Total Credit Hours: 40
The major goal of the Nursing Education 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. Coursework 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 practicum 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.
NOTE: A Master’s College of Nursing Comprehensive Examination is required at the end of the program.
Certification: Graduates are prepared to take the Certification Examination offered by the NLN’s Certification for Nurse Educators Program (CNE).
The program follows a standard plan and course sequence for part-time or full-time enrollment. The specific sequence of courses for each admission cycle is determined upon admission to the program, and students will be provided their specific program plan upon accepting their offer of admission.
For the MSN degree, the course listing of all MSN core requirements and the concentration-specific requirements are provided in the 2020-2021 Graduate Catalog.
>> Visit the MSN Program page for admission details.