Bridge to Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Nursing Education


This Bridge to Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Education program is designed for seasoned registered nurses who have bachelor‛s degrees in a field outside of nursing who want to earn their MSN. Instead of requiring these students to earn a BSN degree, they take six courses from our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and then launch into the MSN Nursing Education track.

Nurses with a passion for mentoring and teaching future nurses and are interested in pursuing or advancing in a position in nursing education would be best suited for this program. Master in nursing education graduates will be prepared for a variety of roles in nursing education including patient educator, as well as the educator role in clinical and academic settings.

Students in this bridge to master in nursing education program will study a variety of topics including: ethics, policy and finance in health care; advanced pathophysiology; pharmacology; advanced health assessment; nursing and health care research; evaluation and assessment of learning; how to lead in learning; curriculum development; and the use of learning and teaching technology.

This bridge to master in nursing education program includes both a capstone course and a clinical practicum. The capstone course provides an opportunity for students to develop an evidence-based practice project proposal that addresses a problem, issue, or concern in professional practice. Students identify a problem amenable to research-based intervention; search literature; propose a solution; and develop a plan to implement the solution, evaluate its outcome(s), and disseminate the findings. The clinical practicum affords students the opportunity to refine educational expertise in their selected areas of interest and begin integrating the role of the nurse educator into their professional behaviors.

GCU Nursing Programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master‛s degree in nursing at Grand Canyon University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).

Program Disclosure

Category Non-Traditional Traditional
Books & Supplies (Per Program) $1,045 N/A
Tuition & Fees (Per Program) $26,740 N/A
Room & Board (Per Program, If Applicable) $3,285
On Time Graduation Rate N/A N/A
Median Private Loan Debt N/A N/A
Median TIV Loan Debt N/A N/A
Median Institutional Financing Plan Debt N/A N/A

Program SOC

Occupations
Registered Nurses
Acute Care Nurse
Critical Care Nurse
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
Health Educators
Education Administrators, Postsecondary
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