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Online Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education: Curriculum

Curriculum Details

12 TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED

The online Graduate Nursing Education Certificate program features a curriculum designed to fulfill teaching and learning requirements for nursing faculty in North Carolina as regulated by the state board of nursing. Coursework combines a theoretical study of nursing education with 150 hours of practicum experience in the field.

As a student, you will learn with your peers in a flexible online format while building a network of fellow nursing professionals. Up to nine semester hours count as dual credit toward our online MSN: Administrative Leadership degree, giving you the chance to earn a second valuable credential at a lower cost.

The Graduate Nursing Education Certificate can be taken as a stand-alone program for students who hold a BSN and are seeking to teach in areas such as clinical practice or nurse education. Additionally, students who have a master’s degree can pursue nurse educator certification through the National League for Nursing.

This course will explore a variety of nursing theories including various theoretical perspectives of teaching and learning, as well as practical application of strategies to meet the diverse needs of learners. Students will apply theoretical frameworks to a health care or instructional problem to promote effective change within an organization or educational setting. Discussion of managing various challenges related to nursing leadership and education will be included throughout the course.

This course provides a foundation in assessment, measurement, and evaluation strategies for nursing education. Students will explore the theoretical basis for evaluation, as well as practical application of the strategies. The course is intended to prepare students to utilize strategies of measurement and evaluation in developing tests, interpreting test results, assessing clinical performance, and evaluating written assignments. Discussion of legal and ethical issues related to evaluation in nursing education will be included throughout the course.

This course analyzes statistical measurements in current use related to a healthcare problem. Concepts of scientific measurement, data analysis, and descriptive and inferential statistics are addressed. Students will be able to identify and differentiate between quantitative and qualitative measurements. (Pre-requisite and/or Co-requisite: NUR 5000)

This course provides a foundation in curricular design, program development, and curriculum evaluation in nursing education. Students will explore internal and external contextual factors influencing curriculum design and implementation. This course is intended to prepare students to utilize foundational principles and concepts for the development and evaluation of nursing curricula in academic settings. This course will also prepare students for program development and evaluation in nursing education.

This course consists of a practical experience that is developed, approved, supervised, and evaluated by faculty and preceptors. The objective is to provide students an opportunity to synthesize, integrate, and then apply leadership knowledge and skills, that has been learned throughout the MSN curriculum, to a PICO question . Students will gain professional experience in an administrative environment and implement a project of particular interest setting them on a career trajectory. Careful consideration must be given to a site and preceptor. (Pre-requisite: NUR 5000, NUR 5200, NUR 5400, NUR 5600, NUR 5800, NUR 6000, NUR 6200, NUR 6400)

This course is a continuation of NUR 6800. It consists of a practical experience that is developed, approved, supervised, and evaluated by faculty and preceptors. The objective is to provide students an opportunity to synthesize, integrate, and then apply leadership knowledge and skills, that has been learned throughout the MSN curriculum, to a PICO question . Students will gain professional experience in an administrative environment and implement a project of particular interest setting them on a career trajectory. Careful consideration must be given to a site and preceptor. (Pre-requisite: NUR 5000, NUR 5200, NUR 5400, NUR 5600, NUR 5800, NUR 6000, NUR 6200, NUR 6400)

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