Nursing Educator Program (M.S.)

  • Program Overview

    Become a leader in nursing education and design dynamic educational programs for a changing and challenging health care environment.

    The nursing educator concentration prepares nurses to assume the advanced nursing role of educator in academic settings and in health care organizations, in staff development, continuous education, or community based education. Coursework focuses on evidence-based principles of the education process and accreditation issues, assessment of various learning styles, needs and characteristics of diverse learners, competency-based instruction, and inclusive of new trends and innovative, creative instructional technology strategies and techniques. The ethical, legal, and leadership dimensions of the nurse educator are integrated in the curriculum.

    The internship course provides an opportunity for you to apply theoretical knowledge into the educational setting. Internship experiences are arranged individually through the School of Nursing. You will also complete a research capstone project.

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  • Curriculum

    Program of Study

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the program, students will:

    • Demonstrate a repertoire of skills and strategies for a nurse's role as an effective leader within an organization
    • Synthesize nursing knowledge and experience within a conceptual framework for advanced nursing practice
    • Function as a nurse leader in the conduct and application of research
    • Collaborate and communicate to establish and maintain a professional work environment
    • Engage in continuous life-long learning and scholarship
    • Integrate ethical, legal and professional standards of practice from the perspective of a nursing role specialty
    • Foster sensitivity to the individual's connectedness to the human and global community that will enhance the provision of care among diverse ethnic and cultural populations

    Required Curriculum

    Pre-Master's Pathway

    The Pre-Master's Pathway is designed for applicants who are registered nurses with an Associate degree or diploma in nursing who have a Bachelor degree or higher degree in a field other than nursing. This option offers alternative methods of qualifying for admission to the Graduate School based on transfer of academic courses and course enrollment. In order to be admitted to the Pre-Master's Pathway, students are required to have completed undergraduate professional nursing courses in nursing leadership, nursing research and concepts/practice in community health. Students may have to submit the course syllabi from other nursing schools for evaluation or enroll in courses at Endicott College to meet these requirements.

    Although the Pre-Master's Pathway does not grant a Bachelor degree in nursing, it can enable the student to meet the criteria for admission into the graduate program in nursing. The Pre-Master's Pathway grants exemptions for the specific graduate program admission requirement of a nursing baccalaureate degree.

    Once students have been accepted into the program and completed the necessary prerequisites, they will follow the Traditional Master's course work.

    If applicable to applicant, the four additional pre-requisite courses are:

    MTH 126 - Applied Statistics
    NU 306 - Nursing Research
    *Designated Writing Course
    NU 408 - Leadership and Management in Nursing
    NU 411 - Community Health Nursing

    Total Degree Requirements for Pre-Master's Pathway - 13 credits

    Traditional Master's Pathway

    The Traditional Master's Pathway is designed for registered nurses with a baccalaureate degree in nursing. The common course of study for each specialty includes graduate core courses in theories, research process and design, and contemporary issues and trends that influence nursing practice. The courses follow a detailed sequence needed to develop expertise in each concentration.

    Program of Study: Required Courses (six courses)

    NUR 502 - Contemporary Issues and Trends in Health Care
    NUR 508 - Role Development Within Professional Organizations
    NUR 525 - Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice
    NUR 504 - Managing Operations, Finance, and Risk
    NUR 574 - Nursing Research I: Methods
    NUR 575 - Nursing Research II: Project

    Subtotal of Core Credit Hours - 18 credits

    Nursing Education Concentration (four courses)

    NUR 561 - Nurse as the Educator
    NUR 505 - Curriculum Design, Course Development, and Program Evaluation
    NUR 565 - Teaching Methods: Principles of Teaching
    NUR 509 - Internship in Educator Role

    Subtotal of Concentration Credit Hours - 15 credits

    Nursing Administration Concentration (four courses)

    NUR 526 - Nurse as the Administrator
    NUR 510 - Organization and Structure of Nursing Leadership
    NUR 532 - Administration: Practice and Quality Outcomes
    NUR 582 - Internship in Administrator Role

    Subtotal of Concentration Credit Hours - 15 credits

    Global Health Concentration (four courses)

    NUR 541 - Nurse in Global Health
    NUR 542 - Principals of Global Health
    NUR 543 - Global Health Nursing: Assessment and Evaluation
    NUR 544 - Internship in Global Nursing Role

    Subtotal of Concentration Credit Hours - 15 credits

    Family Nurse Practitioner (six courses)

    NUR 551 - Comprehensive Assessment and Clinical Diagnostic Decision Making
    NUR 552 - Pathophysiology of Human Disease
    NUR 553 - Diagnostic Decision Making
    NUR 562 - Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics for Family Nurse Practitioner
    NUR 563 - Family Nurse Practitioner I: Seminar and Practicum for Care of Women, Children, & Adolescent
    NUR 564 - Family Nurse Practitioner II: Seminar and Practicum of Adult and Geriatrics

    Subtotal of Concentration Credit Hours - 15 credits

    Total Degree Requirements - 33 credits

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  • Internships and Careers

    An education from the Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Endicott College means you'll have access to premiere career resources—long after you graduate.

    Whether you're finishing your undergraduate study, adding new credentials, or working toward a new career path, you'll find resources through our Internship and Career Center to help you get where you want to go. From career advising to resume support, we're here to prepare you for your next step.

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The Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326. Phone (404) 975-5000 and Fax (404) 975-5020.

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Barbara Moloney
Associate Director, Masters Nursing Program