Educate the Next Generation of Nursing Professionals
Offered through the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, the Bridge (Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Nursing Education) program is designed for aspiring nurse educators who hold a bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing. By completing the MSN bridge program coursework, you gain the educational foundation needed to begin your MSN coursework and prepare for a career as a patient or nurse educator in clinical or academic settings.
What You Will Learn
The MSN bridge program curriculum 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
Your Next Degree
The online Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Nursing Education degree prepares you to advocate for patients and nursing professionals at the highest level: a nurse educator. You will study domestic and global healthcare policy, ethics 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, including effective communication and client teaching. MSN education courses develop your skills in curriculum design, theories of teaching and learning, as well as instructional strategies across cultural and generational backgrounds. A practicum experience provides you the opportunity to integrate the role of nurse educator into your selected practice setting.
Graduates of the MSN with an emphasis in nursing education degree program are well-positioned to become patient educators, nurse educators and healthcare advocates across diverse settings. Upon successful completion of the MSN nursing education coursework, you may sit for the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) exam to become a Certified Nurse Educator.
* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.