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Master of Science in Nursing

    Nurse Educator

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    Graduates of the nurse educator role option will be competent to provide beginning nursing education to community college nursing students, agency staff, or clients. To achieve this objective, students will complete a minimum of 288 hours over two semesters in a clinical setting (community colleges, staff development, or client education) under the auspices of a Masters prepared nurse educator preceptor. The nurse educator preceptor is experienced in teaching methods and strategies, demonstrates expertise in an appropriate clinical area, and can facilitate the student's application of theoretical knowledge to teaching/learning situations. Nurse educator students develop expertise in an advanced clinical focus area by selecting a three-unit "elective" in parent-child or gerontological nursing. The course must be taken prior to role theory/performance courses. Nurse educator student's clinical expertise is also supported with advanced pathophysiology and assessment courses. Role theory and role performance courses are offered in the Spring and Fall terms (MSN 529, 559, 539, and 569).
    Note: Advanced Assessment requires two, 2-day sessions for teaching and testing of assessment skills (held on campus).