The College of Nursing supports the belief that a master’s degree is a minimum requirement for teaching in a nursing education setting. Courses are open to current graduate students enrolled in any of the master’s tracks offered by the College of Nursing as well as to nurses already holding a master’s degree in nursing. Students not already enrolled in the master’s program must be formally admitted to the program and meet the same admission standards as other graduate students.

The purpose of the 18 credit hour program is to:

  • Prepare nurses with a master’s degree to teach in a variety of settings, i.e., associate degree-nursing programs, clinical faculty in baccalaureate programs and health care agency educational programs
  • Prepare nurses with the theory and practice experiences to develop and implement educational offerings in a variety of settings for diverse populations
  • Prepare nurses with a variety of teaching strategies and delivery systems for today’s new learning environment
  • Prepare nurses with the necessary tools and strategies to effectively evaluate nursing performance in both clinical and classroom settings
  • Prepare nurses with the skills necessary for role development as a faculty member.

The program of study is as follows:

NUR 640CURRICULUM DEV IN NURSING3
NUR 641TEACHING/LEARNING IN NURSING3
NUR 642TESTING & EVALUATION IN NURS3
NUR 643FACULTY ROLE DEV IN NURSING3
NUR 644PRACTICUM IN TEACHING3
Capstone Nursing Project3
Total Semester Hours18