Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Educator Concentration (NURS EDU MSN)
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING • 37 CREDITS • NURS EDU MSN
The Master of Science in Nursing –Nurse Educator concentration nursing will prepare individuals for the nurse educator role in academic or staff development settings. The curriculum integrates core master’s-level concepts, advanced clinical foundations (assessment, pharmacology, pathophysiology) and education-focused courses. Students develop teaching strategies in the didactic and clinical setting, synthesize teaching/learning theories, and acquire skills in curriculum development. Clinical practicum objectives include the student’s ability to provide didactic and clinical instruction within the academic or clinical settings. As a result, graduates of the Nurse Educator concentration are well prepared to assume faculty or clinical instructor positions in schools of nursing or staff development positions in health care institutions.
Upon successful completion of the MSN Nurse Educator Concentration, the graduate will be eligible to seek certification as a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE), offered by the National League for Nursing (NLN).
Admission to the MSN program is competitive. We seek highly motivated nurses who have obtained their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and desire to further professional development to advance their career. Once students have been admitted into the program, they become members of a cohort. This means that the same group of students goes through the program together. The cohort experience provides the students with the opportunity to develop a sense of community with their classmates as they study, network, and support each other in the graduate learning experience. The cohort learning experience begins with a two day residency at the Grand Rapids W.A. Lettinga Campus and ends with another two day residency for the NURS795 MSN Special Project or NURS799 MSN Thesis.
The MSN Program is a 28-month program that begins once a year. Courses within the program are delivered entirely online except for the practicum component of NURS765/NURS765C and NURS787/NURS787C. Practicum sites for the NURS765C and NURS787C will be arranged for students based on students’ geographic locations.
**Upon discussion with MSN Advisor, Student will elect to conduct either a Special Research Project (NURS795) or do the traditional thesis (NURS799).
Which class should I take? When should I take it?
See our Recommended Program Sequences:
Foundations of Advanced Nursing
|NURS600||Theoretical Fndn Adv Nurs Prac||3|
|NURS601||MSN Orientation Seminar||0|
|NURS640||Nurs Research & Evid-Base Prac||3|
|NURS670||Transform NursingPractice Role||3|
Advanced Nursing Core
|NURS740||Advanced Health Assessment||2|
|NURS740V||Advanced Health Assessment Lab||1|
Nursing Educator Concentration
|HINT730||Information Mgt in Health Care||3|
|NURS765||Concepts of Adv Nurs Practice||2|
|NURS765C||Concepts of Adv Nurs Prac Clin||2|
|NURS780||Theoretical Fndns Teach/Learn||3|
|NURS784||Curriculum Devel/Prgm Eval||3|
|NURS787||Role of the Nurse Educator||1|
|NURS787C||Role Nurse Educator Clinical||1|
|NURS795 or NURS799||MSN Special Project or MSN Thesis||1|