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Master of Science in Nursing


Nurse Educator (NE) Track

The Nurse Educator serves as faculty or in other educator roles teaching students, nurses, patients and caregivers across the continuum of care in a variety of settings. The NE meets the National League for Nursing (NLN) Core Competencies for the Academic Nurse Educator. The NE utilizes in-depth knowledge in an identified area of advanced nursing practice and health assessment, pathophysiology and pharmacology to teach students, nurses, patients and caregivers across the continuum of care in a variety of settings. Upon completion of the program, this individual is eligible to sit for the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) certification exam offered by the NLN.

In addition to the 27 credit hours of core and supportive courses, students complete 11 credit hours in specialty courses that provide the foundation administrative role functions. Students complete 375 practicum hours in this specialty track.

Program of Study for the Nurse Educator Track

I. Core Courses (18 credit hours)

  • NURSG 517: Health Care Systems and Financing (3)
  • NURSG 504: Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
  • NURSG 509: Nursing Inquiry (3)
  • NURSG 544: Epidemiology and Population Based Health Care (3)
  • NURSG 557: Information Technology and Health Care Outcomes (3)
  • NURSG 553: Communication, Culture, Collaboration and Conflict (3)

II. Supportive Courses (9 credit hours)

  • NURSG 502: Advanced Health Assessment (3)
  • NURSG 503: Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
  • NURSG 512: Advanced Pharmacology (3)

III. Specialty Courses (11 credit hours)

  • NURSG 608: Nurse Educator Role (2)
  • NURSG 609: Nurse Educator Clinical Practice Practicum (3)
  • NURSG 610: Learning Principles and Instructional Methods for the Adult Learner (3)
  • NURSG 611: Nursing Education Role Practicum (3)

The School of Nursing reserves the right to amend policies and procedures, and other program information as necessary. All changes will be communicated promptly.