Nursing Education, M.S.N.
The shortage of nurses in the United States has generated a surge of applications to nursing schools. But schools are turning tens of thousands of qualified applicants away. The reason? There are not enough nurse educators to teach the would-be students.
Nurse educators are registered nurses who typically work as nurses for a time before pursuing a career in teaching. Earning an advanced degree in nursing education prepares them to design, implement, evaluate, and revise academic and continuing education programs for both current and future nurses.
As a student in the nursing education track, you complete 42 credit hours of course work focusing on nursing education theory, practices, and principles. Your studies culminate in a capstone cluster of courses that include a 135-hour supervised teaching practicum and a special-topics seminar.
The M.S.N. in Nursing Education prepares you for a teaching career in nursing schools, community colleges, hospitals, community health agencies, and technical schools, as well as in private industry.