Master's in Nursing Education: Curriculum
42 TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED
The CCNE-accredited online Master’s in Nursing Education requires the completion of 14 courses. Core courses for the program cover topics including organizational nursing leadership, public health, epidemiology, and health care quality improvement. Nursing education courses include instruction on curriculum development, instructional design, exam formulation, student appraisal methods, and teaching diverse learners.
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You’ll examine foundational principles of safe pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, vaccines, and toxicology across the lifespan in diverse healthcare settings.
Prerequisites: NUR 604
This course will introduce the essential competencies to provide a foundation for you to develop advanced health assessment skills: communication, history and physical examinations (focused and complete); diagnostic reasoning; and written and oral presentation of findings.
Prerequisites: NUR 604
This course provides you with an overview of classroom and clinical student appraisal mechanisms and explores assessment and evaluation of learning through the application of technology. You’ll also address evaluation at the program and course levels in conjunction with national and regional accreditation standards. Clinical performance appraisal will be a central focus of this course.
Prerequisites: NUR 607 and NUR 617
This course will examine and implement the nurse educator role in relation to academia, health care organizations, and the profession of nursing. You’ll also participate in 90 clock hours of practicum.
Prerequisites: NUR 617, NUR 618, NUR 607, and NUR 623.
CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS
This course focuses on the knowledge and skills essential to understanding the economies of care, business principles, and navigation to affect change in diverse health care systems. It will prepare you to conceptualize a new advanced practice role in the discipline of nursing. You’ll also explore leadership theory, styles, contemporary approaches and strategies.
This course prepares you to analyze information and apply quality improvement methods to affect safety and quality of care and to improve patient outcomes. The use of current and emerging technologies to support safety, quality, and fiscally sound care across diverse settings will be emphasized.
This course will allow you to critically analyze the scientific foundation of nursing by means of evaluating statistical research for scientific quality and applicability to promote evidence-based practice.
Prerequisites: NUR 609
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