La Roche College
9000 Babcock Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

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Master of Science of Nursing - Nursing Education

Program Guide

Master of Science in Nursing

Nursing Education

The 34-credit on-line graduate program in Nursing Education prepares students for educational positions in healthcare, health-related, and academic settings. The Nursing Education specialization at La Roche College provides an opportunity for nurses to develop the knowledge and skills essential to the role of nurse educator.

Recent reports have indicated an increased demand throughout the country for masters prepared nurse educators in academic settings. Nurse educators are also utilized throughout healthcare and health related fields. Students learn the components of educational theory and practice, develop courses and curriculum for nursing students and staff, learn classroom and clinical strategies, and practice the nurse educator role. Courses required for Nursing Education are outlined below.

Fall Semester Year One:

NURG5002 Nursing Theory & Research
NURG5013 Role Development of the Nurse Administrator & Nurse Educator
NURG5033 Nursing Informatics for Nurse Administrators & Nurse Educators

Fall Semester Year Two:

NEDG5002 Teaching & Learning: Strategies for the Classroom and Clinical Nursing Education
NEDG5004 Curriculum Design I: Development of Curriculum
NEDG5006 Curriculum Design II: Evaluation & Revision of Curriculum

Spring Semester Year One:

NEDG5000 Assessment, Measurement & Evaluation of Learners
NURG5020 Health Policy
NURG5035 Human Diversity & Social Issues in Nursing Administration & Nursing Education

Spring Semester Year Two:

NEDG5008 Nursing Education Teaching Practicum
NURG6000 Capstone Research Experience

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