University of Southern Indiana

Nursing Education (NED)

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:

  • Integrate the roles of faculty scholarship, teaching and service.
  • Formulate learning objectives, learning strategies and activities in relationship to theories of teaching and learning.
  • Facilitate relationships between students and clinical agencies demonstrating an expertise in nursing and the ability to influence change.
  • Advocate for students and develop mutual respect through advising, counseling, understanding diversity, conveying a sense of caring and serving as a preceptor and role model.
  • Integrate into the role of a faculty member participation in institutional committees and leadership to the school, institution and the profession.
  • Disseminate knowledge of teaching expertise through publication and presentation of innovative teaching methods and outcomes of scholarly work.
  • Integrate innovative and creative teaching strategies that consider increasing use of technology in education, changing perspectives on teaching and learning and the needs of a global society.

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Curriculum Nursing Education  
Core Courses  
NURS 601 Roles for Advanced Nursing Practice 1 credit hours
NURS 602 Evidenced Based Practice for Advanced Nursing 4 credit hours
NURS 603 Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice 3 credit hours
NURS 604 Population Based Care and Health Policy 3 credit hours
NURS 605 Healthcare Informatics for Advanced Nursing Practice 3 credit hours
NURS 606 Nursing Leadership in Health Systems 4 credit hours
  Total Core Hours 18 credit hours
Clinical Core Courses  
NURS 617 Advanced Concepts of Pathophysiology 3 credit hours
NURS 618 Advanced Health Assessment 3 credit hours
NURS 622 Clinical Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice 3 credit hours
  Total Clinical Hours 9 credit hours
Nursing Education Specialty Courses  
NURS 671 Curriculum Development for the Nurse Educator 4 credit hours
NURS 672 Teaching Strategies for the Nurse Educator 4 credit hours
NURS 673 Evaluation Strategies for the Nurse Educator 3 credit hours
NURS 678 Role Integration 4 credit hours
  Total Specialty Hours 15 credit hours
  Total Program Hours 42 credit hours

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