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Masters in Nursing, Nurse Educator Concentration

Masters in Nursing – Nurse Educator Overview

The University of Providence’s Master of Science in Nursing, Nurse Educator concentration prepares graduates to utilize the latest evidence, tools and resources for teaching and learning in a variety of academic and clinical settings. The graduate demonstrates the ability to effectively develop, deliver, and evaluate nursing education now and in the future.

Program Details

The themes, format, and learning outcomes specific to our Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) Nurse Educator Program here. Applicants with a master’s degree in nursing may be interested in the post-master’s Nurse Educator certificate program.

Program Themes
  • Advocacy for social justice and human dignity
  • Inquiry and scholarship
  • Optimization of safety, quality, and outcomes
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
Program Format
  • Eight-week online asynchronous courses; a total of 3 semesters (12-month program)
  • Virtual program orientation prior to the start of classes prepares students for success
  • Cohort Model: Students gain a sense of community and individual attention as they progress through the program with the same group of students and support from faculty
  • New cohorts start in January and August each year
Program Learning Outcomes
  • Integrates findings from the sciences and humanities for the continual improvement of nursing care across diverse settings.
  • Applies knowledge of organizational and system leadership practices.
  • Selects and applies quality improvement strategies to optimize safety and outcomes.
  • Utilizes clinical scholarship as a foundation for practice.
  • Applies technology to enhance care, promote lifelong learning, and facilitate data generation and use.
  • Promotes social justice and human dignity through policy and advocacy.
  • Leads and collaborates in interprofessional teams to improve individual and population health outcomes.
Accreditation

The University of Providence is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). The Baccalaureate and Master’s degree programs at the University of Providence are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791.

Courses & Requirements

Find all relevant program requirements for the Nurse Educator concentration here. Our close partnership with Providence St. Joseph Health allows students a direct connection to the healthcare industry.

MSN Nurse Educator Courses
  • MSN 515 Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice (3 Credits)
  • MSN 522 Statistics, Research, and EBP (3 Credits)
  • MSN 530 Social Justice, Law, and Policy in Healthcare (3 Credits)
  • MSN 540 Organizational Leadership (3 Credits)
  • MSN 505 Role of Nurse Educator Across Diverse Settings (3 Credits)
  • MSN 635 Informatics and Healthcare Technologies (3 Credits)
  • MSN 684 Advanced Concepts in Assessment, Pathophysiology, and Pharmacology (3 Credits)
  • MSN 694 Advanced Clinical Practicum (1 Credit)
  • MSN 652 Curriculum Development & Analysis (3 Credits)
  • MSN 660 Innovative Teaching & Learning Strategies (3 Credits)
  • MSN 670 Assessment & Evaluation in Nursing Education (3 Credits)
  • MSN 696 Practicum in Nursing Education (2 Credits)
Application Requirements
  • Applicant must possess an unencumbered RN license in the state where they live and work.
  • Applicant must have earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited school.
  • Applicant must submit a current Resume’ or Curriculum Vitae(CV).
  • Applicant must submit a 500-750 word essay on professional goals for graduate studies in nursing.
  • Applicant is required to submit all official college transcripts verifying degree earned and date.
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or greater for a BSN degree:
    • A cumulative GPA is calculated by averaging all courses that lead to the completion of the bachelor degree.
    • Any applicant who does not meet the minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0, or does not have a GPA on his or her transcript, may be required to complete the GRE.
    • Acceptable GRE scores include (best 2 of 3 sections): 
      • Verbal: 150
      • Quantitative: 149
      • Analytical Writing: 3.5
  • All international transcripts must be submitted with an official transcript evaluation in English from an evaluation service accredited by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) such as ECE or WES.
  • International students will find additional application requirements here.
Clinical & Nursing Education Practicums

Students will work with their faculty to design their education practicum experience.

The practicum experience will include 45 hours of advanced health assessment and 90 hours of teaching experiences.

Partnership with Providence St. Joseph Health

Our students are prepared to be leaders in healthcare. Our unique partnership with Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH) offers students the opportunity to receive a quality education with a direct connection to the healthcare industry. Graduates of the Nurse Educator program are prepared to serve as clinical educators, patient educators in the community, and/or in academia

Career-Ready

Designed for students to become skilled, competent, lifelong learners in a rapidly changing and complex healthcare environment.

Convenient

Flexible, asynchronous course work that is designed for adult learners who are balancing family and work responsibilities with their academic degree program.

Engaged Teaching and Learning

Taught by highly qualified and experienced faculty that represent diversity in nursing experiences and specialty.

Post-Master's Nurse Educator Certificate

Advanced practice nurses are in high demand in a variety of academic and clinical settings. By completing the University of Providence Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Nurse Educator certificate, graduates are prepared to teach using the latest evidence, tools, and resources for learning. You will be prepared to develop, deliver, and evaluate nursing education effectively now and in the future.

Program Themes
  • Advocacy for social justice and human dignity
  • Inquiry and scholarship
  • Optimization of safety, quality, and outcomes
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
Why choose the University of Providence for your MSN degree?
  • Career-ready – designed to develop skilled, competent, lifelong learners in a rapidly changing and complex healthcare realm.
  • Convenient – online courses sequenced for working professionals.
  • Engaging faculty – highly qualified and educated faculty represent diversity in nursing experiences and specialties and are dedicated to student success.
Program Formats
  • Eight-week online asynchronous courses over two semesters
  • One Clinical practicum (90 hours)
Nurse Educator Certificate (11 credits)
Clinical Hours Title When
MSN 652- Curriculum Development & Analysis (3 credits) 1st 8 weeks
MSN 660- Innovative Teaching & Learning Strategies (3 credits) 2nd 8 weeks
MSN 670- Assessment & Evaluation in Nursing Education (3 credits) 1st 8 Weeks
90 Clinical Hours MSN 696- Practicum in Nursing Education (2 credits) 2nd 8 weeks
Admissions Requirements
  • Completed Master of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited program with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale.)
Important Dates
  • New students are admitted beginning the program in January and August each year.
  • Virtual orientation provides convenient and effective onboarding to the program so adult learners can meet faculty and fellow learners.
Program Costs and Financial Aid
  • $425 per credit, $4,675 total certificate tuition

Providence Health offers its caregivers and partner organization caregivers, adult benefit recipients, and dependents a special tuition rate as a benefit of working for PSJH).

Federal graduate student loans of up to $20,500 per academic year are available for eligible students

Apply Now

Applications open for Summer Semester

  • Complete the online application at uprovidence.edu. Look for the Apply link on any page.
  • Send official transcripts from all schools attended since high school to the University of Providence. Verification of a completed bachelor’s degree required.

University of Providence

Office of Admission

1301 20th St S

Great Falls, MT 59405

admissions@uprovidence.edu

  • Application fee – $50 payable at the time of application submission.

Degree

MSN

Lynette Savage, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Nursing & MSN Program Director
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