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.
|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|
|Nursing Support Courses|
|NURS 500||Health Care Ethics for Nursing Leaders||3|
|NURS 690||Health Care Policy for Nursing Leaders||2|
|NURS 754||Nursing Leadership & Management||3|
|Synthesis and Application|
|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 semester hours: 36