Master of Science in Nursing – Clinical Nurse Educator Course Descriptions
Online MSN Core Courses
NUR 510 – Nursing Theory & Research I
The purpose of this course is to develop a comprehensive knowledge about how nursing theories are formulated and their relationship to nursing research. Principles of theory development are applied toward critiquing theory from nursing and related fields. Students develop an integrated literature review and research framework on a topic of interest based on a critical examination of research literature and theories from nursing and related fields.
NUR 512 – Organization, Delivery, and Policy in Healthcare
The purpose of this course is to discuss concepts related to healthcare organization and delivery both in the United States and abroad. A major focus of this course will be ecological, cultural and socioeconomic determinants of population-based health outcomes. The nurse’s role as an advocate for healthcare policy and educator on health promotion topics will be explored. Learn about studying abroad
NUR 514 – Nursing Leadership and Advanced Roles
The purpose of this course is professional role development related to leadership in advanced nursing practice. Major emphasis of the course will focus on effective communication as a member of an interprofessional team; strategies to promote change in the healthcare system; and leadership skills necessary to deliver high quality and culturally competent health care to positively affect patient outcomes.
NUR 516 – Information Systems and Technology for Improved Healthcare
This course is intended to provide insight and understanding in information and patient care technologies. It addresses four broad areas of information systems and technology. These include: 1) The use of patient care and other technologies to deliver and enhance care, 2) Communication technologies in organizations to integrate and coordinate care, 3) Issues of data management to analyze and improve patient outcomes, 4) Health information management for evidence-based care and health education of patients. The course recognizes that information system technology is a dynamic entity in the healthcare system and an attitude of lifelong learning and adaptation is fostered.
NUR 520 – Nursing Theory & Research II
The focus of the course is on the application of theory and research process in the design and implementation of a research-based project/thesis. Critical analysis of available literature and proposed research methods including quantitative and/or qualitative approaches to research, sampling procedures, data collection methods and data analysis plan are emphasized. Prepares students to use evidence-based practices in their specialized area of professional nursing and develop a proposal for a research-based project/thesis by the end of the semester.
Prerequisite: NUR 510 – Nursing Theory & Research I
NUR 551 – Advanced Role Practicum
Two hours per week theory/18 hours per week practicum (144 hours total) for the nurse educator or leadership cognate. The purpose of the practicum experience is to operationalize theoretical principles within the graduate’s specialty area of practice. The practicum focuses on the synthesis and integration of concepts learned throughout the educational experience. Content regarding professional role development, advanced practice roles and relationships, and regulatory requirements for advanced practice are included. Effective participation in multidisciplinary, partnership and team relationships is an expected outcome. Professional advocacy, assertiveness and leadership in the specialty role are necessary for successful completion. Read more
Prerequisites: All core/cognate courses
NUR 570 – Capstone Nursing Theory and Research Elective
OPTIONAL CORE COURSE: Students may choose to complete a research-based project or thesis in their area of interest. The purpose of the research-based project/thesis is to operationalize theoretical principles in the investigation of a significant nursing problem within the graduate’s specialty area of practice. Major emphasis of the course is to implement proposed research methodology, analyze and interpret data, and make recommendations for the development of evidence based nursing practice. The project/thesis facilitates the integration of concepts and research principles learned throughout the educational experience.
Prerequisites: NUR 510 – Nursing Theory & Research I and NUR 520 – Nursing Theory & Research II
NUR 560 – Research-Based Project/Thesis Continuous Enrollment
OPTIONAL: This course is pass/fail. May be repeated for credit. Students must enroll in NUR 560 each subsequent semester until the completion of the research-based project/thesis. Faculty will periodically review individual student’s progress in meeting course goals and completing the project/thesis. Upon completion of the project/thesis, faculty will approve the final paper and arrange for final paper presentation sessions. Students are expected to complete all objectives for NUR 570 and finalize their projects for committee approval prior to their presentations.
Prerequisite: NUR 570 – Capstone Nursing Theory and Research Elective
Nursing Education Specialization Courses
NUR 502 – Advanced Pathophysiology
Advanced theories and concepts of normal and abnormal pathophysiological responses of the body are presented in this course. Pathological alterations in health at the cellular and systems level, across the lifespan, are emphasized. Focus is placed on theories, principles and current research of pathophysiology applicable to advanced nursing clinical practice. Students are expected to demonstrate the ability to integrate and synthesize knowledge through written assignments and engaged learning activities in classroom and online environments.
NUR 521 – Pharmacology and Physical Assessment for the Clinical Nurse Educator
This course will focus on concepts related to advanced pharmacology and physical assessment necessary to practice in an advanced nursing role with direct patient care.
NUR 525 – Measuring Educational Outcomes in Nursing
Students will critique and analyze methods for measuring outcomes in nursing education. The student will learn strategies for evaluating the effectiveness of tests, written assignments, and performance in clinical practice.
NUR 526 – Engaged Learning
Students will explore and analyze teaching strategies employed to engage the learner. Among the topics to be discussed include simulation in nursing education and the use of technology in the classroom and in clinical practice. Special attention will focus on creating learner-centered environments in nursing education and in clinical practice.
NUR 548 – Curriculum Development in Nursing
The course applies concepts basic to the educational process in Nursing Practice. Emphasis is on the science of teaching/learning that includes theories and characteristics of active learning, whole brain learning and engaged learning. The art of teaching includes theories of curriculum design and process, creation of functional objectives and effective instructional methods. The technology of education includes implementation of clinical teaching, evaluation of educational resources and the measurement of educational outcomes.
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