The curriculum of the Master of Science in Nursing – Nurse Educator option has been designed to develop nurse educators with an advanced level of knowledge, skills, and abilities to be responsive to the learning needs of diverse nursing students. The curriculum design is based on the National League for Nursing’s (2005) Core Competencies for Nurse Educators. Upon completion of the curriculum, graduates will be fully qualified to apply for national certification [National League for Nursing (NLN) Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)].
The advanced practice curriculum in the Nurse Educator option prepares nurses who are current in teaching/learning theory, teaching diverse learners, classroom management, curriculum design, evaluative strategies, program development, learning outcomes, clinical and simulation experiences, and the use of evidence-based educational practice. Learners will engage in educational practica with both academic and clinical nurse educators.