Masters of Science in Nursing with a Specialization in Nursing Education

The Master of Science in Nursing with a Specialization in Nursing Education is one of two tracks in the Master of Science in Nursing Program at NJCU.  The program is designed to  prepare graduates with enhanced nursing knowledge and skills to assume the role of the nurse educator in a variety of professional venues, including academic settings and healthcare practice arenas. It reflects NLN's core values and competencies in guiding nurse educators to design, implement and evaluate curricula across the spectrum.  This program is comprised of a total of 37 credits, offered on a part-time plan of study to meet personal and professional needs and goals. 

The curriculum of the Master’s Degree program contains a total of 37 credits with 12 credits devoted to core courses, 7 credits in direct care courses and 15 credits in the nursing education specialization. An additional 3 credit approved graduate elective is also required. The program incorporates key national competencies and standards for a master’s prepared nurse.

Core Courses:12
NURS 600Science Of Health Promotion3
NURS 601Theory Development in Advanced Practice Nursing Science3
NURS 609Healthcare Delivery Systems and Social Policy3
NURS 610Research Methodology3
Direct Core Courses:7
NURS 630Advanced Pathopharmacology4
NURS 642Advanced Health Assessment3
Nursing Education Courses:15
NURS 620Measurement and Evaluation Methods 13
NURS 621Curriculum, Design, Development and Evaluation in Nursing Education 13
NURS 625Pedagogical Teaching and Learning Strategies in Nurse Education 13
NURS 670Nurse Educator Practicum I 23
NURS 671Nurse Educator Practicum II 33
NURS 679Capstone: Program Evaluation 43
Total Credits:37

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Master of Science program, students will be able to:

  1. Engage in the processes of scholarship, critical thinking, communication and research for practice and advanced study.
  2. Employ information systems technology and inter-professional collaboration to manage and transform clinical and educational practice.
  3. Evaluate socioeconomic and health care policy issues and trends that affect advanced practice and nursing education.
  4. Provide leadership to promote effective change in health care delivery systems and nursing education through integration of advanced nursing knowledge and theories and principles of effective outcomes.
  5. Design population-centered and culturally responsive strategies in the delivery of clinical and educational practice.
  6. Assimilate the role of the Nurse Educator in academic communities or health care organizations with diverse learners.
  7. Demonstrate competencies in curricular design and evaluation, theoretical application, research and instructional strategies utilizing evidence-based practice.