Nursing Education Concentration

This concentration requires 38 semester hours. 225 clinical practicum hours are included in coursework. Courses are offered asynchronously and synchronously online. All clinical practica are arranged in collaboration with the faculty and Graduate Program Clinical Coordinator. Locations of practica are determined by student interest area and geographical location.

Plan of Study

Semester I – Fall

  • NUR 713 & 713L – Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning for Advanced Practice Nursing (4 credits; 3 hours seminar/week and 3 hours lab/week)
  • NUR 708 – Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing (3 credits; 3 hours seminar/week)

Semester II – Spring

  • NUR 709 – Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Nursing (3 credits; 3 hours seminar/week)
  • NUR 616 – Pedagogical Strategies in Nursing Education (4 credits; 4 hours seminar/week)

Semester III – Summer

  • NUR 612 – Theoretical Foundations for the Advanced Nurse Educator (3 credits; 3 hours seminar/week)

Semester IV – Fall

  • NUR 615 – Curriculum Design and Evaluation in Advanced Nursing Education (3 credits; 3 hours seminar/week)
  • NUR 705 – Utilization of Research and Evidence Based Practice (3 credits; 3 hours seminar/week)

Semester V – Spring

  • NUR 714 – Technology in Healthcare (3 credits; 3 hours seminar/week)
  • NUR 651 – Advanced Application of Nursing Concepts in Client Care in clinical focus area (adult health nursing; mental health nursing ; parent-child nursing) (4 credits; 1 hour seminar/week and 9 hours clinical practicum/week)

Semester VI – Summer

  • NUR 620 – Law, Policy, and Economics of Healthcare (3 credits; 3hours seminar/week)

Semester VII – Fall

  • NUR 653 – Advanced Application of Nursing Concepts in Academic Education in clinical focus are (adult health nursing; mental health nursing; parent-child nursing) (3 credits; 1 hour seminar/week and 6 hours clinical practicum/week)
  • NUR 696 – Capstone in Advanced Nursing Education (2 credit hours; 2 seminar hours/week)