Nurse Educator Program
Currently accepting applications from qualified candidates.
Graduates of the Nurse Educator concentration are prepared to function as generalists to teach in a variety of educational roles in nursing practice, including undergraduate nursing education programs, staff development, and patient education programs.
The Master of Science in Nursing degree is an eight semester program with a schedule that accommodates working adults. The 43 credit hour M.S.N. program operates on a cohort model. The classroom component of the program requires the completion of six credit hours each semester including summer. Classes are conducted in a four five hour time frame one night a week with additional online instruction. The program includes a 120-hour (two semester hour credit) supervised clinical practicum experience with at least 20 hours focused on a specific patient population. The graduate student works with an experienced preceptor and is immersed in the role of a nursing educator. During the final semester of the plan of study, a student capstone project is completed under the guidance of a graduate faculty advisor. The product of the capstone is a scholarly paper that is in a format to send to a professional nursing journal and a presentation to peers and faculty.
This concentration includes the nine core courses required by all of our masters programs and six courses that prepare the nurse specifically for the education role. They are:
- NUR 616: Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan for the Nurse in an Advanced Role
- NUR 619: Advanced Physical Assessment Across the Lifespan
- NUR 637: Pharmacology Across the Lifespan for Advanced Nursing Roles
- NUR 640: Perspectives on Teaching and Learning
- NUR 643: Curriculum Design
- NUR 645: Assessment and Evaluation in Healthcare Education
A graduate certificate in this area of concentration is also available