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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 health care 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:

  • 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. 
  • Consider financial aspects of educational program management. 
  • Function as a leader in educational settings.  

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)