Nursing: Nurse Educator - MSN

Program Description

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN): Nurse Educator program of study at St. Catherine University combines a commitment to nursing excellence with a passion for innovation and transformational leadership.  Students build on personal motivations in a rich learning experience that is grounded in St. Catherine’s traditions of clinical and educational excellence, leadership, social justice, and community-based learning.

The Nurse Educator program prepares students to assume the advanced nursing role of nurse educator in a wide spectrum of healthcare and educational settings. Well-prepared nurse educators are in high demand, regionally and nationally. Evidence-based courses focus on principles of the educational process; assessment of learning styles, characteristics, and needs of diverse learners; and innovative instructional techniques and evaluation strategies.

The program of study includes opportunities for students to design dynamic learning experiences that are flexible and relevant in a challenging and changing environment. Students receive a Master of Science in nursing degree (M.S.) and are eligible to sit for the Certified Nurse Educator (CNETM) certification examination.  As nurse educators, graduates are prepared to lead and influence emerging trends in nursing, nursing education, and health care in diverse practice environments.

Nurse Educator Curriculum

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

The following program of study is designed for students who plan to enroll in the accelerated program plan.

Fall Term
NURS 6693Learner Centered Teaching3
NURS 64333Ps for the Nurse Educator3
NURS 7140Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice3
STAT 7000Introduction to Biostatistics3
Spring Term
NURS 6312Simulation for Nursing Education 11
NURS 7080Informatics for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 7583Curriculum Design and Evaluation I3
NURS 7683Curriculum Design and Evaluation II3
NURS 8150Leadership for Advanced Nursing Practice3
Summer Term
NURS 7060Evidence Based Practice3
NURS 7402Innovation and Technology for Teaching2
Fall Term
NURS 8003Applied Concepts of Leadership in Nursing Education3
NURS 8150Leadership for Advanced Nursing Practice3
Total Credits36
1

Taken during J-Term

The following program of study is designed for the student who desires the traditional program plan. 

Fall Term
NURS 7140Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice3
STAT 7000Introduction to Biostatistics3
Spring Term
NURS 6693Learner Centered Teaching3
NURS 7060Evidence Based Practice3
Summer Term
NURS 7402Innovation and Technology for Teaching2
Fall Term
NURS 64333Ps for the Nurse Educator3
NURS 7080Informatics for Advanced Nursing Practice3
Spring Term
NURS 6312Simulation for Nursing Education 11
NURS 7583Curriculum Design and Evaluation I3
NURS 7683Curriculum Design and Evaluation II3
Summer Term
NURS 8150Leadership for Advanced Nursing Practice3
Fall Term
NURS 8003Applied Concepts of Leadership in Nursing Education3
NURS 8150Leadership for Advanced Nursing Practice3
Total Credits36
1

Taken during J-Term

This program of study is designed for the student who plans to enroll in the accelerated program plan. 

Spring Term
NURS 64333Ps for the Nurse Educator3
NURS 6693Learner Centered Teaching3
NURS 7140Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice3
STAT 7000Introduction to Biostatistics3
Summer Term
NURS 7060Evidence Based Practice3
NURS 7402Innovation and Technology for Teaching2
Fall Term
NURS 7080Informatics for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 7583Curriculum Design and Evaluation I3
NURS 7683Curriculum Design and Evaluation II3
NURS 8150Leadership for Advanced Nursing Practice3
Spring Term
NURS 6312Simulation for Nursing Education 11
NURS 8003Applied Concepts of Leadership in Nursing Education3
NURS 8150Leadership for Advanced Nursing Practice3
Total Credits36
1

Taken during J-Term

This program of study is designed for the student who plans to enroll in the traditional program plan. 

Spring Term
NURS 7140Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice3
STAT 7000Introduction to Biostatistics3
Summer Term
NURS 7060Evidence Based Practice3
Fall Term
NURS 64333Ps for the Nurse Educator3
NURS 6693Learner Centered Teaching3
Spring Term
NURS 7583Curriculum Design and Evaluation I3
NURS 7683Curriculum Design and Evaluation II3
Summer Term
NURS 7402Innovation and Technology for Teaching2
Fall Term
NURS 7080Informatics for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 8150Leadership for Advanced Nursing Practice3
Spring Term
NURS 6312Simulation for Nursing Education 11
NURS 8003Applied Concepts of Leadership in Nursing Education3
NURS 8150Leadership for Advanced Nursing Practice3
Total Credits36
1

Taken during J-Term