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The Nursing Education track is designed to prepare a clinical expert with skills in nursing curriculum development, course design, instruction, and evaluation. The graduate will be able to pursue national nurse educator certification and teach in undergraduate nursing programs and/or in-service education. Contained within the coursework for the MS degree are five interprofessional health professions education courses taught by Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science which confers a graduate certificate in health professions education. The degree program has two clinical learning experiences, which culminate in a capstone experience in nursing education. A total of 225 clinical hours are in the degree.

Courses Counting Toward BS and MS

Course Title Quarter Hours
NSG 400THEORETICAL COMPONENTS OF NURSING4
NSG 401NURSING RESEARCH I4
NSG 428PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE4
NSG 446ETHICAL AND POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT IN NURSING4
NSG 464HEALTH ASSESSMENT FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE6
NSG 554INFORMATICS AND TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS4

The non-nursing baccalaureate ADN student does not need to complete the BS in nursing but takes three undergraduate bridge courses (NSG 330, NSG 376, and NSG 377) to meet AACN Essentials of the Baccalaureate prepared Nurse before progressing to the graduate degree portion of the program. The BSN prepared nurse immediately begins in the graduate portion of the program.

Undergraduate Requirements

Where applicable, students must also complete the Baccalaureate requirements, including any Liberal Studies​ requirements​ not already met.

In anticipation of earning the MS, students must apply for degree conferral of the BS.

Core Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
NSG 481BIOSTATISTICS AND EPIDEMIOLOGY4
NSG 484PHARMACOLOGY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE4
NSG 598GRADUATE RESEARCH SYNTHESIS4

 Track Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
NSG 570LEARNING THEORIES 13
NSG 575COURSE DEVELOPMENT 14
NSG 576INSTRUCTIONAL PRESENTATION SKILLS 13
NSG 577ROLE TRANSITION FOR THE NURSE EDUCATOR4
NSG 597CAPSTONE IN NURSING EDUCATION4