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
Fall Term
NURS 6025Foundations of Nurse Educator Practice4
NURS 6160Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology across the Lifespan3
Spring Term
NURS 6012Basic Graduate Nursing Informatics 12
NURS 6063Evidence-Based Practice3
NURS 7453Instructional Technology3
Summer Term
NURS 6223Advanced Pharmacology across the Lifespan3
Fall Term
NURS 7463Quality and Safety Outcomes in Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 7574Curriculum Design and Evaluation Measurement4
Spring Term
NURS 6142Advanced Health Assessment across the Lifespan for the Nurse Educator 12
NURS 7662Nurse Educator as Leader2
NURS 7653Leadership in Designing Systems for Nursing Education3
Total Credits32
Spring Term
NURS 6025Foundations of Nurse Educator Practice4
NURS 6160Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology across the Lifespan3
Summer Term
NURS 6012Basic Graduate Nursing Informatics2
Fall Term
NURS 6063Evidence-Based Practice3
NURS 7453Instructional Technology3
Spring Term
NURS 6142Advanced Health Assessment across the Lifespan for the Nurse Educator 12
NURS 7463Quality and Safety Outcomes in Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 7574Curriculum Design and Evaluation Measurement4
Summer Term
NURS 6223Advanced Pharmacology across the Lifespan3
Fall Term
NURS 7563Curriculum Design and Evaluation3
NURS 7662Nurse Educator as Leader2
Total Credits32

The following curriculum will apply to students who enroll in the Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Educator fall 2022 or later.

Nurse Educator Curriculum

NURS 6312Simulation in Nursing Education1
NURS 64333Ps for the Nurse Educator3
NURS 6693Learner Centered Teaching3
NURS 7060Evidence Based Practice3
NURS 7080Informatics for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 7140Founddations of Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 7402Innovation and Technology for Teaching2
NURS 7583Curriculum Design and Evaluation I3
NURS 7683Curriculum Design and Evaluation II3
NURS 8003Applied Concepts of Leadership in Nursing Education3
NURS 8150Leadership for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 8300Advanced Outcomes Measurement and Evaluation3
STAT 7000Introduction to Biostatistics3
Total Credits36