Endicott Nursing students

Nursing Educator (M.S.)

The Nurse Educator concentration is designed to prepare nurses to assume the advanced nursing role of educator in academic settings and in health care organizations.

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Program Overview

The Nurse Educator concentration is designed to prepare nurses to assume the advanced nursing role of educator in academic settings and in health care organizations. 

Courses focus on:

  • The multifaceted role of the nurse educator in academia and staff development
  • Needs and characteristics of learners
  • Learning styles and evaluation of learning
  • Ethical and legal issues in nursing education
  • Issues and trends affecting nursing education
  • Diversity in the workforce
  • Curriculum design, course development and program evaluation
  • Educational theories of learning
  • Test construction and item writing
  • Creative instructional technologies

Emphasis is on developing leaders in nursing education and on designing dynamic educational programs that are relevant to a changing and challenging health care environment. The internship course provides an opportunity for the student to apply theoretical knowledge into the educational setting. Internship experiences are arranged individually through the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. 

Program of Study

Course Sequence - Fall Start     
Semester I (Fall)     
NUR 502 Contemporary Issues and Trends in Health Care Core 3 cr.
NUR 508 Role Development within Professional Organizations Core 3 cr.
NUR 525 Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice Core 3 cr.
       
Semester II (January)    
NUR 504 Managing Operations, Finance and Risk Core 3 cr.
       
Semester III (Spring)    
NUR 574 Nursing Research I: Methods Core 3 cr.
NUR 561 Nurse as the Educator Specialty 3 cr.
NUR 505 Curriculum Design, Course Development and Program Evaluation Specialty 3 cr.

     
Semester IV (Summer)    
NUR 565 Teaching Methods: Principles of Teaching Specialty 3 cr.
       
Semester V (Fall)    
NUR 575 Nursing Research II: Project Core 3 cr.
 NUR 509 Internship in Educator Role Specialty 6 cr.
       
       
Course Sequence - Spring Start     
Semester I (Spring)    
NUR 502 Contemporary Issues and Trends in Health Care Core 3 cr.
NUR 504 Managing Operations, Finance and Risk Core 3 cr.
NUR 574 Nursing Research I: Methods Core 3 cr.
       
Semester II (Summer)    
NUR 508 Role Development within Professional Organizations Core 3 cr.

     
Semester III (Fall)    
NUR 525 Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice Core 3 cr.
NUR 561 Nurse as the Educator Specialty 3 cr.
NUR 505 Curriculum Design, Course Development and Program Evaluation Specialty 3 cr.

     
Semester IV (Winter)    
NUR 565 Teaching Methods: Principles of Teaching Specialty 3 cr.
       
Semester V (Spring)    
NUR 575 Nursing Research II: Project Core 3 cr.
NUR 509 Internship in Educator Role Specialty 6 cr.

The Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a repertoire of skills and strategies for a nurse's role as an effective leader within an organization.
  2. Synthesize nursing knowledge and experience with a conceptual framework for advanced nursing practice.
  3. Function as a nurse leader in the conduct and application of research.
  4. Collaborate and communicate to establish and maintain a professional work environment.
  5. Engage in continuous life-long learning and scholarship.
  6. Integrate ethical, legal, and professional standards of practice from the perspective of a nursing role specialty
  7. Foster sensitivity to the individual's interconnectedness to the human and global community that will enhance provision of care among diverse ethnic and cultural populations.
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