Nurse Educator Concentration MSN (NURS EDU MSN)

37 Credits


The Master of Science in Nursing Nurse Educator will prepare individuals for the nurse educator role in academic or staff development settings. The curriculum, based on the Essentials for Professional Nursing Education (AACN, 2021) integrates core master’s-level concepts, advanced clinical foundations (assessment, pharmacology, pathophysiology) and education theories. Students develop teaching strategies in the didactic and clinical setting, synthesize teaching/learning theories, and acquire skills in curriculum development. Clinical 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).

The MSN Program is a 28-month program that begins once a year. Courses within the program are delivered entirely online except for the clinical component of NURS 765/NURS 765C and NURS 787/NURS 787C. Clinical sites for NURS 765C and NURS 787C 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?

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