Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Nursing Education. This specialized degree program prepares advanced-professional nurses to address the ever changing and expanding educational needs of the nursing profession. The program is designed for those students in the Master of Science in Nursing program who are interested in pursuing or advancing in a position in nursing education. The program prepares students for a variety of roles in nursing education, either as clinical educators or academic educators in both traditional and nontraditional settings in nursing education. Graduates are prepared to assess educational needs, plan programs to meet those needs, and evaluate the outcomes of their programs. The curriculum includes an in-depth examination of nursing theory, roles and practice; research, ethics, policy and finance in the health care system; and pathophysiology, pharmacology and health assessment for nurse educators. In addition, curriculum design and technology for nursing education is explored. A capstone course provides an opportunity for students to develop an evidence-based project proposal that addresses a problem or issue in professional practice. Graduates of this program will possess the knowledge and skills needed to successfully teach nursing in a wide variety of settings. A post-master’s certificate program is available to those nurses who already have a Master of Science in Nursing (M.S. or M.S.N.) degree.
An accredited college or program that has been approved by Grand Canyon University (GCU), with a 2.8 GPA or higher
A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from a CCNE/NLNAC or ACEN accredited program with a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher; or a bachelor’s degree in a related field with completion of the bridge to MSN (including Nursing Concurrent Enrollment Program [NCEP] students)
Possess a current unencumbered, unrestricted license as a registered nurse (RN)
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
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