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Nurture the next generation of nurses. Just as critical as the nursing shortage is the shortage of qualified nurse educators to train the next generation. The Nursing Education program prepares nurse educators and provides a foundation for doctoral study and continuing professional development. The nursing education core includes study in nursing curriculum development, teaching methodologies and strategies, evaluation and role of the nurse educator, as well as clinical practice in education. Students are prepared for careers as nurse educators in practical nursing, associate degree, or bachelor’s degree programs and in-service educators and staff development coordinators in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, public-health, or home-health agencies.
The 39-credit Nursing Education program is held online*. Required clinical hours are completed in an approved location where students reside.
An on-site residency is required for students enrolled in NSG500, Advanced Health Assessment, in order to demonstrate advanced physical assessment skills. Each course syllabus dictates the terms of the specific course Residency.
graduation from an approved baccalaureate program in nursing
with a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
licensure as a registered nurse
one year of clinical experience prior to clinical courses
undergraduate statistics course
undergraduate research course
evidence of health assessment skills
statement of professional goals
two letters of recommendation
Post-Graduate Certificate Program A Nursing Education post-graduate certificate program is available for advanced practice nurses who have earned a master’s degree. Students seeking this certification will complete the Nursing Education curriculum. A review of official transcripts will determine a student’s course of study.
• Master’s or Doctoral degree with a major in nursing from a program approved by either The National League for Nursing (NLN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
• GPA 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
• Current Registered nurse license.
• Two years of recent professional experience in nursing
• Personal interview
• Completed application for admission to graduate Studies, including academic transcripts
• Two letters of reference from health care professionals attesting to the candidate’s clinical expertise
• Statement of professional goals
Course of Study
Graduate Nursing Core (24 Credits)
NSG 500 Advanced Health Assessment
NSG 501 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Science
NSG 502Advanced Nursing Research
NSG 504 Advanced Role Development in Nursing
NSG 505 Health Care Policy and Models of Care
NSG 530 Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice
NSG 533 Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Nursing
NSG 590 Scholarly Review
Nursing Education Curriculum (15 Credits)
NSG 540The Nursing Curriculum: Development and Implementation
NSG 541Teaching Methodologies and Strategies in Nursing
NSG 542Evaluation in Nursing Education
NSG 544Clinical Practice in Education I
NSG 545 Clinical Practice in Education II