Nurse Educator

This 2- or 4-year hybrid cohort-model graduate program will prepare you for advanced nurse educator roles in academic and clinical settings, continuing education, staff development, clinical and patient education and nurse educator certification. On five days during each quarter, you come to campus and learn with your colleagues in person, while the rest of the coursework is completed on your schedule online.

Credits and credentialing

Students complete 51 credits; 35 credits of core nursing coursework which include a capstone project, 100 hours of fieldwork and 16 credits of designated education electives. Graduates will have met the didactic requirement to sit for advanced credentialing as Nurse Educators (CNE) by the National League of Nurses or the American Nurse Credentialing Center.

  • Integrate theory, technology, and research in evidence-based nursing and teaching practice
  • Analyze, facilitate, and apply teaching practices in various settings
  • Evaluate teaching processes and outcomes
  • Design inclusive health-related curricula informed by principles of health equity

Core coursework

  • Advanced Practice Management and Administration in Healthcare Organizations
  • Ethics and Policy in Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Disparity and Social Justice in Healthcare
  • Translational Research I & II
  •  Advanced Fieldwork and Capstone 

Education coursework

  • Curriculum Development in Nursing Education
  • Evaluation of Academic and Clinical Performance in Nursing and Health Care
  • Theories and Methods of Teaching and Learning
  • Technology and Enhanced-Pedagogy