Course Sequence

Course sequence: Master of Science in Nursing—nurse educator track

There are two levels in our curriculum design: the first level includes seven core nursing courses (20 credits) and the second includes five courses specific to nursing education which include clinical components (19 credits), for a total of 39 credits. In addition, we offer an optional course (3 credits) for students who want to complement their total clinical hours earned with an additional clinical experience in a specific specialty area of nursing practice.

Before progressing to the clinical nursing courses of the second level of the program, students must complete all courses in level one. In addition, students cannot enroll in subsequent clinical nursing courses in the second level until the first clinical nursing course of the second level (NURS520) is successfully completed.

Level one courses:

  • NURS 500 - Technology in Healthcare and Education (2 credits)(serves as the first course of the track and includes orientation to the program)
  • NURS 501 - Statistics for Evidence-based Practice (3 credits)
  • NURS 502 - Nursing Research Design and Methodology (3 credits
  • NURS 503 - Advanced Pathophysiology (3 credits)
  • NURS 504 - Advanced Pharmacology (3 credits)
  • NURS 505 - Advanced Physical Assessment (3 credits: 2 class credits and 1 clinical credit)
  • NURS 506 - Christian Philosophical & Ethical Foundations of Advanced Nursing (3 credits)

Level two courses:

  • NURS 520 - Foundations and Applications of the Nurse Educator Role (3 credits: 2 class and 1 clinical credit)
  • NURS 521 - Curriculum in Nursing Education (3 credits)
  • NURS 522 - Principles of Measurement & Evaluation (3 credits)
  • NURS 530 - Teaching Methods for Clinical Practice in Nursing Education (6 credits: 3 class and 3 clinical credits)
  • NURS 531 – Nurse Educator: Leadership Role Development – Capstone (4 credits: 3 class and 1 clinical credit)

Optional course:

  • NURS 540** – Clinical Specialty Practicum Experience (3 credits: 0.5 class and 2.5 clinical credits)

The master’s in nursing program follows a cohort model. However, a student will be permitted to begin courses after the first course of level one with the understanding that progression to level two of the program will occur only after the student has completed all level one courses. In other words, a student may start to take courses in level one, but will have to wait to move to level two courses and therefore would join a different cohort after completion of all level one courses.

Course sequence: Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in Nursing Education

The curriculum for the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in Nursing Education requires completion of four second-level courses of the MSN nurse educator track in the below order:

  • NURS 520 - Foundations and Applications of the Nurse Educator Role (3 credits: 2 class and 1 clinical credit)
  • NURS 521 - Curriculum in Nursing Education (3 credits)
  • NURS 522 - Principles of Measurement & Evaluation (3 credits)
  • NURS 530 - Teaching Methods for Clinical Practice in Nursing Education (6 credits: 3 class and 3 clinical credits)