The Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Nursing Education is designed for MSN-prepared, experienced registered nurses who have a passion for mentoring and teaching future nurses. Students who pursue the nursing education certificate may obtain a faculty position in a traditional college of nursing or in a non-traditional program that relies on online technology as a teaching medium. The nurse educator may also be prepared to practice in acute or chronic care settings as a staff-educator or in a role that is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating continuing education programs. This nursing education certificate program includes a clinical practicum which affords students the opportunity to refine educational expertise in their selected areas of interest.
|Course #||Course Title||Course Description||Credits|
|NUR-641E||Advanced Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nurse Educators||This course focuses on advanced physiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacologic principles. This course will guide the Nursing Education student in interpreting changes in normal function that result in symptoms indicative of illness and the effects of select pharmacologic substances on that process. Evidence-based research provides the basis for determining the safe and appropriate utilization of medications and herbal therapies on human function. Appropriate education for various prescribed pharmacologic agents is incorporated. Prerequisite: NUR 508.||4|
|NUR-645E||Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse Educators||This course builds upon the student‛s previous health assessment knowledge offering more advanced health assessment content to provide the foundation for the advanced-professional nursing role of the nurse educator. This course emphasizes knowledge of health assessment, including physical, psychosocial, spiritual health assessment, risk assessment, and functional assessment in diverse populations in the promotion of health and prevention of disease. To maintain a nursing focus on patient responses to health, illness, or the threat of illness the nurse must exhibit effective communication and client teaching, which is incorporated throughout the course. The importance of effective documentation and health recordkeeping is included. Prerequisite: NUR 641E.||4|
|NUR-647E||Nursing Education Seminar I||This course examines professional standards as a foundation for curriculum design in nursing education in all settings. It explores the nature of traditional academic education and nontraditional academic education, as well as continuing nursing education. This course also focuses on theories of teaching/learning, traditional and alternative instructional strategies, and nursing education in the classroom and clinical setting. The course incorporates the development of curriculum frameworks and learning activities for adult learners from diverse backgrounds. Strategies to enhance critical thinking are included. Prerequisite: NUR 645E.||4|
|NUR-649E||Nursing Education Seminar II||This course incorporates technology into the educational process from the use of personal technology to institutional technology. Students have the opportunity to develop (or convert) educational programs to be delivered in an online format. Principles of curriculum development, teaching/learning theories, and implementation of evaluation strategies will be modified to the online learning environment. This course also examines professional regulatory and accreditation standards as an evaluation framework for curriculum design in nursing education in all settings. Strategies to assess learning are included from the assignment evaluation to the program evaluation based on outcomes. Prerequisite: NUR 647E.||4|
|NUR-665E||Nursing Education Practicum||This is a culminating practicum experience completed with a nurse educator preceptor in a selected setting. This clinical practicum affords students the opportunity to refine educational expertise in their selected areas of interest (e.g., assessment of learning needs, program/curriculum planning, implementation, and assessment/evaluation in either a traditional or nontraditional setting). This course offers opportunities for students to begin integrating the role of the nurse educator into their professional behaviors. Prerequisite: NUR 649E. This course may be taken concurrently with NUR 699.||4|
|Required Course Total Credit:||20|
This program is offered in the following formats or locations:
An online education allows you the flexibility to fulfill your educational goals without distracting you from your career. Full-time faculty members support our online students while our dynamic tools allow for engaging and challenging discussions with classmates. Classes start every month.
To meet the demands of today's working adults, this degree is offered through our convenient evening program. Classes meet one evening per week and allow you to interact directly with instructors and peers face-to-face. Locations vary - speak with an enrollment counselor to learn more.
* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.
Grand Canyon University © 2012 - All Rights Reserved. GCU is an accredited university founded in 1949. We are a Christian university and offer online degree programs and campus based classes. As a private university in Arizona, GCU has six colleges offering business degree programs including an Executive MBA, health science degrees, liberal arts degrees, doctorate degrees, nursing programs, and teaching programs. Our Performing Arts College offers fine arts and production degree programs. GCU is a military friendly school and offers military tuition rates.