The Nurse Educator major targets BSN prepared nurses who aspire to a career as a professional nurse educator. Graduates are prepared to enter roles as beginning faculty members in academic settings, as educators in the community or as professional educators in a variety of health care settings and systems. The curriculum focuses on principles of teaching, learning and evaluation, role development and courses pertinent to a master’s prepared nurse educator. In order to prepare graduates for the advanced role of nurse educator, two courses require precepted experiences in clinical practice and the role of educator. NURS 5510 is a distance-learning course that requires 90 hours with a master’s prepared expert clinician to advance student knowledge in their clinical area of interest. NURS 6730 is a distance-learning course that requires 90 hours with a master’s prepared nurse educator in the academic setting (with option for some hours in the clinical educator setting). The program director and course faculty work closely with students to identify suitable preceptors and sites while striving to accommodate student preferences and geographic location. Graduates of the MSN Nurse Educator program are eligible to sit for CNE certification in accordance with option A criteria (www.nln.org).
Sample Full-time Plan of Study
|NURS 6720||Tchg, Lrng and Evaluation Nurs||4|
|NURS 5400||Theoretical and Ethical Found||3|
|NURS 5680||Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology||3|
|INDI 6000||Introduction to Biostatistical Methods||3|
|NURS 5530||Public Policy and Health Care||3|
|NURS 6710||Develop Instruc Progrm Nursing||3|
|NURS 5910||Advanced Research for Evidence Based Nursing Practice||3|
|NURS 5330||Health Assessments||3|
|NURS 5510||Adv Clinical Seminar:Nursing (90 clinical hours)||4|
|NURS 5690||Adv Pharmacotherapeutics||3|
|NURS 6730||Practicum/Seminar in Teaching (90 clinical hours)||4|
|NURS XXX||Capstone: Field experience, thesis or comprehensive exam||3|
1*NURS 6710 and NURS 6720 must be taken prior to NURS 6730.
2** NURS 6730 has 90 clinical hours in faculty-approved locale.