MSN: Nursing Education Concentration

Major: Nursing Education
Degree Awarded: Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 46.0
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 51.3817
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code:
25-1072

About the Program

The MSN: Nursing Education program prepares students to work as nursing educators, nursing faculty, or nursing professors in all types of programs, at all levels, in a variety of settings. This program has a special focus on preparing students with the required competencies to be successful on the new certified nursing educator exam. With such a severe and critical nursing faculty shortage in the United States (and even globally)—this program provides students with cutting-edge content essential for today's contemporary nurse educator.

The program integrates theories specific to adult learning, curriculum design and evaluation of courses and programs, critical thinking, both clinical and classroom techniques, and the preparation for the role of the nursing professor. The program also includes opportunities to explore contemporary and leading-edge educational modalities. Knowledge and skills gained through this program are applicable in a variety of settings.

This unique program even instructs students on how to teach online and use technology to teach nursing in innovative ways. The  culminating practicum, which runs over two terms, provides students with opportunities to put what has been learned into practice. Participants complete a role practicum experience in teaching, providing ample opportunity to apply theory to practice. In addition, students are required to attend an immersive on-campus simulation residency when taking Practicum. The residency hours will count as part of the required 160 total practicum hours (24 practicum hours earned). The residency is offered biannually in January or July.

Additional Information

For more information about this program, contact:

Mr. Redian Furxhiu
Student Services Manager
rf53@drexel.edu
267.359.5691

Additional information is also available on Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professions MSN in Nursing Education  web page and on Drexel University Online's MSN in Nursing Education web page.

Admission Requirements

  • BSN from a program fully accredited by NLN and or CCNE.
  • 3.0 or above on all previous coursework or the last 60 credits completed. Applications from RN’s with GPA < 3.0 may be considered on an individual basis.
  • Official transcripts from all previous educational institutions are required.
  • Two professional references required from colleagues or supervisors who can attest to the applicant’s knowledge, skill, and potential aptitude for graduate study.
  • Personal Statement describing why the student is interested in this MSN Degree, specifically indicating their idea for an innovative intra/entrepreneurial project/business.
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Copy of Current US RN license required. Copies of any Advanced Practice Nursing Licensure and Certification Documents.
  • While specific experience is not required for applicants to the track, previous related work experience may make an applicant more competitive.

International Students: International applicants must possess a BSN (or it's equivalent) and current US RN license. International Applicants, as well as Immigrants to the US and US Permanent Residents, whose native language is not English, and who have not received a Bachelor’s degree or higher in the US, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand or the United Kingdom, and show proficiency in English speaking as well as listening, writing and reading. US citizens born on US military bases abroad may be waived from the TOEFL requirement after providing documentation of this status. Otherwise, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

If you take the TOEFLiBT exam you are required to have a minimum combined score for the listening, writing and reading sections of 79 Plus a speaking section score of 26 or higher.

If you take the TOEFL, you are required to have a minimum score of 550 or higher and a Test of Spoken English score (TSE) of 55 or higher.

Degree Requirements

About the Curriculum
The program integrates theories specific to adult learning, curriculum design and evaluation of courses and programs. It combines theory, research and practice from the disciplines of education, management and leadership. Knowledge and skills gained through this program are applicable in both the academic and clinical arenas. Please note: NURS 632 runs over two quarters.

Required Courses
Core Courses
INFO 526Information, Innovation & Technology in Advanced Nursing Practice3.0
or NURS 544 Quality and Safety in Healthcare
NURS 500Confronting Issues in Contemporary Health Care Environments3.0
NURS 502Advanced Ethical Decision Making in Health Care3.0
RSCH 503Research Methods and Biostatistics3.0
RSCH 504Evaluation and Translation of Health Research3.0
Required Track Courses
NURS 591Foundations of Nursing Education3.0
NURS 606Curriculum Design for Higher Level Cognition3.0
NURS 613The Role and Responsibility of the Nursing Professor3.0
NURS 615Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation3.0
NURS 616Teaching Methods in Nursing Education3.0
Practicum
NURS 632Nurse Educator and Faculty Role Practicum6.0
Support Courses
NURS 548Advanced Pathophysiology3.0
NURS 549Advanced Pharmacology3.0
NURS 550Advanced Clinical Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning Across the Lifespan4.0
Total Credits46.0

Additional Information

For more information about this program, contact:

Mr. Redian Furxhiu
Student Services Manager
rf53@drexel.edu
267.359.5691

Additional information is also available on Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professions MSN in Nursing Education  web page and on Drexel University Online's MSN in Nursing Education web page.

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