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

Year 1
Quarter Course Credits
Autumn
(6 credits)
T NURS 510: Society and Health 3
T NURS 557: Population Health, Health Promotion, and Clinical Prevention 3
Winter
(8 credits)
T NURS 511: Curriculum Development in Nursing and Health Education 3
T NURS 551: Translating Research into Nursing Practice 5
Spring
(7 credits)
T NURS 512: Evaluation of Academic and Clinical Performance in Nursing Health Care 3
T NURS 552: Organizational and Systems Leadership 3
T NURS 598:  Scholarly Projects (seminar) 1
Summer
(3 credits)
T NURS 558: Physical Assessment, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology 3
     

Year 2

Quarter Course Credits
Autumn
(7 credits)
T NURS 513: Theories and Methods of Teaching and Learning 3
T NURS 527: Healthcare Systems and Health Policy 3
T NURS 598: Scholarly Projects or T NURS 700: Master's Thesis 1-6
Winter
(8 credits)
T NURS 503: Advanced Fieldwork 3
T NURS 556: Quality and Safety in Healthcare Settings 3
T NURS 598: Scholarly Projects or T NURS 700: Master's Thesis 1-6
Spring
(8 credits)
T NURS 503: Advanced Fieldwork 3
T NURS 554: Informatics and Healthcare Technology 3
T NURS 598: Scholarly Projects or T NURS 700: Master's Thesis 1-6
Total credits 47-50*

* Students selecting the thesis option will earn 50 credits.