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Master of Science in Nursing – Clinical Nurse Educator Curriculum

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Curriculum and Online Nursing Courses Overview

The education concentration of Jacksonville University’s online MSN: Clinical Nurse Educator courses provides theory and practice, which builds upon the knowledge and experiences students bring to the curriculum and facilitates the further development of skills in the art of teaching nursing. The teaching role option offers the choice of focusing on adult education (staff development and/or continuing education in a healthcare agency) or higher education (teaching nursing students in a degree-granting institution). The 33-credit-hour program requires 18 credits in MSN core courses and 15 credits in specialization courses. Students take one MSN: Clinical Nurse Educator course per 8-week session.

Core Courses

  Credits
NUR 510 Nursing Theory & Research I 3
NUR 512 Organization, Delivery and Policy in Healthcare 3
NUR 514 Nursing Leadership and Advanced Roles 3
NUR 516 Information Systems and Technology for Improved Healthcare 3
NUR 520 Nursing Theory & Research II 3
NUR 551 Advanced Role Practicum 3
Total Core Credit Hours: 18

There is an optional core course, NUR 570 Capstone Nursing Theory and Research Elective, if you choose to add a thesis or research project to your curriculum. This is optional and will add 3 credits to your degree plan.

The MSN: Clinical Nurse Educator requires a total of 15 specialization credit hours.

Specialization Courses

  Credits
NUR 502 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
NUR 521 Pharmacology and Physical Assessment for the Clinical Nurse Educator 3
NUR 525 Measuring Educational Outcomes in Nursing 3
EDU 526 Engaged Learning 3
EDU 548 Curriculum Development in Nursing 3
Total Specialization Credit Hours: 15

This curriculum goes into effect Fall I, 2012. The current Jacksonville University Academic Catalog is your official guide to all programs. Speak to a program representative today to learn more about Jacksonville University’s online MSN: Clinical Nurse Educator program.