Admissions & Program Information
USF Health - College of Nursing

Nursing Education
Curriculum | Admission Requirements

Total credit hours: 42
The University of South Florida College of Nursing offers a master's concentration in nursing education. The major goal of the program is to prepare graduates to teach in a variety of educational and health care settings including schools of nursing, staff development departments, and/or patient client education programs.
Graduates of the master's program in nursing education are prepared with the essential research and theory core necessary for a career in nursing education. Students choose a practice specialty core that extends their knowledge in a chosen field of practice and receive preparation in academic nursing. Course work in academic nursing emphasizes developing in the role as an educator and/or faculty member. Emphasis is on application of theories and principles of teaching/learning in a variety of health care settings and colleges of nursing. Through seminar discussions, individual and group projects, students will explore issues in teaching, curriculum development, evaluation methodologies, and current practice standards. Teaching practical experiences are designed to provide beginning experiences in the classroom, clinical settings and in the use of current technologies that relate to the role of the teacher in an academic and/or health care setting.

Core (12 Credits)
NGR 6121 Theoretical Foundations (3)
NGR 6080 Health Promotion of Individuals, Families, and Populations (3)
NGR 6800 Nursing Research (3)
NGR 6737 Ethical, Legal, & Policy Issues in Advanced Practice (3)
Advanced Practice Core (12 credits)
NGR 6140 Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice (4)
NGR 6172 Pharmacology for Advanced Practice (4)
NGR 6002C Health Assessment for Advanced Practice (4)

Cognate (with advisor permission) (6 credits)
Suggested Courses
NGR 6723 Leadership and Applied Management in Nursing Health Care
NGR XXXX Advanced Practice Specialty Course/s (with permission of instructor)
Selected College of Education Courses (i.e., EDF, EDH, EME)
Selected Public Health Courses (i.e., Maternal/Child Health)
Research Project (3)
Nursing Education Specialty Core (12 credits)
NGR 6713 Foundations of Nursing Education (3)
NGR 6710 Teaching/Learning Principles of Nursing Education (3)
NGR 6718 Evaluation Strategies for Nurse Educators (3)
NGR 6947 Practicum in Nursing Education (3x1)