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Nursing Education

Breiseth Hall 570-408-4234 (T) 570-408-7846 (F) • Email

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. The  Nursing Education program prepares nurse educators and provides a foundation for doctoral study and continuing professional development. 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. Students are prepared for careers as nurse educators in practical nursing, associate degree, or bachelor’s degree programs and in-service educators and staff development coordinators in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, public-health, or home-health agencies.


Online format
The 39-credit Nursing Education program is held online*. Required clinical hours are completed in an approved location where students reside.


*Residency Requirement
An on-site residency is required for students enrolled in NSG500, Advanced Health Assessment, in order to demonstrate advanced physical assessment skills. Each course syllabus dictates the terms of the specific course Residency.

Admission requirements:

  • 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
  • personal interview  

Post-Graduate Certificate Program
A Nursing Education post-graduate certificate program is available for advanced practice nurses who have earned a master’s degree. Students seeking this certification will complete the Nursing Education curriculum. A review of official transcripts will determine a student’s course of study.

Admission Requirements

    • Master’s or Doctoral degree with a major in nursing from a program approved by either The National League for Nursing (NLN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
    • GPA 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    • Current Registered nurse license.
    • Two years of recent professional experience in nursing
    • Personal interview
    • Completed application for admission to graduate Studies, including academic transcripts
    • Two letters of reference from health care professionals attesting to the candidate’s clinical expertise
    • Statement of professional goals

Course of Study

Graduate Nursing Core (24 Credits)

NSG 500   Advanced Health Assessment

NSG 501   Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Science

NSG 502   Advanced Nursing Research

NSG 504   Advanced Role Development in Nursing

NSG 505   Health Care Policy and Models of Care

NSG 530   Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice

NSG 533   Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Nursing
NSG 590   Scholarly Review


Nursing Education Curriculum (15 Credits)

NSG 540   The Nursing Curriculum: Development and Implementation

NSG 541   Teaching Methodologies and Strategies in Nursing

NSG 542   Evaluation in Nursing Education

NSG 544   Clinical Practice in Education I
NSG 545   Clinical Practice in Education II

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