Master of Science in Nursing
Nurse Educator Emphasis
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Nurse Educator Emphasis blends the most current theoretical foundations of advanced nursing with evidence-based practice to prepare bachelor’s degree-holding nurses for advanced nursing roles. This 37-credit emphasis is offered as a full time (two year) or part-time (three year) plan of study.
Teaching the next generation of nurses
The Nurse Educator emphasis equips students to serve as nurse educators in healthcare systems or as entry-level instructors in academic settings. Students acquire advanced knowledge of nursing educational systems, curriculum, instructional technology, learning environments, communication strategies and teaching skills. Graduates of the Nurse Educator emphasis are able to sit for the Certified Nurse Educator examination at the completion of the program. This certification, while not required to be a nurse educator, establishes nursing education as a specialty area of practice and creates a means for faculty to demonstrate their expertise in this role.