Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Education

Nursing Education Degree Online

This specialization prepares the professional registered nurse with additional knowledge and clinical expertise in Nursing Education that builds on baccalaureate nursing education and practice. This specialization prepares the graduate to understand emerging trends and roles in nursing education in both the academic and healthcare environments. Tenure, promotion, governance, academic freedom, and ethical concerns will be emphasized. All students of our MSN online degree programs will be required to complete a Capstone Project at the conclusion of their Specialization as part of their final research seminar. Explore the MSN specialization options that best fit your career aspirations by reading this MSN comparison.

The specialization focuses on current trends in:

  • Leadership and management
  • Human diversity and social issues
  • Health promotion and disease prevention
  • Research and global, evidence-based practice

RN to MSN Bridge Option

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MSN – Nursing Education Specialization Outcomes

  • Create educational experiences based on sound educational theory and evidence-based teaching practice that facilitates learning in all domains: cognitive, affective and psychomotor.
  • Design strategies that address the unique learning needs of diverse students and assist in the socialization into the role of the nurse.
  • Develop assessment and evaluation strategies which are appropriate to the learner and support the teaching-learning process.
  • Design curricula based on program outcomes, sound educational theory and contemporary health care practices.
  • Incorporate knowledge of the social, economic and political arenas as well as the institutional culture and climate, which would facilitate practice in the educational environment.

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Course Highlights & Curriculum

Textbook Information

Full curriculum

Course Title Credits
GU500 Graduate Student Success 1
NUR506 Foundations of Advanced Practice Nursing 3
NUR552 Legal and Ethical Issues of Advanced Practice Nursing 3
NUR533 Curriculum Design and Learning Outcomes 3
HSN501 Healthcare Systems 3
NUR538 Assessment and Teaching to Diverse Learning Styles 3
NUR516 Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice 3
NUR535 Concepts of Distance Education 3
NUR513 Diverse Populations and Healthcare 3
NUR539 Organizational Dynamics of Higher Education 3
HSN521 Modern Organizations and Healthcare 3
NUR603 Nursing Education Research Seminar 3
NUR604 Nursing Education Practicum 3
Program and core: 37
Electives (0): 0
Total: 37

NOTE: Nursing courses must be taken in the sequence shown above.

Additional online degree details

Degree level: Masters
Delivery method: Online Except For Practicum Course
Availability: Available
Starts:Twice Monthly

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