MS in Nursing: Nurse Educator
The Nurse Educator major targets baccalaureate-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. Students who are seeking full time study should matriculate in the Spring Semester. Campus and community experiences are scheduled, including 60 contact hours for selective laboratory experiences and a 135 contact hour practicum focused on hands-on experience with an expert faculty preceptor at selected times in the course schedule.
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 Nursing Research||3|
|NURS 5330||Health Assessments||3|
|NURS 5510||Adv Clinical Seminar:Nursing (60 lab hours)||4|
|NURS 5690||Adv Pharmacotherapeutics||3|
|NURS 6730||Practicum/Seminar in Teaching (135 practicum 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 135 practicum hours in faculty-approved locale.