ONLINE EDUCATION (Master of Science in Nursing/Nursing & Health Care Education)
If you’re already a RN with a bachelor’s degree, An innovative online and on campus program designed specifically for working professionals looking to enrich their experience and education with a focus in either education or management.
Within the program curriculum, you’ll complete four courses in focus content areas. The Education focus includes courses in leadership development, teaching and learning strategies, curriculum development, and evaluation methods. You will complete a practicum in the management area, which consists of 105 hours of field work where you will work directly with a health care educator and apply theory to real-world scenarios.
Degree: Graduates are awarded the Master of Science, Nursing with a focus in education.
Online Option: Flexible format allows you to log in anytime, day or night as you complete assignments. Each class lasts 8 weeks allowing you to progress quickly. No campus visits are required for online students, but we encourage you to celebrate your graduation in person!
Campus Option: Classes meet one evening per week from 5:30PM – 9:30PM for an 8 week term allowing you to progress quickly toward your MS in Nursing while continuing to work.
Become the type of health care leader who nurses turn to for help. Share the knowledge you’ve gained over the years with nursing students at an institution of higher learning or within a hospital setting. Learn how to do assessments and evaluations, write objectives and create education programs that positively affect health care. Start your journey by earning a Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nursing/Health Care Education degree.
The Master of Science in Nursing program, which is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of registered nurses with baccalaureate-degree preparation. The program focuses on functioning in leadership roles in practice and educational settings. The Health Care Education concentration addresses the faculty role, curriculum development, assessment and evaluation, and instructional strategies.
Ideal students for the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Master of Science — Leadership Track are those with experience or interest in transforming health care through nursing education and research. They want to focus on important societal health issues through the work of advancing health and improving the systems that provide health services.
Graduates of this program are prepared for academic and leadership positions. Graduates exercise leadership through scientific thinking, responsibility, initiative, cultural inclusiveness, knowledge of organizations and system change, teamwork and a commitment to healthy communities.
The M.S. — Leadership Track program is a full-time, professional degree program that prepares graduates for health-care leadership roles in a variety of organizations and as nurse faculty at the community-college level. Some examples include:
Leaders of health organizations and agencies–such as community clinics, trade associations, advocacy groups–improving quality of care and work environments, and advancing health outcomes and health-care effectiveness and efficiency
Community college and other prelicensure nursing faculty–teaching the next generation of nurses
Legislative and governmental agency staff and leadership developing, influencing and implementing policy to improve access and outcomes (not limited to health agencies but other organizations that provide public infrastructure such as transportation, planning or parks and recreation)
Careers across the health-care sector, such as insurance, pharmaceutical, hospital, home health, aging support services, adoption services, chronic illness support services and medical equipment industries fostering the integration of excellence in clinical care, management, policy, education and research
Admission to an online Master of Science in Nursing program usually requires a bachelor’s degree in nursing from a nationally accredited school and eligibility for licensure as a registered nurse. Qualifying scores on standardized tests like the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are also usually required. Most students can complete an online Master of Science in Nursing program in two years of part-time study.
Online Master of Science programs in nursing and health care education use interactive Internet-based learning applications to deliver course content. Course materials and assignments are often posted with bulletin board features, and discussion boards enable communication between students and professors. Many online master’s degree programs in nursing require some clinical work, which must be completed on a campus or medical facility.
List of Common Course Topics
Core coursework in MSN programs focused on health care education generally cover leadership principles, teaching strategies and issues of community health. Specialized courses may focus on nursing informatics, health research reports and curriculum development.
Students learn essentials of health care informatics. Technologies, classification systems, medical records and health care documentation methods are examined.
Nursing Research Analysis
Integrating the results of valid health care studies into practice and education is the focus of this course. Ethics in applying research is another area of emphasis.
This course focuses on the development of curricula in higher education settings. The ways in which individual courses affect overall program mission and outcomes are examined.
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