced
The workshop covers the 1-2-3 steps of writing an exceptional graduate paper using APA format. Economy pricing for students.