Dec 17, 2018  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Track II: Nurse Educator, M.S.

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Track II: Nurse Educator: 40 Credits

The Master of Science Degree Program in Nursing: Nurse Educator Track prepares professional nurses to assume entry-level faculty roles in nursing education programs, as well as educator roles in staff development, continuing education programs, and community education. This program of study requires 40 semester hours of credit. Students complete the Advanced Practice Nursing courses as well as Nurse Educator Specialty course requirements. The Nurse Educator Program provides students with both the instructional skills and a strong clinical knowledge base to become valuable, highly marketable members of the education and nursing professions.

Nurse Educator Program Outcomes

At the completion of the Nurse Educator Program, the graduate will have the ability to:

  • Synthesize and apply advanced knowledge derived from physiological, developmental, psychological, socio-cultural, and spiritual variables.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and clinical decision-making, utilizing evidence-based findings to effect change within the health care system.
  • Collaborate effectively with clients, family, and other health care providers in the coordination of comprehensive, holistic care.
  • Evaluate the quality and cost-effectiveness of care in analysis of nursing practice outcomes.
  • Formulate and integrate a humanistic, culturally competent, and ethical code of conduct into professional practice.
  • Promote personal and professional growth by continued acquisition of advanced knowledge, expert practice, and community involvement.
  • Integrate principles of nursing and education to promote student learning within the classroom, laboratory, and clinical domains.

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