Nurse Educator curriculum option

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The Nurse Educator curriculum option prepares nurses to teach in schools of nursing, continuing education programs, staff development, clinical education or patient education. Curriculum focuses on learning theory, teaching methods, curriculum development and evaluation. Fieldwork experiences are individualized and focus on the nurse educator role in community colleges or universities, hospitals, ambulatory care and community settings.

Students in this curriculum option achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Applying theories and methods of teaching and learning.
  • Teaching diverse learners.
  • Identifying learning needs.
  • Developing curriculum and educational programs.
  • Evaluating learning and performance in clinical and academic settings.
  • Using technology in teaching and learning.

Graduates function as educators and leaders in clinical education, academic institutions, health care settings and community agencies.

Faculty advisor for Nurse Educator: Sharon Gavin Fought

Part-time, Year 1
Quarter Course Credits
Autumn
(6 credits)
T NURS 513: Theories and Methods of Teaching and Learning 3
T NURS 527: Healthcare Systems and Health Policy 3
Winter
(6 credits)
T NURS 512: Evaluation of Academic and Clinical Performance in Nursing Healthcare 3
T NURS 520: Scholarly Inquiry for Nursing Practice 3
Spring
(6 credits)
T NURS 511: Curriculum Development in Nursing and Health Education 3
T NURS 521: Scholarly Inquiry for Nursing Practice II 3
Summer
(3 credits)
related coursework 3

Part-time, Year 2

Quarter Course Credits
Autumn
(7 credits)
T NURS 510: Society, Justice, and Health 3
T NURS 598: Scholarly Projects (seminar) 1
related coursework 3
Winter
(7-12 credits)
T NURS 503: Advanced Fieldwork 3
T NURS 598: Scholarly Projects or T NURS 700: Master's Thesis 1-6
related coursework 3 or 6
Spring
(7-12 credits)
T NURS 503: Advanced Fieldwork 3
T NURS 598: Scholarly Projects or T NURS 700: Master's Thesis 1-6
related coursework 3 or 6
Total credits 45-48*

* Students selecting the thesis option will earn 48 credits.

Full-time, Year 1
Quarter Course Credits
Autumn
(9 credits)
T NURS 510: Society, Justice, and Health 3
T NURS 513: Theories and Methods of Teaching and Learning 3
T NURS 527: Healthcare Systems and Health Policy 3
Winter
(9 credits)
T NURS 512: Evaluation of Academic and Clinical Performance in Nursing Healthcare 3
T NURS 520: Scholarly Inquiry for Nursing Practice 3
related coursework 3
Spring
(10 credits)
T NURS 503: Advanced Fieldwork 3
T NURS 511: Curriculum Development in Nursing and Health Education 3
T NURS 521: Scholarly Inquiry for Nursing Practice II 3
T NURS 598: Scholarly Projects (seminar) 1
Summer
(3 credits)
related coursework 3

Full-time, Year 2

Quarter Course Credits
Autumn
(14 credits)
T NURS 503: Advanced Fieldwork 3
T NURS 598: Scholarly Projects or T NURS 700: Master's Thesis 5
related coursework (two three-credit classes) 6
Total credits 45-48*

* Students selecting the thesis option will earn 48 credits.