The Nursing Education specialty prepares the nurse to be an educator in schools of nursing or health care institution with skills in curriculum development and implementation, teaching strategies for the classroom and clinical setting, and measurement of student and program outcomes. There are a total of 42 credit hours in the specialty.
The nursing education graduate is prepared to:
|Curriculum Nursing Education|
|N601 Roles for Advanced Nursing Practice||1 credit hours|
|N602 Evidenced Based Practice for Advanced Nursing||4 credit hours|
|N603 Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice||3 credit hours|
|N604 Population Based Care and Health Policy||3 credit hours|
|N605 Healthcare Informatics for Advanced Nursing Practice||3 credit hours|
|N606 Nursing Leadership in Health Systems||4 credit hours|
|Total Core Hours||18 credit hours|
|Clinical Core Courses|
|N617 Advanced Concepts of Pathophysiology||3 credit hours|
|N618 Advanced Health Assessment||3 credit hours|
|N622 Clinical Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice||3 credit hours|
|Total Clinical Hours||9 credit hours|
|Nursing Education Specialty Courses|
|N671 Curriculum Development for the Nurse Educator||4 credit hours|
|N672 Teaching Strategies for the Nurse Educator||4 credit hours|
|N673 Evaluation Strategies for the Nurse Educator||3 credit hours|
|N678 Role Integration||4 credit hours|
|Total Specialty Hours||15 credit hours|
|Total Program Hours||42 credit hours|
The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master's degree in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice and post-graduate APRN certificate at the University of Southern Indiana are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).
The Graduate Nursing program is offered online with no required campus visits.
Fall and spring courses are 16 weeks in length; summer course offerings are 10 weeks long.
We offer admission into the program once a year and work with our students to provide a Plan of Study that allows for timely graduation and achievement of their goals.
Are you an out-of-state student interested in pursuing a distance learning degree at USI? Check your availability.
The MSN and Post MSN online programs are limited to working with certain states in the U.S. only. Moving into a state not recognized by the graduate nursing program will lead to inability to continue in MSN coursework. The exception to this is active military status.