Why Nurse Education at Le Moyne

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.

About the Program
Le Moyne Nursing Students

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. 



 

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 Graduate Elective**
NSG 650 Educational Assessment & Evaluation 
3
3
NSG 701 Teaching Practicum 3
NSG 712 Scholarly Portfolio                                                                               1

Total Credit Hours 39

A maximum of 3 credits of equivalent coursework from another institution may be transferred in.

*NSG 561 Principles of Teaching and Learning is a Prerequisite for NSG 635,650, and 651. A comparable undergraduate course may be accepted for NSG 561, however, an additional graduate elective must be taken to meet residency requirements. 

**The General Elective may be taken at any time during the program of study.

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

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

Year II Fall (6 credits)
NSG 665 Advanced Health Assessment I   3
NSG 635 Curriculum and Program Development                                                                           3

Year II Spring (6 credits)
NSG 626 Systems Thinking for Quality Care 3
NSG 650 Educational Assessment and Evaluation                                                                           3

Year III Fall (8 credits)
NSG 637 Ethical Leadership in Nursing  3
NSG 651 Instructional Design 3
NSG 616 Research Application                                                                           2

Year III Spring (7 credits)   
NSG Graduate Elective **   3
NSG 701 Teaching Practicum  3
NSG 712 Scholarly Portfolio                                                                                 1

Total Credit Hours 39

A maximum of 3 credits of equivalent coursework from another institution may be transferred in.

*NSG 561 Principles of Teaching and Learning is a Prerequisite for NSG 635,650, and 651. A comparable undergraduate course may be accepted for NSG 561, however, an additional graduate elective must be taken to meet residency requirements. 

**The General Elective must be taken in the Spring Semester Year 3 if a student is receiving a Federal Loan which requires a minimum of 6 credits/ semester.

 
Fall Semester (6 credits)
NSG 561 Principles of Teaching and Learning 3
NSG 635 Curriculum and Program Development*                                                3

Spring Semester (9 credits)
NSG 650 Educational Assessment and Evaluation* 3
NSG 651 Instructional Design* 3
NSG 701 Teaching Practicum                                                                             3

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


Candidates must have taken NSG 660, NSG 663 and NSG 665 or equivalent coursework in their master's program. Documentation of these courses on a transcript is necessary or students will be required to take these courses as part of their program of study. 

3 credits of equivalent coursework may be transferred in.

*Pre or Co-Requisite - NSG 561 or equivalent. 
 
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