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School of Adult and Graduate Education
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MSN Nurse Educator

This track will give you the skills to help prepare the next generation of nursing professionals, and to advance the knowledge of current nurses and health care consumers. You’ll learn to create effective learning environments for clients and students; evaluate how well they’re learning; formulate outcomes and design curricula; engage in scholarship; and function as a change agent and leader.

Two Year Progression

Year 1

Fall Semester
MSN 510 Conceptual & Theoretical Foundations for Nursing (3 credits; 7 weeks)
MSN 512 Research for Evidence-based Nursing Practice (3 credits; 7 weeks)
MSN 552 Pharmacological Principles of Clinical Therapeutics Across the Lifespan  (3 credits; 14 weeks)

Spring Semester
MSN 550 Physiology and Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing Across the Lifespan (3 credits; 14 weeks)
MSN 516 Issues and Trends Relevant to Nursing (3 credits; 7 weeks)
MSN 531 Curricula in Nursing Education (3 credits; 14 weeks)

Year 2

Fall Semester
MSN 532 Nurse Educator Practicum I (4 credits [3 credits didactic, 1 credit clinical (56 clock hours)]; 14 weeks)
MSN 514 Informatics & Technology in Nursing (3 credits; 7 weeks)
MSN 520 Vulnerable Populations: Nursing Perspectives (3 credits; 7 weeks)

Spring Semester
MSN 535 Nurse Educator Practicum II (6 credits [3 credits didactic, 3 credits clinical (168 clock hours)]; 14 weeks)
MSN 551 Advanced Health and Physical Assessment Across the Lifespan (3 credits [2 credits didactic, 1 credit online lab (56 clock hours)]; 14 weeks)

Three Year Progression (Fall Start Part-Time)

Year 1

Fall Semester
MSN 510 Conceptual & Theoretical Foundations for Nursing (3 credits; 7 weeks)
MSN 512 Research for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice (3 credits; 7 weeks) 

Spring Semester
MSN 550 Physiology and Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing Across the Lifespan (3 credits; 14 weeks)
MSN 516 Issues and Trends Relevant to Nursing (3 credits; 7 weeks)

Year 2

Fall Semester
MSN 552 Pharmacological Principles of Clinical Therapeutics Across the Lifespan  (3 credits; 14 weeks)
MSN 520 Vulnerable Populations: Nursing Perspectives (3 credits; 7 weeks)
 
Spring Semester
MSN 531 Curricula in Nursing Education (3 credits; 14 weeks)
MSN 551 Advanced Health and Physical Assessment Across the Lifespan (3 credits [2 credits didactic, 1 credit online lab (56 clock hours)];14 weeks)

Year 3

Fall Semester
MSN 532 Nurse Educator Practicum I (4 credits [3 credits didactic, 1 credit clinical (56 clock hours)]; 14 weeks)
MSN 514 Informatics & Technology in Nursing (3 credits; 7 weeks)

Spring Semester
MSN 535 Nurse Educator Practicum II (6 credits [3 credits didactic, 3 credits clinical (168 clock hours)]; 14 weeks)

Master of Science in Nursing Program Goals

Integrate knowledge of theory and research to develop a comprehensive and ethical approach for nursing practice, education, and administration in a global society.

Utilize advanced clinical knowledge and skill to promote, maintain, and/or restore optimum wellness to clients.

Articulate the issues and trends that affect the social, economic, political, and institutional forces that influence nursing and health care delivery.

Critically appraise and utilize scientific, expert, and other sources of knowledge to ensure quality outcomes in the context of evidence-based practice.

Develop collaborative and interprofessional relationships to improve health outcomes in a variety of settings.

Nurse Educator Expected Learning Outcomes (ELO)

Create an environment in classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings that facilitate student learning and achievement of desired cognitive, affective, and psychomotor outcomes.

Recognize the responsibility for helping students develop as nurses and integrate the values and behaviors expected of those who fulfill that role.

Use a variety of strategies to assess and evaluate student learning in classroom, laboratory and clinical settings, as well as in all domains of learning.

Formulate program outcomes and design curricula that reflect contemporary health care trends and prepare graduates to function effectively in the health care environment.

Function as change agents and leaders to create a preferred future for nursing education and nursing practice.

Maintain competence in the educator role through the commitment to and pursuit of continuous quality improvement.

Engage effectively in scholarship as an integral component of the nurse educator role.

Demonstrate knowledge about the educational environment within which the student practices and recognize how political, institutional, social, and economic forces impact the role of nurse educator.

Note: Adapted from the National League for Nursing Core Competencies of Nurse Educators with Task Statements (2012).