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Nurse Educator Certificate Curriculum

The Nurse Educator Certificate is a 12 credit certificate that provides the nurse with the basic educational tools necessary to teach nursing and/or nurses in an academic or clinical setting.  The Certificate can be completed in two semesters. 

Program Requirements

+Major Requirements

12 credits

NUR503 Informatics Foundation and Health Care Technology

This course will assist students within the graduate program to develop a strong foundation of knowledge in understanding the impact technology and informatics has in the delivery of care across various settings. Students will be introduced to current and emerging technologies while exploring the impact on patient outcomes and staff satisfaction.

3
NUR632 Curriculum Design and Evaluation in Nursing Education

This course focuses on the processes of curriculum development and evaluation that are critical responsibilities of nurse educators in schools of nursing, patient education programs, or staff development. Course goals include how the curriculum provides guidelines for program delivery and methods for evaluating program effectiveness.

3
NUR642 Professional Role and Responsibility of the Nurse Educator

The professional role and responsibility of the nurse educator course focuses on diverse roles and practice environments experienced by nurse educators. The course will provide novice and experienced nurse educators with guidelines for practice in classroom, clinical, staff development, and various educational settings. Academic and institutional policies, protocols and legal aspects will be explored.

3
NUR652 Teaching Strategies and Information Technology for the Nurse Educator

This course will focus on strategies to develop knowledge and skill sets in pedagogy, teaching-learning theories, testing and measurement, and various educational technologies. An in-depth introduction to information technology that supports practice and improves patient care and outcomes will be explored.

3
 

BSN - DNP Executive Track Planner

BSN - DNP Executive Track - Full Time Schedule
53 credits

Semester 1 - Fall - 9 credits
NUR 501 Scientific Underpinnings for Practice (core)
NUR 703 Ethics & Public Policy in Healthcare Delivery  
NUR 505 Health Assessment and Promotion Across the Lifespan (core)
Semester 2 - Spring - 6 credits
NUR 504 Organizational Quality and Systems Leadership (core)
NUR 630 Health Care Economics and Financial Management (leadership)
Semester 3 - Summer - 10 credits
NUR 640 Leadership for Change (leadership)
NUR 660 Health Care Leadership Practicum - 4 credits 250 practice experience hours
NUR 707 Information Technology and Data-Driven Decision-Making
Semester 4 - Fall 2-10 credits * MSN Degree Conferred
NUR 650 Leadership and Health Care Operations (leadership)
NUR 670 Health Care Leadership Capstone - 4 credits 250 practice experience hours
NUR 706 Communication and Collaboration for Healthcare Leadership  
Semester 5 - Spring 2 - 6 credits
NUR 700 Structure & Application of Contemporary Nursing Knowledge  
NUR 702 Developing Evidence-Based Practice - 125 practice experience hours  
Semester 6 - Summer 2 - 3 credits
NUR 704 Quality Improvement in Health Care - 125 practice experience hours  
Semester 7 - Fall 9 credits
NUR 799 Capstone Experience (6 credits) - 250 practice experience hours  
NUR 705 Advancing Practice: Scholarship and Grantwriting  

Total = 53 credit hours + 1000 practice experience hours

* MSN completed after Semester 4



BSN-to-DNP Executive Track - Part Time Schedule
53 credits

Semester 1 - Fall 1 - 6 credits
NUR 501 Scientific Underpinnings for Practice (core)
NUR 505 Health Assessment and Promotion Across the Lifespan (core)
Semester 2 - Spring 1 - 6 credits
NUR 504 Organizational Leadership in Nursing (core)
NUR 630 Health Care Economics and Financial Management (leadership)
Semester 3 - Summer 1 - 6 credits
NUR 640 Leadership for Change (leadership)
NUR 706 Communication and Collaboration for Healthcare Leadership  
Semester 4 - Fall 2 - 6 credits
NUR 650 Leadership and Health Care Operations (leadership)
NUR 703 Ethics & Public Policy in Healthcare Delivery  
Semester 5 - Spring 2 - 7 credits
NUR 660 Health Care Leadership Practicum - 4 credits 250 practice experience hours (leadership)
NUR 707 Information Technology and Data-Driven Decision-Making
Semester 6 - Summer 2 - 4 credits * MSN Degree Conferred
NUR 670 Health Care Leadership Capstone - 4 credits 250 practice experience hours (leadership)
Semester 7 - Fall 3 - 6 credits
NUR 700 Structure & Application of Contemporary Nursing Knowledge  
NUR 702 Developing Evidence-Based Practice - 125 practice experience hours  
Semester 8 - Spring 3 - 3 credits
NUR 704 Quality Improvement in Health Care - 125 practice experience hours  
Semester 9 - Summer 3 - 9 credits (*Student can choose to only take 6 credits and take NUR705 in Fall)
NUR 799 Capstone Experience (6 credits) - 250 practice experience hours  
NUR 705 Advancing Practice: Scholarship and Grantwriting  

Total = 53 credit hours + 1000 practice experience hours

** MSN completed after Semester 6