This program requires completion of 39 credit hours in approved courses, including two clinical practicum and a synthesis course.

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)

Concentration Courses (24 credit hours)

  • NURS 6212 - Program Improvement and Evaluation (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 6305 - Advanced Pathology and Pharmacology for Nurse Educators (3)
  • NURS 6304 - Teaching Practicum in Nursing Education (3)
  • NURS 6306 - Health Assessment for Nurse Educators (3)
  • NURS 6495 - Nurse Educator Advanced Clinical Practicum (3)

Capstone Course (3 credit hours)

  • NURS 6603 - Synthesis in Advanced Nursing Practice (3)

Additional Degree Requirements:

  1. A total of 180 hours in a clinical specialty and 180 hours of supervised teaching experience is required. The clinical site and preceptors are individually arranged by students and course faculty.  CAUTION: Not all states allow out-of-state programs to oversee clinical rotations in their state.  Check with faculty advisors before taking travel assignments or relocating to other states. 
  2. Faculty Advising is required.
  3. Access to computer within minimum requirements for online courses. Current minimum computer Hardware specifications are listed at Student Computing Services.