Distance Accelerated BSN

Adult learner pursuing her BSN degree

54-week program

The Distance-Accelerated BSN (D-ABSN) program is a full-time, distance-based program that allows students to earn a BSN in 54 weeks. It is not a typical online program- it is not self-paced. Students will engage in learning via the internet on a daily basis using an inquiry guided learning pedagogy, and do clinicals near where they live. Three (3) on-campus sessions are required. Only students with an earned bachelor’s degree in another discipline are eligible for this program. Enrollment cycles will be September, January, and April.

This program is designed for students residing outside the Atlanta metro region and in other authorized states. Students within the Atlanta metro region should apply to Emory's residential ABSN program. Our on-campus 15-month ABSN Program’s pass rate for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) in 2017 was 100%. The first D-ABSN cohort will finish in October 2019. 

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The D-ABSN program was created to expand access to second-degree students to earn an Emory University BSN degree where they live and hope to work on graduation.

Our 54-week Distance-Accelerated BSN program is not your typical online program. Students will engage daily via the internet, both synchronously and asynchronously. We use an inquiry guided learning pedagogy, which is a form of active learning that starts by posing questions, problems or scenarios that promotes critical thinking. Students are fully immersed in a course, completing one course at a time, as they move through the curriculum. Foundational course work is front loaded during the first five (5) months of the program. Clinical practica will follow didactic course content. Students will participate in precepted clinical experiences where they live and will be assigned to a local clinical site instructor. 

D-ABSN, students are required to attend three (3) on-campus sessions at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing (located at 1520 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA). Lodging is include and a portion of the travel and meal expenses will be reimbursed.

The three onsite sessions include:

  • A two (2) day orientation prior to the beginning of the program.
  • A two (2) week session during which the first didactic clinical course,  clinical experience, and skills and simulated learning will occur, .  
  • A one (1) week capstone session 

This fast-paced program is 47 credit hours. Students will complete prerequisite courses prior to beginning the program (refer to the prerequisite and admission requirements tab for more information).

The clinical practicum experience is a core component of the Distance Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (D-ABSN). Throughout the clinical experience, students will work with assigned preceptors, while a school of nursing clinical faculty site visitor provides oversight and support to both the student and preceptor.

Clinical Practicum Placement Process 

The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing administration, faculty, and placement coordinators are thoroughly dedicated to placing students in quality clinical sites that meet the School of Nursing’s curriculum requirements and the unique needs of the students. 

Upon admission to the program, the student will be assigned to a clinical placement coordinator who will start searching months in advance of the start of the student’s first clinical practicum experience for a quality clinical placement site that meets curriculum and geographic requirements. D-ABSN administration will oversee the search process from the start and ultimately approve the clinical placement site. 

Every effort is made to place students in quality clinical sites that meet curriculum requirements and geographic preferences. However, this is not always possible and placement in a clinical site cannot be guaranteed. Various factors such as states’ regulatory constraints, availability of clinical sites that meet curriculum requirements, and students’ unique geographic constraints make the placement process a unique one that cannot be guaranteed for every student. 

Placement coordinators work intently with students to find appropriate sites within a reasonable distance of the student’s geographic preference. However, this is not always feasible and the student might have to travel outside of their preferred geographic area to a clinical placement site, which could cause the student additional costs and time investment. 

Applicants to any of our distance-accessible courses/ programs that may lead to professional licensure or certification should become familiar with the regulations governing distance accessible programs in their state. Licensure requirements vary from state to state and by professional organization. Emory is working toward developing a database to provide this information. Prospective students residing in states other than Georgia should be aware of their state’s Board of Nursing and Department of Education rules and regulations.

Prerequisite Requirements

The prerequisites for the D-ABSN program include seven (7) courses. You may submit an application for admission with the prerequisite courses in progress, but all courses must be complete with a grade of C or higher prior to beginning the program. Please review the list of prerequisite courses below:

Physical Sciences*
1. General Chemistry I with lab (4 semester credit hours)
2. Human Anatomy & Physiology I with lab (4 semester credit hours)
3. Human Anatomy & Physiology II with lab (4 semester credit hours)
4. Microbiology with lab (4 semester credit hours)
5. Nutrition (3 semester hours)
*Physical science courses must be taken no more than five (5) years prior to beginning the ABSN program

Math
6. Introductory Statistics (3 semester credit hours)

Social Sciences**

7. Human Growth and Development or Life Span Development (3 semester credit hours)
**The Human Growth and Development prerequisite must cover human development from conception through death.

Students may submit an application for admission with the prerequisite courses in progress, but all prerequisites must be complete with a grade of C or higher by the start of the program.

***All courses are subject to review by the Office of Enrollment and Student Affairs.

Technical Standards for Nursing Applicants and Enrolled Students

When considering nursing studies the student must evaluate their abilities and skills. To succeed in a nursing degree or postgraduate certificate program, a student must possess certain abilities and skills, deemed essential functions for the care of patients. These abilities and skills, as determined by Emory University nursing faculty, are as follows: 

Observation

Applicants and students enrolled in the nursing program must be able to observe demonstrations and simulations required by the nursing curriculum established by the faculty and be able to participate in such activities with adequate vision and other sensory modalities, including the senses of hearing and smell. A student must be able to observe a patient accurately at a distance and close at hand. 

Communication

Students must be able to speak intelligibly, and to hear sufficiently to affect an adequate exchange of information with patients, family members, and other health professionals. A student must be able to read and write English effectively in order to fulfill academic requirements, and to maintain accurate clinical records on patient care. 

Motor

Nursing students are required to possess motor skills sufficient to elicit independent information from patients by palpation, auscultation, percussion, and other manually based diagnostic procedures. Students should be able to conduct laboratory and diagnostic tests, and carry out physical assessments. Students must possess motor skills required for their scope of practice, as determined by the relevant accrediting organization. The student must also be able to coordinate fine and gross muscular movements to treat patients in emergencies. Emergencies include any circumstance requiring immediate remedy. 

Intellectual-Conceptual, Integrative, and Quantitative Abilities

These abilities include an aptitude for rapid problem solving, the capability to assess and interpret medical files independently and evaluate physical examinations, and to formulate a logical plan of care.  Students must possess good judgment in patient assessment and the abilities to incorporate new information, comprehend three-dimensional relationships, and retain and recall pertinent information in a timely fashion. The student must also be prepared to provide in-depth rationale for the plan of care. 

Behavioral and Social Attributes

Students must possess the physical and emotional health required for the application of his/her intellectual abilities and the use of sound judgment in an appropriate and prompt manner. Students must be able to function effectively under physically taxing workloads, and in times of physical and mental stress. Students must display compassion, sensitivity, and concern for others, and maintain professional integrity at all times. 

Program Specific Requirements

In addition to the areas enumerated above, applicants and students must also possess any abilities and skills deemed essential for their particular program. These areas of enumerated skills and abilities are the minimum attributes required of applicants for admission to the nursing program and of students who are candidates for graduation. 

The Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing is committed to accommodating the needs of students with documented disabilities and will do so to the extent possible without compromising the essential components of the curriculum. See more here: http://college.emory.edu/oue/student-support/students-with-disabilities/.

Address any questions or concerns regarding these technical standards to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education. Email them at dabsn@emory.edu.  

D-ABSN TECHNOLOGY/COMPUTER REQUIREMENTS & RECOMMENDATIONS

Students enrolling in the D-ABSN program must have a laptop or desktop computer with web camera, required software, and broadband internet access. To participate in online courses, students will need a computer system with the minimum specifications outlined below. Ideal specifications for a computer system are also provided. 

WINDOWS PC

Minimum Hardware

  • Intel core i5 or i7 processor

    · 4 GB RAM memory

    · 500 GB hard drive or 256 GB SSD hard drive (at least 1 GB available free space)

    · Webcam and a Headset with microphone

    · Broadband connection: DSL or cable modem that supports 5 Mbps or higher

    · Operating System: Windows 7/8.1/10 home premium or higher (Windows 7 starter or Home basic, Windows 10 S editions not supported)

Ideal Hardware

  • Intel i7 processor or faster

    · 8 GB RAM or more

    · 1 TB 7200 RPM drive or 256 GB SSD hard drive

    ·  Webcam and a Headset with microphone

    · Fast broadband connection: DSL or cable modem that supports 10 Mbps or higher

    · Two external monitors

    · Docking station for laptop to connect to dual monitors, keyboard, mouse, wired network Operating System: Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise versions

    · Two year hardware warranty with on-site service 

APPLE MACINTOSH

Minimum Hardware

  • iMac or MacBook laptop 

    · Intel core i5 or i7 processor

    · 4 GB RAM memory

    · 500 GB hard drive or 256 GB SSD hard drive (at least 1 GB available free space)

    · Webcam and a Headset with microphone

    · Broadband connection: DSL or cable modem that supports 5 Mbps or higher

    · Operating System: Mac OS 10.8 or higher

Ideal Hardware

  • iMac or MacBook Pro laptop

    · Intel i7 processor or faster

    · 8 GB RAM or more

    · 1TB 7200 RPM drive or 256 GB SSD hard drive

    ·  Webcam and a Headset with microphone

    ·  Fast broadband connection: DSL or cable modem that supports 10 Mbps or higher

    ·  Two external monitors

    · Docking station for laptop to connect to dual monitors, keyboard, mouse, wired network

    · Operating System: Mac OS 10.12 or higher

    · Two year hardware warranty with on-site service
     
    Note: Chromebooks or tablet devices, other than the Surface Pro, are not permitted as they cannot support the Exam Soft system used for taking tests.

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Application/Pre-requisites/Timing/Cost Questions

How many admission cycles will there be each year
Cohorts will be admitted in September, January, and April to this 54-week program.   

When are application materials due?  
Completed applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis (see website tab for admission requirements).  Once a cohort is full (30 students), applicants will be advised to notify the Office of Student Enrollment if they would like to move their application for consideration into the next cohort. Applicants will not be required to submit a second deposit or resubmit materials already present in the file. For questions about the application process, please contact the School of Nursing's Office of Enrollment and Student Affairs at 404.727.7980.

Which test scores may I submit to meet the requirement of submitting a standardized test score? 
We ask for a standardized test score within the past 5-years and do not specify which one. Standardized test scores that are acceptable are the TEAS, SAT, ACT, GRE, and some certifications (e.g., paramedic certification). Standardized test scores provide a snapshot of test performance and represent one part of your application portfolio. We use a holistic review process to evaluate applications. Please contact the School of Nursing's Office of Enrollment and Student Affairs at 404.727.7980 for questions.

What type of computer/computer skills will I need for this program? 
For computer requirements go to this website address http://www.nursing.emory.edu/admitted-students/undergraduate/index.html . We have prepared a computer skills assessment to evaluate your readiness. To access the assessment, click here.

How can I increase my chance for admission? 
We do a holistic review of the application package and conduct an interview with selected applicants. This includes your transcripts, standardized test score, interview, and work and life experiences. If there are extenuating circumstances, you should communicate these in your application packet. Your commitment to not work during the program is a key factor.

I have attended multiple schools. Do you require all transcripts? 
Yes. All transcripts are to be reported whether they led to a degree or were just courses you had completed. We focus on science grades across your academic experience. We recognize that students beginning college may have an adjustment period and grades may be lower early on. If you wish to explain a low score, please include that information with your application.

Are there any tips for preparing for the interview? 
RELAX! If you know a nurse spend some time talking with them about their position and career. If you are able to shadow a nurse it is helpful to see the role in action. We do not provide opportunities to shadow.  Also look at national websites such as American Nurses Association (ANA) http://www.nursingworld.org/ and National League for Nursing (NLN) http://www.nln.org/ . There are many online nursing journals and videos you can scan as well. Be prepared to discuss your plan to complete all prerequisite courses if you are not already licensed. Attending our monthly virtual information sessions also gives you an overview of the program and the opportunity to ask questions prior to your interview.

Will you have an Open House on campus, or just virtual information sessions? 
We will hold monthly virtual information sessions and record them. They will not be exactly the same every month as we will use your questions to guide future speakers and information. While we will not host a campus Open House, we are always welcome your visit to campus.  If you would like to visit our School and campus, please contact the School of Nursing's Office of Enrollment and Student Affairs at 404.727.7980.

What is the cost of this program? 
The cost of the program will be approximately $70K. The program courses will be included into a semester for billing purposes. Additionally and online fee/semester and a one time laboratory fee will be assessed. Students requiring health care insurance coverage during the program will have an additional fee. The School pays for background checks and drug screens. Where possible faculty use electronic resources for courses. We seek to limit the expense of books to $1500 for the length of the program. ATI fees for testing/resources/and an NCLEX review course are paid for by the School. Lodging, approved travel fees up to $300/onsite session, and some meals are included. we will charge a credit hour rate based on the number of courses within a semester.

Students who have not depleted their financial aid package (FAFSA) from their prior degree, will be able to apply for financial aid.

Will scholarships be available for students in this program? 
At present, there are no scholarships available. Some of our alumni have expressed an interest in providing funds for scholarships. More information regarding scholarships will be provided as it becomes available.

Will students be able to enroll from any state in the United States? 
No. Not every state will allow students to enroll in our distance program. We continue to query states.

Interview and Acceptance Questions

Will all applicants be invited for interviews? 
No. Once an application is complete the Admissions Committee will review the application. An important consideration for offering an interview will be our confidence in gaining the requisite clinical placement and our ability to meet regulatory requirements within the state where the student resides. There are times that further information may be requested before a decision is finalized. Applicants will be notified by email of the Admission Committee’s decision.

When will interviews take place? 
Interviews will be virtual and will occur on a rolling basis. 

Is there a limited number of interview spots? 
No. There is no limit on the number of interview spots. As the program begins, once one cohort is filled, applicants may choose to be considered for future cohorts. Applicants will not be admitted without an interview. Admission into this program is granted on a competitive basis and students meeting minimum requirements may be denied admission based on such factors as program capacity or academic discretion.

When will you notify candidates of their acceptance? 
Students will be notified via email of their acceptance after they have satisfied all areas identified during their interview. Students must still meet all admission requirements once offered admission. A deposit is required to hold a spot in the cohort. The deposit will be applied to your first tuition bill. We recommend you deposit within two weeks of notification. We will continue to offer admission to other applicants and once the cohort limit has been reached, if you have not deposited, you will not have the opportunity to enter the cohort.

Do you offer the relevant pre-requisite classes at Emory?   
We no longer offer online prerequisites. Prerequisites can be taken at any university. Please note the required credit hours under the admissions tab to fulfill the requirements. Applicants should contact the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs if they have any question on whether the selected course will fulfill the prerequisite requirement. 

Cohort Questions

How many cohorts will there be each year? 
There will be three cohorts admitted in: September, January, & April.

Are you looking for a certain amount of in-state vs out of state students? 
No. We are looking for qualified applicants with proven academic success who demonstrate the drive to enter a challenging career in the nursing field.

How will you build a sense of community within the cohort with classmates living in distant locations? 
This distance program is not a “traditional” self-paced program. Students will be expected to work together daily to respond to questions and discussion threads. In addition, students will have opportunities to work together on group projects in both a synchronous and asynchronous environment. Our limited class size of no more than 30 students per cohort creates a close-knit group. Finally, our onsite sessions create the team environment.

Our faculty are an important part of the learning community as well. During class, faculty will be available to the student during virtual office hours, and via telephone and email to facilitate and guide student learning.  You are not only our Emory students but our alumni as well.

Should I be concerned about joining a  distance-based Nursing program? 
Our School of Nursing is highly ranked nationally and has offered BSN programs since 1944. We began offering our accelerated BSN (ABSN) program in 2011. Our program is built upon the solid foundation of our onsite program. In 2017 100% of our ABSN students passed NCLEX, the certification examination to become a professional registered nurse (RN); and our overall NCLEX pass rate for all of our pre-licensure programs was 99%, well above the national average of 85%.

While the format of this accelerated program is new, the program outcomes are tried and tested. Our dedicated full-time faculty will work closely on the development of this program and with the students for their success. Students will also be assigned a clinical faculty from their local community to coordinate and oversee all clinical rotations. Expert preceptors will work with the student and clinical faculty within the clinical arena.

Course Work Questions

What is the format for the distance classes? Are they PowerPoint?  
Courses will be offered one at a time as intensives. For example, a two (2) credit hour course will be completed in two (2) weeks.  Our curriculum will use an inquiry guided learning approach.  Rather than courses created around the traditional lecture format , students will participate in discussion threads and answering researchable questions to be shared with their cohort members, watch mini-lectures and videos online, and complete course readings.

Students should plan to spend 10-12 hours per day working on assignments, readings, and studying. Clinical rotations will vary based on the preceptor’s daily schedule, however, we anticipate preceptors will work 8-12-hour shifts. This explains why students cannot work during this program. During clinicals students will have assignments as well.

How will exams be proctored from a distance to prevent cheating and ensure fairness? 
We will use an online proctoring service for testing. Testing will be at an application and evaluation level using multiple choice, multiple-multiple choice, and other methods that will prepare students for taking exams similar to the NCLEX exam.

How will we be prepared in basic nursing skills before we begin our clinicals? How will simulation be part of this program? 
During the second on-campus visit, students will gain competence with nursing skills through laboratory and simulated experiences; and, students will do their first clinical experience at Emory Healthcare under the supervision of a clinical faculty.

Where will we stay when we are onsite, and will transportation and lodging be provided? 
Up to $300 will be allocated to travel for each student round trip to Atlanta. Additionally, housing, and some meals during the on-campus programming will be covered. Campus dining facilities will be open except on holidays, and students are eligible to purchase meals in these locations.

Clinical Placement Questions

How will clinical sites and preceptors be chosen in the state where I live? Will I make the clinical site arrangement or will Emory?  
You will not be making the clinical arrangements.
Emory will identify the clinical site and obtain the requisite requirements for student placement. Emory will identify experienced clinical site faculty and preceptors for each rotation in your geographic area,.

Note: Placements are not available within the metro Atlanta area.

How will Emory evaluate our clinical sites and preceptors, and how will you evaluate our clinical performance?  
Local clinical instructors will play a leading role in evaluating sites, preceptors, and student success. Clinical instructors will work in partnership with the student to set goals for success.

Lifestyle Questions

How will you help students preserve a positive work/life balance while in your program?  
The 54-week program will be intense, requiring students to have no work commitments, and to spend their days, 8-5 insynchronous and asynchronous sessions interacting online with their classmates, working on individual projects, reading and  studying. Courses have been sequenced to build on prior knowledge and clinical rotations will enhance application of learned conceptsWhile the program is intense, it is designed to quickly move a student to their academic goal. Fellow classmates will help create a tight sense of community, and consistent faculty members will foster connections and will be closely involved with each student’s progress.

It is really important before the program starts to talk to family members and significant others about the commitment you are making. Streamline your budget as much as possible and create patterns of positive health behaviors that include good nutrition, exercise, and sleep. Identify and practice coping patterns that you have successfully used in the past. You might think of trying out some new coping strategies such as mindfulness and yoga.

May I have a part-time or weekend job while enrolled in this program? 
No. All students will sign a pledge that they will not be employed for the duration of the program. Our goal is the success of each student, and to accomplish a two (2) year program in one (1) year requires a student’s full-time attention – days, nights, and weekends. There will be a one (1) week break during the program. The day of a holiday will be observed (Christmas Day, New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day, Independence Day, etc.) but no breaks, i.e., fall, winter, or spring break, will be observed.

What is the likelihood I will get a job immediately on completion of the program?  
Many of our graduates receive job offers prior to graduation. Nationally, 99% of nurses are employed within three-six (3-6) months of graduation. Working within the health system where you study may also provide an advantage for hire.  Graduates must pass the NCLEX-RN licensure examination to begin working as a registered nurse. During the last few months of the program, we will focus on preparation for the NCLEX-RN certification examination (taking a Board review course and assessment testing). The cost of the ATI-NCLEX Assessment Testing and ATI Review Course are already built into your tuition.

Some of our graduates will want to go on for their master’s degree or to pursue a DNP. Emory offers nine (9) specialty areas in various nurse practitioner areas and nurse midwifery. For graduates who go on to work in a critical care area (ICU, CCU) to gain experience, we have a DNP Nurse Anesthesia program.

Is Emory’s program accredited? 
Our BSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the accreditation body for baccalaureate nursing programs. This accreditation includes the D-ABSN program.

If I have specific questions about the program, who can I talk to?
Watch for our monthly virtual information sessions. Times will be posted on the School of Nursing website as well as recordings from the information sessions. You may contact the School of Nursing's Office of Enrollment and Student Affairs at 404.727.7980 for information about your application. For program specific questions please email: dabsn@emory.edu.

We look forward to reviewing your application!

Applications will be reviewed once a completed application packet is submitted. Applicants who meet the minimum admissions criteria may be invited for a virtual interview. The admission decision will be for the upcoming cohort. If an applicant cannot commit to that cohort, they may request their materials be moved to the next cohort for consideration. Once a cohort is filled (30 students), applicants will be invited to move their materials for consideration into the next cohort. There is no additional application fee or need to resubmit materials previously submitted. We do not defer admissions. To hold a cohort slot, students must submit their deposit.  Applications must meet all post admission requirements to begin classes.

Admission into any nursing program is granted on a competitive basis and students meeting minimum requirements may be denied admission based on such factors as program capacity or academic discretion. Students may be considered for admission as an exception if stated admissions criteria are not met.

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Please visit the Financial Aid website for more information about financial aid options: http://www.studentaid.emory.edu/.

 

Distance ABSN Plan of Study

Full Time - 54 Weeks 

 

Course

Credits

Clinical Hours

 

Onsite Orientation*

0

 

NRSG 340D

Professional Nursing: Concepts, Issues, and Trends

1

 

NRSG 341D

Foundations of Nursing Practice

3

 

NRSG 342D

Professional Development II: Evidence Based Nursing Practice

2

 

NRSG 343D

Pathophysiology/Pharmacology for Nurses I

3

 

NRSG 344D

Health Assessment

2

 

NRSG 345D

Pathophysiology/Pharmacology for Nurses II

3

 

NRSG 346D

Acute and Chronic Care I*

2

 

NRSG 347D

Acute and Chronic Care I Practicum*

1

60

NRSG 348D

Clinical Skills Lab*

1

60

NRSG 349D

Social Responsibility & Bioethics in Nursing

2

 

NRSG 435D

Acute and Chronic Care II

2

 

NRSG 436D

Acute and Chronic Care II Practicum

2

120

NRSG 437D

Maternity and Reproductive Health Nursing

2

 

NRSG 438D

Mental Health Nursing

2

 

NRSG 439D

Mental Health or Maternity Practicum

2

120

NRSG 440D

Pediatric Nursing

2

 

NRSG 441D

Nursing in Complex Care Situations         

2

 

NRSG 442D

Pediatrics or Complex Care Practicum

2

120

NRSG 455D

Population Health: Community and Public Health Nursing

2

 

NRSG 456D

Population Health Practicum

2

120

NRSG 457D

Becoming a Professional Nurse

2

 

NRSG 458D

Clinical Synthesis Practicum

3

180

NRSG 459D

Capstone Seminar*

2

  30

 

 

 

 

 

Total Credit Hours

47

 

 

Total Clinical Hours

 

810

 *On-campus sessions

* Curriculum, credit hours, and sequencing are subject to change.

Please submit your questions about the Distance-ABSN program to: nursingquestions@emory.edu.

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We are not responsible for removing your personally identifiable information from the lists of any third party who has previously been provided your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy or your consent.

Canceling your account or login

While your login or account is active, we or the University will retain your Personal Information. If you cancel your login or account or if we terminate your login or account for any other reason, we may continue to retain your Personal Information for reasons including, but not limited to, complying with our legal obligations or our internal security policies, meeting regulatory requirements, for fraud detection, improving our site and services, or enforcing this Privacy Policy. Remember that even after your login or account is cancelled, copies of some information from your account may remain viewable in some circumstances, for example, where you have shared information with a third-party application or web site or where you have posted your Personal Information publicly on the Program Technology. In addition, because of the nature of caching technology, your login or account may not be instantly inaccessible to others, and there may be a delay in the removal of the content from elsewhere on the Internet and from search engines.

SECURITY

The security of your information is very important to us. Noodle implements a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your Personal Information. However, due to the inherent open nature of the Internet, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be secure. As a result, while we take measures to protect your Personal Information, we cannot ensure or guarantee the security of any information you send to us, the NHWSN sends to us, or that we store on our servers. Your use of Program Technology demonstrates your assumption of this risk.

DATA TRANSFERS

Your information will be processed by us primarily in the United States Some of our data process providers may maintain servers around the world, and your information transferred to servers located in other countries. Data protection laws vary among countries, with some providing more protection than others. Regardless of where your information is processed, we apply the same protections described in our Privacy Policy.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Protection for Children

Program Technology is not targeted to children, and we do not knowingly collect or receive personally identifiable information from children younger than 13 years of age. If we become aware that personally identifiable information from a child younger than 13 years of age has been collected or shared with us by the University without the consent of such child’s parent or guardian, we will delete such information from our database without requesting permission to do so.

Updates to Privacy Policy

We may modify this Privacy Policy. Please look at the date below to see when this Privacy Policy was last revised. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will become effective when we post the revised Privacy Policy on the Noodle Technology. Policy changes will apply only to information collected on and after the date of the change.

This Privacy Policy was last revised on May 16, 2019.

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