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Nursing Education, M.S.

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

(38 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 program also incorporates contemporary practices and theories with regard to the use of simulation in nursing education and clinical teaching for future nurse. The Capstone Portfolio course integrates the rapid changes in information technology and helps the students consolidate knowledge and skill to assume increasingly independent responsibilities in advanced nursing practice,  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 National League for Nursing’s examinations for Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) or Certified Academic Clinical Nurse Educator (CNEcl). 

Plan of Study

The Master of Science (M.S.) in nursing education is a specialty program with credit allocation as follows: 13 credits in program core courses which are the foundations for graduate nursing education and required in all master’s level nursing degree programs; 9 credits in direct patient care course content which are required for CCNE accreditation; 16 credits in specialty course content which prepares students for advanced practice in all aspects of adults learning, teaching and education.

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