Nursing: Nurse Educator - MS

Program Description

The Nurse Educator concentration is designed to prepare nurses to successfully assume the advanced nursing role of academic nurse educator or patient and professional development educator across the spectrum of healthcare and educational settings.

Evidence-based course content focuses on principles of the education process, assessment of learning styles, needs and characteristics of diverse learners and appropriate, innovative, creative instructional techniques and evaluation strategies.

Emphasis is on designing dynamic curricula and programs that are flexible and relevant in a challenging and changing environment. Ethical, legal and leadership dimensions of the nurse educator role are critically analyzed. The experiential component provides the opportunity to integrate knowledge and experience to confidently engage in nurse educator practice.

Ultimately, these nurse educators become exemplars of excellence, engaging with intention, acting with justice and serving with compassion. 

Nurse Educator Curriculum

HLTH 6010Principles of Epidemiology and Biostatistics I3
NURS 6003Nurse Educator Practice3
NURS 6012Basic Graduate Nursing Informatics2
NURS 6063Evidence-Based Practice3
NURS 6140Advanced Health Assessment across the Lifespan2
NURS 6160Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology across the Lifespan3
NURS 6223Advanced Pharmacology across the Lifespan3
NURS 6693Learner Centered Teaching3
NURS 7453Instructional Technology3
NURS 7463Quality and Safety Outcomes in Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 7560Curriculum Design and Measurement: Application3
NURS 7562Application of Curriculum Design and Evaluation2
NURS 7653Leadership in Designing System3
NURS 7663Nurse Educator as Leader3
Total Credits39