Nursing Education, Master of Science

 Program Requirements

The M.S. in Nursing Education program requires a total of 36 credits, including six core courses, three graduate-level courses, four courses within the nursing education specialty, and one graduate-level elective course. All courses are 3 credits each.

NURS 6005Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice3
NURS 6010Professional Role Development & Ethics3
NURS 6015Nursing Research & Evidence Based Practice3
NURS 6020Contemporary Issues in Health Care3
NURS 6025Informatics & Healthcare Technology3
NURS 6030Population Health, Human Diversity, & Social Issues3
Additional Graduate-Level Courses
NURS 6080Advanced Pathophysiology, Health and Physical Assessment, and Pharmacology3
Nursing Education Specialty Courses
NURS 6050Curriculum & Program Development3
NURS 6055Instructional Design & Teaching with Technology3
NURS 6060Measurement Assessment & Evaluation of Learners & Programs3
Graduate-level Elective Requirement3
NURS 7005Nursing Education Capstone3
Total Credits36

By the end of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Integrate advanced principles and theories from nursing and related sciences to effect changes in health care practices and policies;
  • Assume a leadership role on interprofessional teams and facilitate collaboration by using advanced communication skills;
  • Critique strategies for ethical decision making in nursing research, education, and clinical practice management;
  • Engage in lifelong learning activities that further professional role development (as a nurse educator or a nurse administrator);
  • Synthesize evidence to inform decision making and evaluate outcomes in a variety of practice settings;
  • Design person-centered and culturally responsive approaches to promote optimal health outcomes;
  • Use informatics and health care technologies to enhance practice.