New Online Offerings and Upcoming Events

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As Norwich’s Bicentennial draws ever closer, the faculty and staff at the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) continue to drive innovation with a slate of new course offerings, program concentrations and state-of-the-art educational events. Through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on experience, these new additions to Norwich’s catalogue of enriching opportunities are designed to address current trends across a variety of disciplines, preparing participants to overcome the challenges relative to their field of interest. True to the Norwich tradition of building knowledge through leadership and action, these exciting initiatives offered by CGCS can help participants set new personal and professional goals and enhance their understanding of some of the most relevant trends currently impacting society.

Master of Arts in Strategic Studies

As the global geopolitical landscape continues to evolve at a breakneck pace, American military personnel must be able to anticipate and influence future events, both domestic and international, and take a proactive approach to strategic planning. The online Master of Arts in Strategic Studies program is a 36-credit, closed-cohort program designed for current and former military personnel who have previously earned a bachelor’s degree in a related field of study from Norwich University. Under the tutelage of skilled faculty that includes retired military officers and defense strategy experts, students will explore the unique relationship between politics and national power, from the application of democracy to the threatened use of military action and beyond.

Leadership & Change Institute – Leadership Challenge

Built upon Norwich’s 200-year legacy of developing leaders, the Leadership & Change Institute represents a growing community of movers and shakers who lead change in their own personal and professional lives while seeking to prepare individuals and organizations for the challenges that impact effective leadership. As part of this mission, the LCI is proud to offer the Leadership Challenge, a comprehensive, six-week professional development experience designed to motivate aspiring and current leaders, supervisors and managers to expand their critical thinking skills and address organizational challenges with character, integrity and distinction. Each Leadership Challenge is a one-of-a-kind experience that brings together participants from diverse backgrounds to establish a think tank capable of generating innovative leadership solutions that deliver long-term growth and enhanced productivity.

Nursing Informatics Concentration

The online Master of Science in Nursing program is proud to announce a new Nursing Informatics concentration as part of a total program revision designed to meet contemporary nursing education standards and fulfill the needs of working nurses. Technology continues to reshape the way we live and the manner in which businesses operate, and the healthcare industry is no exception. In order to boost efficiency and keep pace with the adoption of electronic documentation systems, health care organizations are increasingly seeking to hire nurses who specialize in nursing informatics, a crucial discipline that combines nursing science with information management and analytics for the purpose of collecting, interpreting and managing important patient data. Nursing informatics specialists are trained to work with the latest developments in information management technology, such as electronic health records, real-time location systems and patient-generated health data systems; these tools allow nurses to improve the quality of care they provide while reaching a greater number of patients. The Master of Science in Nursing’s new Nursing Informatics concentration will launch in December 2017 and is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the Vermont State Board of Nursing.

Residency Events

Set to coincide with the 2018 Week of Residency at Norwich University, the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies is pleased to offer a number of exclusive events related to the study and practice of cyber security. Norwich is recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency (NSA), and is consistently ranked among the top cybersecurity education programs in the nation.

If you have further questions about the events, please contact Dr. Rosemarie Pelletier, Director of the Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance program, at Registration links are available below.

CISSP & CISSP-ISSMP Preparation Courses

Perhaps no academic discipline experiences the same constant, rapid and profound evolution as that of information security; as such, Norwich University will offer a pair of professional prep courses targeted towards individuals seeking to advance in the field of information security and assurance. Participants may choose between the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and the Information Systems Security Management Professional (CISSP-ISSMP) prep courses, each designed to prepare qualified candidates for the rigors of CISSP and CISSP-ISSMP certification exams. CISSP certification is a universally respected credential within the information security community, necessary for significant career advancement; CISSP-ISSMP certification is intended for those seeking a leadership track within the discipline of information security. These comprehensive prep courses will take place June 11-15, 2018 on the Norwich University campus; early registration is recommended, and the cost of attendance is $2,400 per person ($2,200 for Norwich alumni). Cost covers campus accommodations, all meals, and electronic course materials. Registration Link

Cyber Security Summit

Back for its second year, the Cyber Security Summit will take place on the Norwich University campus June 18-20, 2018. This event will bring together luminaries from the fields of information security and assurance, business, public administration and more to discuss the latest in federal cyber security policy, and the practical applications of same on state and local levels. Mid- and executive-level managers seeking to broaden their organization’s approach to prudent cyber security practices will gain ample insight from an international cadre of respected cyber security professionals who will lead a series of workshops and discussions on relevant issues facing the industry. Topics will include critical infrastructure protection; cyber crime; the dynamism of the open Internet and communication technologies; and the management of cyber programs. Registration Link

Drone License Exam Preparation Course

With the proliferation of private and commercial drone use comes the need for responsible, well-trained owners and operators. June 5-7, 2018, Norwich University will offer a drone license exam prep course designed to serve a broad array of drone enthusiasts including public safety officials, photographers, military personnel and emerging hobbyists. Licensure is essential to protect your financial investment, learn how to preserve the privacy of others, and maintain the safety of people and property; with the rigorous three-day intensive offered by Norwich University, participants will have the opportunity to develop skills in an exciting new technological specialty. The cost is $1,800 per person ($1,600 for Norwich alumni) and includes campus accommodations, meals, digital course materials and a camera-equipped drone. Registration Link