Nursing Education Course Sequence

The curriculum consists of a minimum of 36 semester credit hours. The core courses include theoretical and practical knowledge, which serve as the foundation for advanced nursing education in a variety of roles. Core courses focus on three major themes which are consistent with the philosophy for the graduate program: critical systematic inquiry, professional and personal development, and management of information and resources in a rapidly changing health care environment. The courses in the education concentration emphasize education principles and skills that enhance adult education management and practices.

Students enrolled in the education concentration are required to have a minimum of 10 concentration hours. All students will take NURS 660, NURS 662 and NURS 664. Students may then choose either NURS 668 Roles of Nursing Faculty or NURS 670 Roles of the Corporate/Staff Educator, depending upon the student's career goals.

Nursing Core
    Sem.
Hrs.
NURS 501 Theoretical Bases for Nursing Practice 3
NURS 502 Nursing Research 3
NURS 503 Epidemiologic Methods in Health Care 3
NURS 505 Health Care Informatics 3
  Total 12

 

Nursing Support Courses
    Sem.
Hrs.
NURS 500 Health Care Ethics for Nursing Leaders 3
NURS 690 Health Care Policy for Nursing Leaders 2
NURS 754 Nursing Leadership & Management 3
  Total 8

 

Concentration
    Sem.
Hrs.
NURS 660 Development of the Adult Learner in Health Care 3
NURS 662 Advanced Technology & Simulation 3
NURS 664 Teaching Strategies 2
NURS 668
OR
NURS 670
Roles of Nursing Faculty

OR
Roles of the Corporate/Staff Educator

2

OR
2

  Total 10

 

Synthesis and Application
    Sem.
Hrs.
NURS 703 Graduate Nursing Practicum I 2
NURS 705 Graduate Nursing Practicum II 2
  (Practicum courses are 2 credits/6 contact hours)  
NURS 797 Scholarly Project 2
  Total 6


Total semester hours: 36