Graduate Minor in Nursing Education

About the Graduate Minor

The graduate minor in Nursing Education 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 nurse educator certification exam. 

Currently, there is a severe and critical nursing faculty shortage in the United States. This program will prepare graduates fill these faculty positions and educator positions in healthcare organizations through cutting-edge content and learning experiences that build the skills and competencies essential for today's nurse educators.

The program integrates theories specific to adult learning, curriculum design, evaluation of courses and program 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 intensive (OCI)simulation residency when taking practicum. The OCI hours will count as part of the required 160 total practicum hours (24 practicum hours earned). The OCI is offered biannually in January or July.

Admission Requirement

  • Current enrollment in a masters program at Drexel University.
  • GPA of 3.0 and above
  • Standardized Tests: None
  • Transcripts: Not required
  • Prerequisites: N/A
  • References: Not required
  • Personal Statement/ Essay: Personal statement describing interest in minor and relevance to career goals
  • Interview/Portfolio: Not required
  • CV/Resume: Required

Tuition and Fee Rates

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Program Requirements

Required 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
or NURS 616 Teaching Methods in Nursing Education
NURS 615Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation3.0
NURS 632Nurse Educator and Faculty Role Practicum6.0
Total Credits18.0

Additional Information

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Mr. Redian Furxhiu
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