The graduate nursing program builds upon and expands the knowledge, values and skills of the baccalaureate prepared nurse. The College offers two options of advanced study leading to a Master of Science in Nursing degree as well as an online Nursing Education Certificate.
In addition to specialty courses which prepare for expanded clinical roles in adult/gero health or family health, the student gains experience with research, health care policy, nursing theory, clinical problem solving/critical thinking and creativity.
Upon completion of the MSN program, the graduate will be able to:
The Masters in Nursing Education prepares the student as a nurse educator to teach in Baccalaureate and Associate Degree nursing programs and in various clinical settings. Students will learn about curricular development, program planning and evaluation, learning strategies, and develop skills in different teaching methodologies
|MSN Core Courses|
|NURS 6100 Philosophical Foundations in Nursing Practice||3|
|NURS 6110 Advanced Nursing Practice and Health Care Policy||3|
|NURS 6120 Nursing Research||3|
|NURS 6280 Clinical Pharmacotherapeutics||3|
|NURS 6730 Advanced Health Assessment||3|
|NURS 6740 Advanced Pathophysiology||3|
|NURS 7020 Applied Clinical Research (3) AND Comprehensive Exam OR NURS7000 Thesis||3-5|
TOTAL MSN CORE CREDITS
|Nursing Education Specialty Courses|
|NURS 6180 Technology for Teaching||3|
|NURS 6190 Measurement and Evaluation||3|
|NURS 6200 Curriculum Development||3|
|NURS 6210 Transformational Teaching Strategies||3|
|NURS 6225 Roles of the Nurse Educator||3|
|NURS 7720 Education Practicum||5|
TOTAL NURSING EDUCATION SPECIALTY CREDITS
Nursing Education Credits = 41 (includes 225 clock hours of practicum)
NOTE: Prospective graduate students must possess skills in computer technology (e-mail including attachments, word processing i.e., MS Word, presentation software i.e., MS PowerPoint).
NURSING EDUCATION CERTIFICATE
The Nursing Education certificate is a 12 credit online graduate certificate that can be completed in as little as 2 semesters.
4 courses (12 credits) required:
NURS 6225 Roles of the Nurse Educator
NURS 6210 Transformational Teaching Strategies
NURS 6200 Curriculum Development
NURS 6190 Measurement and Evaluation
NURS 6180 Technology for Teaching
NURS 7720 Education Practicum*
*Practicum hours in nursing education are highly recommended for Nursing Education Certificate students with no previous teaching experience. Practicum experiences can be arranged in the area where the student lives in classroom, clinical, and/or online settings.
Additional information available on our website: http://www.uccs.edu/bethel/programs/msnsged.html
If you have any questions, please contact the Nursing Education Option Coordinator, Dr. Kerry Peterson: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is the applicant's responsibility to check with the home state's board of nursing and board of education to determine if completion of our program will lead to advanced practice licensure and the ability to practice in your planned state of residence.
For any questions not answered here, call 719.255.4424.
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Last Updated: April 24, 2015