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University of North Carolina Wilmington

MSN Nurse Educator Online

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Complete Coursework: as few as 14 months Nursing Credit Hours: 33 NC Resident Tuition & Fees: $8,041* Non-NC Resident Tuition & Fees: $27,807*

The MSN Nurse Educator is designed to prepare experienced nurses to become well-qualified nurse educators. Our program is student success-centered and 100% online with faculty-guided practica. With the instruction and mentorship of our faculty—experienced nurse educators themselves—you can acquire the necessary tools and knowledge to successfully teach a new generation of nurses.

What you will gain from this program:

  • The educational requirements to be eligible for the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) exam
  • Knowledge, skills and confidence for a leadership role in academia, staff development and the greater nursing community
  • The ability to effectively teach didactic, clinical and distance nursing education courses

* Tuition and fees subject to change; cost rounded to nearest dollar.

Online Nursing Courses

Credit Hours: 3

Provides the advanced practice nurse a rational basis for pharmacologic management of clients. The principles of pharmacology and the process of pharmacological reasoning for primary care of common acute and chronic illnesses will be presented. The core topics will examine advanced nursing roles in the management of pharmacotherapeutics for clients across the life-span in rural and urban underserved communities.

Credit Hours: 3

An advanced course in the pathophysiology of human conditions. Emphasis is on selected disease and conditions of various body systems and the adaptation of those systems to disease across the lifespan.

Credit Hours: 3

Focuses on assessment of health status of individuals and families throughout the lifespan, addressing cultural and developmental variations. Diagnostic reasoning is emphasized as the decision-making process which differentiates normal from abnormal health states.

Credit Hours: 3

An online course focusing on social, psychological, cultural, economic, political, legal and ethical trends and issues which shape health care systems. Advanced nursing practice in primary care is studied relative to interprofessional relationships and leaderships in health policy, health care reform, health care delivery systems, poverty research, and interdisciplinary health management.

Credit Hours: 3

This course provides the essential elements which define and operationalize the process of didactic instruction. The student will explore relevant teaching and learning theories, from the perspectives of education and nursing as a foundation to critique curriculum models, choose pedagogies and analyze evaluation strategies that are appropriate to achieve the outcomes of this method of learning. They will analyze factors that influence program development, curriculum design, development, implementation and evaluation.

Credit Hours: 3

This course provides the essential elements which define and operationalize the process of clinical instruction. The student will explore relevant teaching and learning theories from the perspectives of education and nursing as a foundation to critique curriculum models, choose pedagogies and analyze evaluation strategies that are appropriate to achieve the outcomes of this method of learning. They will analyze factors that influence program development, curriculum design and development, implementation and evaluation.

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites: NSG 513. This course provides the essential elements which define and operationalize the process of distance learning. The student will explore relevant teaching and learning theories from the perspectives of education and nursing as a foundation to, critique curriculum models, choose pedagogies, and analyze evaluation strategies that are appropriate to achieve the outcomes of this method of learning. They will analyze factors that influence program development, curriculum design, development, implementation and evaluation.

Credit Hours: 3

This course examines clinical information systems, health care technology and medical languages as informatics concepts are used and applied for investigative inquiry. The focus is on the impact of informatics and technology on health care systems and nursing practice.

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites: NSG 513, NSG 524, NSG 525. This practicum is a faculty-guided nursing education practicum for application and synthesis of the nurse educator role in academia or health care settings. Students will assess learning needs and design, implement and evaluate a didactic instructional module which includes didactic, clinical, and/or distance learning principles under the direction of an approved nurse faculty mentor.

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites: NSG 596. This practicum is a faculty-guided nursing education practicum for application and synthesis of the nurse educator role in academia or health care settings. Students will assess learning needs and design, implement and evaluate an instructional module that includes didactic, clinical, and/or distance learning principles, and builds on the instructional module in Practicum I, and under the direction of a selected nurse faculty mentor. They will disseminate findings in a manner consistent with the educator role.

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