Master of Science in Nursing in Nursing Education

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in Nursing Education prepares nurses for teaching roles in a variety of settings, including traditional and non-traditional academic settings, online/distance settings, and clinical and community settings using cutting-edge technology and teaching-learning methods. The program emphasizes competencies needed for students to complete the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) certification examination. This program is aligned with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing and the National League for Nursing’s (NLN) Core Competencies for Nurse Educators.

Academic Core Courses15
GNRS 504Bioethics and Health Care Policy3
GNRS 501Theoretical Thinking in Nursing2
GNRS 508AResearch and Theory in Advanced Practice Nursing4
GNRS 506Spiritual Concept Analysis in Health Care3
GNRS 613Graduate Statistics3
Clinical Role Courses6
GNRS 516Integrative Disease and Symptom Management3
GNRS 518Supervised Practicum in Healthcare3 (1/2)
Nurse Educator Role Courses16
GNRS 660Theories of Teaching and Instruction3
GNRS 664Teaching-Learning Strategies and Educational Technology in Nursing Education3
GNRS 662Assessment, Curriculum, Development, and Outcomes3
GNRS 661Leadership and Role Development in Nursing Education3
GNRS 663Clinical Practicum in Nursing Education3 (0/3)
GNRS 597Comprehensive Examination Directed Study1
Total Units37

Units shown in parentheses are theory units/clinical units