Education

There is currently a shortage of qualified Nurse Educators in both academic and clinical settings, so career opportunities for this role are growing steadily. Nurse Educators combine knowledge and clinical expertise with a passion for teaching and mentoring. They play a critical role in preparing and strengthening the nursing workforce, and provide leadership in implementing evidence-based practice in a rapidly changing healthcare environment. Responsibilities of Nurse Educators include designing, implementing, evaluating and revising academic and continuing education programs for nurses.   
         
The Department of Nursing offers a 39-credit Master of Science (M.S.) in Nursing Education. Graduates are prepared to function in teaching and leadership positions either as faculty in schools of nursing or as clinical educators in diverse healthcare settings. The curriculum consists of three parts: the graduate core, advanced clinical practice, and a concentration in Nursing education. The core courses satisfy the content areas of ethics, human diversity and social issues, health care delivery, and research. The advanced clinical practice concentration includes Advanced Health Assessment, Pathophysiology, and Pharmacology. The centerpiece for the curriculum consists of five specialty role courses that focus exclusively on Nursing education, and include a 180 hour teaching practicum. A graduate elective is included in the program to further develop the student's research interest or field of study. The curriculum culminates in the development of a scholarly portfolio. The Nursing Education curriculum is designed as a two year program of study for full-time students and a 3 year program of study for part-time students. Some courses are offered in a hybrid, online or condensed format. 


See the course catalog for more information. 


Admission Criteria
1. Earned bachelor’s degree.

2. Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.3. Conditional acceptance may be offered to candidates who present with GPAs of 3.0-3.29 dependent upon interview and at the discretion of the Graduate Admission Committee.

3. Graduation from a state-approved baccalaureate program in nursing, or graduation from an associate degree or diploma program in nursing with a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science in another field. Applicants to the post-master’s certificate in Nurse Educator or Nurse Administrator must have an earned master’s degree in nursing.

4. An interview with the Graduate Admission Committee, by invitation.

5. A completed application, including two (2) letters or recommendation from professional colleagues who can speak to your clinical and/or potential to include: RN peer or Nursing supervisor or faculty member, an unencumbered New York State nursing license uploaded into the application, and a personal statement.



 

Year I Fall (9 credits)
NSG 660 Advanced Pathophysiology      3
NSG 663 Advanced Pharmacology 3
NSG 665 Advanced Health Assessment I                                                            3

Year I Spring ( 9 credits)
NSG 615 Advanced Research  3
NSG 626 Systems Thinking for Quality Care 3
NSG 651 Principles of Teaching and Learning                                                      3

Year II Fall (11 credits)
NSG 637 Ethical Leadership    3
NSG 651 Instructional Design 3
NSG 635 Curriculum and Program Development  3
NSG 616 Research Application                                                                           2

Year II Spring (10 credits)
NSG 650 Educational Assessment & Evaluation 
3
NSG 701 Teaching Practicum 3
NSG 712 Scholarly Project                                                                                 1

Total Credit hours 39

 

Year I Fall (6 credits)
NSG 660 Advanced Pathophysiology   3
NSG 663 Advanced Pharmacology                                                                      3

Year I Spring (6 credits)
NSG 615 Advanced Research 3
NSG 561 Principles of Teaching and Learning                                                      3

Year II Fall (6 credits)
NSG 665 Advanced Health Assessment I   3
NSG 651 Instructional Design                                                                            3

Year II Spring (6 credits)
NSG 626 Systems Thinking for Quality Care 3
NSG 651 Instructional Design                                                                            3

Year III Fall (8 credits)
NSG 637 Ethical Leadership in Nursing  3
NSG 635 Curriculum and Program Development  3
NSG 616 Research Application                                                                           2

Year III Spring (7 credits)   
NSG elective    3
NSG 701 Teaching Practicum  3
NSG 712 Scholarly Project                                                                                 1

Total Credit Hours 39

 
Post-Master's Certificate
Post-master's certificates in nursing education are available to nurses who hold a master's degree in nursing or a related field.


Get in Touch

Contact the Adminstrative Assistant for Graduate Nursing:

Jackie Utton


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(315) 445-5426


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Contact the Department:

Department of Graduate Nursing
Grewen Hall 200
Le Moyne College
1419 Salt Springs Road,
Syracuse, NY 13214


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