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Nursing Education Leadership Outcomes

The Nursing Education Leadership specialty prepares the nurse to be an educator in schools of nursing or healthcare institutions with skills in curriculum development and implementation, budget management, leadership skills, teaching strategies for the classroom and clinical settings, and measurement of student and program outcomes. There are a total of 36 credit hours in the specialty.

The nursing education leadership graduate is prepared to:

  1. Develop, implement, and evaluate nursing curriculum, teaching strategies, and evaluation methods
  2. Lead strategic actions to develop and foster academic practice partnerships to build alliances that support nursing education and strengthen the nursing workforce.
  3. Transform nursing education based on internal and external influences to promote safe care for diverse patient populations.
  4. Model ethical principles promoting professional nursing and leadership standards.
  5. Disseminate evidence-based education practices supporting innovative teaching methods.
  6. Advocate for professional nursing and educational policies.
  7. Develop and 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. 
  8. Manage financial resources for academic nursing education programs. 
  9. Manage a diverse workforce while promoting a healthy work environment fostering lifelong learning, self-reflection, and professional empowerment.
  10. Participates in professional development to advance leadership and career development.

For more information regarding the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), click here. For more information on the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), click here.

Program Curriculum for the MSN: Nursing Education Leadership - 36 Credit Hours

  • NURS 601 - Roles for Advanced Nursing Practice (1 credit hour)
  • NURS 602 - Evidence 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)
  • NURS 648 - Advanced Nursing Core for MSN (3 credit hours)
  • MHA 643 - Healthcare Finance (3 credit hours)
  • NURS 671 - Curriculum Development for the Nurse Educator (3 credit hours)
  • NURS 672 - Teaching Strategies for the Nurse Educator (3 credit hours)
  • NURS 673 - Evaluation Strategies for the Nurse Educator (3 credit hours)

Choose one of the following.

  • MHA 621 - The Health Services System (3 credit hours)
  • MHA 624 - Applied Economic Analysis in Healthcare (3 credit hours) 
  • MHA 625 - Competitive Strategies in Healthcare (3 credit hours)
  • MHA 626 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare (3 credit hours)
  • MHA 628 - Managerial Epidemiology (3 credit hours)
  • MHA 633 - Human Resources and Labor Relations Management in Healthcare (3 credit hours)
  • MHA 637 - Healthcare Leadership (3 credit hours)
  • MHA 655 - Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Aging (3 credit hours)