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Nurse Educator

Inspired to educate the next generation of nursing professionals, students in the nurse educator specialty track of the MSN program take courses in nursing theory, research and educational theory and practice of nursing education. Students complete a 150 clock hour clinical education practicum with clients in a specific area, as well as a 300 clock hour academic practicum in which teaching is experienced in classroom and clinical settings.

Graduates of the nurse educator program are prepared to teach in academic institutions, professional development settings, and organizations which plan and provide educational offerings. Graduates are eligible to sit for the National League for Nursing (NLN) Certified Nurse Educator examination under Option A of the NLN criteria.

The Nursing Programs offered by the Marian University School of Nursing and Health Professions are approved by the
State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, Board of Nursing
and are accredited by the
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
One DuPont Circle, NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 887-6791

Onsite review by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) during spring 2009 resulted in accreditation of the graduate nursing program for ten years, the maximum period allowable. The Nurse Educator track offers nurses assurance of the educational quality, integrity and continuous improvement, three hallmarks for CCNE accreditation.

Graduate Major Program Goals

The mission and philosophy of the School of Nursing serve as a foundation for the development of graduate program goals. The nursing graduate program goals are to:

  • Provide nursing programs grounded in Judeo-Christian tradition.
  • Prepare learners for life-long learning in formal and informal settings.
  • Provide nursing education that prepares students to practice nursing in various settings with diverse populations.

Graduate Program Graduate Learning Outcomes

Nurse Educator

  • Demonstrate strong critical thinking and decision-making skills;
  • Critically and accurately assess, plan, implement and evaluate educational experiences of learners (nursing students, staff and clients) to improve learning and health outcomes;
  • Critically and accurately assess, plan, implement and evaluate educational programs available to nursing students, staff and clients to improve delivery of education, and to promote health outcomes;
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with professional and non-professional individuals;
  • Analyze, synthesize, and utilize knowledge acquired throughout the course of study.

MSN Core Courses

25-28 credits as follows:

25 credits:

NUR 500 Health Care Systems, 2 cr.
NUR 511 Theories in Nursing, 4 cr.
NUR 520 Advanced Nursing Research, 3 cr.
NUR 522 Evidence Based Practice, 2 cr.
NUR 524 Nursing Informatics, 2 cr.
NUR 531 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Among Diverse Populations, 3 cr.
NUR 540 Advanced Pathophysiology, 3 cr.
NUR 545 Advanced Health/Physical Assessment, 3 cr.
NUR 605 Advanced Pharmacology, 3 cr.

3 credits from the following:

NUR 695 Graduate Project, 1-3 cr. (optional)
NUR 699 Graduate Thesis, 1-3 cr. (optional)

Nurse Educator Specialty

17 credits:

NUR 652 Nursing Focus Clinical Practicum, 3 cr.
NUR 672 Nurse Educator Theory I, 3 cr.
NUR 673 Nurse Educator Theory II, 3 cr.
NUR 675 Nurse Educator Practicum and Role Development, 4 cr.
EDT 672 Teaching and Learning Online, 3 cr.
EDT 794 Online Teaching Practicum, 1 cr.


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