2017-18 University Bulletin 
    Dec 09, 2022  
2017-18 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing Education, M.S.

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NY State Program Code: 30930
HEGIS Code: 1203.00
CIP Code: 51.3817

(46 credits)

The Master of Science in nursing education prepares students as nurse educators competent to function in a variety of educational and healthcare settings, but primarily to assume responsibilities as faculty members in baccalaureate nursing programs. As students develop in this advanced practice role, they will acquire knowledge, skills and values related to teaching and learning, instructional design, assessment and measurement strategies, and curriculum development implementation and evaluation in nursing education. The Capstone seminar and practicum will afford students the opportunity to be guided by expert nurse educator and apply newly gained knowledge as they function in the nurse educator role.

After completing the program, graduates will be able to assist in meeting the educational needs of the nursing profession and healthcare consumers; integrate scholarly processes in nursing education practice; develop, implement and evaluate innovative approaches to nursing education; and advance the professional role of the nurse educator. Graduates also will be eligible to take the newly offered National League for Nursing certification examination for nurse educators. This program is in a revision phase.


Courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted.

Plan of Study

The Master of Science (M.S.) in nursing education is a credit specialty program with credit allocation as follows: 12 credits in core courses (required in all master’s level nursing degree programs); 9 credits in specialty core courses; 13 credits in specialty course content; and 6 credits of professional cognates, which allow students to take courses of interest in specialty-related areas within the School of Nursing and other schools in the University.

Professional Cognate Courses

(6 credits)

Students choose six credits of graduate-level courses that support the specialty of nursing education. These courses may be offered in other schools in the university as well as in nursing. The student’s adviser must approve these courses prior to student enrollment.

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