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

NURS 6012Basic Graduate Nursing Informatics2
NURS 6025Foundations of Nurse Educator Practice4
NURS 6063Evidence-Based Practice3
NURS 6142Advanced Health Assessment across the Lifespan for the Nurse Educator2
NURS 6160Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology across the Lifespan3
NURS 6223Advanced Pharmacology across the Lifespan3
NURS 7453Instructional Technology3
NURS 7463Quality and Safety Outcomes in Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 7574Curriculum Design and Evaluation Measurement4
NURS 7653Leadership in Designing Systems for Nursing Education3
NURS 7662Nurse Educator as Leader2
Total Credits32