Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Educator

Masters in Nursing Online - College of Distinction 2017-2018

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Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Educator

Tap into your passion for education and quality care.

Prepare to impact the future of nursing with the online MSN Nurse Educator program. Graduate ready to earn your Nurse Educator certification. Expand your understanding of procedures, skills and clinical reasoning related to health and nursing to improve nursing practice. Gain an understanding of creating materials that encourage professional development and training. Learn to design and implement a curriculum as well as various teaching strategies. As a Nurse Educator, graduates will be prepared to teach in a variety of settings and influence the next generation of nursing professionals.

Learn more by getting your program guide.

Fast Facts

  • 100% online, with on campus intensives
  • 40 Credits
  • Complete in as little as 6 semesters
  • Eight-week and 16-week courses
  • Three intakes per year

Walsh University Recognition

  • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
  • #49 in Regional Universities Midwest (U.S. News and World Report)
  • #29 in Best Colleges for Veterans (U.S. News and World Report)
Online MSN NE Curriculum

Below is a sample list of courses you will take while enrolled in the online Masters in Nursing Education (MSN-NE) program. For a full list, please download a brochure.

Careers and Outcomes

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, individuals 25 and older with a master’s degree earned approximately $10,000 more a year than their counterparts with a bachelor’s degree The Nurse Educator program at Walsh prepares NEs to teach in a variety of settings and influence the next generation of nursing professionals. According to the National League for Nursing, Nurse Educators are in demand nationally as the current generation of nurse educators are approaching retirement.

Nurse educators work in a variety of environments, including:

  • Academic institutions
  • Hospitals
  • Various healthcare facilities

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation observed a nursing faculty shortage and emphasized the need for educators with in-the-field experience. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing conducted a survey where more than 1,000 faculty jobs were vacant. More than 60,000 applicants were turned away from nursing school due to a lack of faculty and educational facilities/resources. Your role as a nurse educator helps fulfill the need for experienced educators who have the knowledge and skills necessary to influence as well as shape the future of nursing.

To see a full list of potential positions and employers available to a graduate, download the program brochure.

NURS 600 – Theoretical Development of Nursing Science 3 sem. hrs.

This course explores the development of nursing knowledge, theory and their relationship to nursing education, practice and research. A historical overview of concept and theory development in nursing and related disciplines is explored as well as the process of critiquing, evaluating, and utilizing nursing theories. Students will examine the relationship between the components of theory and the role that theory plays in research, practice and education. Projections for the future of theory development in nursing are also discussed.

NURS 605 – Epi Methods for Health Promotion 2 sem. hrs.

This course explores the determinants and distribution of health and illness and the application of statistical and epidemiological principles to advanced nursing practice and health care delivery. The natural history of common diseases and conditions and the relationship of disease states to levels of prevention are emphasized. Levels of prevention, screening tests, diagnostic tests, guideline uses, and evidence-based care are explored. Ethical and legal aspects of epidemiology as well as related health promotion, health protection, and disease prevention as a basis for clinical decision-making are examined.

NURS 610 – Advanced Pathophysiology 3 sem. hrs.

This course focuses on the interrelationships of human biological systems, biochemical, genetic and cellular concepts, providing the framework for the study of advanced pathological concepts. Case studies illustrate theoretical concepts and assist in the application of theory to practice.

NURS 615 – Sem in Adv Clinical Specialty 2 sem. hrs.

This course includes didactic content to expand knowledge of procedures, skills and clinical reasoning related to acute and chronic health conditions in one of the following areas: pediatric, women’s health/maternity or adult health. Collaborative skills and the importance of interprofessional team development as well as the application of content to the nurse educator role are emphasized.

NURS 630 – Assess, Meas & Eval in Nursing Educ 2 sem. hrs.

This course explores evidence-based assessment and evaluation practices and the use of a variety of tools and strategies, including information technology to assess and evaluate learning. Students will develop appropriate formative and summative assessment techniques that address intended learning outcomes and promote learning.