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MSN Nurse Educator Online

MSN Nurse Educator Online - University of North Carolina Wilmington Online

The Master of Science in Nursing Nurse Educator program is designed to prepare experienced nurses to become well-qualified nurse educators. Our accelerated online program is student success-centered and 100% online coursework is supplemented with faculty-guided practica.

Overview

In the UNCW MSN Nurse Educator program, you can acquire the necessary tools and knowledge to successfully teach a new generation of nurses. You will learn under the instruction and caring mentorship of our faculty—who are experienced nurse educators themselves.

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$8,481.66*


N.C. Resident
Tuition & Fees

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as few as 12 months


Program Duration

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33


Program
Credit Hours

In this program, you will learn to effectively teach didactic, clinical and distance nursing education courses.

Coursework includes pathophysiology for advanced practice nurses, a study of social, psychological, cultural and ethical trends which shape healthcare systems, an exploration of relevant teaching and learning theories, and a study of clinical information systems.

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.

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Tuition

Tuition and fees for the MSN Nurse Educator online program are for nursing courses only. Additional courses may be required. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

  Per Credit Hour Fees Per Credit Hour Per Course Fees Per Course Fees
North Carolina Residents: $231.32 $25.70 $693.96 $77.10 $ 8,481.66
Non-North Carolina Residents: $909.22 $25.70 $2,727.66 $77.10 $30,852.36
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Calendar

The MSN Nurse Educator online program is delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring several start dates each year. You can get started anytime!

Session Application Open Application Deadline Document Deadline Course Start Date Registration Closes Tuition Deadline Withdrawal Deadline Course End Date
Fall I 2018 6/3/18 7/28/18 8/4/18 8/27/18 8/29/18 8/30/18 9/11/18 10/28/18
Fall II 2018 7/30/18 10/5/18 10/9/18 10/29/18 10/31/18 11/1/18 11/13/18 12/15/18
Spring I 2019 9/24/18 12/15/18 12/22/18 1/21/19 1/23/19 1/24/19 2/5/19 3/10/19
Spring II 2019 12/17/19 2/16/19 2/23/19 3/18/19 3/20/19 3/21/19 4/2/19 5/5/19
Summer I 2019 2/18/19 4/13/19 4/20/19 5/13/19 5/15/19 5/16/19 5/28/19 6/30/19
Summer II 2019 4/15/19 5/25/19 6/1/19 7/1/19 7/3/19 7/8/19 7/16/19 8/18/19

Students must register for courses by 5 p.m. (EST) on the registration deadline date.
Students must remit tuition payment by 10 a.m. (EST) on the tuition deadline date.

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Begin your application today, or call 855-306-4734 with questions.

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Admissions

Here's a checklist of what you'll need to begin the admission process for your MSN Nurse Educator degree online:

  • Completed Graduate School application, including official transcript(s) of all college work
  • Licensure or eligibility for licensure as a professional nurse in North Carolina (license must be unrestricted/unencumbered)
    • The student's license is from a compact state that is the student's primary state of residence (fixed permanent and principle legal residence) home https://www.ncsbn.org/compacts.htm
    • The student is distance-based and will not be practicing in North Carolina while enrolled in school and has the licensure or eligibility for licensure in their primary state of residence
  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA in all baccalaureate coursework (no GRE or MAT required)
  • Admission will be considered with 2.7 GPA and average score of 400 on the MAT OR a mean score of 150 on the verbal reasoning and 150 on the quantitative reasoning for the GRE

NOTE: To progress through the MSN program, admitted students will need to successfully complete an undergraduate statistics course within the first two semesters OR transfer an equivalent course. To be considered for transfer credit, the statistics course must have been completed within 5 years of application with a B or higher.

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Courses

The MSN Nurse Educator online curriculum is comprised of 10 core courses (30 credit hours) and one nursing elective.

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You must take the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   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.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   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.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   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.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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

Duration: 7 weeks   |   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.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   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.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   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.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines clinical information systems, healthcare 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 healthcare systems and nursing practice.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   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 healthcare 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.

All MSN-NE students will complete and log a minimum of 168 practice hours within their practicum courses. Practice hours are designed to demonstrate synthesis of expanded knowledge acquired within the MSN Nurse Educator curriculum. Practical learning experiences are structured across a series of two practicum courses that include course objective strategies for meeting overall program outcomes. For more information on the practicum, please review the Student Handbook.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   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 healthcare 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.

All MSN-NE students will complete and log a minimum of 168 practice hours within their practicum courses. Practice hours are designed to demonstrate synthesis of expanded knowledge acquired within the MSN Nurse Educator curriculum. Practical learning experiences are structured across a series of two practicum courses that include course objective strategies for meeting overall program outcomes. For more information on the practicum, please review the Student Handbook.

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