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Nurse Education


Master of Science

Program Length: 15 months

Degree Overview

Nurse Education

Nurse Education Degree Program

A Master of Science in Nurse Education degree can give you the credibility you need to be an inspiration to others as a competent, compassionate, and effective healthcare delivery professional. This nurse education degree program gives you the opportunity to not only guide future healthcare professionals, but also allows you to confront concerns about the issues and challenges that nurses face in our changing and complex healthcare system.

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Course Descriptions

CourseCourse NameCredits

HSA 505 Health Service Organizations and Management 4.5
HSA 544 Outcomes Assessment and Quality Management 4.0
HSM 515 Legal Considerations in Healthcare Delivery 4.5
NUR 542 Teaching Critical Thinking and Clinical Decisions 4.0
NUR 545 Technology for Nursing Education and Practice 4.0
NUR 652 Advanced Nursing Theory 4.0
NUR 653 Leadership Theory 4.0
NUR 668 Research and Evaluation Methods 4.0
NUR 670 Instructional Strategies 4.0
NUR 672 Issues in Nursing 4.0
NUR 673 Evaluation Strategies 4.0
NUR 675 Program Development 4.0
NUR 680 Advanced Pharmacology 4.0
NUR 692 Nurse Education Practicum 6.0

Course Description

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Health Service Organizations and Management

This course addresses organizational arrangements for providing healthcare and their management. Course components include: the distinctive aspects of health service organizations; organizational structures and processes; the nature of managerial work; leadership; interpersonal relationships; groups/teams; communication; decision making; power and conflict; and change.

Credits: 4.5

Outcomes Assessment and Quality Management

This course addresses why healthcare institutions are responsible for the management and continuous improvement of quality in all aspects of their operation. It exposes the student to the processes and quality tools used to develop effective quality management programs as well as to assess current practices. It also covers how to evaluate outcomes data for interpretation to various audiences.

Credits: 4.0

Legal Considerations in Healthcare Delivery

This course addresses the variety of legal questions and issues confronting healthcare professionals today. The course includes such topics as liability, confidentiality of records, informed consent, contracts, patient rights, employee rights, and legal testimony.

Credits: 4.5

Teaching Critical Thinking and Clinical Decisions

This course is designed to prepare the prospective nurse faculty with theoretical principles, process, 44 and instructional skills to promote critical thinking that results in appropriate clinical decision-making when interacting with student nurses in the classroom and clinical settings. Techniques for facilitation of learning will be emphasized.

Credits: 4.0

Technology for Nursing Education and Practice

The purpose of this course is to expand on technology skills that support the nurse educator in the learning environment. This course prepares the student educator with the skills to utilize available technology for the development of resident course work, on-line course work for the academic setting, program development for staff and patient education, and the preparation community outreach programs.

Credits: 4.0

Advanced Nursing Theory

This course builds on the knowledge and skills developed throughout the program. Students are expected to research and present case studies about current trends, licensing requirements throughout the country, and future projections for the nursing industry.

Credits: 4.0

Leadership Theory

This course addresses the theory and practice of leadership in organizations. Traditional and modern theories of leadership are explored, as well as the practical application of these theories in the workplace. In addition to covering the traditional concepts of leadership in organizations, this course takes an in-depth look at the power and influence a leader has over the organization and its members.

Credits: 4.0

Research and Evaluation Methods

This course exposes the student to the skills for engaging in scholarly inquiry, utilizing information resources, evaluating research, identifying problems, and measuring outcomes in practical settings, and using research findings for clinical decision-making. Topics include: principles of problem analysis, how to confront decisions related to the design of a research study, and how to critically examine approved research methods. Selected research designs include descriptive, survey, case study, ethnography, historical, phenomenology, and grounded theory.

Credits: 4.0

Instructional Strategies

In this course, students examine the instructional process from a theoretical and practical perspective. The focus is on learning theories, the learning environment, and instructional strategies.

Credits: 4.0

Issues in Nursing

The focus of the course is on the examination and analysis of current trends as they relate to advanced nursing practice. Selected factors in healthcare delivery and the legal, moral, and ethical implications for actual practice are examined. A study of systems, leadership and organization, and their application to healthcare, including entrepreneurial programs, is presented. Concepts of public policy and the impact of selected organizations' policies are examined as they relate to healthcare advanced nursing practice.

Credits: 4.0

Evaluation Strategies

In this course students examine the evaluation process. The focus is on the evaluation process, measurement strategies, and related sociocultural, ethical, and legal issues.

Credits: 4.0

Program Development

In this course, students examine curriculum processes for educational program development. The focus is on examination of the theoretical foundations for program philosophy, curriculum design, and analysis of the impact of external and economic factors on program development.

Credits: 4.0

Advanced Pharmacology

The focus of this course is on the clinical use of drugs commonly used in primary care settings. Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacotherapeutics of selected categories of drugs are explored. Students explore the effects of such variables as age, race, and gender upon specific prescribing practices.

Credits: 4.0

Nurse Education Practicum

In this course, students are expected to integrate previous knowledge and develop proficiency in the role of nurse educator. Students collaborate with faculty to develop an individualized plan of study related to their educational interest. (Prerequisites: NUR670, NUR673, and NUR675)

Credits: 6.0

Total Courses: 14Total Credits: 59

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Available Online: This program is delivered fully online.

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