Nurse Educator M.S.
Nurse Educators are in demand. One million new and replacement nurses will be needed in the next few years. Yet tens of thousands of students are turned away from nursing schools each year due to lack of faculty. Health care organizations need to ensure their teams are educated on best practices in a diverse and ever-changing health care environment. UND's Nurse Educator master's degree prepares graduates for faculty positions in nursing education programs, and also for planning and delivering staff and patient education. Designed with the working professional in mind, the 38 credit part-time curriculum is delivered online.
Nurse Educator Outcomes & Objectives
Graduates earn a Master of Science degree and are eligible to sit Certified Nurse Educator exam administered by the National League for Nurses (NLN). The graduate is also prepared for additional education in a Nurse Ph.D. program. It does not prepare the graduate for licensure as an advanced practice nurse.
Upon completion, you will be able to:
- Integrate knowledge from science, humanities, theory and research into evidence-based advanced nursing practice.
- Utilize knowledge of organizational and systems leadership, quality improvement, health care technologies, and policy to ensure high quality patient care.
- Participate as members and leaders of interprofessional health care teams.
- Apply advanced nursing skills in order to plan, manage and coordinate culturally appropriate health care for patient populations.
Building upon the Master’s Degree Program Outcomes, upon completion you will be able to:
- Demonstrate competence in developing, implementing, revising, and evaluating nursing curricula.
- Understand the impact of societal and technological changes on nursing education.
- Apply education theory, research, and experiential knowledge in nursing education settings.
- Utilize a variety of teaching strategies appropriately when assuming the nurse educator role.
- Analyze assessment and evaluation processes as they relate to nursing education.