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Nursing Education MSN Concentration

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The Nursing Education concentration is currently under revision. Please check back July 2019.

Role of Nurse Educators

Nurse educators guide students from novices to professional nurses and expand their leadership and influence into their communities, organizations, policy discussions and healthcare systems. Academic institutions are always seeking new faculty with fresh ideas, insights and experience.

Graduates of this program are prepared to serve as:

  • Nursing program faculty at associate and baccalaureate degree levels
  • Nursing leaders in interprofessional education
  • Staff educators
  • Unit-based educators
  • Patient educators
  • Nurse educators in community agencies or clinics

Focus of Nursing Education Concentration

The Nursing Education MSN concentration focuses on the teaching methods and practices, and the core competencies of nurse educators in a variety of roles and settings. The program is designed to develop advanced knowledge in educational theories, teaching-learning strategies, assessment strategies, curriculum development and program evaluation. Most universities employ faculty with graduate and doctorate level degrees.

Outcome of Education

Completing the Nursing Education Program prepares you to:

  • Demonstrate effective leadership skills and decision-making in the educational environment.
  • Demonstrate effective communication in intraprofessional and interprofessional teamwork and collaboration.
  • Analyze and apply biophysical and psychosocial concepts of health and illness to educational environments and practice settings.
  • Apply key concepts from advanced pharmacology, pathology and physical assessment to nurse educator roles and practice.
  • Develop, analyze and evaluate nursing curricula, teaching strategies, assessment and evaluation methods, and program outcomes.
  • Critically utilize research findings that have relevance for intervening with patients and families and that are the basis for education of nursing students.
  • Integrate the use of information systems and communication technologies, resources and learning principles in the education of students, clients and/or other health care team members.
  • Synthesize and apply the core competencies of the AACN (American College of Nursing) and the NLN (National League for Nursing) in different educator roles related to a variety of educational environments.