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Nurture the next generation of nurses.
Just as critical as the nursing shortage is the shortage of qualified nurse educators to train the next generation. Wilkes’ Master’s of Science Program in Nursing Education prepares nurse educators and provides a foundation for doctoral study and continuing professional development.
In addition to core courses, the nursing education core includes study in nursing curriculum development, teaching methodologies and strategies, evaluation and role of the nurse educator, as well as clinical practice in education.
MS students with a concentration in nursing education prepare for careers as nurse educators in practical nursing, associate degree or bachelor’s degree programs; as in-service educators and staff development coordinators; as a staff educator in a hospital, rehabilitation center, public-health or home-health agency.
graduation from an approved baccalaureate program in nursing
with a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
licensure as a registered nurse
one year of clinical experience prior to clinical courses
undergraduate statistics course
undergraduate research course
evidence of health assessment skills
statement of professional goals
two letters of recommendation
Course of study
Each student’s program will be tailored to meet individual professional goals and program requirements.
Graduate Nursing Core:
NSG 500 Advanced Health Assessment
NSG 501 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Science
NSG 502Advanced Nursing Research
NSG 504 Advanced Role Development in Nursing
NSG 505 Health Care Policy and Models of Care
NSG 530 Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice
Nursing Education Concentration:
NSG 540The Nursing Curriculum: Development and Implementation
NSG 541Teaching Methodologies and Strategies in Nursing
NSG 542Evaluation in Nursing Education
NSG 544Clinical Practice in Education I
NSG 545 Clinical Practice in Education II