After careful consideration, Metropolitan State University School of Nursing has elected to suspend admission to the MSN program for both the Nurse Educator and Leadership/Management Program for admission for fall semester 2014. This suspension includes the post-master���s certificate options. We remain committed to our students currently enrolled. Please check back for future updates regarding these programs.
Nurse Educator Track (NE)
NE students admitted 2012 or before complete 35-40 credits distributed in the following areas. The specific courses that meet these requirements are listed below. MSN NE students admitted for fall 2013 must follow the part time revised curriculum progression.
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Core Course Requirements (14-15 credits)
- NURS 601 Nursing Science (3 credits)
- NURS 602 Ethical Dimensions for Nursing Practice (2 credits)
- NURS 604 Research Methodology (3 credits)*
- NURS 605 Health Policy and Leadership (3 credits)
- NURS 647 Leadership in Health Care Systems (3-4 credits)
*NURS 604 prerequisite: STAT 301, STAT 321, PSYC 307, or equivalent upper division inferential or graduate-level statistics course completed within the previous five years.
NURS Education Core Requirements (16-20 credits)
- NURS 680 Foundations of Education in Nursing (3 credits)
- NURS 681 Innovative Teaching Strategies (3 credits)
- NURS 682 Curriculum Design and Evaluation (3 credits)
- NURS 683 Foundations in Program Evaluation for Nursing Education (3 credits)
- Two electives (4 to 8 credits)
Students may select electives which align with their educational goals. Students considering clinically focused teaching roles are encouraged to select:
- NURS 608 Epidemiology
- NURS 609 Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing
- NURS 610 Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice
Additional electives to consider:
- NURS 603 Foundations of Integrative Care
- NURS 607 Family Health Nursing
- NURS 646 Nursing Informatics
- Electives from other fields of study
- Advanced Nursing Education Practicum (various credits)
Students planning to continue their education in a DNP program may wish to add optional clinical teaching practicum to their program.
NE Practicum Requirements (3 credits; 300 clock hours)
- NURS 684P Practicum in Classroom Teaching (2 credits)
- NURS 685P Practicum in Clinical Teaching (1 credits)
End of Program Experience (2 credits)
- NURS 693 Scholarly Paper Seminar
- End-of-Program Presentation