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Master of Science in Nursing, Nurse Educator Concentration

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MSN – 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

Find all our program themes, format and learning outcomes specific to our master of science nursing 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 courses for working professionals with short breaks between courses.
  • 7 semesters for a total of 24 months.
  • Cohort model- students gain a sense of community and individual attention as they progress through the program with the same group of students.
  • Face-to-face Program Immersion prior to the start of the program to set students up for success.
  • New cohorts begin 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.

Courses & Requirements

Find all relevant course, application, clinical requirements for the Nurse Education concentration here. Our direct connection with Providence Saint Joseph health allows you direct connection to the healthcare industry

MSN Core Courses
  • MSN 515 Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice (3 Credits)
  • MSN 520 Survey of Nursing Research and Statistics (3 Credits)
  • MSN 525 Evidence Based Practice and Translational Research (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
  • Completed Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or greater for a BSN degree:
    • A cumulative GPA is calculated by averaging all GPAs 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, must complete the GRE.
    • Acceptable GRE scores include (best 2 of 3 sections): 
      • Verbal: 150
      • Quantitative: 149
      • Analytical Writing: 3.5
  • Official college transcripts verifying degree earned and date.
  • 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

Important Note: The program includes online learning and clinical practicums. At this time, completing clinical practicums in the state of Washington is not available to students due to nursing education regulations in the state. Students can complete practicums in the other states where PSJH facilities are located. Faculty will work with students to complete a practicum that meets their learning needs.

As part of your academic program, students participate in two practicums during this graduate program. There is a required background check, drug screen and proof of immunizations to participate in both practicums.

Once you have accepted your admission, you will be sent a link to CastleBranch (a third party provider of background screening, drug testing, and compliance management services) to complete these requirements.  The results of the background check and drug screen or failure to submit proof of immunizations may determine if you remain eligible in the program.  The facility where the student completes their internship/capstone project will be provided proof that a background check, drug screen, and proof of immunizations has been completed.

The background check and drug screen for Providence St. Joseph Health caregivers will be waived as long as the caregiver completes their practicums within a Providence St. Joseph Health facility, does not have a break in their academic program (i.e. take a semester off) and stays employed with Providence St. Joseph Health.  Caregivers are still required to submit proof of immunizations.

The practicum location will need to be determined within the first 12 months of the program, so you have time to plan with your preceptor, and if needed to receive the appropriate immunizations.

The cost of this requirement will depend on the state the student lives in.  Once the student has accepted admission into the program, this information will be sent to them.

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.

Career-Ready

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

Convenient

Developed for working professionals.

Engaged Teaching and Learning

Taught by highly qualified doctoral faculty that represent diversity in nursing experiences and specialties.

Practicum Opportunities

The final course is the Teaching Practicum of 90 hours.

Degree

MSN

Melissa Robinson, Ph.D.

Professor of Nursing / Division Chair of Nursing