The Nursing Education specialization is designed to complement your clinical experience with skills in teaching and learning. The curriculum is designed to provide you with an understanding of issues in nursing education, application of curriculum design and evaluation theory, and experience in the role of the faculty. Nurse educators are found in both schools of nursing along with hospitals and related healthcare organizations. Graduates of the SHU Online MSN program who have completed all Nursing Education courses and 180 hours of clinical are eligible to sit for the CNE exam.
Bachelor's degree (in nursing or another area) with at least a 3.0 GPA
Statement of professional goals
Two letters of recommendation from your manager and/or supervisor
Proof of malpractice insurance
Accreditation & Licensing
New England Commission of Higher Education
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
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