This program requires completion of 39 credit hours in approved courses:

Core Courses: (12 credit hours)

  • NURS 6101 - Theoretical Basis for Nursing Practice (3)
  • NURS 6160 - Research in Nursing and Health Professions (3)
  • NURS 6115 - Health Policy and Planning in the U.S. (3)
  • STAT 6127 - Introduction to Biostatistics (3)

System Core Courses: (6 credit hours)

  • NURS 6211 - Health Disparities and Nursing (3) or
  • NURS 6090 - Selected Topics in Nursing (1-3) (Study Abroad)
  • NURS 6212 - Program Improvement and Evaluation (3)

Specialty Courses: (18 credit hours)

  • NURS 6495 - Clinical Nurse Specialist Practicum (3)​
  • NURS 6301 - Curriculum and Instruction in Nursing Education (3)
  • NURS 6302 - Trends and Issues in Nursing Education (3)
  • NURS 6303 - Instructional Technology in Nursing Education (3)
  • NURS 6304 - Teaching Practicum in Nursing Education (3)

Elective Course: Select one of the following:

  • NURS 6185 - Theory and Application in the Organizational Behavior to Nursing Systems (3)
  • NURS 6187 - Health Informatics and Financial Management for Nurses (3)
  • NURS 6188 - Strategic Planning and Decision Making in Nursing (3)
  • NURS 6275 - Health Promotion, Nutrition, and Wellness for Older Adults (3)
  • NURS 6301 - Curriculum and Instruction in Nursing Education (3)
  • NURS 6302 - Trends and Issues in Nursing Education (3)
  • NURS 6303 - Instructional Technology in Nursing Education (3)
  • EIST 5100 - Technology Integration in Education (3)
  • EIST 6000 - Topics in Instructional Systems Technology (1-6)
  • EIST 6100 - Foundations of Instructional Systems Technology (3)
  • EIST 6101 - Learning Principles in Instructional Systems Technology (3)
  • EIST 6110 - Instructional Design (3)
  • EIST 6135 - Learning Media, Resources, and Technology (3)

Capstone Courses: (3 credit hours)

  • NURS 6601 - Synthesis in Advanced Nursing Practice I (1)
  • NURS 6602 - Synthesis in Advanced Nursing Practice II (2)

Additional Degree Requirements

  • Nurse Educator courses are only offered online through Distance Education. Core and System Core courses can be taken on campus or online as published in the Schedule of Courses.
  • A total of 180 hours in a clinical specialty and 15 hours of supervised classroom teaching experience, individually arranged, is required to complete the program.
  • It is expected that you will develop a portfolio demonstrating expertise in a specialization during this program of study.
  • You must maintain a minimum 3.0 (“B”) GPA in their graduate courses, and may not accumulate more than two “C” grades.
  • Faculty Advising is required.