College of Nursing

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Creating the Nursing Leaders of Tomorrow and the Research that Improves Health

Nursing Education

Curriculum

Total credit hours: 37

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.

Course Code Title Credits Clock Hours
NGR 6055 Health Assessment for the Advanced Generalist Nurse 2
NGR 6146 Pathophysiology/Pharmacology for the Advance Generalist Nurse 4
NGR 6638 Health Promotion Theory & Strategies Across the Lifespan 3
NGR 6733 Organizational Professional Dimensions of Nursing Practice 3
NGR 6803 Research and Evidence-Based 3
NGR 6893 Systems and Populations in Health Care 3
NGR 6713 Foundations of Nursing Education 3
NGR 6710 Teaching Strategies in Nursing Education 3
NGR 6718 Evaluation Strategies for Nursing Education 3
NGR 6719 Clinical Case Studies in Nursing Education 3
NGR 6940 Classroom/Online Teaching Practicum 2 120
NGR 6947 Practicum in Nursing Education 2 120
XXX XXXX Cognate 3
Total 37 240

For Master's students without a BS in Nursing, additional bridge coursework will be required.


As approved by Graduate Council 04/16/2012, effective Fall 2012. Will be published in 2013-2014 USF Graduate Catalog.