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ELM-MSN: Nursing Education

The entry-level master’s option 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.

EDUC 663, Individualized Induction Plan Implementation and Professional Development II, 3 Units

In this course, candidates will continue to focus on completing the goals in their Individual Induction Plan (IIP) and professional development activities correlated to the goals. The course supports the development of candidates' knowledge, skills, and dispositions through their current administrative assignment. All goals in the IIP are aligned with the California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (CPSEL).

Prerequisites: EDUC 661, EDUC 662

GNRS 663, Clinical Practicum in Nursing Education, 3 Units

This practicum course builds on both clinical and teaching/learning theories, concepts in curriculum design, and instructional strategies. Under the supervision of a faculty/mentor, the practical classroom experience focuses on designing and implementing teaching plans for units of instruction, writing of teaching/learning objectives, selecting teaching strategies and learning activities, evaluating student learning outcomes, obtaining feedback on teaching performance from the faculty/mentors, students, self-evaluation, and reflection. The clinical teaching practical experience focuses on assessing and meeting nursing student clinical learning needs, conducting post-care conferences, clinical evaluation of nursing student performance, and student counseling.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Post-master's Academic Nurse Faculty Program or permission of program chair and instructor