Graduate Students

Useful Resources to Help Students Meet the Challenges of Graduate School

At Oak Point, our goal is to help you enjoy a successful academic experience. We realize that graduate school presents unique challenges inside – and outside – of the classroom. That’s why we’ve developed helpful information and resources that have been specifically designed for our graduate students.

Preparing for Residencies

The MSN Residency page on Brightspace provides all of the information you will need to successfully complete each residency requirement. Access will be granted one semester before the start of your residency. 

At the midpoint of each semester, you will need to complete an application link that will be sent to you via email. Please check your email on a regular basis so you can be aware of clinical opportunities and offerings.  

Educational Agreements and interagency paperwork with sites are all listed on our MSN Residency Brightspace page. In addition, opportunities with clinical partners and specifics at sites are listed in Brightspace. Your Castlebranch account with requirements will need to be current while in residency.  Please review our Academic Calendar so you can be prepared to provide dates to prospective preceptors.  

During Residencies

Review the information related to Performance Expectations. Make sure that you know how to keep a Residency Time Log (see below) and how to write a Residency Experience Summary. Each patient that you encounter will need to be logged into Typhon. This information (HIPPA complaint demographics, diagnoses, and time spent) will be reviewed by your site visitor each term.  After all, you want to get credit for the hours you spend with your preceptor!

Residency Resources

Residency Time Log

Nurse Educator

  • For more information, please contact the Assistant Dean, Graduate Programs in the College of Nursing, Melissa Murphey at

Nurse Administrator

  • For more information, please contact the Assistant Dean, Graduate Programs in the College of Nursing, Melissa Murphey at

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