Bridge the Gap To Obtaining Your MSN
The MSN with nursing education emphasis bridge pathway prepares you with the fundamentals to become a nurse educator and healthcare advocate across diverse settings.
Offered through the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, the Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Nursing Education Bridge Pathway is designed for current registered nurses who aspire to become nurse educators. The bridge pathway requires a previous bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 minimum GPA to be eligible.
By completing the MSN bridge pathway coursework, you build the educational foundation you need to gain entry into an MSN program, where you will complete coursework geared toward a career as a nurse educator in clinical or academic settings. The Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Nursing Education degree is the next step for those who complete this bridge pathway. This MSN degree prepares you to advocate for patients and nursing professionals for a career as a nurse educator.
Focus on Nursing Education Courses With This MSN Bridge Pathway
The curriculum for this MSN bridge pathway with a nursing education emphasis includes seven courses developed to bridge the gap from bachelor- to master’s-level study. Topic areas include:
- Nursing practice models and dynamics
- Patient health assessment
- Statistical analysis and methods in healthcare
- Nursing research methods and tools
- Community and public health practice
- Pathophysiological processes of disease
Take Courses on Nursing Education With This MSN Bridge Pathway
The education courses you will take for this MSN bridge pathway with nursing education emphasis develops your skills in curriculum design, theories of teaching and learning, as well as instructional strategies across cultural and generational backgrounds. An in-person advanced practice clinical experience and an in-person education practicum experience provides you the opportunity to integrate the role of nurse educator into your selected practice setting.
Your nursing coursework begins with studying the role of the advanced nurse, domestic and global healthcare policy, ethics and leadership, health informatics and research analysis from the perspective of a master’s-prepared nurse. Courses in advanced pathophysiology, pharmacology and health assessment take into consideration your role as an educator.
MSN With Emphasis in Nursing Education Bridge Pathway FAQs
Explore some of our frequently asked questions about becoming a nurse educator and earning your online master’s in nursing with nursing education emphasis degree for those with a previous bachelor's degree.
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